Urban Renewable Energy Technologies: Curriculum

Facts about the studies

  • Start: September
  • Costs per semester: € 363.36 tuition fee, € 75 cost contribution for additional services, € 20.20 ÖH contribution
  • 20 lessons per week
  • Attendance times during the study program: Monday to Friday during the day
  • Internship in the 6th semester
  • a Bachelor thesis
  • 180 ECTS credits
  • Possibility for a semester abroad

Courses

Below you find the current courses of the study program.

1. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Communication 1 (COMM1)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Competence and Cooperation (KOKO)
German / UE
2.00
1.00

Course description

This course focuses on the students' self-responsible learning processes and imparts appropriate learning strategies as well as techniques and methods of time and self-management. It serves the students as a forum to get to know their group colleagues and prepares them for their own teamwork by applying and reflecting on selected team concepts.

Methodology

Impulse lecture, self-study (short videos, literature, etc.), discussion, work in groups, presentation

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • aquire learning content in a variety of ways (repertoire) and prepare it for easy access (e.g. structures, visualizations, etc…), thereby taking into account the functioning of the brain
  • prioritize activities based on various methods (e.g. ABC-analysis, Pomodoro-technique) and plan their timing
  • recognise personal stress triggers and behaviour patterns and develop and describe possibilities for pattern interruptions
  • explain phase models of team development (e.g. Tuckman) and team roles (e.g. Belbin) and derive interventions for their own practice

Course contents

  • Learning, learning models and learning techniques
  • Self- and time management
  • Constructive handling of stress
  • Teamwork: tasks, roles, development

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Franken, Swetlana: Verhaltensorientierte Führung – Handeln, Lernen und Diversity in Unternehmen, 3. Aufl. 2010
  • Lehner, Martin: Viel Stoff – schnell gelernt, 2. Aufl. 2018
  • Seiwert, Lothar: Wenn du es eilig hast, gehe langsam: Wenn du es noch eiliger hast, mache einen Umweg, 2018
  • Van Dick, Rolf / West, Michael A.: Teamwork, Teamdiagnose, Team-entwicklung, 2. Aufl. 2013

Assessment methods

  • Exercise, case studies, test, written exam

Anmerkungen

none

Technical English (ENG1)
English / UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

In the Technical English course, students will expand their language toolkit to allow them to effectively record and apply technical vocabulary and terminology in the context of future engineering topics such as automization, digitalization, machines and materials and 3D Printing. Moreover, students will advance their technical verbal and written skills by creating technical object and technical process descriptions specifically for technical professional audiences and engineering purposes.

Methodology

small and medium tasks and activities; open class inputs and discussion; individual task completion settings; peer review and discussion

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • record and employ technical vocabulary
  • create and understand technical process instructions
  • identify and produce technical text types according to their intended audience and communication purpose (for example a technical article and a process description)

Course contents

  • Future Trends in Technology (automization, digitalization, machines and materials, 3D printing, AI, and the internet of things.)
  • Visualizing technical descriptions
  • Describing technical visualizations
  • Technical object descriptions
  • Technical process descriptions
  • Technical English talk

Prerequisites

B2 level English

Literature

  • Murphy, R. (2019). English Grammar in Use, 5th Edition. Klett Verlag.
  • Oshima, A., Hogue, A. (2006). Writing Academic English, 4th Edition. Pearson Longman.

Assessment methods

  • 30% Technical Process Description Group Task
  • 30% Technical Process Description Language Task
  • 40% in-class writing (20% writing / 20% applied knowledge)
Design Engineering Fundamentals (KONG)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Design Engineering Fundamentals (KONG)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In the Integrated Course Constructive Basics, the basics of creating and reading standardized technical drawings and hand sketches are worked out. In the foreground is the identification and function of the construction elements in energy technology and the basis of the application with specialized software for building technology.

Methodology

In self-study, the students prepare the theory with the help of the specialist literature offered, which is then deepened in the presence phases. The construction tasks set via Moodle must be carried out in self-study. In the attendance phases, the content required for self-study is fundamentally prepared, reflected on and deepened. This is done on the basis of selected subtasks that are worked out and discussed together. In addition, the most important machine elements and their use are explained in a practical manner.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • read technical drawings and recognize machine elements
  • produce technical hand sketches
  • create technical construction drawings in accordance with standards using AutoCAD
  • combine the basics of machine and steel construction with professional technical drawings
  • analyze assemblies for their functionality

Course contents

  • basic training in AutoCAD design software
  • fundamentals of construction (line types, scales, views, drawing types)
  • technical standards
  • dimensions, tolerances, fits
  • surface condition
  • connecting elements, bearings, shaft, hub connections, securing elements, seals

Prerequisites

Admission requirements for a technical bachelor's, would also be helpful: • Spatial imagination • Basics of descriptive geometry • Expert handling of EDP / PC

Literature

  • Tabellenbuch Metalltechnik + E-Book, ISBN 978-3-7100-3856-3
  • Konstruktionsgrundlagen für Metalltechnik + E-Book, ISBN 978-3-7100-3444-2
  • Roloff/Matek Maschinenelemente, ISBN 978-3-658-26280-8

Assessment methods

  • wöchentliche Grundlagen-Tests (40%)
  • wöchentliche Übungsaufgaben (40%)
  • abschließender obligatorischer Test (20%)
Electrical Engineering 1 (ET1)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Electrical Engineering 1 (ET1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In the course Electrical Engineering 1 (ILV: Integrative course) the basics of electrical engineering are taught theoretically. Understanding the basics of electrical engineering is an essential prerequisite for the intended career and for the continuation of a technical degree. Previous knowledge of electrical engineering is not required. The main focus is on the functionality, properties and calculation of the most important passive electronic components in direct current (DC) systems. You will learn different methods of analyzing and calculating DC circuits. This understanding of the fundamental relationships and principles will accompany you in the further courses of your study and beyond in your future professional field. Because regardless of the special field of the study, e.g. Energy technology, drive technology, microelectronics, automation technology, ... this basic knowledge is essential and is also expected.

Methodology

This course was developed on the basis of the "Constructive Alignment" concept. The scope of the semester is broken down into completed topics of 8x2 units biweekly. Each topic is dealt with in a self-study phase and in a face-to-face phase. Every face-to-face phase is preceded or followed by a self-study phase (e.g. preparation in advance or past-calculation of examples, homework). Comprehension questions and ambiguities can be clarified either among the students in the Moodle forum, or in the next face-to-face phase in the reflection part with the students by the lecturer. The main method in this course is "learning by doing".

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Describe the functionality of the most important passive components in DC systems and name their properties
  • calculate voltage, current and power of DC resistor networks using laws of Kirchhhoff, the law of superposition and equivalent circuits,
  • carry out calculations of DC circuits with passive elements,
  • Describe the function of important basic circuits (e.g. diode circuit) for energy electronics.

Course contents

  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering I.
  • Current, voltage, resistance and power.
  • Ohm's Law, equivalent circuits, voltage and current dividers.
  • Kirchhoff's laws, node and mesh analysis.
  • Superposition.
  • voltage and power sources (Thèvenin and Norton theoremes).
  • Electric field and capacitor.
  • Magnetic field and inductor.
  • Diodes, diode properties and diode circuits in Energy technology.

Prerequisites

Basics of physics and mathematics on Secondary school level.

Literature

  • Wilfried Weißgerber, „Elektrotechnik für Ingenieure 1“, Springer Verlag, 2018
  • M.Marinescu, J.Winter, Grundlagenwissen Elektrotechnik, Springer eBooks, Vieweg+Teubner, 2011
  • https://link-1springer-1com-1000342cz0905.han.technikum-wien.at/book/10.1007/978-3-658-27840-3
  • https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/
  • https://www.amazon.de/dp/0071830456/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=schaum+electric+circuits&qid=1582621568&sr=8-5

Assessment methods

  • In each F2F phase you write a small test to check the level of your knowledge from the self-study phase.
  • After the 4th and 8th chapter there is a partial examination. The total of exam grade results from the arithmetic mean of both partial exams.
  • The tests and the exams are checked for completeness and correctness:
  • Completeness: Have the questions and parts of the questions been answered?
  • Correctness: Are the answers and / or the calculation method correct?
  • The overall grade for the course is made up of partial grades for two assessments:
  • 60% make up the points from the partial exams.
  • 40% make up the points from active participation (50% test grades, 50% exercises / homework).
  • Requirements for a positive final grade (to pass this course) are:
  • Positive grade in both partial exams (> = 50%).
  • Submit at least 50% of the tests and exercises / homework on time and get a positive rating.

Anmerkungen

You can find more detailed information in the Moodle course Electrical Engineering 1.

Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1 (ETLB1)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this lab course you will apply what you learnt in Electrotechnik 1 ILV practically, by calculating buidling and testing circuits. Previous knowledge in Electronics is not required. Some experiments are designed to combine with each other, so that by the last lab session you will be able to build a DC power supply. By building simple circuits you learn to use practically what was learnt theoretically in the ILV as well as to properly use the equimpent and measuring tools available in the lab, to troubleshoot circuits and to document your experiments and experimental results. These abilities will be decisive during the rest of your studies and career.

Methodology

This lecture was designed according to the constructive alignment principle. Each theme is divided into a self-study phase and a presence phase, which are connected to each other according to the "zipper principle".  The main teaching method in this lecture is "learning by doing".

