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

Course description

Design and experimental set-up of electronic circuits, as well as their validation and characterization with modern measuring instruments. Experimental methods to characterise the strength of metals and non-metalls.

Learning outcomes

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

  • proper measure voltages and currents with multimeters and oscilloscopes.
  • generate and validate waveforms with function generators.
  • design and experimental set-up basic electronic circuits and validate and characterize them with modern measuring instruments.
  • analyze the strenght of materials (metals and non-metals) out of lab testings

Course contents

  • Safety regulations, laboratory rules, technical reports
  • Voltage and current measurents
  • Measurements with oscilloscope
  • Power supply measurements
  • RLC circuits
  • destructive material testings for metals and non-metals

Prerequisites

Basics of electronic-electrical engineering and strength of materials

Literature

  • Maxfield and others (2008): Electrical Engineering – know it all, Newnes Verlag
  • Seidel, Heinz-Ulrich (2003): Allgemeine Elektrotechnik: Gleichstrom - Felder – Wechselstrom, Hanser Verlag
  • Weißgerber, Wilfried (2013): Gleichstromtechnik und Elektromagnetisches Feld. Ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch für das Grundstudium, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden Verlag
  • Bieneck, Wolfgang (2014): Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik ; Informations- und Arbeitsbuch für Schüler und Studenten der elektrotechnischen Berufe, Holland und Josenhans Verlag
  • Issler (2005): Grundlagen der Festigkeitslehre ; Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
  • Laboratory notes
  • Laboratory reports
  • Grading of practical session
Technical Design 1 (KUE1)
German / UE
4.50
3.00

Course description

In this course the basics of reading and creating technical drawings conforming to standards will be accomplished.

Learning outcomes

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

  • read technical drawings
  • draw technical freehand sketches
  • draw technical designs with AutoCAD conforming to standards
  • combine theoretical and design-engineering basics of mechanical engineering and steel construction with professional technical designs

Course contents

  • Standardisation
  • Basics of designing (line types, scales, views, types of drawings, …)
  • Dimensioning
  • Surface conditions
  • Machine elements
  • Acqusition of AutoCAD

Prerequisites

- Spatial sense - Basic knowledge of geometry - Experienced computing and PC kowledge

Literature

  • Arbeitsunterlagen des Lektors (Portfolio)
  • Frischherz, Adolf: Tabellenbuch für Metalltechnik. Wien: Jugend &Volk
  • Raich, Kurt, Josef Rudiferia: Konstruktionsgrundlagen für Metalltechnik. Wien: Jugend &Volk

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and final online examination
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

Course description

Design basics for pumps and Turbines Basics for roller-bearings Basics for continuous conveyor

Learning outcomes

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

  • select simple pumps and turbines for specific applications
  • calculate cavitation characteristics
  • calculate characteristic curves for piping
  • selection of ball-bearings for simple applications

Course contents

  • Pumps- and Turbines
  • Cordier – Diagramm
  • Characteristic Curves for piping and fluid-machines
  • Cavitation
  • Ball-Bearings
  • Continuous Conveyers

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in mathematics and mechanical engineering and physics

Literature

  • Roloff/Matek (2011): Maschinenelemente, Vieweg Teubner Verlag
  • Kalide (2005): Energieumwandlung in Kraft- und Arbeitsmaschinen, Hanser Verlag
  • Hoffmann, Krenn und Stanker (2012): Fördertechnik 1 und 2, Oldenbourg Verlag
  • Böswirth (2011): Technische Strömungslehre, Vieweg Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Final Exam
Electrical Systems (ELAL)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

Introduction into electrical systems with emphasis on safety measures.

Learning outcomes

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

  • draw the graph of the current through and the voltage across a capacitor or an inductor
  • evaluate and apply safety related measures
  • calculate the necessary compensation device for reactive power

Course contents

  • Basics, Distribution Network, Three Phase System, dimensioning, installation, security

Prerequisites

Basics of: - Electrical engineering - Mathematics

Literature

  • Knies, Wifried / Schierack, Klaus. (2006): Elektrische Anlagentechnik, Hanser Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Written examination
Power Electronics (LE)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

Power Electronics Introduction with emphasis on DC-to-DC conversion.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the basic function of converters to transform electric energy
  • set up a state-space model of a 4th-order DC/DC converter
  • calculate the voltage transformation rate of a DC/DC converter

Course contents

  • Basics of power electronics, DC/DC, AC/DC, and DC/AC converters, hints according solar systems

Prerequisites

Basics of: - Electronics - Mathematics

Literature

  • Zach, F. (2015): Leistungselektronik, 5. Auflage, Springer, 2787 Seiten, ISBN-10: 3658048980

Assessment methods

  • Written end examination
Thermodynamics 1 (TD1)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

Statistical Equilibrium of Thermodynamics. This part of Thermodynamics describes the thermal behaviour of technical processes in a macroscopic sense. Energy balances in the first law of thermodynamics and the equivalence of heat and work, the description of the direction of the energy transfer with using entropy in the second law of thermodynamics, the behaviour of ideal and real substances. The students get a feeling in thinking in processes and get able to understand the behaviour of the processes in nature.

