Wind En­er­gy Sys­tems (Master)

The Online M.Sc. Wind Energy Systems (wes.online) is constructed as a part-time distance learning degree course taught in the English language. The prescribed period of study constitutes 5 to 7 semesters, depending on an individual learning schedule. Natural scientists and engineers are the main target group of this English master´s program which aims at educating specialists for corresponding research and industry. 

Our lecturers are experts in wind power settled at the University of Kassel, Germany´s leading university in the field of sustainability, as well as from the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology (IEE). The IEE is a division of Europe´s leading research institute Fraunhofer. Further, we are a member of the educational alliance mint.online – a collaboration of universities and research institutes who aim at educating experts of tomorrow in the subjects of mathematics, computer science, natural science and technology – in which we set a focus on sustainability.

The master program consists of five elements:

  • Fundamentals of Mathematics and Engineering for Wind Energy Systems
  • Specialization: Energy System Technology
  • Specialization: Simulation and Structural Technology
  • Additive Key-Competences: Energy and Law
  • Master Thesis

Ge­­­ne­ral pro­­­gram­­­me in­­­­­for­­­ma­­­ti­on

Mas­ter's pro­gramme: Wind Energy Systems


Final degree: Master of Science


Beginning of study: Winter semester


Language of instruction: English


Period of study: 7 semesters

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.The tuition fee is 14,000 euros.


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 (CEF) (TOEFL 87 or IELTS 5.0).

Fur­t­her In­­­for­­ma­­ti­on


Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on pro­ce­du­re - win­ter se­mes­ter 2019/20

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on with a de­gree ear­ned in Ger­ma­ny

Please apply for this course via the online application portal for master’s degree courses at the University of Kassel.

Ap­p­li­ca­ti­on pe­ri­od:

15.05.2019 - 01.09.2019

Please enclose the following documents with your official application after you have completed and signed it:
 

If you already have a bachelor’s degree:

  1. A copy of your university degree (German degree, bachelor’s degree or the specialist equivalent); there is no need to have the copy certified.
  2. A complete summary of subjects and grades (transcript of records).
  3. Proof of work experience lasting one year.
  4. Evidence of an adequate knowledge of the English language at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  5. A CV, a letter explaining your reasons for choosing the course and two references.


If you do not yet have a bachelor’s degree:

  1. An interim summary of subjects and grades (transcript of records) from your current course. 
  2. Written confirmation of your progress in your course, completed and signed by your current examinations office.
  3. Proof of work experience lasting one year.
  4. Evidence of an adequate knowledge of the English language at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  5. A CV, a letter explaining your reasons for choosing the course and two references.

You must have already completed and passed at least 80% of the work required for your degree by the time you submit your application. This is the equivalent of 144 of 180 credits or 168 of 210 credits. You must also provide evidence of your acceptance for a dissertation (please specify the submission deadline).  

Please note that your documents will only be processed if your application is complete and is received on time.  

The application and enrolment procedure takes place in cooperation with the Management School of the University of Kassel, UNIKIMS. Information on enrolment can be found here: Application for a place at a university

  1. As soon as your application has been received, you will receive a digital acknowledgement of receipt.  
  2. The e-mail also contains information about logging into the application portal. You will need your applicant’s number for this.  
  3. Your application will then be checked to see whether it is complete and correct in formal terms. If any documents are missing, you will be informed of this by e-mail. So please check the spam filter in your mail programme too.  
  4. If your documents are complete, your application will be passed on to the examination board for the master’s degree course. It will check the contents of your application. The examination board will decide whether your qualifications match the requirements and whether to recognise your achievements in the past; it will make a decision to admit or reject you and may also set other content-related conditions.
  5. If the examination board does not have all the documents for its specialist review, the master’s degree office will send you an e-mail to inform you of this.
  6. The decision taken by the examination board will be passed on to the master’s degree office digitally.

The assessment and enrolment procedure described here may take up to 6 weeks during the peak phase of the application process! Please refrain for making any enquiries about your application during this time.

  1. You will receive an automatically generated acceptance mail. The e-mail contains important information about the introductory courses. 
  2. You will be enrolled for the master’s degree course. Following the enrolment, you will be sent the confirmation of acceptance for studies with further information on any documents that might be missing, any content-related conditions needing to be met and payment of the semester fees in the post. Please note the deadlines for submitting the documents and paying the semester fees.  
  3.  If you have been accepted for several master’s degree courses, you will be enrolled for all of them. The enrolment can be cancelled provided that you apply to withdraw from one or several master’s degree courses by the start of the semester.
  4. The assessment and enrolment procedure described here may take up to 6 weeks during the peak phase of the application process! Please refrain from making any enquiries about your application during this time.

Ap­p­­li­­ca­­ti­on with a de­gree ear­­ned outs­i­de Ger­­ma­­ny

If you pursued your Bachelor degree at a university outside Germany, you need to apply via uni-assist. uni-assist will pre-evaluate your application on behalf of the University of Kassel and inform you if further documents are required. 

