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The energy technology degree program deals with technical aspects of conversion, transportation and storage for thermal, fluid mechanical and chemical energy. The program uses a systematic approach, while the design of individual components is less important.
Energy technology in Lemgo is heavily focused on engineering. The program particularly emphasizes application-based learning, through a variety of internships and student research projects with companies in the region, as well as interdisciplinarity through cooperations with other departments.
As engineers, graduates can design, plan, operate and optimize energy technology systems and their components. Graduates may work for systems manufacturers (such as on cogeneration units, bio-fuels, power-to-X, wind and hydropower) and or on system components (development, planning, testing, technical sales), or for planning and engineering firms, energy suppliers, monitoring and testing institutions (TÜV, DEKRA), official agencies, associations, and energy consulting companies. In addition to beginning their careers, students can also continue to a Master's degree program.
Students must have an advanced technical college certificate, general higher education entrance qualification, or equivalent recognized qualification to be admitted to the program.
The program begins by building up fundamental mathematical and natural sciences and engineering expertise. Then, students can select their own focus area depending on their specific interests. The program also includes non-technical subject areas as well. Accompanying internships are completed in small groups at the university's laboratories, and are a key part of the degree. Finally, students complete a research project and a Bachelor’s thesis to implement what they have learned in practice in a regional company or university laboratory. The degree program uses a modular structure, and modules are reviewed frequently.
The degree program is six semesters long. A ten-week internship must be completed by the end of the fourth semester. Appropriate technical training may be completed in place of the internship.