Core - Oldenburg University, Germany
EUREC Master sudents will benefit from the research and teaching experience accumulated over the last decades. The peculiarity of Oldenburg, and key to its international attraction, is the fact that all courses are taught in English, thus making this German university accessible beyond the language barrier.
Core Oldenburg Programme, Structure and Content
The City of Oldenburg is situated in the north-west of Germany. For geographical and city information, check: www.oldenburg.de.
In order to find a good accommodation for the four-month period of the core course in Oldenburg early contacting of the administrator is recommended. Student rooms are available in the city at 150-250 Euro/month.
EU Students just need to take evidence of their health insurance (EU-insurance card) along. Public insurance companies provide these cards for free to their clients upon simple request, please get in touch with your insurance company. Private insurances don't have these cards. Students with private insurance have to provide written proof from their insurer that the company will cover health costs in Germany to the full amount.
Please make sure your insurance covers the whole period of your studies, both here (if Oldenburg is your core provider), at your specialisation provider and for your project.
Non-EU students have to purchase a student insurance policy once at Oldenburg. This costs between 30 and 55 EUR per month. Exceptions are possible if the student provides proof that his insurance covers health costs in Germany to an unlimited amount.
EUREC Master students will find a variety of other international students at our university. Close contacts with the students of the international Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy (PPRE) are very helpful for the core course period.
The university can offer no special scholarships for EUREC Master students. Staff and administration however will support applicants who need to a apply for a scholarship from an independent source.Reading List
Prior to the start of the course, students should refresh their knowledge of fundamentals in mathematics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and physics.
Please visit the requirements page of Oldenburg website
Below you can find an optional reading list for students who wish to prepare themselves for their studies
General Renewable Energy Books:
Renewable Energy: Its physics, engineering, environmental impacts, economics & planning.
B. Sorensen, Elsevier Acad. Press
Renewable Energy Resources
J. Twidell and T. Weir, Spon Press
Wind Power Plants: Fundamentals, Design, Construction and Operation
R. Gasch and J. Twele, Solarpraxis AG
The Brilliance of Bioenergy: in Business and in Practice
R. Sims, James & James
Practical Photovoltaics: Electricity from Solar Cells
R. J. Komp, aatec publications
Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes
J. A. Duffie and W. A. Beckman, Wiley Interscience Pub.
Global Energy Perspectives
Ed. N. Nakicenovic, A. Grübler, A. McDonald, Cambridge Univ. Press
Green Development: Development and Sustainability in the Third World
W. M. Adams, Routledge
Preparatory Reading List - Specialisation
- K. Hameyer Electrical Machines 1; Basics, Design, Function, Operation, Lecture at RWTH Aachen University by Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. h.c. Kay Hameyer
- B. Adkins The general Theory of electrical Machines, Chapman and Hall, London
- Title: Wind Energy
Handbook, Authors: Tony Burton et al., Publisher:
ISBN : 0471489972Mandatory Reading List - Core
The Energy and Semiconductor Research Laboratory (EHF) is responsible for the core course and all contacts regarding the EUREC Masters programme should be directed to Mr Edu Knagge.
Mr Edu Knagge / E H F / Inst. of Physics / Univ. Oldenburg