Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe


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General information on the courses

The course of studies runs over six semesters including the bachelor thesis and the final colloquium after which students are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.).

Courses are split up according to the “60 + 20 + 40” formula: 60 % traditional mechanical engineering, 20 % conventional power technology and 40 % renewable energies. The excess 20 % are due to the fact that an attractive selection is to be offered in the field of renewable energies.

The exact course of the studies is described here.

The courses offer:

  • Intensive mathematical and scientific training and education in the fundamental courses of mathematics, technical mechanics and material science.
  • Intensive engineering training and education in the fields of design, CAD, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, electrical and measuring engineering as well as automation.
  • Intensive engineering training and education in the energy technology applications of power systems, renewable energies, power gained from biomasses, motor and heat power stations, heat pumps, electrical and fluid power machines, geothermics, solar power production, plant planning.
  • Providing methodical competence in the fields of project and cost management and a technical foreign language.

At least eight modules must be selected from the catalogue of elective compulsory subjects and be completed with an exam.

“Learning by doing” is an essential element of the course of studies. Consequently a major part of the courses consists of practical training not only in laboratories but also on large machines used in the industry and in a power technology college.

University power station / Power technology college

In order to boost the attractiveness of the advanced power technology course of studies, a university power station and a power technology college are planned. The basic conditions offered by the Lemgo campus of the OWL university are excellent: access is available to the gas, power and long-distance power energy networks and there is a surprisingly large area that is available for future expansions. With the Lemgo city department of works agreement has been reached on a co-operation to access these networks which not only covers the tapping but also the supply of heat, power and gas.

Efforts will be made to install on the campus all relevant current and future power generating technologies and have them operated by Lemgo’s department of works. These will include e.g. power/heat coupling plants running on natural gas or biogas, the use of diesel-operated block-type thermal power stations also running on biogenic fuels (vegetable oil, BTL) or the operation of a solar thermal plant in combination with electrical heat pumps.

In the new power technology college smaller power supply units will be provided such as small power/heat coupling devices, heat pumps, geothermal plants, etc. to give students the opportunity to get to know and assess the most important parameters influencing the operating conditions of power generating machines.