CATCHING THE SUN. Sunburns suck. Also because solar radiation can be used in much better ways: as heat (through solar thermal technology) or electrical power (with the help of photovoltaics).

Duration of Studies

7 semesters Bachelor's Programme
(210 ECTS)

4 semesters Master's Programme
(120 ECTS)

6 semesters Doctoral Programme
(180 ECTS)


BSc, Dipl.-Ing., Dr.mont.

Application Period

from 8 June 2020

You have just taken the perfect selfie, and you want to share it with your followers. But your smartphone batteries are low. You take your charger and plug it into a socket. Done. But – have you ever wondered where that smartphone-saving electric power actually comes from? Electricity is key for a wide range of our everyday activities. The same goes for industries, which are dependent on stable energy delivery. This makes it essential to ensure that enhanced energy systems guarantee sustainable supply, also for future generations. Industrial Energy Technology deals with these forward-looking issues.

Requirements and interests: what we are looking for

Rolling up your sleeves and mucking in – is this your take on life? As an industrial energy engineer you will face complex challenges. To address them, you need strategic thinking and an interdisciplinary approach. As you require the support of other – notably likeminded – people to save the world, you should also be a team player. With your expertise and hands-on engagement, you are set to push for a large-scale energy transition and contribute to advancing the fields of renewable energies, energy efficiency, environmental analysis and alternative energy systems. Are you ready, energy hero?


During your studies: what to look forward to

Based on a 4-semester foundation course, you will turn towards the future. But no worries, you don’t need clairvoyant powers. Your professors will tell you all about current energy challenges and other increasingly relevant fields of study – in a nutshell, you are trained to be a trend-setter in the energy sector.

The Industrial Engineering Technology programme contributes to the sustainable and efficient production, distribution, storage and use of energy. The ensuing master’s degree allows you to deepen your engineering qualifications as well as your expertise in economics, ecology and energy law. In addition to learning about energy supply, energy use, energy process technology and energy management you can expand your skills according to your preferences. A wide variety of elective subjects complement your training to ensure you are well equipped for your duties out there in the “real” world.

Following your studies: what to expect

As a Montanuniversität energy engineer you are set to make a meaningful contribution to ongoing large-scale energy transitions. Right now is the time to develop climate-friendly energy systems, and the Industrial Energy Technology programme provides you with the necessary tools. You are qualified for a career working on the development of innovative energy technologies, system-wide economic and ecological efficiency evaluations, plant construction and power stations, or transmission system operators. Exciting options all around!



(German only)

Study Brochure


Programme Director:
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Thomas Kienberger
Chair of Energy Network Technology
+43 3842 402-5401