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Master in Solar Energy Engineering (M.Sc.)

Fraunhofer Academy
Program overview
4 - 6 semesters
Part time
Master's degree
Start dates
Online / distance program
October 2019  (English)
October 2020  (English)
October 2021  (English)

Program description

studentsMaster in Solar Energy Engineering (M.Sc.)

The Online Master of Science in Solar Energy is an international distance learning master program which focuses on solar energy research, development, production and marketing.

It provides participants with the skills they need to develop, design and optimize photovoltaic systems. It is offered by the University of Freiburg in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE. Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization.

Divided into 3 preparation modules, 5 mandatory modules and 3 elective modules, the program explains the technological and physical foundations of photovoltaics and provides a comprehensive overview of the interrelated economic and ecological aspects of renewable energy

Course modules include semiconductor devices and semiconductor technology, material and solar cell selection, thin-film solar cells, photovoltaic electronics, fatigue analysis of photovoltaic systems, and the production and economics of renewable energy.

Admission requirements

Candidates must have completed a university degree in a scientific or technical discipline and have one year of professional experience.

Tuition fees

The total tuition fee for the program is:

  • €12,500 - €22,500 depending on prior academic experience


Master of Science (M. Sc.)

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Fraunhofer Academy

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Interested in learning cutting edge technologies? The Fraunhofer Academy prepares students with the most innovative research to give you real expertise in your field. The Fraunhofer Academy is the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s specialist provider of continuing education and part-time training for people...

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Fraunhofer Academy

Hansastraße 27c
80686 München

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