Learning outcomes

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

  • get a feeling of thinking in processes
  • calculate and design balances of energetic states and changing of states
  • analyze concepts and calculations of entropy
  • analyze the behaviour of ideal gases and calculation of changing its states
  • analyze the behaviour of real substances and calculation of changing their states

Course contents

  • Introduction in the fundamental terms of Thermodynamics , First law of TD, Second law of TD, ideal gases, real substances

Prerequisites

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

Literature

  • Heinz Herwig, Christian H. Kautz (2007), Technische Thermodynamik, Verlag Pearson Studium
  • Klaus Langeheinecke (2006), Thermodynamik für Ingenieure, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (weekly short exams) and final exam
Thermodynamics 1 (TD1)
German / UE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The Practises in TD1 are deepening the knowledge of the Lecture in TD1. Detailed explanations, answers of students questions and calculation examples with Energy and her balance in the first law of thermodynamics and the equivalence of heat and work, the description of the direction of the energy transfer with using entropy in the second law of thermodynamics, the behaviour of ideal gases and real substances are deepening the comprehension of thermodynamics.

Learning outcomes

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

  • get a feeling of thinking in processes
  • calculate and design balances of energetic states and changing of states
  • analyze concepts and calculations of entropy
  • analyze the behaviour of ideal gases and calculation of changing its states
  • analyze the behaviour of real substances and calculation of changing their states

Course contents

  • Practises, balances, calculations concerning: First law of TD, Second law of TD, ideal gases, real substances

Prerequisites

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

Literature

  • Heinz Herwig, Christian H. Kautz (2007), Technische Thermodynamik, Verlag Pearson Studium
  • Klaus Langeheinecke (2006), Thermodynamik für Ingenieure, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method by weekly exercises
Project 2 (M23)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Laboratory 2 (LB2)
German / LAB
3.00
2.00

Course description

Design and experimental set-up of electronic circuits, as well as their validation and characterization with modern measuring instruments. Measurement of fluidmechanic parameters and characteristic diagram of fluid engines. Measurement of thermal parameters.

Learning outcomes

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

  • design and experimental set-up basic electronic circuits and validate and characterize them with modern measuring instruments.
  • measure and interpret voltage and current in circuits with inductor, capacitor, operational amplifier, resistor and diode with an oscilloscope.
  • simulate and design a DC-DC converter circuit.
  • measure and analyze fluidmechanic parameters
  • measure, design and analyze characteristic diagrams of fluid engines

Course contents

  • Safety regulations, laboratory rules, technical reports
  • Operational amplifier
  • Switching of an inductive load
  • DC-DC converter circuits
  • Three phase load
  • Measurement of fluidmechanic parameters
  • Characteristic diagram of fluid engines
  • Measurement of thermal parameters

Prerequisites

Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1, Mechanical Engineering 1

Literature

  • Maxfield and others (2008): Electrical Engineering – know it all, Newnes Verlag
  • Seidel, Heinz-Ulrich (2003): Allgemeine Elektrotechnik: Gleichstrom - Felder – Wechselstrom, Hanser Verlag
  • Weißgerber, Wilfried (2013): Gleichstromtechnik und Elektromagnetisches Feld. Ein Lehr- und Arbeitsbuch für das Grundstudium, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden Verlag
  • Bieneck, Wolfgang (2014): Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik ; Informations- und Arbeitsbuch für Schüler und Studenten der elektrotechnischen Berufe, Holland und Josenhans Verlag
  • Böswirth (2011), Technische Strömungslehre, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
  • Laboratory notes
  • Laboratory reports
  • Grading of practical session - Laboratory reports
Technical Design 2 (KUE2)
German / UE
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to well known computer aided applications for building services engineering and facility design, in consideration of commercial and ecological relevance and suitable for production.

Learning outcomes

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

  • draw a 3 dimensional plan of a machinery construction part
  • create an Energy Performance Certificate for a building with Archiphysik
  • design an electrical lining diagram for buildings
  • integrate HVAC components in a building plan
  • design a basic construction plan of a building floor

Course contents

  • 3D CAD software applications with ACAD;
  • Energy Performance Certificate for a building with Archiphysik;
  • Design of electrical lining diagram for buildings;
  • Integration of HVAC components in building plans;
  • Basic design of construction elements in buildings

Prerequisites

Design 1 in the 1. semester

Literature

  • Arbeitsunterlagen von LektorInnen
  • Frischherz, Adolf (2006): Tabellenbuch für Metalltechnik. Wien: Jugend &Volk.
  • Raich, Kurt, Josef Rudiferia (2007): Konstruktionsgrundlagen für Metalltechnik. Wien: Jugend &Volk
  • Schlagnitweit, Helmut, Harald Wagner, Othmar Weber (2007): Fachzeichnen Sanitär- und Klimatechnik. Wien: Jugend &Volk

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method with weekly exercise works
Social- and Economic Skills 2 (M24)
German / kMod
7.50
-
Economics 2 (WR2)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course deals with the most important economic aspects of a company, in particular with accounting, cost accounting and as well corporate financing.

