Process Engineering and Energy Technology

Topics such as climate protection, reduction of green house gas and sustainable generation of energy have now impact not only on the economy and politics but also on everyone of us. When it comes to the reduction of environmental impact and the ensuring of the energy supply, processes and concepts, which help protect the environment and resources, are indispensible. Therefore, the process and energy technology has become more important because it develops processes that transform materials chemically, physically or biologically into serviceable intermediate or end products.

In the practice-oriented Master’s programme process engineering and energy technology (peet) the students enter into an interdisciplinary knowledge domain extending from engineering (machinery construction, electrical technology and informatics) to natural sciences (chemistry, physics and biology). Answers to lots of urgent questions of everyday life can be found here: How does crude oil become gasoline? How to make seawater drinkable? How do hazardous exhaust gases become environmentally compatible waste air?

The engineers learn here to develop and optimize unified systems. What is needed here is not only the brilliant technological solution, but also its feasibility in the actual economic and political landscape. In addition to the simulation of process engineering systems, communal and industrial environmental technology as well as planning, installation and cost analysis, there are also simulation of process control, innovation management and production of regenerative energies in the curriculum. Due to the international orientation, the study course has even more qualifications: All courses are held in English, and because of the high proportion of international students, the students can get access to other cultures.

The study course is designed as a consecutive course lasting three semesters or as a non-consecutive course lasting four semesters. Applicants from other universities can begin with a preparatory semester before starting the Master’s study. 

Thanks to the well-equipped laboratories and institutes, the students have the possibility to put the theoretical knowledge into practice. In the “Institute of Mechanical and Thermal Operations”, for example, modern process simulation programmes and other standard software products are introduced in-depth.

Graduates from the study course PEET are faced with fascinating tasks in this very promising sector. Whenever it comes to constructing environmental and safe installations in a resource saving manner to produce marketable products, the students can take up senior positions in public service or in business as production manager, product manager or head of the department of development.