Stopping climate change is a challenge that will be an intense focus for us over the next few decades. A central, unavoidable factor will be switching fully to renewable energies for our energy supply. Renewable energies are the essential key to success in the energy revolution. To accomplish this task, there will be huge demand for well-trained energy specialists.
If you are sustainably minded and are looking for a practical degree programme with a holistic approach, the Management of Renewable Energies degree is perfect for you.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Duration of studies
Language of instruction
German (proof of proficiency is required)
Programme start date
Information about events for potential students can be found on the German page for the degree programme.
Holistic means the economic, legal and political frameworks for the development of renewable energies are taught alongside the technical aspects. The focus is on management skills (economic, legal and political elements) in particular, which account for around two-thirds of the course. The remaining third covers the technical and scientific principles required for working in the energy sector. We are one of the few providers of degree programmes in the field of renewable energies with this economic/technical focus.
For us, holistic also means that we look at all renewable energies: starting with solar energy (photovoltaics, solar thermal energy), then on to wind energy, hydropower and biogenic energy sources, through to geothermal energy. All renewable energies will have their place in the energy mix of the future. That makes it all the more important to cover the diversity and entirety of the ‘energy world of the future’ during the degree programme.
We not only look at the electricity market, but also at the heating, industrial and mobility sectors. Questions we consider include, for example: How will residential buildings be heated in the future? What will industrial companies’ sustainable energy plans be like? Where will charging pillars for electric cars be needed in future?
The course has been designed to be very practical, with companies involved in many different ways. Throughout the fifth semester, all students work at a company of their choosing in the energy sector.
During the degree programme, students have the opportunity to choose different modules that qualify them specially for work in an international environment.
The bachelor’s degree programme is a fully modular course and is based on the 6+1 model (six study semesters and one practical training semester) used by Bavarian universities of applied sciences. The course always starts in the winter semester on 1 October of each year. The module overview for the Management of Renewable Energies programme (Modulübersicht) provides information about the content in the individual semesters.
Module: Seminar-based tuition of 4–5 hours per week with different proportions of exercises, seminars, internships and project work – see module descriptions. There are 5 EC (European Credits) per module.
Exceptions: Required elective modules (3 EC), Bachelor’s thesis (12 + 2 EC) and internship (30 EC)
Internship in companies/institutions typical of the industry (22 weeks)
Six required elective modules (FWPM), each worth 3 EC, are to be completed by the end of the seventh semester of study to deepen students’ understanding.
Examples of required elective modules:
Please note that the module handbooks are updated at the beginning of each semester. The applicable module handbooks for any given semester are the handbooks published at the beginning of that semester.
As experts in renewable energy projects, our graduates work for local authorities, companies and energy suppliers. They understand, plan and support the mix of energies of the future. The energy revolution that has already begun will intensify the existing shortage of energy experts, so future career opportunities are very promising.
Potential employers are:
Climate change is humanity’s greatest challenge! Project Management, Energy Engineering, Wind Power, Environmental Law, Electric Mobility, Communication, Energy Storing Devices, Negotiating are only a few courses taught in this degree programme.
"Especially the mix of economics, law and engineering is very much sought after in the sector."
Michael Reck, Master's student at Lund University, Sweden
Why not become the next great climate warrior! Our graduates will be the ones to design our future and keep our world liveable, working in senior-level positions in the economic, political and social sectors
"This degree programme provides graduates with a good foundation to make their own contribution to the success of the energy revolution."
Veronika Brandmeier, Project manager at The Mobility House
Following the Bachelor's degree, you can also take one of the Master's degree programmes at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences. The master's degree programme in Business Management and Renewable Energ Entrepreneurship is specially designed for graduates of the Management of Renewable Energies Bachelor's degree programme.
And those who would like to delve deeper into the science also have the opportunity do a doctorate at the Weihenstephan campus.
There are no admission restrictions in terms of NC (numerus clausus).
Key requirements for the Management of Renewable Energies course are a willingness to learn and work, an interest in scientific relationships as well as curiosity and motivation. A good foundational knowledge of mathematics, physics and biology is helpful, as is an interest in climate change related topics.
Information on the general admission requirements is available here.
Do you have questions which have not been answered here?
Uta Hunsicker, degree programme assistant, T +49 8161 71-6455
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