Urban Renewable Energy Technologies: Curriculum

Here you'll find detailed information on current courses of the Bachelor's degree program Urban Renewable Energy Technologies. Please note that due to ongoing updates not all courses of the program might be fully displayed. A complete overview of the curriculum for the study year 2016/17 is going to be published in the course of the summer semester 2016.

1. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Basics in Natural Sciences (M12)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Energy, Ecology, Technology, Society (EUTG)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

This lecture gives an introduction into following topics, Energy strategies, Ecological effects of energy supply and demand, Sustainability and technology assessement of urban energy supply

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the basics of urban energy supply
  • describe ecological effects of energy supply
  • define Sustainability in context to energy technologies

Course contents

  • Terms of urban energy supply and energy strategies, local and global aspects of energy supply in selected excamples, Definition of Sustainability and the link to energy technologies

Literature

  • Karl Gruber (2007): Multifunktionale Energieversorgung in Städten, Herausgeber: Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie;
  • Mitteilung EU-KOM 639 (10. November 2010): Energie 2020 – Eine Strategie für wettbewerbsfähige, nachhaltige und sichere Energie;
  • IW-Analysen 82 (2012): Auf dem Weg zu mehr Nachhaltigkeit: Erfolge und Herausforderungen 25 Jahre nach dem Brundtland-Bericht, Verlag: IW Medien
  • Ausgewählte Unterlagen der LektorInnen;

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam
Fundamentals in Computer Science (GLI)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

In the course basics of computer science are taught as needed for the study. This primarily concerns the topics word processing, spreadsheet, evaluation and storage of data and simple principles of programming.

Learning outcomes

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

  • use standard software (Office) in practice as needed for study.
  • perform data analyzes and graphically represent results in an appealing format
  • store large amounts of structured data and analyze them mathematically and statistically
  • create technically correct text documents based on templates available for study
  • create simple code snippets for data evaluation

Course contents

  • Concepts in handling software applications (by example of MS Office - Word, Excel, Access)
  • Meaning and use of various data formats
  • Programming basics by example of Visual Basic for Applications
  • Basics of relational databases
  • Introduction to MATLAB Software

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Arendt-Theilen, F., Gieringer, D., Hügemann, H., Pfeifer, E., Schiecke, D., Schuster, H. (Eds.), 2014. Microsoft Excel 2013 - das Handbuch, Insider-Wissen - praxisnah und kompetent. Microsoft Press, Unterschleißheim.
  • Hölscher, L., 2013. Microsoft Access 2013 - das Handbuch, Insider-Wissen praxisnah und kompetent. Microsoft Press/O’Reilly, Unterschleißheim.
  • Klaßen, R., 2014. Office 2013: der umfassende Ratgeber; 1. Aufl. ed. Vierfarben, Bonn.
  • Pietruszka, W.D., 2014. MATLAB und Simulink in der Ingenieurpraxis: Modellbildung, Berechnung und Simulation, 4., überarb., aktualisierte und erw. Aufl. ed, Lehrbuch. Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden.
  • Schweizer, W., 2013. MATLAB kompakt, 5., aktualisierte und erw. Aufl. ed. Oldenbourg, München.
  • Theis, T., 2013. Einstieg in VBA mit Excel, 3., aktual. und erw. Aufl. ed, Galileo computing. Galileo Press, Bonn.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
Mathematics (MAT)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introductory Course focussing on Complex Numbers, Calculus in one variable, Ordinary Differential Equations, Linear Algebra

Learning outcomes

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

  • perform basic operations with complex numbers, change their representation and interpret this geometrically.
  • sketch graphs of functions and to approximate functions using methods from Calculus
  • describe and solve systems of linear equations in the framework of Linear Algebra
  • apply methods from Linear Algebra in order to decompose matrices and to represent linear functions by matrices
  • classify Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE’s) and to solve and if necessary to interpret geometrically first order linear ODE’s as well as linear ODE’s with constant coefficients of arbitrary order

Course contents

  • Complex Numbers, Calculus in one variable, Ordinary Differential Equations, Linear Algebra

Prerequisites

Basics in: - Math from secondary education

Literature

  • Vorlesungsmitschrift und Skripten im Downloadbereich
  • Timischl, W. / Kaiser, G. (2011): Ingenieur Mathematik Bd.1-4, Verlag-Herausgeber-sonstiges
  • Teschl, S. / Teschl, G. (2013): Mathematik für Informatiker, Springer
  • Stingl, P. (2004): Einstieg in die Mathematik für Fachhochschulen, Hanser
  • Stingl, P. (2009): Mathematik für Fachhochschulen, Hanser
  • Bartsch H.-J. (2007): Taschenbuch mathematischer Formeln, Hanser

Assessment methods

  • Written exam at the end of term.
Dummy (M11)
German / kMod
9.00
-
Building Construction and Building Physics 1 (GLB1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basic building physics and structural engineering 1

Learning outcomes

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

  • design thermal qualities of building construction elements in the field of energetic building design aspects
  • evaluate planning and building processes
  • design depicting walls, ceiling and roof structures
  • complete calculations concerning humidity protection and thermal insulation.

Course contents

  • Overview over energetic building design, planning and building processes, foundation, thermal insulation, humidity protection, wall, ceiling and roof constructions, roof drainage

Prerequisites

- Basic Knowledge in mathematics and physics from secondary education

Literature

  • Fischer, Jenisch et al., Lehrbuch der Bauphysik, Schall-Wärme-Feuchte-Licht-Brand-Klima. Verlag Teubner.
  • Riccabona, Christof: Baukonstruktionslehre Teil 1 Rohbau, Teil 2 Ausbau, Teil 4 Bauphysik

Assessment methods

  • Grading: 80% written exam (1/3 calculations, 1/3 theoretical questions, 1/3 depection of consturctions), 20% exercise folder (both have to be positive); midterm exercise exam, exam at the end of semester.
Fundamentals in Electronic Engineering and Electronics 1 (GLE1)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

Connecting to knowledge acquired during secondary education, this lecture extends knowledge for practical application in analysis of electrical circuits for direct and alternating current. .

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the function of the most important components in DC and AC networks and identify their properties.
  • calculate voltage, current and power within branches of electrical networks using Kirchhoff’s law, superposition law and network transformation.
  • calculate voltage, current and power within AC networks consisting of energy-sources, R, L and C.
  • describe the principle functionality of three-phase networks and differentiate the most important load cases.

Course contents

  • Voltage- and Current-Sources, Ohms law, Kirchhoffs laws, Superposition, Mathematical models to describe the function of R, L and C. Three-Phase networks

Prerequisites

Basics in:- Physics from secondary education - Math from secondary education

Literature

  • Marinescu, Winter, Grundlagenwissen Elektrotechnik, Springer 2011
  • Sommer, Thomas / Schmöllebeck, Fritz Studienbriefe zur Lehrveranstaltung

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method - group work and Exam in two parts
Fundamentals in Mechanical Engineering 1 (GLM1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction in Engineering Mechanics with basics in statics and kinetics and special chapters of the strenghts of materials.

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyze different effects of forces, torques and friction forces towards static mechanical systems
  • calculate static equilibrium systems
  • analyze and calculate basic mechanical systems towards nominal design stress and strength of materials
  • interpretate and define the terms of mechanical work, energy, power, efficiency of mechanical systems
  • to define the conservation of energy for mechanical systems

Course contents

  • Basics in mechanical engineering: Statics: Forces, torques, friction, equilibrium systems; Strenght of materials: Types of stress and strengths calculations Kinetics: Definition of mechanical work, energy, power, efficiency of mechanical systems, inertia, conservation of energy for mechanical systems;

Prerequisites

Basics in: - Physics from secondary education - Math from secondary education

Literature

  • Alfred Böge: Technische Mechanik (2013), Springer Vieweg Verlag
  • Alfred Böge et al.: Aufgabensammlung und Lösungen Technische Mechanik (2011), Springer Vieweg Verlag
  • Dillinger et al.: Fachkunde Metall (2010), Europa-Lehrmittel Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method – exercises (delivery of an exercise portfolio) and Exam in two parts
Project 1 (M13)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Laboratory 1 (LB1)
German / LAB
3.00
2.00
Technical Design 1 (KUE1)
German / UE
4.50
3.00
Social- and Economic Skills 1 (M14)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Communicative and Creative English (CCE)
English / SE
3.00
2.00

Course description

Starting from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B1+, we aim at developing and strengthening language skills required for personal and social interaction

Learning outcomes

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

  • act and respond appropriately in private situations and in international contexts;
  • initiate and cultivate professional contacts;
  • successfully apply the four skills in professional situations.

Course contents

  • Autobiography
  • Small talk
  • Everyday situations
  • Discussions of topic of general relevance
  • Persuasive speaking and writing

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B1+

Literature

  • - Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Professional and Social Communication, Skriptum - Connolly, P. / Kingsbury, P. et al. (2014): eSNACK, Lernplattform
  • Aktuelle Handouts und audiovisuelle Unterstützung
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, i.e. active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Economics 1 (WR1)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

Imparting knowledge of selected legal topics (in particular European law and Austrian contract or trade law)

Methodology

lecture, examples and discussion

Learning outcomes

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

  • illustrate and explicate the legal framework (e.g. Austrian legal system, interdependence Austria – European Union)
  • utilise selected web-based legal data-banks in simple cases
  • deal with simple legal facts of a case and evaluate it in general
  • by given constellations of contracts assert if certain requirements (e.g. configuration of performance) are fulfilled
  • by given basic conditions (e.g.operational plant) estimate which legal consequencies may arise

Course contents

  • main features of the legal systems of the European Union
  • Austrian law especially contract law and trade law

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Borchardt, Klaus-Dieter (2010): Die rechtlichen Grundlagen der Europäischen Union, Facultas.WUV
  • Krejci, Heinz (2010): Privatrecht, Manz
  • Nowotny, Georg (2009): Gesellschaftsrecht, Verlag Österreich
  • Puntigam, Alois (2010): Gewerberecht, Linde
  • Schwimann, Michael (2013): Bürgerliches Recht für Anfänger, LexisNexis
  • Stolzlechner, Harald (2011): Einführung in das öffentliche Recht, Manz

Assessment methods

  • Final exam
Team Building (TE)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In the course the participants get to know their colleagues, the content of the study and the organisation of the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien.

Methodology

Introductory course for team development.

Learning outcomes

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

  • • take on an active, reflecting role in the new structure (team, organisation, program).• develop team rules and to implement them.

Course contents

  • • Content of the study and Organisation of the study program• Formulation of expectations• Team rules• Target agreements• Flow of informations - efficiently and actively developed

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • • Franken, Swetlana (2010): Verhaltensorientierte Führung – Handeln, Lernen und Diversity in Unternehmen, 3. Auflage, Verlag Gabler, Wiesbaden

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (participated sucessfully)

Anmerkungen

The course will be organised in cooperation with the administration of the study course.

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Applied Technologies 2 (M22)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Applied Mechanical Engineering 1 (AMB1)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Electrical Systems (ELAL)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Power Electronics (LE)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Thermodynamics 1 (TD1)
German / UE
1.50
1.00
Thermodynamics 1 (TD1)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Project 2 (M23)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Laboratory 2 (LB2)
German / LAB
3.00
2.00
Technical Design 2 (KUE2)
German / UE
3.00
2.00
Social- and Economic Skills 2 (M24)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Economics 2 (WR2)
German / VO
3.00
2.00
Presentation (PR)
German / SE
1.50
1.00
Technical English (TEE)
English / SE
3.00
2.00
Technical Design 2 (M21)
German / kMod
9.00
-
Building Construction and Building Physics 2 (GBT2)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Fundamentals in Electronic Engineering and Electronics 2 (GLE2)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Fundamentals in Mechanical Engineering 2 (GLM2)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Measurement Instrumentation Control Techniques (MSRT)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Applied Technologies 2 (M32)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Applied Mechanical Engineering 2 (AMB2)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

Basics in: - Strenght calculation of apparatus and pipe lines - Thermal calculation of heat exchangers - Calculation of piping systems and corrosion protection - Basics in Heat pump technology

Learning outcomes

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

  • design drums and boilers concerning strength applications
  • design piping networks and their characteristic curves
  • evaluate different corrosion methods for heating plants
  • design basic heat pump systems and their principal applications

Course contents

  • Strenght calculations of drums and boilers,
  • Thermal calculations of heat exchangers
  • Dimensioning of piping networks,
  • Corrosion methods and their application in heating systems,
  • Heat pumps and their application in energy systems

Prerequisites

Basics in mechanical engineering

Literature

  • Recknagel, Sprenger (2014), Taschenbuch Heizung- und Klimatechnik, Oldenbourg Verlag
  • Wagner (2006): Festigkeitsberechnungen im Apparate- und Rohrleitungsbau, Vogel Business Media Verlag
  • Cube, Steimle (1993): Wärmepumpen. Grundlagen und Praxis, VDI Verlag
  • Skripten der LektorInnen

Assessment methods

  • Constantly rated assignments
  • Mid-term exam and final examination
Electrical Machines (ELAT)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Thermodynamics 2 - Lecture (TD2)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

TD2 continues the descriptions of thermodynamics in TD1. Here are applications important. Psychrometrics of air-vapour mixtures and its applications, different aspects of heat transfer and thermal plants are described. Heat conduction, convection and radiation as the basic mechanisms of heat transfer are described alone and in its combination of heat exchangers. For the consideration of thermal plants the quality of energy, the exergy, is adopted and the transformation of heat into work (clockwise thermodynamic cycles – heat engines) and the increasing of the exergy (anticlockwise thermodynamic cycles – heat pumps and chillers) are taught.

Learning outcomes

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

  • interpret the quality of energy, especially heat
  • interpret clockwise thermodynamic cycles – heat engines compared to anticlockwise thermodynamic cycles – heat pumps and chillers
  • design and analyze specific thermodynamic cycles, such as gas engines, steam cycles, heat pumps and chillers,
  • design heat transfer processes in theory and problem based examples,
  • interpret air-vapour mixtures and their applications based on Mollier-hx-diagram

Course contents

  • Basics of ideal thermodynamic cycles,
  • Clockwise and anticlockwise thermodynamic cycles,
  • Heat engines and processes (gas turbine systems, steam power plants, co-generation heat and power plants-CHPP),
  • Combustion engines (open gas turbine cycle, Otto-, Diesel engines, CHP applications)
  • basics of heat transfer (heat conduction, convection, thermal radiation, heat exchanger)
  • Heat pumps and chillers, Dessicant cooling plants
  • air-vapour mixtures

Prerequisites

- Technical, scientific and applied basics - Mathematical basics - Thermodynamics I

Literature

  • Weigand, Köhler, v.Wolfersdorf (2013): Thermodynamik kompakt, Springer Vieweg Verlag,
  • Hans Dieter Baehr, Kabelac (2009): Thermodynamik. Grundlagen und technische Anwendungen, Springer Verlag
  • Herwig, Kautz (2007): Technische Thermodynamik, Pearson Studium

Assessment methods

  • Weekly, voluntary tests and final exam
Thermodynamics 2 - Practics (TD2)
German / UE
1.50
1.00

Course description

These lectures are deepening the knowledge of the theory in TD2-VO with more details at applications. Detailed explanations, answers of students questions and calculation examples in psychrometrics of air-vapour mixtures and its applications, different aspects of heat transfer and thermal plants are deepening the comprehension on the thermodynamic theory (for details see the description of TD2-VO)

Learning outcomes

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

  • interpret and calculate clockwise thermodynamic cycles – heat engines compared to anticlockwise thermodynamic cycles – heat pumps and chillers
  • design, calculate and analyze specific thermodynamic cycles, such as gas engines, steam cycles, heat pumps and chillers,
  • design heat transfer processes in theory and specific problem based examples,
  • interpret and calculate air-vapour mixtures and their applications based on Mollier-hx-diagram

Course contents

  • This lecture is strongly connected to TD2-VO and practises specific applications of thermodynamic cycles, especially in:
  • Design and calculation of clockwise and anticlockwise thermodynamic cycles,
  • Heat engines and processes (gas turbine systems, steam power plants, co-generation heat and power plants-CHPP),
  • Combustion engines (open gas turbine cycle, Otto-, Diesel engines, CHP applications)
  • basics of heat transfer (heat conduction, convection, thermal radiation, heat exchanger)
  • Heat pumps and chillers, Dessicant cooling plants
  • air-vapour mixtures

Prerequisites

- Technical, scientific and applied basics - Mathematical basics - Thermodynamics I - the lecture Thermodynamics II

Literature

  • Unterlagen der LektorInnen,
  • Weigand, Köhler, v.Wolfersdorf (2013): Thermodynamik kompakt, Springer Vieweg Verlag,
  • Hans Dieter Baehr, Kabelac (2009): Thermodynamik. Grundlagen und technische Anwendungen, Springer Verlag
  • Herwig, Kautz (2007): Technische Thermodynamik, Pearson Studium

Assessment methods

  • Evaluation of weekly exercises
Building Technologies 1 (M35)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Energy-Efficient Construction (EEB)
German / VO
3.00
2.00
HVAC 1 - Heating Engineering (HLK1)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Appliance and complementing aspects of thermal and humidity issues in heating engineering; practical construction design elements.

Learning outcomes

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

  • calculate the heat loss and heating demand of rooms and buildings
  • determine the possibilities of heating systems including their dimensioning.

Course contents

  • Basic building physics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, heat generation, heat distribution, space heating, heating planning

Prerequisites

Basic physics, mechanics and thermodynamics Basic lectures building construction and building physics from the first and second semester.

Literature

  • Jens Klaus, TU Wien: Vorlesungen über Technische Gebäudeausrüstung
  • Recknagel, Sprenger, Hörmann: Taschenbuch für Heizung- und Klimatechnik, Oldenbourgverlag.

Assessment methods

  • 70 % test, 30 % exercise folder, both evaluated positively. Test without sheets for formula and without script.
Project 3 (M33)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Applied Laboratory (ALB)
German / LAB
3.00
2.00
Applied Technical Design (ANP)
German / UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

Calculation of standardplants of the syllabi on solar energy and building service facilities

Learning outcomes

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

  • ...
  • dimension components for solar plants or plants for building facilities, and are able to select them from catalogues
  • design plants with industrial software
  • develop a cost calculation
  • compile a documentation

Course contents

  • Photovoltaicplants, thermal solar plants and building service facilities:
  • Ressource and time planning
  • Simulation of the plant with industrial software: Calculation of solar yield or calculation of heat load and of ventilation volume
  • Dimensioning and selection of the components
  • Connecting and installation plans of the plant
  • List of specification, tender, economic efficiency calculation

Prerequisites

- Basics in technical and natural sciences - Basics in Solarthermal and Photovoltaic plants and in construction engineering

Literature

  • Richtlinien des österreichischen Institituts für Bautechnik
  • Skripten der LektorInnen
  • Spezifische Normen (ÖNORMEN, DIN) und Vorschriften (ÖVE/ÖNORM)

Assessment methods

  • Continuous assessment during the lecture; Delivery of a project documentation
Renewable Energy Technologies 1 (M31)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Basics in Biomass Utilisation (GLB)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

The lecture consists of the basics in thermal biomass utilisation. The contents lead from the characteristics of biomass supply to the use of biomass in small and large thermal incineration plants.

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

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

Prerequisites

Basics in: - Mathematics - Mechanical engineering - Applied engineering techniques

Literature

  • Kaltschmitt, Hartmann, Hofbauer (2009): Energie aus Biomasse, Springer Verlag
  • Zahoransky (2012): Energietechnik: Systeme zur Energieumwandlung, Springer Vieweg Verlag,
  • Skripten der LektorInnen

Assessment methods

  • Seminary work of a small biomass plant 30%
  • Final examination 70%
Components of Photovoltaic Power Systems (PVK)
German / VO
3.00
2.00
Components of Solar Thermal Systems (STK)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basic of thermal solar systems and components.

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 their function and to draw a technical sketch
  • 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
  • describe the essential figures of solar systems (solar coverage, specific yield, seasonal performance ratio, system performance ratio)
  • 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
  • Market
  • Radiation physics
  • Solar thermal collector, physics, designs
  • Energy storage, types, applications
  • Other components
  • Controller
  • Characteristic figures
  • Hygiene
  • Dimension of solar thermal systems
  • Economy
  • Evaluation of heating systems

Prerequisites

Basics in: - Mechanical engineering - Thermodynamics - Basics in HVAC

Literature

  • Kaltschmitt, Martin und Streicher, Wolfgang: Regenerative Energien in Österreich, 1. Auflage, Vieweg+Teubner | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2009.
  • Quaschning, Volker: Regenerative Energiesysteme. München: Hanser Verlag, 2009, ISBN 987-3-446-42151-6.
  • Wesselak V. und Schabbach T.: Regenerative Energietechnik, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg 2009.
  • F. Späte,H.Ladener: Solaranlagen, Handbuch der thermischen Solarenergienutzung,Oekobuch Verlag
  • 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
  • Recknagel-Sprenger, Taschenbuch f. Heizung- und Klimatechnik, Verlag Oldenbourg

Assessment methods

  • Final exam
Social- and Economic Skills 31 (M34)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Business English (BE)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Starting from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages B2, students engage with global economic and technical developments and their impact on society, and thereby acquire relevant terms and concepts together with the appropriate language skills

Learning outcomes

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

  • recognize connections between economic theories and forms of government
  • analyze the impact of globalization on society and the environment
  • demonstrate their qualifications in the job application process

Course contents

  • Economic concepts and theories
  • Winners and losers of globalization
  • CV and motivation letter

Prerequisites

Completion of previous course

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Economy, Technology and Society, Skriptum
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, i.e. active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Communication (KOM)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In the course the students reflect on and practice communicative abilities in a vocational context on a scientific basis. Emphasis is placed on conversation techniques, and written communication is treated as well.

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyze their own communication behavior in relation to relevant models (e.g. Schulz v . Thun).
  • make contact with discussion partners (e.g. rapport) and to find an adequate conversation started.
  • analyze promotional and disruptive behavior in a conversation on the basis of Transactional Analysis.

Course contents

  • Basic theoretical knowledge of communication: Four-sides model and others
  • Verbal and nonverbal communication
  • Conversation promoters, conversation disturbers
  • Question techniques and active listening
  • Handling criticism and difficult situations in conversations
  • Goal-oriented communication

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Franken, S. (2007): Verhaltensorientierte Führung – Handeln, Lernen und Ethik in Unternehmen, 2. Auflage, Wiesbaden: Gabler
  • Schulz von Thun, Friedmann (2009): Miteinander reden – Band 1, Reinbek bei Hamburg: Rowohlt
  • Simon, Walter (2007): GABALs großer Methodenkoffer: Grundlagen der Kommunikation, Offenbach: Gabal Verlag
  • Weisbach, Christian-Rainer (2003): Professionelle Gesprächsführung, München: dtv-Beck Verlag
  • Werth, Lioba (2004): Psychologie für die Wirtschaft, Heidelberg: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (grade)

Anmerkungen

none

Project Management (PM)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The students will get to know all project-phases. They will define the structure of a project, assess risks, estimate the effort, schedule the project, and plan the resources and the costs with the help of different project management tools.

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyse and structure projects
  • plan dates, resources and costs of a project
  • understand how to use the basic management and steering mechanisms in projects

Course contents

  • Project – the term
  • The project phases
  • Stakeholders, their attitude to the project, their Influence and their expectations and fears
  • The content of a project assignment
  • What are SMART objectives?
  • Which project organizations for which project
  • Roles in projects
  • Structuring projects
  • Risk management: identifying and assessing risks; defining preventions of risks
  • Work estimation methods in projects
  • Planning of dependencies and scheduling using a GANTT diagram
  • Resource planning and leveling
  • Calculation of project costs
  • Change management in projects
  • Project controlling and suitability of controlling tools
  • Reports in projects
  • Leading project teams in different project phases
  • Closing a project

Prerequisites

Basic economic knowledge

Literature

  • GAREIS, Roland (2006): Happy Projects! 3. Auflage, Wien: Manz
  • PATZAK, Gerold / RATTAY, Günter (2014): Projektmanagement. Leitfaden zum Management von Projekten, Projektportfolios und projektorientierten Unternehmen, 6. Auflage, Wien: Linde
  • ZUGSCHWERT, Axel (2016): Skriptum Projekt Management - Grundlagen, 8. Ausgabe
  • ZUGSCHWERT, Axel (2016): MS Project 2016 – Erste Schritte

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
  • 70% end exam
  • 30% project hand book

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Building Technologies 2 (M45)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Innovative Cooling Systems (INOK)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Solar Architecture and Smart City Planning (SOLA)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00
Ventilation- and Air Conditioning Technology (HLK2)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Heat and Power Plants (M43)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Biomass Combined Heat and Power Systems (BKWK)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Operation und calculation of biomass combined heat and power plants (biomass CHP plants). Technical, economic and ecologic analysis.

Learning outcomes

After passing this course successfully students are able 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, especially
  • biomass steam turbine plants,
  • biomass ORC plants
  • biomass gas engines, stirling engines and micro turbines.
  • Techno-economic and ecological technology assessment

Prerequisites

- Basics in mechanical and electrical engineering and thermodynamics - Basics in applied engineering techniques

Literature

  • Obernberger et al. (1999): Dezentrale Biomasse Kraft Wärme Kopplungstechnologie, Bios Verlag
  • Schmitz, Schaumann (2009), Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung, Springer VDI Verlag
  • Kaltschmitt, Hartmann, Hofbauer (2009): Energie aus Biomasse, Springer VDI Verlag

Assessment methods

  • constantly rated assignments 30%
  • final examination 70%
Thermal Biomass Utilisation (THB)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Renewable Energy Technologies 2 (M41)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Components of Power Distribution Networks (NETK)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00
Photovoltaics in Urban Areas (PVU)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Solar Thermal Systems in Urban Areas (STU)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Social- and Economic Skills 4 (M44)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Quality Management (QM)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Scientific Writing (SCW)
English / SE
1.50
1.00
Teamwork (AT)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course prepares students for team work in their studies and in their professional work.

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain models of team development (for example Tuckman ) and to derive interventions for their own practice.
  • explain team roles (for example Belbin ) and to identify them in simple practical examples.
  • use constructive feedback in team conflicts.

Course contents

  • Hallmarks of and criterias of success in teamwork
  • Team development
  • Team roles
  • Structure of personalities in team processes
  • Preferred team roles and personal potential for development
  • Constructive feedback in conflicts

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Haug, Christoph V. (2009): Erfolgreich im Team. Praxisnahme Anregungen für effizientes Teamcoaching und Projektarbeit, 4.überarbeitete Auflage, München: dtv-Verlag
  • Niermeyer, Rainer (2008): Teams führen, 2.Auflage, Freiburg: Haufe Verlag
  • Van Dick, Rolf van/ West Michael A. (2005): Teamwork, Teamdiagnose, Teamentwicklung, Verlag Hogrefe, Göttingen
  • Werth, Lioba (2004): Psychologie für die Wirtschaft. Grundlagen und Anwendungen [S. 253-309: Arbeit in Gruppen], Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (grade)
Specialisation 1 (M45)
German / iMod
6.00
-
Spec. 1 - Building-Energy-Design (GED1)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00
Spec. 1 - Heat and Power Plants (GTA1)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00
Spec. 1 - Hybrid Energy Technologies (VET1)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00
Spec. 1 - Smart Cities (SMC1)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00

5. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Energy Conversion Technologies (M53)
German / iMod
4.50
-
Strategies for Urban Energy Supply (STEV)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

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

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

Prerequisites

- Basics in mechanical and electrical engineering and thermodynamics - Basics in applied engineering techniques

Literature

  • Morata, Sandoval (2012): European Energy Policy: An Environmental Approach, Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Droege (2011): Urban Energy Transition: From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Power, Elsevier Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Final exam
Thermal Power Systems (KONW)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

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

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, flue gas treatment, residues

Prerequisites

- Basics in mechanical and electrical engineering - Thermodynamics - Basics in applied engineering techniques

Literature

  • Zahoransky (2012): Energietechnik, Springer Vieweg Verlag;
  • Strauß (2012): Kraftwerkstechnik, Springer Verlag;

Assessment methods

  • Final exam
Energy Networks (M52)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Power Distribution Networks in Urban Areas (NETU)
German / ILV
4.50
3.00

Course description

Energy grids in urban areas; integration of renewable energy sources into conventional, centralised energy systems.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the systems effects between producer and supplier on the operation of energy grids for electricity, 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 electric energy grids

Course contents

  • 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; 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; Simulation of distributed networks

Prerequisites

- Basics in mechanical and electrical engineering - Thermodynamics

Literature

  • Hosemann (2000): Elektrische Energietechnik, Bd3 Netze, Springer
  • Schwab (2011): Elektroenergiesysteme, Erzeugung, Transport, Übertragung und Verteilung elektrischer Energie, Springer Verlag
  • Schäfer (2013): Fernwärmeversorgung, Springer
  • DG silent software Applikation für verteilte Netze, Power Factory/D

Assessment methods

  • Constantly rated assignments
  • Final exam
Renewable Energy Technologies 3 (M51)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Fuel Cells (BRZ)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Geothermal Energy (GEOT)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

The use of deep geothermal energy is a kind of using renewable energy. The knowledge of geological conditions, the kinds of exploration and the production and the utilization of geothermal energy is essential. Organic Rankine cycle and Kalina-cycle are used for converting the thermal energy in electricity.

Learning outcomes

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

  • design in a basic description the processes of geothermal heat supply in urban areas
  • describe the processes of geothermal heat to power conversion
  • describe the basic geological conditions for geothermal use
  • design Organic Rankine cycle and Kalina process

Course contents

  • Use of deep geothermal energy with regards of geological conditions, exploration, production and utilization of the geothermal energy.

Prerequisites

- Thermodynamics - Planning and calculation of power plants - District heat supply

Literature

  • Stober, I.; Bucher, K. (2012): Geothermie, Springer Geology
  • Zahoransky, R. ( 2010): Energietechnik, Vieweg+Teuber

Assessment methods

  • Final examination
Hydropower (WAKA)
German / VO
3.00
2.00
Wind Power (WIKA)
German / VO
1.50
1.00
Social- and Economic Skills 5 (M54)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Engineering Ethics (ENE)
English / SE
3.00
2.00

Course description

Starting from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages C1, students discuss ethics concepts and analyze real-life case studies and acquire writing and speaking skills necessary to complete their bachelor studies, such as writing abstracts and techniques for successful presentations

Learning outcomes

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

  • formulate and justify a rationally defendable position on basic ethical problems
  • analyze ethical dilemmas in case studies
  • present their bachelor thesis in English to the exam committee and to defend their paper

Course contents

  • Principles of ethical judgement
  • Case studies
  • 30 seconds speeches
  • Building an English presentation from a German paper
  • Presentation techniques and relevant language

Prerequisites

- Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level C1 - Completion of previous semester course

Literature

  • Connolly, P. / Kingsbury, P. et al. (2014): eSNACK, Lernplattform
  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Ethics, Skriptum
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method, i.e. active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments
Process Management (PZM)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

Basics and ground rules of process management accompanied with case studies

Learning outcomes

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

  • fruition the requirements of process management in a modern organization;
  • assign essential technical terms of process management properly;
  • model processes and procedures within the meaning of process management.

Course contents

  • Basics and ground rules of process management; case studies

Prerequisites

Basics of - Business administration - Project management - Quality management

Literature

  • K. W. Wagner und G. Patzak, Performance Excellence - der Praxisleitfaden zum effektiven Prozessmanagement, München: Hanser, 2007.
  • Schmelzer, Hermann, Sesselmann (2010): Geschäftsprozessmanagement in der Praxis, Hanser Verlag;
  • Becker, Kugler, Rosemann (2005): Prozessmanagement, Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Groupwork
  • Presentation
  • Written test
Specialisation 2 (M55)
German / iMod
9.00
-
Specialisation 2 - Building-Energy-Design (GED2)
German / PRJ
9.00
6.00

Course description

The main Focus of the specialization lecture „Building Energy Design 2“ lies in the field of building services (heating ventilation air conditioning) and building physics, complemented with topics out of architectural design in context to energy planning and integration of heating, cooling and ventilation equipment, especially for large volume buildings and international applications.

Learning outcomes

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

  • design solutions of planning, designing and developing for a buildings energy design for larger buildings within an international context
  • design a building energy concept integrated in an international planning team according to project management rules
  • specialise in a main field of building energy design (building physics, electrical planning, thermal simulation, HVAC heating-ventilation-air conditioning,…) and apply detailed know how in a complex project environment
  • co-create planning processes and the interactions between different special international planning teams especially related to the topics energy efficiency, sustainability and comfort

Course contents

  • Depending on the specialization group: energy efficient design of large volume buildings, quality control of energydesign, international approaches, interfaces to architects/clients/specific plannings, project management

Prerequisites

Basic building physics and building construction engineering, basic HVAC engineering, knowledge in energy supply in buildings by renewable technologies; project management

Literature

  • Previsous bachelor and master papers on the topic, special literature - to evaluate with the first release of the bachelor thesis.

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method with final presentation in front of a commission; Mid-term papers, laboratory, presentation, final bachelor paper
Specialisation 2 - Heat and Power Plants (GTA2)
German / PRJ
9.00
6.00
Specialisation 2 - Integrated Energy Technologies (VET2)
German / PRJ
9.00
6.00
Specialization 2 - Smart Cities (SMC2)
German / PRJ
9.00
6.00

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Professional Internship (M61)
German / iMod
30.00
-
Professional Internship (BP)
German / BE
21.00
0.00
Professional Internship Coaching (PIC)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00
Professional Internship Reflection (PRR)
German / FUV
3.00
2.00