The first three semesters mainly contain modules on basic engineering knowledge. In the following semesters, students will learn to plan and operate systems for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning technology, gas and sanitary engineering, regenerative energy integration and technical facility management. This includes skills in areas such as load calculation, component design, heat transfer, energetic evaluation and software application. Project planning examples from these areas form a key element. The sixth semester is set aside for the professional practice semester, in which students apply their acquired knowledge in settings outside the university.
Engineering specialisation Energy Management in Buildings
The careful use of energy and resources is a vital technical, economic and ecological challenge that can only be mastered with highly qualified engineers. The energy consumption of the building sector in particular makes up a significant proportion of national energy use, which can be translated into high savings potential and represents an equally high responsibility. In connection with building services engineering and technical building equipment, Energy Management in Buildings is a very distinctive, strong and growing sector with a continuing demand for graduates in the future. It is responsible for the energy-efficient supply of buildings with heating, ventilation, cooling and other services. The focus is on the significant relationships between the building as a structure and its technical systems. Important considerations are also the desired level of comfort in the building, energetic, functional and economic factors, and the best possible integration of renewable energies. The entire life cycle of a building is always taken into account. The specialisation Energy Management in Buildings also deals with aspects of technical facility management. Intensive cooperation with the private sector, institutions and research facilities ensures that the study content is always fully relevant.
Why choose this programme
Excellent career prospectsHigh demand for graduates of the study programme
Strong practical relevanceProject work and a semester of professional practice are integrated into the study programme.
Diverse range of coursesLectures by external experts, excursions, study trips and specialist seminars supplement the diverse range of courses on offer.
Modern technology for energy supply
Activities, research and professional profile
Graduates of Energy Management in Buildings traditionally find their field of activity in engineering offices, industrial companies, government bodies, institutions, energy supply companies and implementing companies. While in the past more graduates started out working in planning, consulting, assessment and construction supervision in engineering offices, the current trend is more towards employment offers in industry and utility companies. The areas of work include project work, engineering design, research/development, product management and technical marketing. The demand for graduates of the programme is considerably greater than the number of students. This trend will continue for a very long time due to the shortage of engineers and the increasing demand of the economy. Potential employers regularly present their needs and requirements to the university and students. Overall, there is an above-average range of job opportunities, both in terms of employer structure and areas of responsibility. After graduating with a bachelor's degree, graduates have access to a range of master's programmes at Bremerhaven University of Applied Sciences and other colleges or universities.
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
While basic engineering skills are the focus at the beginning of the seven-semester Energy Management in Buildings programme (Gebäudeenergietechnik - Versorgungstechnik), the following stages expand on these with the addition of building services skills. The practical components increase steadily throughout the course of studies. These components range from working on independent projects to study phases in industry. But even in the early semesters, most lectures, seminars and tutorials are already supplemented by relevant lab sessions or practical exercises.
Admission and application
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Engineering – Energy Management in Buildings