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • apply practically the themes learnt in Electrotechnik 1 ILV,
  • build and test simple circuits

Course contents

  • Ohm's and Kirchhoff's laws,
  • Measurements with the oscilloscope and function generator,
  • Measurements with RC and RL circuits,
  • Diode and Zener diode,
  • DC power supply
  • On the last lab session you will build a DC power supply using elements of session 3 (smoothing capacitor) and 4 (rectifying circuit and Zener diode).

Prerequisites

Electrotechnik 1 ILV

Literature

  • https://link-1springer-1com-1000342cz0905.han.technikum-wien.at/book/10.1007/978-3-658-27840-3
  • https://link-1springer-1com-1000342cz0906.han.technikum-wien.at/book/10.1007/978-3-8348-9246-1
  • https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/
  • https://www.amazon.de/dp/0071830456/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=schaum+electric+circuits&qid=1582621568&sr=8-5

Assessment methods

  • The final note is comprised of the following:
  • - 50% active participation during the lab sessions (10 points per experiment), and
  • - 50% lab reports (10 points per lab report).
  • Each lab report must have the following:
  • - Introduction
  • short introduction to the subject of the experiment,
  • objectives of the experiment
  • - Theoretical background
  • everything you need to know in order to perform the experiment and understand and interpret the obtained results
  • - Experiment
  • Description of your experiment,
  • calculations,
  • simulations,
  • measurements / results
  • - Discussion
  • Comment on whether the results you obtained were what you were expecting, compare your calculations with your simulations and experimental results, discuss possible reasons if these do not agree.
  • - Conclusions
  • In order to get a postive mark at the end of the semester the following requirements must be met:
  • - to have attended and performed the lab experiment in at least 4 lab sessions,
  • - at least 3 lab reports with 5 or more points.
  • The experiments and the lab reports are done in teams of 2 to 3 people. Each team writes one lab report per experiment. Copying parts of the provided scripts into your lab reports is not allowed: use your own words! When lab reports or parts of them belonging to two different teams are very similar, it will be handled as plagiarism and both parties will get 0 points.
  • Each lab report will be assessed according to the following criteria:
  • Completeness:
  • - Are all sections there?
  • - Did you perform all parts of the experiment?
  • Correctness:
  • - Is what you wrote correct?
  • - Are your calculations correct?
  • - Did you get the expected results? If not, why?
Fundamentals of Mechanics (MECHA)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Essential Fundamentals of Dynamics (DYN1)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The course "Elementare physikalische Grundlagen der Dynamik" aims to impart scientific skills and knowledge in the context of physics. The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic concepts and ideas of classical Newtonian mechanics in such a way that they can apply these basic concepts and ideas in technical practice. In this context, the focus is almost exclusively laid on the treatment of dynamic problems, dynamic problems, which are the subject of various technical disciplines. By solving practice-oriented calculations and taking written tests, the ability to solve technical problems mathematically is acquired and the basics of physical modelling are explained. The subjects taught in the course are of great importance for the entire engineering sciences, as they form the basis for the understanding of many advanced contents from more in-depth lectures and take the presented models as a theoretical basis for more specific lectures in the engineering context.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and self-study (preparation and post-processing) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • define and explain concepts of dynamics.
  • define and explain Newton's laws of motion.
  • perform kinetic calculations of accelerated motion using Newton's laws and the principle of d'Alembert for linear and circular calculus problems.
  • define and explain the law of work and the law of energy and to solve simple problems (exercises) for mass points.

Course contents

  • Plane kinematics of mass points
  • Work and energy for the plane kinetics of a rigid body

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Russel Hibbeler: Technische Mechanik 1
  • Douglas C. Giancoli: Physik. Pearson

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 5 (online) quizzes, 5 exercise classes and one written exam. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents presented and the necessary mathematical skills.
Fundamentals of Statics (STA1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course "Physikalische Grundlagen der Statik" aims to impart scientific skills and knowledge in the context of physics. The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic concepts and ideas of classical Newtonian mechanics in such a way that they can apply these basic concepts and ideas in technical practice. In this context, the focus is almost exclusively laid on the treatment of static problems, which form the basis of several technical disciplines - especially the theory of structural design and structural construction. The formal basics of these technical disciplines are discussed in detail during the course and are deepened by solving practice-oriented computational tasks and by carrying out a laboratory experiment. In this way, statistical methods of experimental physics (i.e. in particular measurement and measurement evaluation methods) as well as quantitative estimation and interpretation of model-relevant physical quantities are learned, independent work on technical equipment is trained and a basic understanding of scientific working methods is conveyed. The calculations to be solved promote the ability to solve technical problems mathematically. The subjects taught in the course are of great importance for the entire engineering sciences, as they form the basis for the understanding of many advanced contents from more in-depth lectures and take the presented models as a theoretical basis for more specific lectures in the engineering context.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and self-study (preparation and post-processing) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • use physical units correctly.
  • explain the interrelation between physical parameters.
  • define and explain the principles of statics.
  • add and decompose forces.
  • represent forces by force vectors and determine the absolute value, direction and angle of vectors.
  • define the concept of torque and to calculate it in planar systems.
  • define and explain terms of dry friction, adhesion, sliding, tilting and equilibrium conditions for rigid bodies.
  • specify and apply equilibrium conditions and friction equations for simple components and construction assemblies on which dissipative forces act.
  • set up and carry out physical experiments in the laboratory independently and to prepare protocols according to common standards.
  • apply basic physical processes from the field of mechanics in practice.
  • apply the basic rules of scientific work when writing and analysing texts, and to distinguish between a scientific approach and a non-scientific (everyday life) approach.
  • interpret measurement results according to selected physical theories.
  • to perform error evaluation of experimental data using the methods mean value, standard deviation and Gaussian propagation of uncertainty.
  • apply the concept of linear regression and to perform it in practical cases.

Course contents

  • Physical quantities and units
  • SI System
  • Basic physical concepts (velocity, acceleration, force, momentum, energy, work, power)
  • Newton's laws
  • Force and force vectors
  • Equilibrium at the point in the plane
  • Resultant of systems of forces
  • Equilibrium of rigid bodies
  • Laboratory test: pendulum & statistics
  • propagation of uncertainty, statistical and systematic error

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Russel Hibbeler: Technische Mechanik 1
  • Douglas C. Giancoli: Physik. Pearson

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 4 (online) quizzes, 5 exercise classes and one written exam. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents presented and the necessary mathematical skills.
Mathematics for Engineering Science 1 (MAES1)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Engineering Science 1 (MAES1)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course „Mathematik für Computer Science 1“ is supposed to convey mathematical skills and a structured mode of thought. The methods acquired by the students, based on a sustainable foundation, enable them to solve up-to-date technical and engeneering problems in an efficient and comprehensible way and to analyze established solutions. After an introductory part the emphasis lies on linear algebra.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and self-study (preparation and post-processing) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to properly formulate mathematical statements using propositional logic and set theory, and to represent numbers in various numeral systems
  • to analyze basic properties of functions in one variable, and to interpret these in the appropriate subject context
  • to apply operations and changes of representation with complex numbers, to interpret them geometrically in the complex plane, and to describe harmonic oscillations in terms of complex numbers
  • to solve basic problems in general vector spaces and simple geometric problems in two and three dimensional euclidean space
  • to perform elementary matrix operations, and to compute determinants and inverse matrices
  • to solve systems of linear equations using Gauß‘ algorithm
  • to perform geometric operations in terms of linear mappings
  • to compute scalar products, orthogonal projections and orthogonal transformations, and to interprete them geometrically
  • to compute eigenvalues, eigenvectors and eigenspaces

Course contents

  • Logic and sets
  • Number sets and numeral systems
  • Functions
  • Complex numbers
  • Vector spaces
  • Matrices and linear operators
  • Systems of linear equations
  • Systems of linear equations
  • eigenvalues and eigenvectors

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Tilo Arens, Frank Hettlich, Christian Karpfinger, Ulrich Kockelkorn, Klaus Lichtenegger und Hellmuth Stachel: Mathematik. Springer Spektrum (aktuell: 4. Auflage 2018)

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 10 (online) quizzes, two units of practical exercises and two written tests. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills.
Structural Engineering and Building Physics (BAUT)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Structural Engineering and Building Physics (BAUT)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

This lecture covers the basics of building physics and construction technology for buildings of different uses, focusing on energy efficiency, the local use of renewable energies and the activation of storage for short-term and seasonal energy storage. Special consideration is given to components with synergies in their structural and energetic use.

