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Solar Energy Engineering (Continuing Education Program)

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

  • Part-time study
  • Fee required (approx. 3800 € / semester)
  • Blended learning format (Online study + 1 week of on-campus events per year)
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Academic calendar:

Winter and Summer Semester

Standard Period of Study:

5 / 7 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

90 / 120 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

with special prerequisites for admission
The admissions restrictions are determined by the admissions regulations for the individual field. For more detailed information, please visit your departmental academic advisor.

Higher semesters:

with special prerequisites for admission according to admission regulations

Application period: First semester: Winter Semester: 1 June - 30 September, Summer Semester: 15 December - 31 March
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: 1 June - 30 September, Summer Semester: 15 December - 31 March
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.
Application: Application for this subject is only possible during the application period and is done online.

Please note: Continuous education programs are tuition-based. Information on the amount of the fees can be found in the fee statutes ("Gebührensatzung") down below in the section "Statutes".
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Engineering

The program provides subject-relevant skills ranging from:

  • understanding the physical principles of solar cells, solar modules, and solar thermal collectors
  • developing and designing photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, assembling complex plants, power stations, energy networks, and more.

Students can specialize in one (or more) topics in solar energy, such as solar cell technologies, photovoltaic systems and powerplants, solar thermal energy, grid integration, and electricity networks. After successful completion of the program, students can (depending on their specialization):
  • Achieve a qualitative and global understanding of todays and tomorrow’s energy needs.
  • Understand the physic of solar cells, integration of renewable energies into the power grid, and the fundamentals of storage applications.
  • Understand physics, design, and engineering of solar thermal systems.
  • Develop and design solar cells, photovoltaic modules, off-grid and grid-connected photovoltaic systems, solar thermal collectors, and heat storages.
  • Optimize and analyze photovoltaic systems, components, and photovoltaic powerplants by taking innovation, efficiency, cost, and durability into account.
  • Evaluate new and emerging solar cell and solar collector technologies.
  • Apply the standards of scientific writing and presentation.
  • Create their scientific work in the form of a master’s thesis.
  • Collaborate with international students from all over the world online, in digital teams.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

For the examination regulations, see "Statutes" section above.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

Program Coordinator
Khadija Khaled
Georges-Koehler-Allee 10
79110 Freiburg , Germany
Tel.: +49 1522 2928674