The first two semesters focus on basic science and engineering subjects. The following stage of the Industrial Plant and Energy Technology specialisation (Anlagenbetriebstechnik - Energietechnik) essentially includes courses on the knowledge and skills required for the operation of machine plants. The key focus here is on combustion engines, work machines, steam systems, electrical machines and the field of automation and process control engineering. Instruction in maintenance and machine dynamics, as well as operations management and occupational health and safety, are also included in this stage of advanced studies. In the core elective block, the students can acquire additional technical knowledge according to their own preferences. The sixth semester is when the professional practice phase takes place in a setting outside the university, and the seventh and final semester is set aside for the bachelor's thesis.
Engineering specialisation Industrial Plant and Energy Technology
Due to the global shortage of energy and raw material resources, security of supply has become one of the most pressing issues of our time. Careful use of resources, integration of alternative energies and energy efficiency are more important than ever in order to master the economic and environmental challenges of the future. This also results in the increasing complexity of operational systems. In the scope of the Industrial Plant and Energy Technology specialisation within the engineering programme, students are taught the knowledge and skills to design, supervise and cost-effectively operate technical plants for energy supply and energy conversion. This practice-oriented programme with its solid grounding in the teaching of scientific methods enables graduates to work in all areas of plant and energy technology, both nationally and internationally – whether in engineering and planning offices, energy supply companies, municipal enterprises, the project planning of conventional and regenerative energy plants or with government bodies and organisations for technical administration and oversight tasks. The qualification is rounded off with experience gained in the professional practice phase and during the phase of writing the bachelor's thesis, which may be undertaken in cooperation with an industrial company. This practical component ensures that graduates have the best prerequisites for starting a career in a dynamic and promising branch of industry.
Why choose this programme
Practice-based learningLaboratory sessions using operating machines, and the use of machine simulators
Relaxed atmosphereSmall laboratory and work groups
Diverse career prospectsWhether in engineering and planning offices, industrial companies, energy supply companies or municipal enterprises – the potential fields of employment for graduates are varied
Focus on important viewpoints
Activities, research and professional profile
The graduates' main tasks will lie in the independent project planning, support and cost-effective operation of technical systems. The work is predominantly geared towards solving operational problems taking account of technical, economic and environmental factors. Graduates of the specialisation in Industrial Plant and Energy Technology (Anlagenbetriebstechnik - Energietechnik) traditionally find their field of activity in engineering and planning offices, industrial companies that manufacture plant technology components, energy supply companies and municipal enterprises, as well as in the project planning of conventional and renewable energy plants. Companies that rely on extensive building services engineering systems, such as industrial companies, hospitals, airports, and power plants, are also among potential employers. In addition, graduates find employment with government bodies and organisations for technical administration and oversight tasks
Facts about the study programme
Degree of StudiesBachelor of Engineering
Study FormFull-time study
Term of Admissionadmission-free
Term of AdmissionWinter semester
Main Course LanguageGerman
Standard Period of Study7 Semester
Your strengths and interests
The specialisation in Industrial Plant and Energy Technology (Anlagenbetriebstechnik - Energietechnik) deals with technical plants for energy supply and energy conversion, including the necessary auxiliary equipment. The focus is on the project planning, operation and maintenance of the plants. In addition to examining classical energy conversion systems such as combustion engines, gas turbines and steam plants, younger technologies such as wind energy or combined heat and power generation also come under consideration. Due to dwindling energy and raw material resources and the rising challenges of climate protection, the responsibility in this field of work is growing significantly. In order to meet the demands of ensuring continued security of supply and greater competitiveness, it is essential to conserve resources, integrate alternative energies and increase efficiency. These goals are of particular relevance in the Industrial Plant and Energy Technology specialisation.
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Engineering – Industrial Plant and Energy Technology