Methodology

In the course "Basics of Building Technology and Building Physics" there are alternating presence and independent self-study phases. The self-study phases serve the purposes of preparation and follow-up. Videos, scripts and other media are used to familiarize yourself with the respective topic. In the presence phase, open questions are answered on the one hand, and there is also in-depth study and discussion. The acquired knowledge is subsequently applied and consolidated in the form of exercises (calculation examples, ...). In the self-study follow-up, the exercises from the attendance phase are completed and in-depth tasks are worked out.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • implement aspects of building energy design such as thermal qualities of building envelopes, e.g. of walls
  • explain planning and construction processes in construction technology
  • depict structures of load-bearing walls, ceilings and roofs
  • conduct calculations for moisture and heat protection
  • depict different floor constructions
  • determine sound insulation values of constructions
  • evaluate windows and sun protection, as well as daylight effects
  • evaluate the airtightness criteria of building envelopes

Course contents

  • Overview "Building Energy Design"
  • Planning and construction process
  • Foundation construction
  • Heat and moisture protection
  • Superstructures (load-bearing walls, ceilings, roofs)
  • Roof drainage
  • Windows, glazing and sun protection
  • Daylight and artificial light
  • Room acoustics, sound insulation in construction
  • Floor structures
  • Interior work
  • Airtightness
  • Sanitary planning
  • Completion of house technology

Prerequisites

Secondary school physics and mathematics

Literature

  • Pech, Pöhn: Bauphysik: Wärme - Feuchte - Schall – Brand. 2018; dazu Erweiterungsband 2018
  • Zürcher, Frank: Bauphysik – Bau&Energie. 2018
  • Riccabona, Bednar, Mezera: Bauphysik; aus der Reihe Baukonstruktionslehre / Baukonstruktionslehre. 2013
  • Pokorny, Torghele, Figl, Zelger: IBO – Passivhausbauteilkatalog Neubau, Springer 2008
  • Zelger, Figl, Torghele, et al: IBO – Passivhausbauteilkatalog Sanierungen, Birkhäuser 2017
  • Ragonesi et al: Bautechnik der Gebäudehülle. 2016
  • Hausladen et al: ClimaSkin. 2011

Assessment methods

  • Overall grade:
  • The overall grade (max. 100 points) consists of the partial grades for
  • 1) two written exams (max. 40 points each) and
  • 2) the exercises to be submitted (max. 20 points) together.
  • For a positive overall grade, both exams and all exercises must be completed positively.

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Communication 2 (COMM2)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Business English (ENG2)
German / UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this Business English course, students will learn how to write clear, compelling, professional text, as well as, expanding their language toolkit to enable them to record and apply business vocabulary and terminology in the context of future trends in Business and Engineering. These trends would include, amongst others, diversity and inclusion, the globalization of the economy and, also, the internationalization of finance. Moreover, students will advance their verbal and written English language skills by applying critical thinking tools in the creation of impact analyses specifically for technical business audiences of the global community.

Methodology

small and medium tasks and activities; open class inputs and discussion; individual task completion settings; peer review and discussion

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • record and employ vocabulary for business in technology
  • create a business technology impact analysis
  • articulate both orally and in written form the different ways in which technology impacts business
  • use specific vocabulary and terminology in, for example, leading a meeting

Course contents

  • Business in Technology (for example finance and investment, the global economy, digital marketing and sales, international teams, and diversity and inclusion)
  • Impact Analyses for Business and Technology
  • Business English Talk

Prerequisites

B2 level English

Literature

  • Murphy, R. (2019). English Grammar in Use, 5th Edition. Klett Verlag.

Assessment methods

  • 30% Business Impact Analysis Group Task
  • 30% Business Impact Analysis Language Task
  • 40% in-class writing
Creativity and Complexity (KREKO)
German / UE
2.00
1.00

Course description

This course introduces the process of finding ideas by testing various creativity techniques, whereby the students also act as moderators using appropriate moderation techniques. As part of the course, students deal with the phenomenon of "complexity", develop a systemic attitude and train the explanation of complex issues, especially for people without major technical expertise.

Methodology

Impulse lecture, self-study (short videos, literature, etc.), discussion, work in groups, presentation

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • moderate a map query followed by clustering and multi-point querying
  • Implement case-oriented approaches to the generation of ideas (e. g. lateral thinking, critical thinking) as well as selected creativity techniques (e. g. stimulus word analysis, morphological box) to be explained and applied)
  • adopt a systemic mindset and explain and apply tools for dealing with complexity (cf. B. Effectiveness structures, paper computers
  • explain complex technical issues in a target group-specific manner (also for non-technicians)

Course contents

  • Moderation of groups
  • Brainstorming and creativity
  • Networked thinking, dealing with complexity
  • Explain complex issues

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Dörner, Dietrich: Die Logik des Misslingens: Strategisches Denken in komplexen Situationen, 14. Aufl. 2003
  • Lehner, Martin: Erkären und Verstehen: Eine kleine Didaktik der Vermittlung, 5. Aufl. 2018
  • Rustler, Florian: Denkwerkzeuge der Kreativität und Innovation – Das kleine Handbuch der Innovationsmethoden, 9. Aufl. 2019
  • Schilling, Gert: Moderation von Gruppen, 2005
  • Vester, Frederic: Die Kunst vernetzt zu denken, 2002

Assessment methods

  • Exercise, case studies, test

Anmerkungen

none

Construction (KONST)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Construction (KONST)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course offers an introduction to object-oriented building planning. The course aims to convey basic knowledge about the BIM Method (Building Information Modelling) and the application of Autodesk Revit. Furthermore, the course aims to transfer knowledge from basic lectures into practice. In coordinated exercises, the basic functions of Autodesk Revit will be learned.

Methodology

The course consists of alternating presence and self-study phases. In presence phases include the clarification of questions, the learning of new contend and the explanation of tasks for the self-study phases. The self-study phases are used for preparation and follow-up. By processing the tasks, existing knowledge is applied and consolidated. Through provided scripts and videos new contend is learned.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain and implement object-oriented building planning using the BIM method,
  • use the main functions of Autodesk Revit,
  • create BIM building models that include building technology
  • and display models legibly.

Course contents

  • Introduction to the BIM method
  • Revit basic course
  • Creation of BIM building models that include building technology

Prerequisites

Basics of civil engineering and building physics Construction principles

Literature

  • Ridder: Autodesk Revit Architecture 2018 – Praxiseinstieg, mtpi 2017
  • Borrmann, König, Koch, Beetz: Building Information Modeling - Technologische Grundlagen und industrielle Praxis, Springer 2015

Assessment methods

  • The overall grade (max. 100 points) consists of the following partial grades:
  • - Moodle tests (max. 10 points)
  • - Exercises (max. 50 points)
  • - Project submission (max. 40 points)
  • For a positive grade, all exercises as well as the final project submission must be completed positively.
Electrical Engineering 2 (ET2)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Electrical Engineering 2 (ET2)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this course you will learn the basics of Electronics and electronic components theoretically. Understanding the basiscs of Electronics is essential for the intended career. It is required to have passed the courses Elektrotechnik 1 ILV and Laboratory with a positive mark. The main emphasis of this course is the functioning and calculation of pasive electronic elements in AC, as well as the most important semiconductor elements in DC.

Methodology

This lecture was designed according to the constructive alignment principle. Each theme is divided into a self-study phase and a presence phase, which are connected to each other according to the "zipper principle".  The main teaching method in this lecture is "learning by doing".

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • name and describe the main passive elements in AC and its function as well as polyphase circuits,
  • calculate circuits in AC,
  • name and describe the most important active elements and semiconductors in DC and their function.

Course contents

  • RC and RL Circuits: Impulse response,
  • RC and RL in AC: Impedance, phasors, power calculation,
  • RC and RL in AC: Transfer function, frequency response, Bode diagram,
  • RLC resonance circuit,
  • Polyphase circuits,
  • Transistor as switch,
  • Transistor as amplifier, MOSFET,
  • Operational Amplifiers,
  • Final exam.

Prerequisites

You must have attended the courses Elektrotechnik 1 ILV and Laboratory and passed with a postive mark.

Literature

  • https://link-1springer-1com-1000342cz0905.han.technikum-wien.at/book/10.1007/978-3-658-27840-3
  • https://link-1springer-1com-1000342cz0906.han.technikum-wien.at/book/10.1007/978-3-8348-9246-1
  • https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/
  • https://www.amazon.de/dp/0071830456/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=schaum+electric+circuits&qid=1582621568&sr=8-5

Assessment methods

  • During the lectures you will answer a short test to test the knowledge you learnt during the self-study phase.
  • On the 9th Lecture the final exam will take place.
  • The tests and the exams are checked for completeness and correctness:
  • Completeness:
  • Did you answer all the questions in all their parts?
  • Correctness:
  • Are your answers and/or calculations correct?
  • The final mark is composed as follows:
  • 1. 40% active participation:
  • 50% Moodle tests (each of 5 to 10 minute duration), that take place during the lectures (each test has a maximum of 10 points),
  • 50% of exercises done either during the lecture or as homework.
  • 2. 60% final Exam, which will take place during the 9th lecture (2 teaching units duration). The final exam has a maximum of 10 points.
  • In order to be able to pass this course the following requisites must be met:
  • at least half of the tests must have 5 points or more,
  • at least half of the exercises must be handed in,
  • the final exam must have 5 points or more.
Electrical Engineering Laboratory 2 (ETLB2)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this lab course you will apply what you learnt in Electrotechnik 2 ILV practically, by calculating buidling and testing circuits. By building simple circuits you learn to use practically what was learnt theoretically in the ILV as well as to properly use the equimpent and measuring tools available in the lab, to troubleshoot circuits and to document your experiments and experimental results. These abilities will be decisive during the rest of your studies and career.

Methodology

This lecture was designed according to the constructive alignment principle. Each theme is divided into a self-study phase and a presence phase, which are connected to each other according to the "zipper principle". The main teaching method in this lecture is "learning by doing".

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • apply practically the themes learnt in Electrotechnik 2 ILV,
  • build and test simple circuits.

