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Wind Energy Engineering

At a glance

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Overview

  • Programme title

    Wind Energy Engineering
  • Faculty

    2
  • Starts in

    summer semester
  • winter semester
  • Duration

    4 semesters
  • Degree

    Master of Science
  • Language of instruction

    Englisch
  • Restricted admission

    yes, minimum grade or similar
  • Accreditation

    by ASIIN

5 good reasons

  • We have our own wind turbine on campus

  • Benefit from the expertise of our WETI

  • We know more than wind, we know Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering and Energy Engineering

  • Study in an international degree programme

  • Schleswig-Holstein is a pioneer in wind energy

It's a match if

  • You have a bachelor’s degree from a related field graded “good”

  • two favourable letters of reference from professors of the university you previously attended

  • sufficient English skills

  • You like to work in teams

  • You have a basic understanding of technology

What it’s about

Our location makes FUAS the perfect place to study wind engineering. Not only is it windy here always, basically, more than 8,000 people are employed in the wind industry in Schleswig-Holstein – which gibes us a leading position in this sector in Germany and internationally. Wind is one of the renewable energy sources with the highest growth potential. And to manage the turnaround in energy policy, the world needs experts – experts that we qualify.

Course structure & majors

In the first semester of your studies you will lay the foundations for your future success: You will attend classes on the impact environmental factors have on the wind industry, on technical maths and technical writing in English.

The second semester of your studies will focus almost entirely on wind turbines, from aerodynamics to rotor structures. You will also broaden your engineering expertise further.

In the third semester you will choose one of three majors:

  • Mechanical Engineering
    dynamics, materials and rotor blades
  • Electrical Engineering
    electrical machines and system integration
  • Structural Engineering
    tower and structure design

Something that all majors share is a project in which you will design and build a wind turbine together with other students. You will attend an international small wind turbine contest in the Netherlands with the result of your project. By the way, our teams have won this contest several times in the past.

In the fourth semester you will focus on your master’s thesis.

Future prospects

You want to continue your studies?

If you want to continue to work in academia after your master’s studies, your degree gives you everything you need to pursue your doctorate.

You want to work?

Your master’s degree in Wind Engineering is a great qualification for a career in Germany and abroad. Two thirds of our former students found a job in less than three months after graduating.

You’ll find jobs in a number of sectors, such as these:

  • (Wind) energy industry
  • Companies active in the repair and maintenance of wind turbines and wind parks
  • Mechanical engineering and the automotive industry
  • software development
  • Research institutes and universities

How do I apply?

If you like what you read and think that this programme matches your interests and strengths, i.e. if this sounds like just the right degree programme for you, all you need to do now is apply.

If you acquired your bachelor's degree outside Germany, you will need to apply via uni-assist - here is how. If you have a German bachelor's or Diplom degree, please apply via our online application tool.

Please note that admission to the master’s degree programme is regulated by the official Study and Examination Regulations. You can apply for our master’s programme in Wind Engineering:

  • if you have graduated from a bachelor's or Diplom degree programme in Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, Electrical Energy Systems Engineering or Renewable Energy Engineering with a final grade of at least "good" (i.e. "gut" in the German system), or
  • if your final grade is below "good", a minimum of two favourable letters of reference from professors of the university/universities you have previously attended
    and
  • if your English skills meet our requirements

If you graduated from a different study programme than those mentioned above, you may be admitted to the master's degree programme depending on the decision of the programme admission board. The board may require you to participate in additional classes apart from the regular curriculum.

The programme starts each winter and each summer semester. (Make sure to send your application in time, preferrably keeping to the first deadline of 15 May (for the winter semester) or 15 November (for the summer semester). You can find more details on our site explaing the application via uni-assist.) If you have graduated from a bachelor’s degree programme worth 180 CP, you can be admitted to the 1st  semester of the programme  which starts in the winter semester of each year. To be admitted to the second semester of the programme (i.e. the summer semester) you will need a bachelor's degree worth 210 CP.

If you are in doubt on your eligibility for the programme or want to know more about admission regulations, read the programme's Study and Examination Regulations or contact our Course Guidance.

Information on scholarships and funding

FUAS participates in the Deutschlandstipendium scholarship programme in which sponsors and businesses from our region help to support students with 300 euros per month. In addition to this programme there are a large number of scholarships and funding possibilities for (international) students in Germany - the German Academic Exchange Service has set up this website to give you an overview.

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