Course structure

The Bachelor Degree course in Energy Management in Buildings lasts seven terms. The first three terms predominantly contain subjects covering basic technical knowledge in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Technical Design and Technical Thermodynamics. Students acquire the ability to apply these core disciplines to specific topics in the further duration of the course. In the course of the next three terms, students are put in a position where they are able to design, put into operation and run equipment in the areas of heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, gas and sanitation, integration of regenerative energy as well as of technical facility management, on the basis of more specialised course content. This includes skills in the fields of load calculation, component design, design of heating systems, heat transfer, pipeline calculation and energetic evaluation of buildings and facilities as well as automation engineering and software applications. A core element is project planning examples from these areas. The sixth term is devoted completely to practical work, where the knowledge acquired so far is applied in practice and consolidated. Skills in methodologies, presentation techniques and technical management are also taught, as well as interdisciplinary expertise.