The energy sector is becoming more and more complex, with an increasing number of decentralized power units, many of them based on solar and wind and thus fluctuating in supply. We see a trend towards local energy and load management in conjunction with storage, as well as new demand types due to e-mobility, heat pumps, LED lighting and increasing use of power electronics.

Future power grids have to ensure power supply with fewer conventional large power plants and new power flow situations. New market structures are required that satisfy the needs of an increasing number of market players and stakeholders. 

This complexity can only be managed by means of a profound, system-level understanding of the various energy systems in combination with modern IT and data engineering methods. As part of the Power and Data Engineering degree course, students learn, discuss, and perform case studies in these intersecting fields.

An integrated approach is used in the program to create linkages between the knowledge gained in several areas. The individual courses in the program are grouped into thematically related modules.

The program takes three semesters to complete, resulting in the granting of the degree "Master of Science in Renewable Energy and Data Engineering." 

See the Study Program page for an overview of the program and individual modules, and a brief description of the courses.