Technical University of Berlin
Energy Management (MBA)
Companies that are responsible for energy management nowadays have to realign their strategy and profile and include solutions guided by sustainability criteria. This implies an increased need for broadly educated, skilled employees. However, existing professional training courses often do not meet this need due to their sole focus on management.
The TU Berlin’s master programme in “Energy Management” closes this educational gap and prepares students for technical leadership positions in relevant energy utilities. The master programme is taught in English so that it is attractive to international students and connects in-class teaching with eLearning methods (blended learning).
The programme was developed in cooperation with transnational companies specialised in global energy management.
Advantages & Opportunities:
Against the background of climate and economic changes, the “Energy Management” programme deals with the challenges and opportunities in shaping our future energy infrastructure. It is designed as extraoccupational and requires at least one year of postgraduate working experience. Making use of emerging synergetic effects, the programme allows the development of solution strategies for the problems of the modern society. The focus lies upon the students’ learning process when using up-to-date teaching methods for imparting basic skills and linking them with both practice and research.
Therefore, the programme’s interdisciplinary content, which covers the political, economic, technical and legal aspects of the energy markets, gives students and future employees a distinctive profile and qualifies them for a leading position in the energy sector. Learning and studying in small groups of up to 30 students allows for individual and excellent learning conditions.
The central question of the programme is how to maintain and develop today’s energy infrastructure in a way that meets the requirements resulting from both climate change and economic changes.
The Energy Management programme develops answers based on latest research combined with practiced experience on the TU EUREF Campus – tomorrow’s energy-efficient model city. In its holistic perspective the programme takes technical, economic, ecological, and legal aspects into account.
The master programme is taught over a period of three semesters. The first two semesters include lectures, tutorials, seminars, as well as excursions and varied online materials related to practice. The programme will be completed with the 3rd semester by passing a pure online course and writing a master thesis.
About EUREF and the Technical University of Berlin
The internationally renowned Technische Universität Berlin (TUB) is located in Germany's capital city at the heart of Europe. The academic activities are focused on achieving sharply-defined goals: building a distinctive profile for our university, ensuring exceptional performance in research and teaching, providing our graduates with excellent qualifications and a modern approach to university administration.
The TUB strives to promote the dissemination of knowledge and to facilitate technological progress through adherence to the core principles of excellence and quality. Strong regional, national and international networking with partners in science and industry are an important aspect in these endeavors.
TUB is an internationally renowned research-intensive university dedicated to promoting science and technology for the benefit of broader society and committed to the principle of sustainability. The challenges and problems facing modern societies cannot be met on the basis of findings from individual disciplines. TUB is addressing these challenges with the aid of transdisciplinary collaborative projects. The establishment of important research partnerships in the context of the Excellence Initiative, the German Research Foundation (DFG) and European Institute for Innovation and Technology, in addition to constantly increasing third-party funding for the research projects, demonstrate the dynamic developments in this area.
Prestigious science prizes and awards make these successes even more obvious; these include Alexander von Humboldt Chairs, Einstein Chairs, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prizes, and numerous grants from the European Research Council. Research for Innovation - a credo that TUB impressively implements. Its extraordinary profile as a technical university in association with its humanities, social, planning and economic sciences programs is indeed an excellent breeding ground for strong interdisciplinarity.
By combining basic and applied research endeavors, and with close links to partners in science and industry, university researchers tackle societal issues and develop forward-looking solutions.
In close cooperation with EUREF AG, a new TUB campus has emerged on the property of the former Gasometer in Berlin's Schöneberg district and was inaugurated in October 2012. Five advanced Master's programs dealing with the issue of "City and Energy" are offered here. This facility comprises 1700 square meters of floor space of an historic red brick building called "the water tower". These course offerings are fully integrated into the overall structure of the European Energy Forum (EUREF).
Companies and research institutes addressing the topic of "Intelligent city for work, research, education and living" are finding homes here. Through close cooperation between science and teaching on the one hand, and research and practical applications on the other, the EUREF-Campus serves as a powerful test platform for a sustainable model city.