Our energy system, in which fossil fuels and nuclear energy dominate with a share of 90% of the global supply, is on the verge of a radical shift: In the coming decades, we will have to establish an energy supply that is based as much as possible on sustainable energy sources. The market is already booming today – the EU intends to increase the share of energy from renewable sources from the current level of about 10% to 20% by 2020. The European Renewable Energy Council estimates that this will require investments in the amount of € 450 billion. Experts are in high demandand this demand will grow in the future.
The expansion of renewable energies and their integration into urban power supply systems, intelligent networks for efficient power distribution, the reconciliation of power generation and consumption and holistic approaches to urban power distribution – these are just a few of the issues covered in the Urban Renewable Energy Systems master’s degree program. Possible reductions in consumption, possible applications for renewable energy sources and the necessary technical, business and legal conditions are also covered.
The part-time Renewable Urban Energy Systems master's degree program is housed in the ENERGYbase building and the majority of courses take place there. Austria’s most innovative passive energy office building is already directly making use of renewable energy technologies in an urban setting.
|Program duration||4 semesters|
|Degree||Master of Science in Engineering (MSc)|
DI Hubert Fechner, MAS, MSc
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DI Peter Franz
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