Ap­p­­­li­­­ca­­­ti­on pe­­­ri­od:

01.12.2018 - 15.07.2019
(deadline expired)

Please make sure to add the following documents to your application:

  • The school certificate that entitles you to study at a university in your home country.
  • Applicants from China, Mongolia or Vietnam have to provide an APS certificate.
  • The degree of your current university.
  • Transcript of records including your grades of your prior and/or current studies at a university.
  • For an English taught Master's programme please submit certificates of English language skills on the required level B2 and according to the Common European Framework (CEF).
  • Depending on the master programme, further documents might be necessary, i.e.: curriculum vitae, reference letters, letter of motivation, additional documents. To learn more about additional documents for application please see the section Admission reqirements on this website.
  • Please make sure to hand in two sets of your documents at uni-assist: 1st authenticated copies in the original language, 2nd authenticated copies in a translated version (German or English). Please make sure to not hand in original documents since they will not be returned to you!

Uploaded documents at uni-assist will not be taken into consideration until the complete application set is send via postmail.

  1. After submitting your general personal data, you will receive a link via e-mail to activate your account and start your online application. 

  2. Please fill in the form about the applicant's data ("Bewerberdaten") first, before you go to the applications ("Anträge") and fill in your choice(s) of study. Please make sure to answer the further questions "weitere Frage" regarding each of your choices of study. 
  3.  Complete your application by printing out your documents for the application as well as for each of your choices of study. Sign the printed out documents and send them to uni-assist with the required certificates. 
  4. Submit your online data via the submit-button ("Antrag elektronisch übermitteln"). In case you want to change your data after submitting your application you need to contact uni-assist directly. 
  5. Pay the service fee to uni-assist. Unless the payment is booked on the bank account of uni-assist your application will not be processed and forwarded to the University of Kassel. 

Please note: Incomplete application sets and applications handed in at uni-assist after the application deadline not be taken into consideration. 

  1. uni-assist evaluates your application with regard to formal admission criteria given of the University of Kassel (i.e. GPA, German language knowledge, etc.). 

    a.     If documents / certificates for pre-evaluating your application set are required, you will be contacted by uni-assist. Please note the additional deadline to hand in those documents.  

    b.    If you do not meet the formal criteria of the University of Kassel or your previous studies are not acknowledged in Germany, uni-assist will inform you via email. Your documents will not be forwarded to the University of Kassel. An admission is not possible. 

    If you meet the formal requirements uni-assist forwards your data to the University of Kassel. You will be informed via email about this procedure. 
    You may now start your Visa application. The University of Kassel will provide you with a letter for your Visa application. Please contact the Master’s office. However, this letter is no admission confirmation. Its purpose is to help you with an early visa application. 
     
  2. The admission board of the Master programme now evaluates your eligibility with regard to your previous studies and study content.
  3. You will be informed about the admission or disaffirmation via email by the Master’s office. Please read the admission letter carefully since it contains enrollment information. The evaluation of your application set by uni-assist and the University of Kassel takes up to 6 weeks. It is in your interest to apply as early as possible to ensure your arrival in Germany prior to the beginning of the semester.
  4. In case further documents for pre-evaluating your application set are required, you will be contacted by uni-assist. If you do not meet the formal criteria of the University of Kassel, uni-assist will inform you directly. Your documents will not be forwarded to the University of Kassel.
  5. Uni-assist will keep your documents saved for four years as data package. Documents will only be forwarded to the university of your choice. After those four years, your documents will be deleted.
  6. It is not possible to return the certificates, however. In case you wish to apply for another programme at the University of Kassel you would have to apply once more with a complete set of documents.

You received an admission letter from the Univesity of Kassel? Now it is time to get registered as an official student at the University of Kassel. Therefore, please follow these steps:

  1. Please transfer the tuition fee to the bank account given in your admission letter within two weeks after receiving the admission letter. Otherwise, your enrolment will not be processed and your seat will be given to another applicant.
  2. Register as an official student: Fill out the enrollment form: Enrolment form (verlinken zur entsprechenden Seite) and submit it as PDF via email to masterstudium@uni-kassel.de
  3. You will be informed about the completion of enrolment via email afterwards. The letter includes information on your enrollment number and the semester fee. Please do not transfer the semester fee prior to receiving your enrolment number!
  4. You need to transfer the semester fee within two weeks after receiving the enrolment information. Otherwise, your seat will be given to another applicant and an enrolment is no longer possible.
  5. As soon as your semester fee is booked on the bank account of the University of Kassel, the student ID will be send to you via postal mail. Your enrolment is completed.

For formal questions regarding the application procedure, your application set or additional documents, please write to the Master’s office: masterstudium@uni-kassel.de If already available, please name your application number!