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Esther Egener
Campus Mülheim

Duisburger Str. 100 45479 Mülheim an der Ruhr


Energy Systems Engineering and Management

Academic Degree
Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)
Standard period of study
3 Semester
Study start
Sommer- & Wintersemester
Admission restriction
Subject area
Fachbereich 1
Institute of Energy Systems Energy Management
Study location

Studying the energy transition

Master the energy transition: The Master's in Industrial Engineering and Energy Systems at Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences combines technology and business for forward-looking solutions.

What you can expect

  • Technical and economic issues relating to the energy transition
  • Cross-sectional knowledge and system understanding
  • Research-oriented project work

The three-semester Master's degree course in Industrial Engineering and Energy Systems expands on the Bachelor's degree course of the same name. It is suitable as a continuation of the following Bachelor's degree courses

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Energy and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy Informatics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy and Water Management and comparable courses at other universities

Your study content

The interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary character of this energy-related industrial engineering degree program is made clear by the following content:

  • Energy Engineering and Energy Management
  • Renewable energies
  • Energy networks and storage
  • Corporate development and controlling
  • Finance and risk management
  • Scientific simulation
  • Mathematics
  • Scientific and methodological basics with regard to later application possibilities in energy system technology and economics
  • various application and research-related project work

Your study program

Machine tools and manufacturing systems

6 Credits

Business administration for production managers

6 Credits

Supply Chain Management and Lean Manufacturing

6 Credits

Project / Process management

6 Credits

Optional module 1

6 Credits

Research project

6 Credits

Research project

6 Credits

Optional module 2

6 Credits

Optional module 3

6 Credits

IT systems

6 Credits

Master thesis and colloquium

30 Credits

What you need to bring along

  • Completion of a professionally qualifying course of study in an engineering
    or economics degree program.
  • A total of at least 210 credits from the Bachelor's degree program
  • Of which at least 30 credits from modules with at least predominantly engineering
    or mathematics and natural sciences
  • Admission restricted, local numerus clausus!

Application process

The application phase for the admission restricted Master’s degree programmes for the coming winter semester begins on 01. May 2024 and ends on 01. August 2024. Applications can only be submitted online via our application portal.

If you have any questions, please contact the application support team.

What our alumni say


Ein Foto von Alexander Barth mit grauem Hintergrund

Alexander Barth founded his company SMARTWERK in January 2020 and supports the university's start-up service with his expertise.

From 2010 to 2016, he studied for a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management - Energy Systems at Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences (HRW). He remains in contact with professors Dr. Marcus Rehm and Dr. Wolfgang Irrek for professional exchanges and possible collaborations.