New Master in Geothermal Engineering at TU Clausthal

The TU Clausthal in collaboration with Sapienza University of Rome, Italy offers a 2-yr MSc in Geothermal Engineering starting in WS 2014-2015.

The accreditation process is ongoing (already filed). All lectures are taught in English. Visit the following website for further details: and

Course modules include: Fundamentals, Geology & Geophysics, Reservoir Engineering, Drilling & Completion, Geothermal Production, Energy Management.


The goal of the programme is to equip graduates with a broad spectrum of skills, methods and knowledge in the sense of a problem-oriented approach. Interdisciplinary competence and internationality form the basis of this program. 

The objective of the curriculum is to train students to become geothermal engineers who are able to understand and implement current technical concepts of the geothermal industry. There is a strong emphasis on being able to work in and to lead multidisciplinary teams.  Thus, project management skills are taught along with economic analysis so that geothermal energy projects can achieve commerciality while meeting legal, social and environmental challenges. The curriculum provides students with an understanding of:

  • Basic concepts of exploration of geothermal resources, the characterization of geothermal reservoirs, creating wells and modelling their performance, and the production of heat and power;
  • Interaction and dependency of subsurface reservoir parameters with surface facilities;
  • Integrated management techniques to deliver a geothermal energy project;
  • Present and future potential of geothermal energy in the global energy resource portfolio.

With an academic degree of Master of Science in Geothermal Engineering, the graduates will develop advanced, science-based, professional skills and knowledge for application-oriented research and/or task management.


Required is a Bachelor of Science in one of the following fields:

  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Geoscience
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Energy Technologies
  • or related degrees

Application deadline: October 1st for German applicants and July 15th for international applicants.

If a visa is needed, early application before the April 30th is strongly recommended.

An English language certificate such as TOEFL IBT (minimum 79), IELTS (minimum 6.5) is required.

Basic knowledge of German language is recommended.