Methodology

Flipped classroom The typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures or weekly notes, articles and business cases are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to exercises, projects, or discussions.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Explaining main the main elements of accounting independently
  • Booking of easy business transactions and prepare PL and Balance Sheet
  • Interpretating and calculation of KPIs
  • Understand concepts of cost calculation and prepare easy cases independetly
  • Apply corporate financing models

Course contents

  • Analysis of the balance sheet and KPIs
  • Easy business transactions focused on balance sheet
  • Enlarged business transactions for the profit and loss transactions incl. preparing of PL and BS
  • Direct and indirect calcualtion of the cash flow statement
  • Cost Unit Calculation, Cost Allocation
  • Calculation of cost per piece, operating margin and break even point/amount/revenue
  • Target Pricing, Leverage Effect
  • Decision Processes and roles in the corporate finaning (incl. principal-agent-problem)
  • Present Value (Net Present Value, Future Value, Discounted Paybak, Internal Rate of Return, EQ Decisions)
  • Cost of Capital (WACC, Tax Shield, Beta, Risk-Adjustments)
  • Valuation (Flow2EQ, Modiglian-Miller)
  • Debt & Risk Management (Bonds, Redemption Plans, Lease, Forward, Futures)
  • Financial Anaylsis (Ratios, EVA, DuPont, Leverage RoE)
  • Energy Performance Contracting (Savings Contracting, Plant Contracting of Biomass and Solar projects)

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Wachter, P. (2017). Weekly Notes 1-14.
  • Lanen, W.N., Anderson, S., Maher, M.W. (2013). Fundamentals of Cost Accounting (4th International ed.), New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Brealey, R., Myers, S., & Allen, F. (2013). Principles of Corporate Finance (Global ed.), New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Assessment methods

  • Final exam, contribution, business cases, discusions, calcuations and interim test
Presentation (PR)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In the course the students learn to present issues and facts in a target oriented way.

Learning outcomes

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

  • present a given set of facts in free speech in a structured manner (optionally with a keyword-list).
  • prepare simple technical issues for specific target groups (especially for " non-technicians").
  • use different versions of the entry and exit in the presentation.

Course contents

  • Preparing, structuring and reducing information
  • Targets and structure of a presentation
  • Media and media use
  • Structuring subsidies
  • Body language, language and voice

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Hartmann, Martin/Funk, Rüdiger/Nietmann, Horst (2012): Präsentieren, 9. Auflage, Verlag Beltz, Weinheim
  • Hierhold, Emil (2005): Sicher präsentieren, wirksamer vortragen, 7. Auflage, Redline Wirtschaft, Ueberreuter, Heidelberg
  • Lehner, Martin (2013): Viel Stoff - wenig Zeit; 4. Auflage, Haupt Verlag, Bern, Stuttgart
  • Schilling, G. (2006): Angewandte Rhetorik und Präsentationstechnik, Berlin: Schilling
  • Will, Hermann (2006): Mini-Handbuch Vortrag und Präsentation, Verlag Beltz, Weinheim

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method (grade)
Technical English (TEE)
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 the vocabulary of the students’ field of study along with the language skills required for technical and creative communication

Learning outcomes

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

  • structure and describe a technical process in English for a given target group;
  • illustrate and explain abstract technical concepts through real-life examples;
  • analyse and interpret literary texts in the English language.

Course contents

  • distinguishing the three main types of discourse
  • audience adaptation in terms of language and content
  • impact analysis
  • technical process descriptions
  • use of persuasive language
  • analysis and interpretation of literary texts

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B1+ Completion of previous semester course

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Technical and Creative 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
Technical Design 2 (M21)
German / kMod
9.00
-
Building Construction and Building Physics 2 (GBT2)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

Basic building physics and structural engineering 2

Learning outcomes

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

  • depict different floor constructions,
  • calculate the sound insulation value of structures,
  • evaluate windows, sun protection and light aspects
  • evaluate air tightness of building structures

Course contents

  • Windows, glazing and sun protection, natural and artificial light, room acoustics, noise protection, floor constructions, interior construction, air tightness, sanitary engineering, completion building services

Prerequisites

Basic building physics and structural engineering 1

Literature

  • Daniels Klaus: Gebäudetechnik, ein Leitfaden für Architekten und Ingenieure.
  • Fischer, Jenisch et al., Lehrbuch der Bauphysik, Schall-Wärme-Feuchte-Licht-Brand-Klima. Verlag Teubner.
  • Jens Klaus, TU Wien: Vorlesungen über Gebäudetechnik
  • Recknagel/Sprenger: Taschenbuch für Heizung und Klima¬technik
  • Riccabona, Christof: Baukonstruktionslehre Teil 1 Rohbau, Teil 2 Ausbau, Teil 4 Bauphysik.

Assessment methods

  • Grading: 70% oral exam (1 calculations, 1 theoretical questions, 1 graphic representation - 20 minutes preperation time - evaluated formula sheet allowed - 2 to 3 different appointment blocks); 30% exercise folder (mid-semester);
Fundamentals in Electronic Engineering and Electronics 2 (GLE2)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Expanding and deepening the knowledge from prior education to basic abilities for describing and calculating of semiconductor devices and electromagnetic fields.

Learning outcomes

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

  • calculate quantities of electric and magnetic fields within simple settings of electrodes or magnetic circuits using laws for stationary electric and magnetic fields.
  • identify and describe applications of magnetic fields in power-engineering.
  • describe the function of Semiconductor-Devices for energy-electronics by means of characteristic curves as well as their specific- and threshold-values.
  • describe the function of basic circuit arrangements of semiconductor components for energy-electronics. .

Course contents

  • Quantities of electric and magnetic fields, Amperes law, magnetic resistance and magnetic circuits, pn-junction, Diodes, Transistors, Solar Cells.

Prerequisites

Basics in: - Physics from secondary education - Math from secondary education - GLE1

Literature

  • Prechtl, Adalbert (2005): Vorlesungen über die Grundlagen der Elektrotechnik 1 + 2, Springer Verlag,
  • Sommer, Thomas / Schmöllebeck, Fritz Studienbriefe zur Lehrveranstaltung
  • Weißgerber, Wilfried (2000): Elektrotechnik für Ingenieure 1 + 2, Springer Vieweg

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method - group work and Exam in two parts
Fundamentals in Mechanical Engineering 2 (GLM2)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

Basics in Hydrostatics and Hydrodynamics, Basics in Aerodynamics

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

Course contents

  • hydrostatics
  • conservation laws for Mass and energy (Bernoulli’s equation)
  • Losses in Piping (Moody-Diagramm)
  • power consumption of pumps and turbines in piping
  • basics in compressible fluids

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in mathematics and mechanical engineering and physics

Literature

  • Böge (2013), Technische Mechanik, Springer Vieweg Verlag
  • L. Böswirth (2011), Technische Strömungslehre, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Final Exam
Measurement Instrumentation Control Techniques (MSRT)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basic principles in metrology, sensor technology and control theory are presented.

Learning outcomes

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

  • design basic measurement loops for functional elements in plant engineering,
  • interpret measurement signals,
  • interpret controller description,
  • design the controller depending on the requirements

Course contents

  • Basics of metrology
  • Sensor concepts
  • Control Theory
  • Examples

Prerequisites

- Mathematics - Basics of Electronics and Electrical engineering

Literature

  • Patzelt, Fürst (1993): Elektrische Messtechnik, Springer Verlag;
  • Hesse, Schnell (2004): Sensoren für die Prozess- und Fabrikautomation - Funktion - Ausführung – Anwendung, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag;
  • Tröster (2005): Steuerungs- und Regelungstechnik für Ingenieure, Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag;
  • Busch (2005), Elementare Regelungstechnik, Vogel Business Media Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Antestate, midterm exam, final exam.

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

Course description

Basics in electrical machines and electrical drives

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the structure and the function of a separately excited DC machine
  • explain the generation of a rotating field
  • describe the structure, different designs, fundamental functionality and the speed-torque characteristic of a three-phase induction machine
  • describe the structure, different designs, fundamental functionality and the rotor displacement angle / torque characteristic of a three-phase synchronous machine
  • describe the structure, different designs and fundamental functionality of a stepping motor
  • compare DC and AC drives and to list industrial applications

Course contents

  • Basics of a magnetic circuits (magnetic quantities, law of magnetomotive force, law of induction, law of electromagnetic force, practical task: actuating magnet of a contactor)
  • separately excited DC machine (structure and function, electrical and mechanical basic equations, equivalent circuit diagram, possibilities for varying speed, practical task: calculation of the ramp-up time of a DC drive)
  • 6-pulse line-commutated converter bridge (circuit diagram, fundamental functionality, commutation of the thyristor currents, equation for the output voltage)
  • generation of a rotating field
  • three-phase induction machine (structure, different designs, fundamental functionality, speed / torque characteristic, start-up and possibilities for varying speed for a three-phase induction machine supplied either from a rigid line supply or from a frequency converter)
  • three-phase synchronous machine (structure, different designs, fundamental functionality, rotor displacement angle / torque characteristic, behaviour of the machine on a rigid line supply or in stand-alone operation)
  • stepping motor (structure, different designs and fundamental functionality)
  • industrial applications and comparison of DC and AC drives

Prerequisites

Basics in electrical engineering and electronics and in power electronics (BEE1, BEE2)

Literature

  • Fachkunde Elektrotechnik. Europa Lehrmittel, 26. Aufl., 2008.
  • R. Fischer, Elektrische Maschinen. München-Wien: Carl Hanser, 1992
  • Vorlesungsunterlagen (BEE3-downloads)

Assessment methods

  • Final written examination
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
-

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%
Energy-Efficient Construction (EEB)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics of building physics with special focus on thermal protection.

Learning outcomes

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

  • calculate, interpret and optimize the Energy Performance Certificate for Buildings
  • interprete and integrate potential and limits about simple algorithm (Energy Performance Certificate ) by contrast with dynamic methods
  • analyze the basic principles of building physics besides thermal protection

Course contents

  • Basics of building physics with special focus on thermal protection and energy saving

Prerequisites

Basics in physics

Literature

  • Österreichisches Institut für Bautechnik - OIB (2015): OIB-Richtlinie 6 inkl. Erläuterungen; www.oib.or.at
  • Riccabona, Christof / Bednar, Thomas (2010): Bauphysik; Manz
  • Zürcher, Christoph (2014): Bauphysik: Bau & Energie; vdf

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method and end exam
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

Course description

Experimental setup of different means of measuring methods to evaluate the performance of engines and interpret the efficiency of heat and power plants.

Learning outcomes

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

  • measure and analyze the energetic performance of components for energy conversion such as transformers and motors,
  • measure and analyze the energetic performance of heat pumps,
  • measure and analyze the energetic performance of thermal solar plants and photovoltaic plants,
  • measure and evaluate thermographic analysis of building envelopes or building construction parts,
  • realise and interpret a Blower Door test,
  • measure certain parameters of hydraulic systems and interpret it

Course contents

  • Measurements and analysis of the energetic performance of transformers and motors, heat pumps, solar thermal plants, photovoltaic plants, blower door tests, thermographic analysis of building envelopes, hydraulic systems

Prerequisites

Basics in: - Electrical machines - Mechanical engineering - Thermodynamics - Instrumentation - Solar energies - Energy efficient building construction

Literature

  • Skripten der LektorInnen

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method
  • Laboratory notes
  • Laboratory reports
  • Grading of practical session - Laboratory reports
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

Course description

Description and operating performance of standard-systems on photovoltaic-systemes, integration of the complete plant in the electrical grid

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the physical mode of action of solar cells
  • describe the production and the structure of solar panels
  • explain the operating performance of the components of the plant, the interaction between themselves and with the grid
  • describe the ecological effects and the economic frameworks concerning the operation of a pv-plant

Course contents

  • Physik of solarcells, types of solarcells, process of manufactoring
  • Photovoltaicmodules, mounting Systems
  • Solar radiation, potentials, capacity
  • Off-grid plants, types of batteries, operating performance
  • Grid connected plants: Converter, grid connection, dimensioning of the whole plant
  • Energy output, costs, ecological effects, planning,erection, operation

Prerequisites

Tecnical Basics, scientific basics, applied basics, project 1

Literature

  • 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

Assessment methods

  • End exam
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

Course description

Solar and Free Cooling design in ventilation and air conditioning (VAC). Optimising of cooling technologies in VAC plants in large buildings.

Learning outcomes

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

  • design the main components of a solar cooling plant in buildings
  • integrate a solar cooling plant in the energy system of a building
  • evaluate the integration of a solar cooling plant in large buildings under technical, economical and ecological aspects

Course contents

  • Technological assessment of solar cooling plants and their main use
  • Absorption and adsorption cooling plants
  • Solar-driven air conditioning by Desiccant Evaporative Cooling DEC
  • Passive cooling concepts
  • Economical and ecological assessment of cooling processes

Prerequisites

Basics in - Technical and natural sciences - Thermodynamics - Plant design

Literature

  • Recknagel, Sprenger (2014): TB für Heizung und Klimatechnik; Oldenbourg Verlag
  • Cube, Steimle, Lotz (1997): Lehrbuch der Kältetechnik Band 1 und 2, Verlag: Hüthig Jehle Rehm; Auflage: 4. Aufl.

Assessment methods

  • Constantly rated assignments
  • Mid-term and final exam
Solar Architecture and Smart City Planning (SOLA)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

Fundamentals in Sustainable Building Construction and Architecture with focus on solar and climate neutral constructions. Activ solar buildings, Passiv houses, Plus energy buildings

Learning outcomes

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

  • create and evaluate thermal refurbishment concepts for the most common building components.
  • list the possible sources of moisture damages in cellars and to name the adequate rehabilitation methods.
  • explain the concept of the airtight building envelope in wooden lightweight-constructions.
  • list the characteristics and average specific values of a modern window construction and to evaluate the pros and cons of different window types.

Course contents

  • What is Architecture?
  • History of climate orientated construction and design
  • Solar aspects of building construction
  • Energy efficient and sustainable building design
  • Integrated planning and solar architecture
  • Different aspects of user behaviour in the solar building design process

Prerequisites

Basics in construction engineering

Literature

  • G. Z. Brown and Mark DeKay (2013): Sun, Wind & Light - Architectural Design Strategies: Publisher: Wiley; 3 Edition,
  • Gerhard Hausladen, Michael de Saldanha, Petra Liedl (2013): ClimateSkin - Building-skin Concepts that Can Do More with Less Energy, ISBN 978-3-0346-0727-8, Birkhäuser, Basel,
  • Karsten Voss, Günter Löhnert, Sebastian Herkel, Andreas Wagner, Matthias Wambsganß (2006): Bürogebäude mit Zukunft - Konzepte, Analysen, Erfahrungen, Verlag: Solarpraxis; 2. Auflage,
  • Martin Trebersburg (1998): Neues Bauen mit der Sonne - Ansätze zu einer klimagerechten Architektur, Springer Verlag 2. Auflage,
  • Solarfibel - Städtebauliche Maßnahmen, energetische Wirkzusammenhänge und Anforderungen: Wirtschaftsministerium Baden-Württemberg
  • Dagmar Everding (2007): Solarer Städtebau - Vom Pilotprojekt zum planerischen Leitbild, Verlag: Kohlhammer,
  • Georg W. Reinberg (2008): Ecology and Architecture, Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Oral final exam
Ventilation- and Air Conditioning Technology (HLK2)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Connecting to basic knowledge in ventilation and air-conditioning technologies under special consideration of the overall concept of building services, and integration of heating and cooling concepts via radiation.

Learning outcomes

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

  • evaluate an overview over different ventilation, heating and cooling devices
  • develop overall building service concepts
  • dimension heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems within the main dimensioning parameters

Course contents

  • Basic knowledge in dimensioning of air conditioning, ventilation, production of cooling energy, integration possibilities of cooling, air conditioning and ventilation devices in the buildings, overall concept: heating, ventilation, cooling and lighting.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in building physics, thermodynamics, energy planning and heating engineering. These are repeated at the beginning of the semester.

Literature

  • Fischer, Lutz, Jehnisch: Lehrbuch der Bauphysik
  • Jens Klaus, TU Wien: Vorlesungen über Gebäudetechnik
  • Recknagel/Sprenger, TB für Heizung und Klimatechnik

Assessment methods

  • 50 % exercise folder
  • 50 % oral exam based on two calculation examples
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

Course description

Operation und calculation of thermal biomass utilisation, heating/cooling grids and thermal storage systems.

Learning outcomes

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

  • 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
  • dimension the thermal grid in accordance of user behaviour
  • design the integration of thermal storage systems in biomass plants

Course contents

  • 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
  • Integration of thermal storage systems
  • Design of boiler components especially heat exchangers and flue gas condensation system

Prerequisites

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

Literature

  • Obernberger et al. (1998): Nutzung fester Biomasse in Verbrennungsanlagen, Bios Verlag
  • Obernberger et al. (1998): Systemanalyse der Nahwärmeversorgung durch Biomasse, Bios Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Constantly rated assignments
  • Final written exam
Renewable Energy Technologies 2 (M41)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Components of Power Distribution Networks (NETK)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Basics of urban energy grids for electricity, district heating and cooling

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the main components of energy grids for electricity, district heating and cooling
  • describe the function and the operation of the energy grids
  • calculate the main parameters of 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 el. grids; Structure of district and cooling networks, design parameters, techn.-econ.-ecol. efficiency parameters of thermal grids, heating/cooling transfer station, economic parameters;

Prerequisites

Basics in Mechanical engineering, 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
Photovoltaics in Urban Areas (PVU)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

General applied aspects of Photovoltaics, Technology, market, integration into the Energy system, subsidies, economy, building integration, urban planning aspects related to Photovoltaics

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe in detail the development of Photovoltaics in recent years in general as well as in relation to the market relevance
  • analyse the technical and economic possibilities for PV-applications in urban areas
  • evaluate the cost development of Photovoltaics in relation to conventional electricity generation

Course contents

  • PV status, perspectives, grid integration, impacts on energy markets, legal aspects, laws relevant for the PV sector

Prerequisites

Basis in photovoltaic technology, physical basics of PV functionalities, basics in PV system planning

Literature

  • IEA Roadmap Photovoltaic Solar Technology, IEA, 2014
  • Publikationen der EPIA (www.epia.org),
  • R.Haas, H.Fechner, Gebäudeintegrierte Photovoltaik, Klima- und Energiefonds, 2009

Assessment methods

  • Final exam
Solar Thermal Systems in Urban Areas (STU)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

Analyzation and dimensioning of large scale solar systems (LSCSS) for urban use.

Learning outcomes

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

  • design ideal collector circuits und calculate the pressure loss
  • design large scale solar thermal systems for different applications, to choose an optimal hydraulic concept, and to calculate the necessary parameters for the assessment of the economy
  • design hydraulic scemes according the austrian standard B5019

Course contents

  • Design of large scale collector circuits
  • Calculation of pressure loss
  • Thermal component activation
  • Hydraulic concepts
  • B 5019
  • stagnation
  • security of energy supply
  • reduction of heat losses

Prerequisites

Basics in: - Mechanical engineering - Thermodynamics - Basics in HVAC - Components of Solar Thermal Systems 3. Semester

Literature

  • Kaltschmitt, Martin und Streicher, Wolfgang (2009): Regenerative Energien in Österreich, 1. Auflage, Vieweg+Teubner | GWV Fachverlage GmbH
  • Quaschning, Volker (2009): Regenerative Energiesysteme. München: Hanser Verlag, ISBN 987-3-446-42151-6.
  • Wesselak V. und Schabbach T. (2009): Regenerative Energietechnik, Springer-Verlag
  • F. Späte,H.Ladener (2010): Solaranlagen, Handbuch der thermischen Solarenergienutzung,Oekobuch Verlag
  • N.V. Khartchenko (1995): Thermische Solaranlagen – Grundlagen, Planung und Auslegung, Springer Verlag, ISBN 3-540-58300-9
  • Eicker U. (2012): Solare Technologien für Gebäude – Grundlagen und Praxisbeispiele, 2.Auflage, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
  • Ch. Fink,R.Riva Solarunterstützte Wärmenetze im Geschoßwohnbau, AEE Intec

Assessment methods

  • Final exam
Social- and Economic Skills 4 (M44)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Quality Management (QM)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

From the meaning of "quality" to quality assurance and quality management, Quality management systems according to ISO 9001 up to total quality management systems

Learning outcomes

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

  • interpret the requirements of ISO 9001.
  • implement the requirements of ISO 9001 in simple organizations.
  • assign essential technical terms of quality management properly.
  • use the basic principles of the integrated system audits.

Course contents

  • Basics Quality Management Requirements ISO 9001

Prerequisites

none

Literature

  • Schmitt, Pfeifer (2010): Qualitätsmanagement: Strategien, Methoden, Techniken, Carl-Hanser-Verlag;
  • Zollondz (2011): Grundlagen Qualitätsmanagement, Oldenbourg Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Presentation Team Work
Scientific Writing (SCW)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The students acquire the language skills necessary to critically analyze formal aspects of scientific texts and apply given formal language-related features of technical and scientific texts

Learning outcomes

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

  • dentify given formal and language-related features of technical and scientific texts
  • apply given formal and language-related features of technical and scientific texts
  • write abstracts in compliance with given formal and language-related guidelines

Course contents

  • Formal and language-related aspects of technical and scientific texts
  • avoiding common mistakes
  • Abstract writing
  • The scientific writing process

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2 Completion of previous semester course

Literature

  • Maderdonner, O. / et al (2014): Abstract Writing, Skriptum
  • Connolly, P. / Kingsbury, P. et al. (2014): eSNACK, Lernplattform
  • 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
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

Course description

The main focus of the specialization ‚Building Energy Design’ lies in the field of building services (HVAC) and building physics, complemented with topics out of architectural design in context to energy planning and integration of heating, cooling and ventilation equipment.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply know-how of planning, designing and developing for a buildings energy design
  • design a building energy concept integrated in a 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 this field
  • co-create planning processes and the interactions between different special planning disciplines especially related to the topics energy efficiency, sustainability and comfort

Course contents

  • Integration of the aspects energy, sustainability and comfort of buildings in the complexity of a planning process of a small, medium size project. Core items could be the development of an energy efficient façade, variants of the building services of a passiv house construction site, or design concepts of a plus energy building construction.

Prerequisites

Lectures about building construction, building physics, heating, ventilation and cooling, project management

Literature

  • Projektspezifisch/project specific

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method with final presentation in front of a commission
Spec. 1 - Heat and Power Plants (GTA1)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00

Course description

The focus of the specialisation „large-scale plants 1” lies on systems concerning heat supply like heat plants, district heating networks and the consumer-side as well as special items like thermal storage systems, fluegas-condensation, biomass drying, biogas etc.

Learning outcomes

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

  • design the basic engineering of large-scale district heating systems
  • handle and manage the planning of large-scale units integrated in a team
  • focus on special problems concerning heat supply systems and find an approach to solving the problem

Course contents

  • Problem based projects mostly in team work with industry, planning, engineering and operation of heat supply systems, boilers, heating networks, demand side systems, thermal storage and special components

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
  • Skripten der LektorInnen

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method with final presentation in front of a commission
Spec. 1 - Hybrid Energy Technologies (VET1)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00

Course description

The key aspect of the specialization ‚Integrated Energy Technologies’ lies in the project based planning of energy technologies with focus on renewable energies.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply know-how of planning, designing and developing for a renewable energy technology
  • design a technological concept integrated in a planning team according to project management rules
  • focus on a special problem concerning energy technologies and find an approach to solving the problem
  • integrate economic and ecologic aspects in the technical concept

Course contents

  • Consequent procedure of characteristic project phases, requirement specifications, project plan, design concepts, variants, documentation and presentation. Detailed project planning and project documentation of a variant, integration of measuring and testing facilities; Usage of specific simulation software.

Prerequisites

Basics in technical and natural sciences, basics in energy technologies such as solar thermal energy, photovoltaics, heat pumps

Literature

  • Projektspezifisch/project specific

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method with final presentation in front of a commission
Spec. 1 - Smart Cities (SMC1)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00

Course description

The main focus of the specialization ‚Smart Cities’ follows the integrated design of urban projects under consideration of technological options (energy, buildings, networks), design options (architecture in urban areas) and user behaviour (diversity). Through the integration of interdisciplinary teams the project gains additional benefit.

Learning outcomes

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

  • solve integrated planning, design, construction and development procedures in a small regional area in the context of a smart city
  • discuss and evaluate the interdisciplinary aspects of energy supply and demand, architecture and city planning for a singular building in the context of a smart city area
  • analyse and integrate gender and diversity aspects in the context of a smart city project
  • integrate measures and data analysis of reference projects in the own project

Course contents

  • Team work of an integrated planning process of a small SMC project, for instance a building refurbishment in urban areas.
  • Consequent procedure of characteristic project phases, requirement specifications, project plan, design concepts, variants, documentation and presentation.
  • Integration of diversity aspects in the smart city context.
  • Usage of specific simulation software.

Prerequisites

Basics in building construction, energy design and solar architecture

Literature

  • Smart City Wien Rahmenstrategie (2014), Magistrat der Stadt Wien
  • Transform, Transformation Agenda for Low Carbon Cities, 2013, http://urbantransform.eu
  • Pauser, Norbert; Wondrak, Manfred (2011), Praxisbuch Diversity Management, Wien: Facultas

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method with a final presentation in front of a commission

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

Course description

Design and application of fuel cells in the field of power generation.

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

Course contents

  • Theory of fuel cells, fuel reformation, schematic structure, types of fuel cells, operation modes, integration in energy systems, buildings and industry

Prerequisites

- Thermodynamics - Basics in electrical and mechanical engineering

Literature

  • Krewitt et al. (2004): Brennstoffzellen in der Kraft-Wärme-Kopplung, Erich Schmidt-Verlag;
  • Gummert (2006): Stationäre Brennstoffzellen, C.F. Müller Verlag;

Assessment methods

  • Final exam
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

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.

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

Basics in hydromechanics and construction engineering

Literature

  • Giesecke, Heimerl, Mosonyi (2014): Wasserkraftanlagen, Springer Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Final written exam
Wind Power (WIKA)
German / VO
1.50
1.00

Course description

Basic knowledge of theory and application of windturbines in public energy supply.