Course contents

  • The semester is divided in 5 lab sessions, in each session you will perform one experiment:
  • RLC resonance circuit,
  • Three-phase load,
  • Transistor as amplifier,
  • Operational Amplifier circuits,
  • DC-DC converter.

Prerequisites

You must have attended the courses Elektrotechnik 1 ILV and Laboratory and passed with a postive mark.

Literature

  • https://link-1springer-1com-1000342cz0905.han.technikum-wien.at/book/10.1007/978-3-658-27840-3
  • https://link-1springer-1com-1000342cz0906.han.technikum-wien.at/book/10.1007/978-3-8348-9246-1
  • https://www.allaboutcircuits.com/textbook/
  • https://www.amazon.de/dp/0071830456/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=schaum+electric+circuits&qid=1582621568&sr=8-5

Assessment methods

  • The final note is comprised of the following:
  • - 50% active participation during the lab sessions (10 points per experiment), and
  • - 50% lab reports (10 points per lab report).
  • Each lab report must have the following:
  • - Introduction
  • * short introduction to the subject of the experiment,
  • * objectives of the experiment
  • - Theoretical background
  • * everything you need to know in order to perform the experiment and understand and interpret the obtained results
  • - Experiment
  • * Description of your experiment,
  • * calculations,
  • * simulations,
  • * measurements / results
  • - Discussion
  • * Comment on whether the results you obtained were what you were expecting, compare your calculations with your simulations and experimental results, discuss possible reasons if these do not agree.
  • - Conclusions
  • In order to get a postive mark at the end of the semester the following requirements must be met:
  • - to have attended and performed the lab experiment in at least 4 lab sessions,
  • - at least 3 lab reports with 5 or more points.
  • The experiments and the lab reports are done in teams of 2 to 3 people. Each team writes one lab report per experiment. Copying parts of the provided scripts into your lab reports is not allowed: use your own words! When lab reports or parts of them belonging to two different teams are very similar, it will be handled as plagiarism and both parties will get 0 points. Each lab report will be assessed according to the following criteria:
  • Completeness:
  • - Are all sections there?
  • - Did you perform all parts of the experiment?
  • Correctness:
  • - Is what you wrote correct?
  • - Are your calculations correct?
  • - Did you get the expected results? If not, why?
Fluid Mechanics for Energy Engineers (STROE)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Fluid Mechanics (SMECH)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics in Hydrostatics and Hydrodynamics, Design basics for pumps and turbines and their applications

Methodology

- Theory lectures supported by scripts and videos - Exercises given by practical applications - Moodle online Test - Literature studies and company based technical documentation

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • calculate forces on bodies in static fluids
  • use dimensionless characteristic numbers correctly
  • calculate losses in piping
  • power consumption of pumps in piping systems
  • select simple pumps and turbines for specific applications
  • calculate cavitation characteristics
  • interpret and application of characteristic curves for piping and pumps and turbines

Course contents

  • hydrostatic basic equations
  • conservation laws for Mass and energy (Bernoulli equation)
  • Losses in Piping (Moody-Diagramm)
  • basics in compressible fluids
  • power consumption of pumps and turbines
  • Cordier – Diagramm
  • Characteristic Curves for piping and fluid-machines
  • Cavitation

Prerequisites

Modules of 1st semester: Basic knowledge in mathematics and mechanical engineering and physics

Literature

  • Böckh, Saumweber, 2012, Fluidmechanik, Springer Vieweg Verlag, 3. Auflage. ISBN 978-3-642-33891-5 eBook ISBN 978-3-642-33892-2
  • K. Menny, 2006, Strömungsmaschinen, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 5. Auflage. ISBN 978-3-519-46317-7 eBook ISBN 978-3-8351-9035-1
  • Böswirth L., Bschorer S., 2012, Technische Strömungslehre, 9. Auflage, Vieweg + Teubner Verlag, Wiesbaden. ISBN 978-3-8348-1718-1
  • Schröder, 2011, Prüfungstrainer Strömungsmechanik, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag. eBook ISBN 978-3-8348-8274-5

Assessment methods

  • Moodle online Test 20 %
  • written exam in Basics of Hydrostatics and Hydrodynamics 40 %
  • written exam in Design basics for pumps and turbines and its applications 40 %
Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (SMELB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this laboratory module, flow measurement technology and the metrological recording of characteristic curves of turbomachines are investigated. In addition, the practical application of fluid mechanics on hydraulic systems as well as the evaluation of the air tightness of buildings are part of the module.

Methodology

· Preparation for exercise through self-study (Moodle-Test) · Presentation of the laboratory exercise and exercise in groups · Recording of measured values · Writing of a laboratory report

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • perform measurements of flow variables (liquids & gases).
  • create and evaluate characteristic curves of working machines and design them.
  • carry out measurements of the air-tightness of buildings and assess their energy efficiency.
  • create and dimension hydraulic circuits.
  • draw up a professional protocol.

Course contents

  • Safety instructions, laboratory regulations, protocol guidelines.
  • Measurement of flow velocity in different media by means of orifice plate, venturi nozzle and pitot tube.
  • Characteristic curves of working machines - measurement of a system and throttle curve of a fan including the pipe section.
  • Hydraulic system interconnection - analysis and calculation of heating circuits.
  • Blower Door - measurement of the air tightness of a building and evaluation of leakages.
  • Fieldtrip REHAU - Production of building physics components.

Prerequisites

M1.1 Fundamentals of structural engineering and building physics M1.2 Physical basics of mechanics

Literature

  • Gambini M., Vellini M., 2021, Turbomachinery – Fundamentals, Selection and Preliminary Design, 1 Edition, Switzerland. ISBN 978-3-030-51299-6
  • Spurk J., Aksel N., 2008, Fluid Mechanics, 2 Edition, Springer, Berlin. ISBN 978-3-540-73537-3

Assessment methods

  • Laboratory report and active participation
Mathematics for Engineering Science 2 (MAT2)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Mathematics for Engineering Science 2 (MAT2)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course „Mathematik für Engineering Science 2“ is supposed to convey mathematical skills and a structured mode of thoughtthe emphasis lies on calculus.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and self-study (preparation and post-processing) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to examine sequences and series with respect to convergence
  • to compute limits and the asymptotic behavious of functions
  • to explain the definition of the derivative of a function and to interpret the derivative geometrically
  • to apply the rules of differentiation to an appropriate extent
  • to analyze functions by means of differential calculus (e.g. with respect to extrema and curvature behaviour) and to approximate functions locally in terms of Taylor polynomials
  • to compute definite, indefinite and improper integrals
  • to interpret definite integrals as areas or accordingly in the relevant context
  • to classify ordinary differential equations
  • to solve basic ordinary differential equations by standard methods and to interpret them in the appropriate subject context

Course contents

  • sequences and series
  • differential calculus
  • integral calculus
  • ordinary differential equations

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Tilo Arens, Frank Hettlich, Christian Karpfinger, Ulrich Kockelkorn, Klaus Lichtenegger und Hellmuth Stachel: Mathematik. Springer Spektrum (aktuell: 4. Auflage 2018).

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 10 (online) quizzes, two units of practical exercises and two written tests. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills.

Anmerkungen

none

Thermodynamics (THRMO)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Thermodynamics (THRMO)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course “Thermodynamics” is supposed to convey more extended scientific knowledge in the fields of statistical physics and thermodynamics. Such skills are highly valuable in many disciplines among the engineering sciences, as the contents of the chapters learned in this context provide the bases for the fields studied in more specific lectures focussed on engineering applications. The selected topics provide an overview on the physical basis of engines, of systems for energy conversion, storage, and distribution, as well as for heating and cooling of physical systems, which is required in the engineering sciences. The topics include the basics and important, selected topics from general thermodynamics and statistical physics. Discipline specific competences in modelling and for the quantitative estimation of physical quantities, which are relevant to engineers, are learned and the basic understanding of the scientific working process is further deepened. Through exercises in each unit the students will further advance their capabilities to independently solve engineering problems by means of mathematical calculations.

Methodology

Both face-to-face learning (lecturing, practical exercises) and self-study (preparation and post-processing) are integrated.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • check balances and conduct calculations of energy states and state transitions
  • develop insight into the concept of entropy and its calculation
  • understand the behaviour of perfect gases and calculate their state transitions
  • understand the behaviour of real matter and translate that into calculating their state transitions
  • determine the most important counterclockwise and clockwise thermodynamic processes
  • interpret and calculate the most important counterclockwise and clockwise thermodynamic cycles
  • analyse processes of heat transfer

Course contents

  • basic concepts of thermodynamics
  • first law of thermodynamics
  • second law of thermodynamics
  • perfect gases
  • real matter
  • thermodynamic systems
  • thermodynamic equilibrium
  • thermodynamic cycles: Carnot heat pump, Carnot heat engine, -Rankine cylce, Otto/Diesel cycle, Brayton (Joule) cycle, combined (gas and steam) cycle, cogeneration
  • foundations of heat transfer and basic shapes of heat exchangers

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Weigand, Köhler, v. Wolfersdorf (2013): Thermodynamik kompakt, Springer Vieweg Verlag
  • Schroeder (2018): Thermodynamik und statistische Physik, Pearson
  • Langeheinecke, Kaufmann, Langeheinecke, Thieleke (2017): Thermodynamik für Ingenieure
  • Baehr, Kabelac (2009): Thermodynamik: Grundlagen und technische Anwendungen, Springer Verlag
  • Herwig, Kautz (2007): Technische Thermodynamik, Pearson Studium
  • Cerbe, Wilhelms (2007): Technische Thermodynamik: theoretische Grundlagen und praktische Anwendungen, Hanser Verlag
  • Dietzel, Wagner (2013): Technische Wärmelehre, Vogel Verlag

Assessment methods

  • The basis for the assessment are 9 (online) quizzes, 8 exercises and one written test. The qualitative criteria for practical exercises and tests are an appropriate understanding of the contents and the necessary mathematical skills.

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Automation Technology 1 (AUT1)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Automation Technology 1 (AT1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

During this course, the students learn different basic concepts of automation technology. In the course of this lecture, theoretical concepts will be discussed, issues relating to the design of automation components will be discussed and analyzed and finally deepened in exercises and laboratory exercises.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • define and explain terms in electrical and physical measurement technology.
  • design and dimension an OPV-based electronic measurement amplifier circuit for signal adaptation of a sensor output signal.
  • design and dimension a suitable bridge circuit for measurements with physical sensors (e.g. force sensors).
  • draw, explain and discuss a standard control loop and its individual components or signals.
  • analyze a linear technical system (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic), to specify it as a (complex) transfer function, locus and Bode diagram and to identify its transfer function from the step response of a linear system.
  • check and discuss its stability for a control loop with the help of the transfer function, the locus curve or the Bode diagram.
  • dimension, evaluate and optimize P/PI/PD/PID controller and switching controller for an existing linear controlled system on the basis of a given quality criterion.
  • compare and evaluate different pneumatic, electric and hydraulic drive concepts.
  • design, analyze and implement a pneumatic automation concept.
  • dimension and evaluate an electric drive system for a given application.

Course contents

  • Principles of automation technology (introduction, history, motivation)
  • Structure and design of an automation system
  • Electrical and physical measurement technology, sensors in automation technology
  • Actuators (pneumatic, hydraulic, electric)
  • Basics of control and regulation technology (basic principles, control types, control loops)
  • Technical control systems (analysis, control design and evaluation for technical machines and systems)
  • Automation pyramid
  • Application examples
Automation Technology Laboratory 1 (ATLB1)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this module, students deepen the knowledge they acquired in AT1 by means of laboratory exercises.

Methodology

• Preparation for exercise through self-study (Moodle-Test) • Presentation of the laboratory exercise and exercise in groups • Recording of measured values • Writing of a laboratory report

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • analyse a given automation task in a team and to develop a solution.
  • document, interpret and discuss the solution as well as the results achieved and write a laboratory protocol.
  • to analyse and discuss automation-technical context between the individual sub-disciplines.

Course contents

  • Measurement of thermal state variables such as thermal power, temperature, specific heat capacity and radiant power
  • Scientific work and proper report writing
  • Sensors in automation technology and actuators (pneumatic, hydraulic, electric)
  • Basics of control engineering and technical control systems

Prerequisites

M1.3 Electrical Engineering 1+ Laboratory, M2.4 Electrical Engineering 2+ Laboratory

Literature

  • Busch, P.: Elementare Regelungstechnik, Allgemeingültige Darstellung ohne höhere Mathematik, Vogel Buchverlag, 2005
  • Haager, W.: Regelungstechnik – kompetenzorientiert, Verlag Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky, 2016
  • Hesse, S.; Schnell, G.: Sensoren für die Fabrikautomation, Funktion - Ausführung - Anwendung, Vieweg+Teubner, 4. Auflage, 2009
  • Patzelt, R.; Fürst, H. (Hrsg.): Elektrische Messtechnik, Springer Verlag Wien New York, 1993

Assessment methods

  • Laboratory report and active participation
Building Engineering (GEB1)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Energy Efficient Building (EFFIZ)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The lecture energy-efficient building develops the basics of overall solutions for highly efficient buildings with high renewable self-coverage in new and old buildings on the basis of the previous knowledge of building physics and technology

Methodology

- In the course of this lecture, tasks that can be standardised well and require little explanation are primarily designed as self-study or individual work. - Based on a typical real existing building, optimisation measures are quantitatively evaluated and compared with conventional solutions - More complex tasks, with which students experience difficulties, are carried out as far as possible in presence or are flanked by debriefings/ suitable question possibilities. - Where peer learning is promising, group work with a suitable group size is planned both online and in attendance phases.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Calculate, interpret and optimise the energy qualities of buildings
  • To apply and interpret the possibilities and limits of simplified algorithms compared to dynamic methods for calculating the thermal behaviour of buildings
  • To apply basic knowledge in the building physics fundamentals apart from thermal insulation

Course contents

  • Basics of energy-optimised buildings
  • Innovative building concepts such as Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB), passive house and plus energy buildings
  • Departments of building physics and building services engineering
  • Focus on thermal insulation, energy saving and integration of local renewable energy
  • New buildings and retrofit

Prerequisites

- Construction technology and building physics - Thermodynamics - Construction

Literature

  • Passiv House literature, www.passiv.de
  • Water, Holger.: Nachhaltige Energieysteme, Grundlagen, Systemtechnik und Anwendungsbeispiele aus der Praxis. 2009 (German)
  • Pokorny, Torghele, Figl, Zelger: IBO – Details for passive Houses, Springer 2008
  • Zelger, Figl, Torghele, et al: IBO – Details for passive Houses: Renovation, Birkhäuser 2017

Assessment methods

  • Immanent performance assessment
Heating, ventilation, air conditioning 1 (HLK1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The lecture deals with the whole spectrum of heat generation systems and the processes of heat distribution and release as well as room ventilation. A special focus is placed on innovative systems of heat supply.

Methodology

- In the course of this lecture, tasks that can be standardised well and require little explanation are primarily designed as self-study or individual work. - Based on a typical real existing building, optimisation measures are quantitatively evaluated and compared with conventional solutions - More complex tasks, with which students experience difficulties, are carried out as far as possible in presence or are flanked by debriefings/ suitable question possibilities. - Where peer learning is promising, group work with a suitable group size is planned both online and in attendance phases.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Calculate the heat loss and heat demand of rooms and buildings
  • Determine the options for heating and hot water preparation, including their dimensioning
  • Qualitatively assess the qualities of different room ventilation solutions

Course contents

  • Basics of building physics
  • Heat transfer and fluid mechanics
  • Heat generation
  • Heat distribution
  • Space heating
  • Room ventilation solutions

Prerequisites

- Construction technology and building physics - Thermodynamics - Construction

Literature

  • Schmid et al: Heizung / Lüftung / Elektrizität, Energietechnik im Gebäude. 2016 (German)
  • Laasch T., Laasch E.: Haustechnik Grundlagen – Planung – Ausführung. 2013 (German)
  • Recknagel, Sprenger, Schramek: Taschenbuch für Heizung+Klima 19/20. 2018 (German)
  • Pech, Jens: Haustechnik. 2005 (German)

Assessment methods

  • Immanent performance assessment
Electrical Power Engineering (ELET)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Electrical Power Engineering (ELET)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

This module provides an introduction to electrical systems engineering with special consideration of protection technology, power electronics with a focus on DC voltage conversion and electrical machines and drives.

Methodology

Integrative lecture, calculation exercise

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • To assess and apply standards and safety regulations
  • Differentiate between insulation classes, operating modes and degrees of protection
  • Protective measures to be selected and applied
  • To name, explain, plan and calculate components from generating plants to consumption plants
  • to describe the basic function of converters for converting electrical energy

Course contents

  • Standards and safety regulations
  • Insulation classes, operating modes, degrees of protection and rating plate
  • Protective measures
  • Power line calculation
  • Electrical installation
  • Basic elements of power electronics
  • DC / DC, AC / DC and DC / AC converters
  • Transformer: equivalent circuit diagram, connection marking, single-phase transformer for three-phase current, three-phase current transformer, parallel connection of transformers
  • Fundamentals of rotating machines: Introduction, designs, basic equations, connection identification, fundamentals of drive technology
  • Synchronous machine: generation of the rotating field, structure, mode of operation
  • Asynchronous machine: structure, mode of operation and formal relationships

Prerequisites

Mathematics 1 and 2, electrical engineering 1 a. 2; physical fundamentals of mechanics, fluid mechanics for energy technology

Literature

  • Heuck, Dettmann, Schulz: Elektrische Energieversorgung, Springer Vieweg, 2013
  • Flosdorff und Hilgarth: Elektrische Energieverteilung, Springer Vieweg, 2005
  • Seyr, Rösch und Praxmarer: Elektroinstallation –Blitzschutz – Lichttechnik, Verlag Jugend & Volk GmbH, Wien, 2017
  • Zach, F. (2015): Leistungselektronik, 5. Auflage, Springer, 2787 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3658048980
  • Kremser A.: Elektrische Maschinen und Antriebe - Grundlagen, Motoren und Anwendungen; Springer, 2012
  • Bolte E.: Elektrische Maschinen; Springer, 2012
  • Häberle G.D. und Häberle H. O.: Elektrische Antriebe und Energieverteilung; Europa-Lehrmittel, 2002
Fundamentals of Thermal Energy Plants (THERM)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Biomas Heat Supply (BIOWV)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics in Bioenergy with focus on District Heating Supply

