Courses are held in English.
The programme starts with an obligatory pre-semester in September.
Online application for admission and DAAD scholarship (only applicants from DAC countries): 31 July at Flensburg University; one year before the start of the programme
Application for admission without DAAD scholarship: 10 December at Flensburg University
Please note: Current deadlines can be found on the website https://www.uni-flensburg.de/en/eem/admission/when-do-i-have-to-apply/
Energy and Environmental Management (EEM) has two fields of specialisation: "industrialised countries" and "developing countries" (formerly SESAM).
The specialisation "developing countries" is made up of three subject areas:
- Renewable energy and energy efficiency
- Energy management and project management
- Energy systems and energy planning
A preparation semester qualifies all EEM students in economics, and it adds competences in research methods and the German language.
The compulsory modules "Sustainable Energy Systems" and "Environmental Economics" are offered for students of both study branches. They deliver basic knowledge and understanding of the macroeconomic interrelation of environmental and energy-related problems. All other modules are tailor-made for the students of the two branches.
Basic skills in planning and overseeing of development projects are taught in two compulsory modules on "Project Management in International Development Cooperation" and "Diversity Management in International Development Cooperation". An optional module on "International Organisations and Development Strategies" allows students to specialise.
During the course of studies, students can choose between modules on "Sustainable Energy Systems", "Trading Energy", "External Costs of Energy" and "Energy and Environmental Policy" as electives.
In the subject area of engineering, students have to pass two compulsory modules on energy planning: "Sustainable Energy Planning in Rural Areas" and "Applied Informatics in Energy Planning".
Students have to select two further engineering modules from among the three modules "Renewable Energy I", "Renewable Energy II" and "Rational Use of Energy". These modules use problem-based learning as an educational model, which allows students to specialise according to their individual interests and the needs of their home countries.
After successful completion of all modules, students take part in an "international class", a five-week, project-oriented field research abroad. The "international class" allows students to work in a multidisciplinary team on a development-oriented problem of sustainable energy use. It allows students to apply their knowledge in engineering, economics and social sciences and thereby deepen their methodological skills in planning sustainable energy systems.
The "international class" also prepares students for the challenges of their three-month, individual field research, which provides the basis for their Master's theses. Finally, the Master's thesis can be based on and supplemented with an internship and is most often carried out in cooperation with a host institution in the students' home countries.