Due to the global scarcity of energy and raw material resources the security of supply has become one of the most urgent topics of our time. In order to meet the economic and environmental challenges, the sustainable use of resources, the integration of alternative energy and the increase of energy-efficiency are more crucial than ever. For the project planning and the operation of new technical plants which stay abreast with these developments, specialists like the graduates of the Bachelor’s programme industrial plant engineering are needed urgently.
This forward-looking engineering study with a long tradition at the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven enables the students to develop technical systems for energy supply and energy conversion, and also to supervise and operate them economically. The practical oriented education and substantial instruction of scientific methods enable the graduates to work in all areas of plant technology and energy technology both nationally and internationally – whether in engineering companies, planning offices, energy utilities and municipal undertakings for project design of conventional and regenerative energy plants, or in authorities and organizations for technical management and monitoring work. The basic knowledge in mathematics, technical mechanics and thermodynamics as well as in specific subjects like business administration, technical English or human resource management in the first semesters introduce the prospective engineers to future challenges.
In the main study stage it will become concrete: Besides combustion engines, working machines, steam systems and electrical machines, there are also automation technology, control technology and training for maintenance and machine dynamics in the curriculum. In addition to classic energy conversion systems, the focus is also placed on young technologies like wind energy or combined heat and power. A high level of practical relevance is achieved by carrying out exercises in laboratories with running machines and by using machine simulators. Thereby, the students gain direct insights into practical tasks and possible solutions which they can deepen at the university through their own experiments and projects. The experiences obtained in the practical phase as well as in Bachelor’s thesis which can also be finished in cooperation with an industrial company can make the good education even more complete and offer the graduates the best qualifications for their career start in a dynamic and promising economic sector.
Anyone who wishes to deepen his knowledge can also attend a Master’s programme of Process Engineering and Energy Technology or Infrastructure Management and Public Private Partnership.