Master of Science

wind energy engineering

Establishing a sustainable energy supply is one of the biggest challenges of our time.

The Master´s degree programme Wind Energy Engineering at Leibniz University Hannover (TU) offers students to participate in this exciting challenge. As future experts, you have the opportunity to push the expansion of renewable energies.

The challenges are complex: Modern wind turbines have tower heights of more than 160 m, rotor blades with a length of almost 90 m and a rated power of up to 9.5 MW.

Professional, highly qualified and practice-based training is required to enable future engineers to optimise the design of wind turbines and wind farm layouts.

The 4-semester course is in step with actual practice. The students benefit from lectures given by industry experts.

The interconnection of the programme with the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) allows for intensive cooperation with the scientists at the institute.

For example, students have the opportunity to complete their scientific thesis on the largest research wind turbine in the world. The Adwen AD 8.4-180 of Fraunhofer IWES has a record rotor diameter of 180 m, which roughly equals the length of two football fields.

The cooperation of the faculties of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and civil engineering, whose institutes are leaders in their respective fields of research, ensures the programme´s interdisciplinarity.


Degree  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard Course Duration 4 Semester
Part-Time Option Part-time study is optional
Course-Start Winter or Summer Semester
Language  German, English
Admission Restricted Admission
Basic competences Mechanical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Requirements Technical or scientific bachelor degree


The development of wind turbines - as well as the degree programme - is divided into three essential basic competences: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Within their individual basic competence students have the opportunity to choose an area of specialisation.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers analyse the wind and transform its kinetic energy into mechanical energy.

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil engineers are experts in structural calculations and are responsible for tower, foundation and soil-structure interactions.

Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineers ensure the transformation from mechanical into electrical energy, design the grid connection and are involved in control design.

You want to contribute to the development of a sustainable energy supply? Then apply for the unique university full-time master degree in Wind Energy Engineering in Germany.


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