Energiemanagement und industrielle Klimaschutztechnologie [Energy Management and Industrial Climate Protection]
This study program is running out! As of the winter semester 2021/2022, new enrollments are no longer possible!
You want to improve the world? We show you how! Energy saving and climate protection are the central topics of our time and must focus on where a lot of energy is needed. We offer students a practice-oriented interdisciplinary study program that prepares students optimally for this challenge. They acquire comprehensive competences for the optimization of the energy management for instance of production plants and regional energy suppliers.
The climate is changing. In Germany, for instance, we are experiencing ever hotter and drier summers and other extraordinary weather conditions. Energy efficiency and climate protection are central tasks of our time. In order to limit the effects of climate change, they must be further advanced by the next generation of engineers.
The degree program "Energiemanagement und industrielle Klimaschutztechnologie" prepares specifically for these tasks:
- Only through the efforts of all protagonists will it be possible to tackle climate change and promote climate protection. The students get to know the current situation directly at the beginning of their studies in the module “Klimaschutz” ("Climate Protection").
- In the further course of this program, a special focus lies on the industrial sector, which holds a current share of 30 % of Germany's final energy consumption. In order to be able to develop and implement innovative and sustainable technical solutions, the industry is desperately in need of employees who develop such climate-friendly solutions. Development approaches are, for example, covered in the module "Elektrische Energietechnik" (“Electrical Engineering Technologies”).
- Students and later graduates of the degree program focus on the technical implementation of corporate energy management. In particular, they introduce new energy technologies to the production infrastructure and to sector coupling. These contents are imparted to the students in the module "Elektrische Antriebstechnik" (“Electrical Drives”).
- This includes the development of monitoring systems (module "Messtechnik" / “Measurement Techniques”) and the supervision of energy systems and concepts over a long period of time (module "Klimaschutz" / “Climate Protection”). In this context, profound systematic thinking abilities and a sound knowledge of complex energy systems are particularly required.
- Within the context of industrial energy management, graduates can implement the ISO 50001 standard and carry out technical and economic feasibility studies (module "Energiewirtschaft, -recht und -politik" / “Energy Economics, Law and Policy”).
- The industrial sector with its comparatively fast investment cycles has a pioneering role in climate protection. However, efficient use of energy is essential not only from an ecological but also from an economic point of view, as it increasingly influences the international competitiveness of companies. This perspective plays a central role in the modules “Betriebswirtschaftslehre" and "Controlling und Finanzierung" (“Business Studies” and “Finance and Accounting”).
- Projects in energy management and climate protection are carried out almost exclusively in interdisciplinary teams. Technically well-trained team players with a high degree of social competence are in demand here. They can have a career as a project, team or department manager even at a young age. For this, the students are prepared in the module "Interdisziplinäres Projekt" (“Interdisciplinary Project”). At the same time, this module particularly aims at a thinking in complex systems: Students learn to understand the manifold technical and organizational interactions in large, comprehensive systems, for example operational energy supply systems. These interactions need to be considered both in the phase of conceptual planning as well as during detail implementations.
Other fields for graduates of this degree program lie in research and development as well as in the production and technical sales departments of companies that produce energy-related products. Due to the extensive technical education (see the basic compulsory modules), they become valuable employees for such companies, as they bring along a deep understanding of their own products in addition to the knowledge of applications in energy systems.
The graduates of this degree program are also appreciated as valuable employees on campus in the research institute Future Energy (iFE) and in the subject areas of this study program. This degree program enables graduates to introduce climate-friendly technologies to industrial companies and to set up and operate an efficient, resource-saving energy management.
Fachhochschulreife/Allgemeine Hochschulreife i.e. an entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences or at universities or an equivalent qualification.
The degree program has a standard duration of six semesters and is divided into basic and advanced courses. From the fourth semester onwards, the compulsory courses are complemented by compulsory optional courses. The bachelor’s thesis is written during the sixth semester.