Why this specialization
For many years, the world of grid-bound energy supply with electricity and natural gas has been undergoing almost uninterrupted drastic changes in Germany and Europe. The separation of network operation, storage operation (gas) and energy generation, the feeding of renewable gases into the natural gas network, the planned import of liquefied natural gas (LNG) into Germany, the development of onshore and offshore wind farms and their integration into the electricity transport network or the establishment of new local and regional supply structures on the basis of renewable energies bear witness to the ongoing changes.
What we do
The Faculty of Energy - Buildings - Environment of the Münster University of Applied Sciences offers a cross-disciplinary master's degree programme "Technical Management - specialisation in network engineers in energy and water supply", which is aimed at students with relevant professional experience in the supply industry. Students also contribute knowledge about technical facilities and operational processes in the fields of electricity and/or gas and/or drinking water and/or waste water. However, we also offer Bachelor graduates who have gained a professional foothold in one of the network sectors or who wish to do so the opportunity to acquire the required knowledge.
Information about studies
Münster/Steinfurt (23 February 2007)
Sales, management or controlling - only a few other degree programmes give graduates access to such a wide range of professional opportunities as that in Industrial Engineering.
This is why Münster University of Applied Sciences has now added Industrial Engineering to its range of courses.
"By popular demand, we have decided to offer a degree programme in Industrial Engineering in the field of Energy and Environmental Engineering", Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christof Wetter, Dean of the Faculty of Energy · Building · Environment, underlined.
Both business-related and engineering modules are included in the timetable.
Industrial Engineering degrees specialising in Industrial Chemistry, Engineering Physics and Mechanical Engineering are already on offer.
The new degree programme involves lectures on the manifold possibilities in the field of power supply (including, of course, new and renewable energies) and offers a complete range of sustainable environmental technologies.
The labour market requires specialist and managerial staff who are technically minded and able to assess multidisciplinary connections. "Thanks to their previous knowledge of technology/natural sciences and business acumen, industrial engineers are ideally suited to such positions",Wetter explains. This is why graduates' job prospects and salaries are also above-average.
Applicants to the Bachelor degree require an entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife), a general higher education entrance certificate (allgemeine Hochschulreife) or an equivalent recognised qualification. Courses are held over five semesters, concluding with a practical phase and Bachelor thesis in the sixth semester.
Applications can be submitted online between 1 May and 15 August via the website of Münster University of Applied Sciences Online-Formular.
Information on further education courses
The content of the courses on the technical principles of the gas network access model and gas storage can be viewed under www.netzingenieurqualifikation.de/gas/. Vocational qualification in the field of water and wastewater can be found at www.netzingenieurqualifikation.de/wasser/ and the tasks of the network engineer in the field of electricity can be seen at www.netzingenieurqualifikation.de/strom/.
An important building block in the implementation of further training measures is the way into practice. Here you can see a group of participants of the gas training measure during the inspection of a gas pressure regulating and measuring plant of Thyssengas GmbH in Ochtrup/Westfalen in March 2012.
Programme structured in detail
The study has a duration of four semesters. The first three semesters are study semesters (A, B and C), the fourth semester (D) is intended for the preparation of the Master's thesis. You can start your studies both in the summer and in the winter semester of each year, since the modules are not dependent on each other.
Course plans and module manual
You take two basic modules and three advanced modules per semester. Depending on your professional qualifications, you will also take two project modules in two of the three areas of gas, electricity and water or you will be recognised for successfully completed further training measures. The range of modules and their contents can be found in the curricula and the module handbook.