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 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 be acquainted with the science behind the renewable energy integration or power system balancing? In addition, are you ready for a challenging and rewarding study abroad? If yes, then go for this two-year TUM-DTU 1:1 MSc program 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.

The program is organized as an ERASMUS+ program. Your choice of courses will be complementary and closely coordinated between both universities. Even though the program does not represent a double degree, you will receive a diploma from both universities. Students from TUM will be awarded the MSc of their chosen master’s program, 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 program.

Why choose an international 1:1 master program?

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

  • Admittance to highly renowned teaching and research facilities at DTU
  • An MSc thesis supervisor from both TUM and DTU
  • Individual counseling regarding the selection of courses at TUM and DTU


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 program on DTU side can be found here.


TUM-students of the Master’s Programs Energy and Process Engineering as well as Mechanical Engineering are eligible for DTU-TUM 1:1 MSc program in Energy Conversion and Storage. Students from other TUM programs should contact Ludwig Irrgang, M. Sc. (ludwig.irrgang@tum.de), for a first consultation.

How to apply

The application procedure is identical to the application for the ERASMUS+ (SMS) Program. Details on the application process can be found here.

  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 program coordinator
  4. The program coordinator will consult the DTU program coordinator and together they will select the most eligible students
  5. The program 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
  • Special interest in energy technologies
  • Outstanding academic performance
  • Strong English language skills

Pre-approval of courses

Courses taken abroad must be approved by a TUM professor responsible for a comparable course at TUM. The approval of the chosen courses has to be evaluated on an individual basis for every student and course.

Application period

  • 01. December – 09. January

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 programs “Energy and Process Technology” or “Mechanical Engineering”. Further courses can be chosen according to the regulations in the two-mentioned Master’s programs. 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 program, students are asked to prepare a study plan. The study plan must be approved by both program coordinators. The program coordinators from DTU and TUM must approve the study plan of each student involved in the program. It is important to note that the students are required to fulfill all requirements regarding their respective master degree at the TUM. Modules must be approved by the lecturer of a corresponding course at TUM before DTU courses can be counted for the TUM master.

Master's thesis

As described above, the MSc thesis project work is usually conducted during the fourth semester of the program, 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.