1:1 MSc Programme TUM – DTU:

“Energy conversion and storage”

Boost your CV by studying abroad; study at two internationally acclaimed universities, spend one year abroad, and gain a unique specialization in Energy Conversion and Storage.


Would you like to become an expert in and gain hands-on experience with energy conversion technologies such as e.g. renewable energy technologies, batteries, fuel cells, electrolysis cells and sustainable conventional technologies - and/or would you like to get acquainted with the secrets of the renewable energy integration or power system balancing? And are you ready for a challenging and rewarding study abroad? If yes, then go for this two-year TUM-DTU 1:1 MSc programme in energy conversion and storage. You will spend one year at TUM and one year at DTU and will receive your MSc degree from the university at which you are enrolled. 

You will acquire extensive expertise on various energy technologies focusing on sustainability and renewable energy. Via the courses in the first year, you will be given an introduction to the main aspects of sustainable energy systems. Hereafter you will work further with different energy technologies via both theoretical and experimental courses. Finally, via elective courses and during your MSc thesis project, you will have the possibilities for choosing more laboratory and application-oriented courses and for tuning your MSc degree to the desired topic of interest in the field of energy conversion and storage.
Students from TUM will be awarded the MSc in Mechanical Engineering, and students from DTU will be awarded the MSc in Sustainable Energy. Your diploma will bear the logos of both universities and will be supplemented by a special insert, which describes your participation in the DTU-TUM 1:1 MSc programme.

Why choose an international 1:1 master program?

Besides the fact that studying abroad will boost your CV, this 1:1 MSc programme offers you:

  • Admittance to highly renowned teaching and research facilities at DTU
  • An MSc thesis supervisor from both TUM and DTU
  • Easy planning of your stay abroad; TUM has an exchange agreement with DTU
  • Suggestions for a study plan which means that you can concentrate less on credit transfer and more on your study

Both TUM and DTU has a leading position in energy research and research within energy conversion and storage technologies, and high-quality national and international networks and partnerships have laid down a solid foundation for our activities. The area is seeing strong growth, providing ample scope for employment.

Typical fields of work

You can engage in the implementation of sustainable energy technologies in energy systems or specific technology projects - including modelling and evaluation of environmental and social implications. Graduates can be employed for projects in companies developing and producing renewable energy technologies and energy conversion technologies, while others will be engaged in project design and the development and implementation of renewable energy projects for e.g. energy companies.


More information about the programme on DTU side can be found here.

Admission and deadlines


TUM-students of the Master’s Programs Energy and Process Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering are eligible for DTU-TUM 1:1 MSc programme in Energy Conversion and Storage. Students from other TUM programms should contact Maximilian Hauck, M. Sc. (maximilian.hauck@tum.de ), for a first consultation.

How to apply

The application procedure is identical to the application for the ERASMUS+ (SMS) Programme. Details on the application process can be found here: https://www.mw.tum.de/en/studies/current-students/studying-abroad/#c11198


  1. Fill in the application form
  2. Hand in the application form + supporting documents to TUM International Office
  3. TUM International Office will register and forward the applications to the programme coordinator
  4. The programme coordinator will consult the DTU programme coordinator and together they will select the most eligible students
  5. The programme coordinator will inform TUM International Office about their decision
  6. TUM International Office will inform the students and issue Nomination Letters
  • Motivated and dedicated students
  • Strong English Language skills
Pre-approval of courses

Courses taken abroad must be approved by the TUM professor responsible for the individual 1:1 MSc programme.

Application period
  • 01. December – 09. January

Programme structure

The standard period of study is four semesters, which corresponds to 120 ECTS, consisting of three semesters of course work, and an MSc thesis (30 ECTS) that is usually written during the fourth semester. 

TUM students will study their first year at TUM. There, they must pass the compulsory courses of the Master’s programmes “Energy and Process Technology” or “Mechanical Engineering”. Further courses can be chosen according to the regulations in the two-mentioned Master’s programmes. In the second year, TUM students will be at DTU participating in further courses and working on their Master’s thesis. The course list at DTU as well as some recommendations can be found here.
As part of their application for the 1:1 MSc programme, students are asked to prepare a study plan. The study plan must be approved by both programme coordinators. The programme coordinators from DTU and TUM must approve the study plan of each student involved in the programme.

Master's thesis

As described above, the MSc thesis project work is usually conducted during the fourth semester of the programme, and the MSc thesis project must be finalized within the fourth semester. The thesis project will be conducted with co-supervision from both institutions. The thesis supervisor at the institution where the MSc thesis work is conducted will act as the main supervisor and will thus have the primary day-to-day responsibility for the student. For TUM students, the thesis must be presented at an oral defense according to the rules and regulations of the TUM and with the participation - in person or on-line - of both supervisors.