Master (M.Sc.) Clean Energy Processes

UPDATE: The application for Summer Semester 2022 will be possible from 9th of December 2021 to 15th of January 2022.

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Study Plan M.Sc. CEP

The research oriented Master’s degree programme CEP is designed to prepare the graduates for working as an engineer on the highest scientific level. The Master’s degree programme offers two branches of study: energy technologies and energy systems. 

The study plan includes: 

  • laboratory courses
  • specialisation modules for the two branches energy technologies and energy systems 
  • compulsory and elective modules (you can choose from module catalogues) 
  • seminars 
  • an internship 
  • Master’s thesis 

For detailed information please see the programme regulation in German or English.

For a presentation of the Master’s degree please see the programme’s introductory video:

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Modules and specialisations of M.Sc. CEP

The Master modules are listed in our module catalogues for the specialisation energy technologies and the specialisation energy systems.

In the specialisation energy technologies fundamental methods for the development and implementation of new technologies for the generation and conversion of renewable energies are studied in-depth. In the field of study „energy systems“, competencies are acquired in particular in the application areas of the further development of energy systems. Methods are deepened which facilitate the design of process chains for the generation, utilization and integration of renewable energies in the energy system and integration of renewable energies in chemical processes.

Students choose modules from both specialisations and can thus create their individual profile related to their previous field of study, interests and professional background.

Structure M.Sc. CEP

Apply for Master CEP

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  • Application for the CEP M.Sc. programme is possible for the winter term and summer term
  • The application is possible through the online portal campo.
  • Deadline for applications is 31st of May (Non-EU citizens) and 30th of June (EU citizens) for the winter term.
    And 15
    th of January (all applicants) for the summer term.
  • International students are advised to apply well before the respective application deadline.
  • The opening date of the application portal for summer term 2022 is December 9th, 2021.

Please do not send your documents via post until you are requested to do so by the Admissions Committee.

The academic prerequisite for admission to the programme is an above average undergraduate degree: B.Sc. in a similar study programme (Chemical/Biological Engineering, Energy Technology etc). 

Additionally you need to prove your proficiency of the English language on the level B2 in order to enrol via one of the following:

  • your school leaving certificate (only applicants with a German university entrance qualification “HZB”)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with at least 85 points in iBT
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.0 or higher
  • for alternative certificates please see: https://sz.fau.eu/examinations/accreditation/
  • certificate from your university that your Bachelor degree was taught in English.

For the winter semester 2021/22 intake ca. 10% of applications were selected for the programme.

  • Curriculum vitae in English
  • Application letter in English. Please set out your motivation and qualification for the degree programme  (max. 2 pages).
  • Proof of language proficiency in English (please see section “academic prerequisites”)
  • Certificates:
    • School-leaving certificates
    • First degree certificate (Bachelor’s degree)
    • Full overview of subjects and grades (Transcript of Records)
  • Optional documents:
    • Proof of internships, vocational training, work experience
    • Other forms of proof (e.g. proof of voluntary work)

The application for the CEP program must be submitted online, via the campo portal using the following steps:

  1. Register an account in the FAU-IdM System.
  2. Sign in at the campo portal.
  3. Submit your online application for CEP.
  4. Wait for notification from FAU.

Please see the video below for instructions on how to apply online in campo.

  • The full application documents will be evaluated by members of the CEP admissions committee. The results of the evaluation will be submitted to the CEP admissions committee.
  • The admissions committee decides on your admission to the Master’s programme.
  • Only after successful preselection, you will have to send your certified documents as hard copies.
  • The Master‘s Office will then check your documents with regard to the formal requirements.
  • Only if your application meets the formal requirements you will officially be admitted into the programme.

Job possibilities

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There is a rising demand for engineers that have an extensive knowledge of innovative technologies for renewable new energy systems and energy production. Graduates can significantly participate in the successful introduction of new sustainable energy systems and energy processes and adequately evaluate sustainability on a global scale. As they have more experience with international and research-related topics than other graduates, they are especially suited for tasks on the highest level of engineering or to pursue a career in academia.

Job possibilities:

  • Energy production and logistics
  • Process optimization and intensification
  • Consulting and auditing
  • Energy companies/providers
  • Sustainable chemical industry
  • Sustainable bio-industry
  • Policy and decision making
  • Ph.D. in (sustainable) chemical and process engineering

FAQ

A programme with preselection means that the process of sifting the applications is done by the admission committee of the respective degree prior to admission.
The selection process is based on among others academic prerequisites, professional and extricuricular experience as well as a selection interview.

Your application will be evaluated by the admission committee. Only after successful preselection, you will have to send your certified documents as hard copies to the Master’s admission office where the documents are checked with regard to the formal requirements. If your application meets the formal requirements you will officially be admitted into the program.

What is a programme with preselection?
A programme with preselection means that the process of sifting the applications is done by the admission committee of the respective degree prior to admission. The selection process is based on among others academic prerequisites, professional and extricuricular experience as well as a selection interview. Your application will be evaluated by the admission committee. Only after successful preselection, you will have to send your certified documents as hard copies to the Master’s admission office where the documents are checked with regard to the formal requirements. If your application meets the formal requirements you will officially be admitted into the program.

Your application documents can be in either German or in English. The curriculum vitae and the motivation letter must be in English.

Should the application be in English or German?
Your application documents can be in either German or in English. The curriculum vitae and the motivation letter must be in English.

Upon the arrival of your documents for admission or enrollment via post FAU does not send out standardized confirmations of receipt of the documents.
It can usually take 2-3 weeks after arrival of the documents until they are processed since several thousand applications are received by the relevant FAU offices each semester. You will be informed by FAU as soon as your documents have been processed. Please kindly wait until you are notified.

Do I receive a confirmation upon the receipt of my documents?
Upon the arrival of your documents for admission or enrollment via post FAU does not send out standardized confirmations of receipt of the documents. It can usually take 2-3 weeks after arrival of the documents until they are processed since several thousand applications are received by the relevant FAU offices each semester. You will be informed by FAU as soon as your documents have been processed. Please kindly wait until you are notified.

 

You have further questions? You can contact us via: study-cep@fau.de

Individual appointments on Zoom or on site at the SSC can be booked via our booking system:

Jasmin Singh, M.A.

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering