Renewable Urban Energy Systems: Curriculum

Here you'll find detailed information on current courses of the Master's degree program Renewable Urban Energy Systems. 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
Control Technology (M11)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Building Controls (GBT)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Building controls deals with automation technology for the sake of optimizing the energy consumtion of a building. Special focus will be on the fundamentals for building automation.

Methodology

ILV

Learning outcomes

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

  • select components of building automation
  • explain, how building automation improves energy efficiency
  • describe the building services

Course contents

  • Networks in buildings
  • Building automation
  • Bus systems
  • Energy efficiency based on building automation
Control Technology for Facilities and Power Lines (LAN)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Developing solutions for process control systems based on requirements especially in the field of renewable energy and for the operation of low-voltage up to high-voltage systems considering the cyber security.

Methodology

Lectures, discussion and work in groups

Learning outcomes

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

  • to analyse requirements for planning a control system as well as to develop a control system from actor-sensor basis up to the process control system
  • to evaluate the most important industrial bus-systems according to the required control features as well as their possible application
  • to describe the electro-magnetic interference of industrial data-communication as well as to propose corrective measures in terms of the electromagnetic compatibility
  • to recognize the danger based on malware and to propose countermeasures

Course contents

  • Requirements concerning the structure of a control-system including the piping and instrumentation diagramm, Industrial Ethernet and the use of standardized IEC-protocols
  • Structure of a process-close control station including sensors and actors for binary and analogue data. Getting to know the standardized programming languages according to IEC 61131-3
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different bus-structures as star, ring and line topology and different bus medias as cable, optical fiber and wireless based on European standards Estimation of the probability of failure for different structures of the supervisory control and data acquisition system
  • Origins of electromagnetic interferences and possible corrective actions and how to avoid electromagnetic interference during industrial data transmission
  • Method of operation and application of smart meter in future smart grids

Prerequisites

Following basic knowledge is necessary: • Electrical engineering: power generating plants, electrical networks, electromagnetic compatibility • Measurement engineering: measuring electrical und non-electrical process data • Information technology: microprocessor technology, programming language, data network and data transfer including Ethernet and ISO/OSI-model

Literature

  • Gerhard Schnell, Bernhard Wiedermann: Bussysteme in der Automatisierungs- und Prozesstechnik
  • Günter Wellenreuther, Diete Zastrow: Automatisieren mit SPS - Theorie und Praxis
  • Adolf J. Schwab, Wolfgang Kürner: Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit
  • Dieter Rumpel, Ji Rong Sun: Netzleittechnik
Ecology, Energy and Society (M15)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Ecology and Society (OEG)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Ecological and societal aspects of (energy) technology application is covered and deepened through two courses Ecology and society

Methodology

Blended learning – interactive presentations, discussions, deepening in moderated self-study phases in small groups

Learning outcomes

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

  • to explain basically functions of ecosystems
  • to identify, explain and assess anthropological impacts on the environment
  • to explain important interdependencies between environment and society
  • to assess the impact of technology application on humans and environment

Course contents

  • 2. Basic information on ecosystems, interdependencies, Human ecology: ecological and societal impacts of technology application, measures, actions etc., basic information on social interconnections, political frameworks, interdependencies between environment and society, energy and environmental protection, energy and sustainable development

Prerequisites

none

Assessment methods

  • E-learning Tasks, written test, oral exam
Ethics in Technology (TET)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Ecological and societal aspects of (energy) technology application is covered and deepened through two courses Ethics in technology

Methodology

Blended learning – short interactive theoretical inputs, deepening exercises in small groups, discussions, presentations

Learning outcomes

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

  • to link the acquired knowledge on ethical basics of technology development and application with the area of renewable energy

Course contents

  • Basics, dimensions of responsibility etc, different ethical concepts, application of these notions within the context of sociotechnical systems

Prerequisites

none

Assessment methods

  • E-learning tasks. presentations, test
Energy Storage (M12)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Energy Storage (ESP)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

Basics of energy storages: The lectures have the goal to give the students a basic understanding about the energy storage systems. The lectures describe the main laws of the energy storage systems and their use for designing simple application.