Methodology

Integrated lecture with exercises

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • interpret the supply chain of biomass and the quality criteria of biomass
  • analyze biomass incineration under quality and quantity criteria
  • describe and analyse the use of different biomass incineration techniques
  • evaluate the main legislation restrictions with the use of biomass
  • design the main components of a thermal biomass plant concerning fuel system, boiler and hydraulic integration
  • analyse the integration and operation of a thermal biomass plant in the energy system

Course contents

  • Sources, preparation techniques and quality criteria of biomass fuels
  • Design and calculation of the incineration process of biomass
  • Design criteria of small and large size biomass plants,
  • Emissions and fluegas treatment of biomass incinerators
  • Legislation restrictions with the use of biomass plants
  • Analysis of the heat consumption calculation of local biomass heating plants
  • Sochinsky curve and co-incident factor, boiler load curve
  • Process engineering of the biomass system, boiler, thermal network and heat transfer system at consumer,
  • Basics of plant design and simulation methods

Prerequisites

Basics in Physics and Thermodynamics

Literature

  • Kaltschmitt, Hartmann, Hofbauer, Energie aus Biomasse, Springer Verlag, 2016
  • Zahoransky (2012): Energietechnik: Systeme zur Energieumwandlung, Springer Vieweg Verlag,

Assessment methods

  • Constantly rated assignments - Final examination
Solar thermal heat supply (WAERM)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Basic of thermal solar systems and components

Methodology

Integrated lecture with exercises

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Explain the essential laws of radiation and to identify the physical correlations in a solar thermal collector
  • Name the essential available collector types, describe tdraw a technical sketchheir function and to
  • Name the essential different designs, types and areas of application of thermal energy storage, describe their functionality and to draw a technical sketch
  • Name the essential components of a solar thermal system, to describe the functions and to design them and to describe the different operation modes of solar thermal systems, to name the typical specific values
  • To describe the essential figures of solar systems (solar coverage, specific yield, seasonal performance ratio, system performance ratio)
  • To dimension a simple solar thermal system (collector, storage, pressure loss,..)
  • Calculate the economy of a solar thermal system

Course contents

  • Different types of solar thermal systems
  • Radiation physics
  • Solar thermal collector, physics, designs
  • Energy storage, types, applications
  • Other components
  • Controller, Caracteristic figures, Hygiene
  • Dimension of solar thermal systems
  • Economy of ST plants
  • Evaluation of ST heating systems

Prerequisites

Basics in Physics and Thermodynamics

Literature

  • F. Späte, H.Ladener: Solaranlagen, Handbuch der thermischen Solarenergienutzung, Oekobuch Verlag, 2008
  • N.V. Khartchenko: Thermische Solaranalgen – Grundlagen, Planung und Auslegung, Springer Verlag, ISBN 3-540-58300-9, 1995.
  • Eicker U.: Solare Technologien für Gebäude – Grundlagen und Praxisbeispiele, 2.Auflage, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2012

Assessment methods

  • Onlinetest and final examination
Management and Law (MANRE)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Business Law (RECHT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Project Management (PM)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module students acquire basic project management skills.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • define the term "project"
  • classify projects by means of suitable criteria
  • divide the project life cycle into different phases with different tasks
  • differentiate between different procedure models, to formulate project goals regarding performance, costs and deadlines
  • document requirements in a requirement specification as well as a functional specification in a comprehensible way
  • distinguish between different forms of project organization and outline their respective advantages and disadvantages
  • to differentiate between different project roles
  • identify professional and social skills of project staff as an essential prerequisite for successful project work
  • identify relevant stakeholders and their expectations of the project
  • outline instruments for developing a beneficial project culture, to design countermeasures for unacceptable project risks
  • draw up project plans (e.g. (e.g. work breakdown structure plan, schedule, time schedule, cost plan, etc.)
  • apply project controlling methods and instruments (e.g. earned value analysis, etc.) for the purposes of schedule and cost control
  • evaluate the effects of changing conditions and customer requirements
  • moderate a project final meeting and write a project final report
  • self-critically reflect on the achieved project results (e.g. (e.g. lessons learned etc.) and to derive improvement potentials for future projects in the sense of knowledge transfer
  • present and defend project results to project stakeholders
  • differentiate between program and portfolio management, to use project management software (Project Libre)

Course contents

  • Project characteristics
  • Project term
  • Project types
  • Project Management
  • Procedure models
  • Project goals
  • Project requirements
  • Phase and milestone planning
  • Project Organization
  • Project roles
  • Project Structure Planning
  • Estimate of expenditure
  • Process and time scheduling (e.g. bar chart, network diagram)
  • Resource and cost planning
  • Project controlling and reporting
  • Project completion
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Risk Management
  • Project Marketing
  • Quality Management
  • Document Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Change Management
  • Contract Management
  • Management of project teams
  • Agile project management
  • Scrum
  • Program Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Management Software
  • International Project Management
  • Project Management Certifications

Prerequisites

None

Literature

  • Timinger, Schnellkurs Projektmanagement, Wiley

Assessment methods

  • Project work: 50%
  • Interim tests: 50%

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

Photovoltaics (PHOTO)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Photovoltaics (PHOT1)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

Structure and operating behavior of the components of standard photovoltaic systems, integration of the entire system into the electrical network.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • explain the physical mode of operation of solar cells
  • describe the manufacturing process and the structure of solar modules
  • to explain the operating behavior of the system components, their interaction with one another and with the network
  • to describe the ecological effects and economic framework conditions of the operation of PV systems
  • to describe the photovoltaic development of the last few years in general and with regard to the energy market relevance
  • to analyze the technical and economic application possibilities of photovoltaics in urban areas
  • to assess the cost development and to make a comparison with conventional electricity generation

Course contents

  • Physics of the solar cell, types of solar cells, manufacturing processes
  • Photovoltaic modules, mounting systems
  • Sun exposure, potential, use
  • Stand-alone systems, types of battery storage systems and their operating behavior
  • Grid-connected systems: inverters, grid connection, design of the entire system
  • Energy yield, costs, environmental effects, planning, construction, operation
  • PV status, perspectives, grid integration, effects on energy markets, legal issues, legislation in the PV area

Prerequisites

Electrical engineering 2, thermodynamics, mathematics for engineering

Literature

  • Volker Quaschning (2019): Regenerative Energiesysteme, Hanser Verlag
  • Heinrich Häberlin (2007): Photovoltaik, Strom aus Sonnenlicht für Verbundnetz und Inselanlagen, AZ-Fachverlag
  • Ralf Haselhuhn (2010): Leitfaden photovoltaische Anlagen, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sonnenenergie
  • Konrad Mertens (2011): Photovoltaik, Lehrbuch zu Grundlagen, Technologie und Praxis, Hanser Verlag

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Applied Computer Science (APPCS)
English / iMod
5.00
-
Applied Computer Science (APPCS)
English / ILV
5.00
3.00
Business Administration (BWL)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Accounting (RW)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module, students acquire basic knowledge in the areas of external and internal accounting.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to describe the system of double-entry accounting,
  • book simple business transactions,
  • prepare annual financial statements,
  • analyse annual financial statements on the basis of key figures,
  • explain the system of corporate taxation,
  • explain the elements and tasks of cost accounting,
  • list the system components of cost accounting,
  • determine the manufacturing costs of products and draw up an optimal production and sales programme.

Course contents

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Balance sheet analysis
  • Value added tax
  • Taxation of profits
  • Cost accounting

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Wala, Baumüller, Krimmel: Accounting, balance sheet and taxes, Facultas
  • Wala: Compact cost accounting, Amazon
  • Wala, Siller: Exam training cost accounting, bookboon
  • Wala, Felleitner: Written training in accounting & finance, Bookboon

Assessment methods

  • Interim tests: 10 points
  • Final exam: 90 points

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

General Management (UF)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this sub-module students acquire basic knowledge in the fields of normative, strategic and operational management.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • distinguish between different types of corporate goals
  • distinguish between strategic and operational management
  • explain tasks and instruments of controlling
  • describe the advantages and disadvantages of a strong corporate culture
  • develop strategies for a company from the analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats
  • analyse the advantages and disadvantages of different forms of organizational structure
  • optimize business processes
  • distinguish between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • distinguish between different leadership theories
  • explain the tasks and instruments of human resources management

Course contents

  • Management
  • Company goals
  • Corporate Culture
  • Strategic management
  • Organization
  • Change Management
  • Motivation and Leadership
  • Personnel Management
  • Controlling

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Wala, Grobelschegg: Kernelemente der Unternehmensführung, Linde

Assessment methods

  • Interim tests: 10 points
  • Final exam: 90 points

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

Innovative Building Engineering (GEB2)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Heating, ventilation, air conditioning 2 (HLK2)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The lecture deals with all processes of heating, cooling, humidification and dehumidification of buildings. A special focus is put on the importance of integral planning and the integration of renewable, local energy sources.

