Wind Energy Systems (M)

Programme description


The main objective of the Master programme Wind Energy Systems is capacity building in the field of wind energy for research and industry. Methods and technology innovations will be developed in learning alliances with the industry within the framework of Master thesis and doctoral dissertations.



Target Group

Prospective target groups for the Master programme are natural scientists and engineers. Our students are offerend on-job training to complete a whole Master programme or individual specialization modules.



A modular course structure

The study programme consists of a selection of 29 modules. The modules are temporary and closed learning units. All modules are taught online. This enables career changers and professionals the academic training in the young research and business field Wind Energy Systems.




The study programme consists of five elements:

  • Scientific and Engineering Fundamentals of Wind Turbines
  • Specialization: Energy System Technology
  • Specialization: Simulation and Structural Technology
  • Additive Key-Competences: Energy and Law
  • Mather Thesis

The Wind Master is an online based study programme with 120 ECTS. The programme language is English. The achieved qualification is a Master of Science degree (M.Sc.).




Due to our high level Master basic training it is possible to provide students with advanced learning contents. This opens up excellent job perspectives for the students and competitive advantages in wind turbine development.

For a detailed description of the Master's programme, application requirements, lecturers, courses etc., please visit the program’s website.

General program information

Final degree

Master of Science

Period of study 

7 semesters 

Programme language 


Further information

Available course-options: Accompanying work or fulltime-course. 


The Master's programme is designed as a distance learning course which uses several information and communication technologies of multimeda learning.


The Master's progamme is liable for costs.

Partner institutions

Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (Fraunhofer IWES)

Admission requirements

Bachelor degree, diploma or equivalent degree with at least 180 credits in a technical or scientific course in the subject area

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering or
  • Mechanical Engineering or
  • Electrical Engineering or
  • Physics or
  • equivalent or
  • in a course with basic subjects in the mathematics, natural sciences and engineering which amount to at least 60 credits, of which at least 18 credits are in the field of mathematics (analysis, algebra).

Further admission criteria: 

  • 'good' mathematical knowledge,
  • 'good' knowledge of technical sciences,
  • 'good' basic knowledge of natural science.
  • Proof of a letter of motivation (maximum two pages) in which one's personal motivation as well as suitability for the Master's programme is provided convincgly, along with a record of previous academic performance, field training and scientific work. 
  • Proof of at least one year of professional work experience after finishing the first degree of higher education. 
  • Proof of English language knowledge equivalent to level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (TOEFL 87 or IELTS 5.0).

Examination regulations / Modules

Current examination regulations for the Master programm

Website of the Master programme

Here you can find the website of the Master programme

Beginning of study

Winter semester

Subject-specific information and advice

Daniela Gleim M.A. 

Telephone: +49 561 804-3446

First semester

Orientation Week

Application procedure

Students of the University of Kassel

The application period for winter semester 2016/17 intake has expired. The application period for winter semester 2017 intake will open 15 May 2017. 

Applicants with a degree earned in Germany

The application period for winter semester 2016/17 intake has expired. The application period for winter semester 2017 intake will open 15 May 2017. 

Applicants with a degree earned outside Germany