Degree Course Details

M.Sc. Power Engineering

Program Duration

4 Semesters (2 Years)

Credit Points


Beginning of Program

winter and summer semester


The Power Engineering Master's degree aims to prepare students for demanding roles in management, research and academia in the area of power engineering. Building on the broad principles gained from a relevant Bachelor's degree, the Master's degree will deepen awareness of:

  • Electromagnetic field theory as well as the higher and numerical mathematics required for technically demanding subjects;
  • The technical subjects that provide the basis for demanding roles in electrical engineering and information technology;
  • The technical subjects required for demanding roles in the areas of electrical power engineering and automation technology.

The course particularly aims to:

  • Introduce students to challenging areas of theory;
  • Develop the ability to solve complex issues that require the comprehensive theory-based tools of modelling, synthesis and simulation.

Engineers with a Master's degree can expect to find challenging work in companies of all sizes in the areas of project planning, product development (components and systems), research and sales. A Master's is also a prerequisite for a doctorate.

Graduates will:

  • Develop knowledge of advanced theories;
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in the area of power engineering;
  • Develop advanced knowledge and skills in the area of electrical engineering and information technology;
  • Be able to pursue their preference for a commercial or academic career via their choice of electives;
  • Have an enhanced general education with advanced language skills in German or English as well as increased employability from learning team-working and communication skills.
  • Gain experience of applying scientific methods to deal independently with problems of electrical and power engineering (or its application in another engineering discipline) within a specific timeframe, and be able to present the issues clearly.

Study Plan

Power Engineering (PE)


Schedule of the actual semester


Campus Duisburg


The academic year is divided into semesters.

  • winter semester: from October to March
  • summer semester: from April to September

Lecture Period

In winter term the lectures usually start in mid-October and end in mid-February. The summer term lectures start usually in mid-April and finish in July. During the winter semester will be a break of two weeks for Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

Examination Period

The examination period always starts 1 week after the lecture period and lasts for approx. 5 weeks.

Social Contribution

All students are required to pay a social contribution of about 300 Euro per semester. The social contribution includes a semester ticket covering public transport in North-Rhine-Westphalia, subsidized meals in the canteen of the university and other services.

Costs of Living

We recommend budgeting around 800 to 1000 Euro per month for personal expenses.


Accommodation is available through the Student Services Office or on the private market. Rent for a single room in a student residence is approx. 300 Euro.

Student Advisory Service

Support Center for (International) Engineering Students
SG 119
Tel: +49 (0)203 379-3776

Departmental Advisor

Prof. Holger Hirsch

Student Council International Studies in Engineering


Additional Information



The University of Duisburg-Essen is system accredited.