Methodology

- Based on a typical real existing building, optimisation measures are quantitatively evaluated and compared with conventional solutions - More complex tasks, with which students experience difficulties, are carried out as far as possible in presence or are flanked by debriefings/ suitable question possibilities. - Where peer learning is promising, group work with a suitable group size is planned both online and in attendance phases.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Present an overview of the different options for conventional and innovative heating, cooling and ventilation concepts
  • To develop overall concepts for ventilation, cooling and heating of a building
  • To dimension ventilation, heating and cooling systems in the main features
  • To know and be able to interpret innovative concepts
  • Qualitatively evaluate different room conditioning concepts with regard to room comfort

Course contents

  • Design fundamentals
  • Room cooling
  • Ventilation
  • Air conditioning
  • Cooling
  • Structural integration possibilities in the building
  • Overall concepts building + HVAC
  • Comfort evaluation of different room conditioning concepts

Prerequisites

Construction technology and building physics Heating, ventilation, air conditioning 1 Thermodynamics Construction

Literature

  • Schmid et al: Heizung / Lüftung / Elektrizität, Energietechnik im Gebäude. 2016 (German)
  • Laasch T., Laasch E.: Haustechnik Grundlagen – Planung – Ausführung. 2013 (German)
  • Recknagel, Sprenger, Schramek: Taschenbuch für Heizung+Klima 19/20. 2018 (German)
  • Hegger et al: Energieatlas. 2007 (German)
  • Hausladen und Tichelmann: Ausbau Atlas, Integrale Planung. 2012 (German)
  • Hausladen et al: ClimaDesign. 2009 (German)
  • Lenz et al.: Nachhaltige Gebäudetechnik. 2013 (German)
  • Water, Holger.: Nachhaltige Energieysteme, Grundlagen, Systemtechnik und Anwendungsbeispiele aus der Praxis. 2009 (German)

Assessment methods

  • Immanent performance assessment
Innovative Cooling Systems (INNOK)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The lecture deals with the basics of innovative cooling processes for different uses based on the structural and technical conditions of the building. A special focus is placed on the importance of integral planning and the integration of renewable, local energy sources.

Methodology

- Based on a typical real existing building, optimisation measures are quantitatively evaluated and compared with conventional solutions - More complex tasks, with which students experience difficulties, are carried out as far as possible in presence or are flanked by debriefings/ suitable question possibilities. - Where peer learning is promising, group work with a suitable group size is planned both online and in attendance phases.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • To dimension the main components of innovative cooling systems (incl. freecooling concepts)
  • To integrate an innovative cooling concept into the overall energy system of buildings
  • To evaluate the integration of an innovative cooling system in a large-volume building from a technical, economic and ecological point of view
  • Qualitatively evaluate different cooling concepts with regard to room comfort

Course contents

  • Room cooling concepts incl freecooling
  • Refrigeration
  • Cooling distribution
  • Refrigeration planning
  • Room ventilation solutions
  • Comfort evaluation of different room cooling solutions

Prerequisites

- Construction technology and building physics - Heating, ventilation, air conditioning 1 - Thermodynamics - Construction

Literature

  • Preisler, Selke et al:: Technologie-Roadmap für solarthermische Kühlung in Österreich. 2012 (German)
  • Hausladen et al: ClimaDesign. 2009 (German)
  • Lenz et al.: Nachhaltige Gebäudetechnik. 2013 (German)
  • Recknagel, Sprenger, Schramek: Taschenbuch für Heizung+Klima 19/20. 2018 (German)
  • Eicker U.: Solare Technologien für Gebäude – Grundlagen und Praxisbeispiele, 2.Auflage, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2012 (German)

Assessment methods

  • Immanent performance assessment
Power generation plants (ENERG)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Hydropower (WASSK)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

The lecture gives basics of hydropower exploitation, explains different systems and typologies, design and function of all parts of construction works and equipment needed and gives an introduction in economic and ecologic aspects.

Methodology

Integrated lectures, excursion

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • handle the basic vocabulary of water power use
  • analyse the use of different water turbine technologies
  • make a first draft of prefeasibility study
  • evaluate economic and ecologic criteria of different concepts

Course contents

  • Hydromechanics, hydrology and basics in energy management
  • Function and principles of HP development
  • Description and discussion of mayor parts of a hydropower plant, weirs, intake, water conveyance and electromechanical equipment

Prerequisites

Electrical power engineering, fluid mechanics for power engineering, basics of structural engineering and building physics

Literature

  • Giesecke J., Heimerl S., Mosonyi E. (2014): Wasserkraftanlagen, Springer Verlag
  • Strobl T. und Zunic F. (2006): Wasserbau, Springer Verlag
  • Böttcher J. (2014): Wasserkraftprojekte, Springer Gabler
  • Watter H. (2013): Regenerative Energiesysteme, Springer Vieweg
Innovative Energy Production (INNOE)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Structure and areas of application of fuel cell technology. The use of deep geothermal energy is part of the use of renewable energy sources. The knowledge of geological conditions, the types of development and excavation as well as the use of geothermal energy above ground are important. Since ORC processes and the Kalina process are used to generate electricity from geothermal energy, the basis of these processes is taught in this lecture.

Methodology

Integrated lectures

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • adapt the theory of fuel cells for practical use
  • describe the main design and construction of fuel cells
  • implement fuel cells into energy systems
  • describe the key charakteristics of geothermal reservoirs
  • describe the most important methods for exploration and production of geothermal reservoirs
  • understand the advantages and risks of geothermal power plants
  • design basic ORC and Kalina processes

Course contents

  • Theory of fuel cells, fuel reformation, schematic structure,
  • types of fuel cells,
  • operation modes of fuel cells,
  • integration in energy systems: Possible uses of fuel cells in buildings, industry and power plants
  • Utilization of deep geothermal energy considering geological conditions, exploration and production.

Prerequisites

Thermal energy technology, electrical energy technology

Literature

  • Krewitt et al. (2004): Brennstoffzellen in der Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung, Erich Schmidt-Verlag
  • Gummert (2006): Stationäre Brennstoffzellen, C.F. Müller Verlag
  • Stober, I.; Bucher, K. (2012): Geothermie, Springer Geology
  • Zahoransky, R. ( 2010): Energietechnik, Vieweg+Teuber
Specialisation Laboratory - Technical Project (TECPR)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Specialisation Laboratory - Technical Project (TECPR)
German / LAB
5.00
3.00

Course description

As part of this specialist laboratory, the students learn to independently solve and handle different tasks in a team. This takes place as part of individual laboratory exercises or projects that the students complete independently in a laboratory environment.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • solve and handle different tasks in a team independently.
  • analyze a given technical task in a team and to design a solution
  • document, interpret and discuss the solution and the results achieved in a protocol
  • analyze and discuss the technical relationships between the individual sub-disciplines
  • recognize alternative solutions and to analyze and discuss the resulting solution variants
  • implement the solution as a team and within a fixed time frame with the given resources
  • document the result of the team project in the form of a technical report

Course contents

  • Deepening of the technical abilities and skills for laboratory and project work
  • Documenting the planned procedure and the result achieved, writing a protocol
  • Use of the skills you have learned to implement small technical projects in a team
Wind Power (WINDK)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Wind Power (WIND)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

Presentation and overview of meteorological and physical fundamentals of wind power as well as wind power plant concepts for local and public energy supply.

Methodology

· Presentation and discussion of teaching content · Calculation examples and planning example · Demonstration objects · Performance review / test

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe the design of large and small wind turbines
  • understand and interpret wind climatology
  • carry out a site assessment and evaluation
  • identify the environmental impacts in legal approval procedures for construction and grid operation
  • to describe the operating behavior of large and small wind turbines

Course contents

  • Structure and plant concepts
  • Wind climatology, physics of wind energy
  • Energy yield, costs, environmental effects, planning, construction, operating behavior

Prerequisites

M1.2 Physical basics of mechanics, M1.3 Electrical engineering 1, M2.2 Fluid mechanics for energy technicians, M2.3 Electrical engineering 2, M3.4 Electrical power engineering

Literature

  • Erich Hau, 2008, Wind Turbines – Fundamentals, Technologies, Application, Economics, Springer, 3. translated edition, London.

Assessment methods

  • Performance assessment within lecture

5. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Electric Networks (ELNE)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Electric Networks (EN)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The electrical networks module gives a practical overview of the design and operation of electrical networks (in urban areas) from a systemic point of view.

Methodology

Integrated lecture

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe the main components of energy grids for electricity,
  • describe the function and the operation of the electricity grid,
  • calculate the main parameters of electricity grids
  • describe the systems effects between producer, supplier and storages on the operation of electricity grids
  • describe the function and the operation of electricity grids under consideration of renewable energy integration
  • calculate and simulate in an easy way the main parameters (current, voltage, power) of electric energy grids

Course contents

  • Structure of el. grids, main parameters, switch gears, measuring transformers, transformer and controller, power lines, safety components;
  • Integration of renewables in electicity grids
  • El. grids under EU/A conditions, responsability of grid operators, Power Quality, Effect of decentralised energy on power quality, new solutions for the operation of distribution networks;
  • Simulation of distributed networks

Prerequisites

• Electrical engineering 1 and 2 • Electrical Power Engineering • Thermodynamics

Literature

  • Hosemann (2000): Elektrische Energietechnik, Bd3 Netze, Springer
  • Schwab (2011): Elektroenergiesysteme, Erzeugung, Transport, Übertragung und Verteilung elektrischer Energie, Springer Verlag
Electric Networks Laboratory (ENLB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

In the Electrical Networks Laboratory module, the contents imparted in the "Electrical Networks" and "Energy Generation Systems" modules are applied with practical exercises in the laboratory.