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the technical structure and the operational behaviour of wind turbines
  • list the technical requirements and the legal approval procedures for construction and grid connection of wind turbines

Course contents

  • Wind climatology, physics of wind power utilisation
  • Mechanical structure and plant concepts
  • Energy output, costs, ecological effects, planning, erection, operation

Prerequisites

Technical Basics, scientific basics, applied basics, project 1 and 2, grids

Literature

  • Robert Gasch, Jürgen Twele (2005): Windkraftanlagen, Grundlagen, Entwurf, Planung und Betrieb, Teubner Verlag
  • Siegfried Heier (2009): Windkraftanlagen; Systemauslegung, Netzintegration und Regelung, Vieweg und Teubner

Assessment methods

  • Final exam
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

Course description

The focus of the specialisation „large-scale plants 2” lies on complex systems concerning combined heat and power plants, as well as special items like energy storage systems, optimizing plant operation and efficiency rising methods.

Learning outcomes

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

  • design the basic engineering of parts of a large-scale combined heat and power plant such as, boiler, flue gas treatment, turbine, etc.
  • handle and manage the planning of large-scale units integrated in a team
  • focus on special problems concerning combined heat, cold and power systems and find an approach to solving the problem

Course contents

  • Combined heat and power plants
  • special calculations like dynamic considerations
  • integration of energy storage systems

Prerequisites

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

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

  • Course immanent assessment method with final presentation in front of a commission; Mid-term papers, laboratory, presentation, final bachelor paper
Specialisation 2 - Integrated Energy Technologies (VET2)
German / PRJ
9.00
6.00

Course description

The key aspect of the specialization ‚Integrated Energy Technologies’ lies in the project based planning of energy technologies with focus on renewable energies under consideration of a complex user behaviour.

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply know-how of planning, designing and developing for a renewable energy technology under consideration of a complex user behavior
  • design a technological concept integrated in a large planning team according to project management rules
  • focus on a special problem concerning energy technologies and find an approach to solving the problem under a complex systems environment
  • integrate economic and ecologic aspects in the technical concept

Course contents

  • Consequent procedure of characteristic project phases, requirement specifications, project plan, design concepts, variants, documentation and presentation. Detailed project planning and project documentation of a variant, integration of measuring and testing facilities; Usage of specific simulation software.

Prerequisites

Basics in technical and natural sciences, basics in energy technologies such as solar thermal energy, photovoltaics, heat pumps; project management

Literature

  • project specific

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method with final presentation in front of a commission; Mid-term papers, laboratory, presentation, final bachelor paper
Specialization 2 - Smart Cities (SMC2)
German / PRJ
9.00
6.00

Course description

The main focus of the specialization ‚Smart Cities’ follows the integrated design of urban projects under consideration of technological options (energy, buildings, networks), design options (architecture in urban areas) and user behaviour (diversity). Through the integration of interdisciplinary teams the project gains additional benefit. Compared to the specialisation of the 4th semester technological options, geographic area and user behaviour get complexer.

Learning outcomes

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

  • solve integrated planning, design, construction and development procedures in the context of a smart city
  • discuss and evaluate the interdisciplinary aspects of energy supply and demand, architecture and city planning for building complexes
  • analyse and integrate gender and diversity aspects in the context of a smart city project
  • integrate measures and data analysis of reference projects in the own project

Course contents

  • Team work of an integrated planning process of a large SMC project, for instance a district in urban areas. Consequent procedure of characteristic project phases, requirement specifications, project plan, design concepts, variants, documentation and presentation. Integration of diversity aspects in the smart city context. Usage of complex simulation software. Contact with regional, urban administration officials.

Prerequisites

Basics in building construction, energy design and solar architecture

Literature

  • Smart City Wien Rahmenstrategie (2014), Magistrat der Stadt Wien
  • Transform, Transformation Agenda for Low Carbon Cities, 2013, http://urbantransform.eu
  • Pauser, Norbert; Wondrak, Manfred (2011), Praxisbuch Diversity Management, Wien: Facultas

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method with a final presentation in front of a commission

6. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Professional Internship (M61)
German / iMod
30.00
-
Professional Internship (BP)
German / BE
21.00
0.00

Course description

The internship has to be passed at selected companies in the energy and environmental sector for the period of 14 weeks.

Learning outcomes

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

  • implement their theoretical know how basically in the chosen specialisation area into practical work
  • integrate themselves into the companies organisation
  • integrate clients requirements into their work

Prerequisites

Know how of the whole study

Assessment methods

  • Internship report
Professional Internship Coaching (PIC)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00
Professional Internship Reflection (PRR)
German / FUV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Reflection of practical training, especially in the items of personal technical and vocational skills.

Learning outcomes

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

  • evaluate their skills according to the internship experience
  • write a scientific paper, poster,.. out of their working/studying experience

Course contents

  • Final reflection of the study and internship: Ongoing items out of the studying and working experience. Scientific paper and poster presentation.

Prerequisites

Scientific writing

Literature

  • Boeglin, M., 2007, Wissenschaftlich arbeiten Schritt für Schritt. München, Wilhelm Fink Verlag.
  • Bührer, D., 2000, Toolbox Business-Kommunikation: Handwerkszeug für eine effizientere Kommunikation. Offenbach, GABAL-Verlag GmbH.
  • Buzan, T., 2006, Speed Reading Book: The Revolutionary Approach to Increasing Reading Speed, Comprehension and General Knowledge (Mind Set). BBC Active;

Assessment methods

  • Course immanent assessment method:
  • Exposé
  • Scientific paper
  • Poster presentation