Methodology

· Preparation for exercise through self-study (Moodle-Test) · Presentation of the laboratory exercise and exercise in groups · Recording of measured values · Writing of a laboratory report

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • • to measure and interpret the energetic performance of components of energy generation, storage, consumption and conversion

Course contents

  • Experimental setup of the most important metrological procedures for assessing the quality of machines and systems for energy conversion
  • Knowledge of solving measurement tasks
  • Metrological analysis and evaluation of the energetic performance of energy conversion components
  • Metrological analysis and evaluation of the energetic performance of heat pump systems, photovoltaic systems

Prerequisites

• Electrical networks • Automation 1 • Power generation plants

Literature

  • Hosemann (2000): Elektrische Energietechnik, Bd3 Netze, Springer
  • Schwab (2011): Elektroenergiesysteme, Erzeugung, Transport, Übertragung und Verteilung elektrischer Energie, Springer Verlag
Research und Communication Skills (COMM3)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Communication and Culture (KOKU)
German / UE
2.00
1.00
Scientific Writing (WIA)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Semester Project (SEMPR)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Semester Project (SEMPR)
German / PRJ
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this module, the elaboration, project planning and breakdown into work packages in self / team organization should take place on the basis of a technical task. In the module, a practical project from task definition to validation / verification of the results should be carried out independently or as a team through self-determined project management.

Methodology

Integrative lecture, group exercises

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to successfully conceptualize a practice / research project based on a formulated task and, if necessary, to implement it.
  • Draw up and implement a project / work plan in the dimensions of time, financial requirements and use of resources.
  • Carry out a feasibility study at a suitable time for the project and adapt the project / work plan accordingly as required
  • to create documentation that also meets scientific and technical requirements.

Course contents

  • Processing of a subject-specific task, according to the subject area and the level of training
  • Selection and application of suitable project management methods
  • Application of the relevant specific technical principles to achieve the project goals (independently or in a team)
  • Presentation, discussion and critical reflection on the results

Prerequisites

Project Management

Literature

  • Timinger H.: Projektmanagement, (aktuelle Auflage) 

Assessment methods

  • Course-immanent performance assessment
Strategies for urban energy supply (STRAT)
German / iMod
5.00
-
Strategies for urban energy supply (STRAT)
German / PRJ
5.00
3.00

Course description

Concepts of the current energy supply in cities and strategies for the future.

Methodology

project work

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • comment the background of urban energy strategies
  • give examples for environmentally friendly urban energy strategies
  • give best practise solutions for urban energy strategies

Course contents

  • Basics in urban energy strategies;
  • best practises of urban energy supply,
  • potentials of renewable energies in urban areas,
  • legislation concerning urban energy strategies,
  • presentations of selected guest lecturers
Thermal Networks (THNET)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Thermal Networks (TN)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics in thermal grids with focus on district heating and cooling

Methodology

Integrated lecture and exercise project

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • describe the main components of energy grids for district heating and cooling
  • describe the function and the operation of thermal energy grids
  • calculate the main parameters of thermal energy grids
  • describe the systems effects between producer and supplier on the operation of energy grids for district heating and cooling
  • describe the function and the operation of energy grids under consideration of renewable energy integration
  • calculate and simulate in an easy way the operation of thermal energy grids

Course contents

  • Structure of district and cooling networks
  • design parameters of thermal grids
  • techn.-econ.-ecol. efficiency parameters of thermal grids
  • heating/cooling transfer station
  • economic parameters
  • Consumer analysis and decentralised thermal grid design
  • Thermal grids under EU/A conditions, responsability of grid operators, Effect of decentralised energy on grid quality, new solutions for the operation of distribution networks
  • Potentials of district cooling in EU/A, integration of district cooling in large heating networks, ecological effects of district cooling, technical aspects of district cooling, market and costs;

Prerequisites

Basics in Physics and Thermodynamics

Literature

  • Schäfer (2013): Fernwärmeversorgung, Springer
  • Cube, Steimle, Lotz (1997): Lehrbuch der Kältetechnik Band 1 und 2, Verlag: Hüthig Jehle Rehm; Auflage: 4. Aufl.

Assessment methods

  • exercise project of a grid simulation and final examination
Thermal Networks Laboratory (TNLB)
German / LAB
2.00
1.00

Course description

Measurement exercises concerning simulation, load behaviour and systemic integration of plants for urban heating and cooling supply

Methodology

• Preparation for exercise through self-study (Moodle-Test) • Presentation of the laboratory exercise and exercise in groups • Recording of measured values • Writing of a laboratory report

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • measure and analyse the main characteristics of transfer stations for heating and cooling supply under laboratory test conditions
  • configure and simulate thermal networks
  • optimise thermal networks in laboratory tests with regard to load behaviour and to subject them to an economic analysis
  • analyse the tasks of the load distributor of an urban heating and cooling supplier

Course contents

  • Safety instructions, laboratory regulations, protocol guidelines
  • Transfer stations for heating and cooling supply,
  • Simulation of thermal networks,
  • Load behaviour of thermal networks and evaluation with regard to technical-economic-ecological assessment
  • Laboratory excursion: load distributor, heating and cooling supply

Prerequisites

Basics in mechanical engineering, M2.3 Electrical engineering 2, M2.1 Thermodynamics

Literature

  • Schäfer (2013): Fernwärmeversorgung, Springer
  • Cube, Steimle, Lotz (1997): Lehrbuch der Kältetechnik Band 1 und 2, Verlag: Hüthig Jehle Rehm; Auflage: 4. Aufl.

Assessment methods

  • Laboratory report and active participation
Thermal power plant technology (THKRA)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Biomass Combined Heat and Power Systems (BIOKW)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Bioenergy supply with focus on combined heat and power technologies

Methodology

Integrated lecture with exercises

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • To design the processes and main components of biomasse CHP plants
  • Assess and evaluate biomass CHP conversion technologies and their main usage: steam processes, organic rancine cycle processes (ORC), gas engines
  • Assess and evaluate the operation procedure of heat and/or power driven biomass CHP plants
  • Assess and evaluate the technical, economic and ecologic usage of biomass CHP technologies

Course contents

  • Engineering of components and thermal process design of biomass CHP plants,
  • biomass steam turbine plants,
  • biomass ORC plants
  • biomass gas engines, stirling engines and micro turbines
  • Techno-economic and ecological technology assessment

Prerequisites

Basics in Physics, Thermodynamics and Thermal Biomass utilisation

Literature

  • Kaltschmitt, Hartmann, Hofbauer (2016): Energie aus Biomasse, Springer VDI Verlag
  • Schmitz, Schaumann (2010), Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung, Springer VDI Verlag
  • Obernberger et al. (1999): Dezentrale Biomasse Kraft Wärme Kopplungstechnologie, Bios Verlag

Assessment methods

  • exercises and final examination
Conventional Power Plant Technology (KKWT)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Engineering and operation of fossil power plants in urban areas. Focus on the energetic use of oil, gas, coal and municipal wastes.

Methodology

Integrated lecture with exercises

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • Select the most efficient technologies for the specific fuels
  • Analyse measures for the most efficient use of energy
  • Analyse thermodynamic processes
  • Propose best operation mode, heat or electricity related, for most efficient use
  • Propose and evaluate environmental measures
  • Analyse measures for the integration of renewable energies in the process

Course contents

  • Power plant design: Process engineering, operation, control system, safety measures, techno-economic parameters,
  • Gas turbines, Combined Cycle, Steam power plants, coal power plants, combined heat and power plants
  • Waste heat plants, sludge incineration and residues
  • Flue gas treatment

Prerequisites

Basics in Physics and Thermodynamics

Literature

  • Zahoransky (2015): Energietechnik, Springer Vieweg Verlag;
  • Strauß (2016): Kraftwerkstechnik, Springer Verlag;

Assessment methods

  • Constantly rated assignments - Final examination

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Bachelor Thesis (BA)
German / kMod
10.00
-
Bachelor Exam (BSCPR)
German / EXAM
2.00
0.00

Course description

The Bachelor's examination is a commission examination before a relevant examination committee and completes the Bachelor's program.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • apply knowledge from different learning areas within the scope of the task technically correct and argumentatively correct to new situations

Course contents

  • The Bachelor's examination consists of a presentation of the bachelor paper an oral examination on the bachelor paper.
Bachelor Thesis (BA)
German / EL
8.00
5.00

Course description

The bachelor paper is an independent written work, which has to be written in the context of a course.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to apply the scientific methods in the respective subject correctly to a technical task and to reflect the results critically.
  • to structure a scientific work in a formally correct way
  • to conduct (literature) research, evaluate sources and cite them according to the usual scientific standards

Course contents

  • The bachelor paper usually includes an independent examination with a detailed description and explanation of its solution.
Internship (BPRAK)
German / kMod
20.00
-
Internship (BPRAK)
German / SO
18.00
0.00

Course description

FH degree programmes are to be designed in such a way that students can acquire the knowledge, skills and competences relevant to professional practice that they need for successful professional activity. Against this background, internships represent a training-relevant component within the framework of Bachelor degree programmes.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able to ...

  • to independently solve well-defined subtasks in operational practice and to carry out the necessary documentation
  • to implement the knowledge and skills acquired during their studies.
  • to reflect the operational practice with regard to technical, economic and organizational, as well as management and personality relevant aspects

Course contents

  • The professional internship is accompanied by a seminar in which the students' experiences with the professional internship are reflected.
Internship support and reflection (PRAKB)
German / BE
2.00
1.00