Methodology

Integrated lectures

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the design and operation of different energy storages
  • choose energy storages for specific applications

Course contents

  • Structure and functionality of the different storage systems (Electrical, thermal, P2X, component activation, etc.)
  • Identify the requirements for each application
  • Safety
  • Storage selection and sizing
  • Storage monitoring and balancing
  • Test procedure
  • Modeling and parameter identification

Prerequisites

Construction engineering, electrical and thermal energy engineering at bachelor level

Literature

  • Jossen A. und Weydanz W.: Moderne Akkumulatoren richtig einsetzen, Inge Richardt Verlag, 2019
  • Sterner M. und Stadler I.: Energiespeicher – Bedarf, Technologien, Integration, Springer Vieweg, 2014
  • Kurzweil P. und Dietlmeier O. K.: Elektrochemische Speicher, Springer Vieweg, 2015
  • Bauer S.: AkkuWelt, Vogel Business Media, 2017

Assessment methods

  • Exam
Energy Systems: Modelling and Simulation (M13)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Energy Systems: Modelling and Simulation (EMS)
German / PRJ
5.00
3.00

Course description

Modeling, simulation and optimization of specific energy systems: On the basis of project work, technical energy systems such as a PV or wind power system, a building energy system, a district anergy network or an energy community are modeled, simulated and optimized. The focus is on the application of the theoretical principles and methods imparted in MEE1-4 to examples from everyday energy technology. Students can choose from one of four energy technology projects: BIPV, Buildings, Plus Energy Quarter and Energy Community, program a model of the system in appropriate languages and tools such as Matlab, Python, TRNSYS, PowerFactory and use it to carry out simulations and optimizations. The focus is on the application of simulation technology and programming. The content-related consideration and analysis of the exemplary systems will be deepened in the further course of the curriculum.

Methodology

Project work with Q&A and presentation of the project progress in face-to-face and distance learning for the independent creation of the models, implementation of the simulation and documentation in the form of a project report

Learning outcomes

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

  • To model and simulate more complex energy systems
  • To produce, test and use the necessary code
  • Perform optimizations for an energy system
  • Combine several individual models to form a larger overall model
  • To assess and name the applicability, strengths and challenges of typical energy system models
  • Explain the code involved and find and fix bugs in it

Course contents

  • Students choose a project of a typical energy system:
  • - Building energy systems (PV simulation, Building thermal model)
  • - Positive energy Districts (Integrated models, District energy networks)
  • - Energy community systems (PV, Emobility, Storage)
  • - Building Integrated PV systems (Electrotechnical Systems)

Prerequisites

MEE1-4 Introduction to Modelling and Simulation

Literature

  • Nollau, R., 2009. Modellierung und Simulation technischer Systeme: Eine praxisnahe Einführung. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89121-5
  • Crastan, V., 2004. Modellierung und Simulation, in: Crastan, V. (Ed.), Elektrische Energieversorgung 2: Energie- und Elektrizitätswirtschaft, Kraftwerktechnik, alternative Stromerzeugung, Dynamik, Regelung und Stabilität, Betriebsplanung und -führung. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 367–412. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-06958-5_10

Assessment methods

  • 30% intermediate presentation of the exercises (teamwork) halfway through the course
  • 70% final presentation of the exercise results at the end of the course (open book) with an integrated examination discussion on understanding and theory. The students present their executable model and answer questions about its function and structure. The focus of the performance assesment is on the handling of the model. Students should be able to explain how the modeling and simulation can be implemented
Innovation and Investment (M16)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Innovation and Technology Management (ITM)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

In this sub-module, students acquire basic skills in the fields of innovation and technology management.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

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

  • outline the tasks to be addressed in the course of innovation management
  • to establish the organizational and personnel conditions for an innovation-friendly corporate culture
  • develop an innovation strategy to support the achievement of the strategic business objectives
  • develop a systematic innovation process reaching from the internal or external generation of ideas to the market launch of the new product
  • apply creativity techniques to develop ideas in workshops
  • carry out profitability calculations for the evaluation of product ideas
  • to ensure sufficient funding for innovation projects
  • to critically evaluate proposals for business model innovations
  • systematically plan, control, monitor, complete and evaluate innovation projects
  • minimize the resistance in the workforce regularly associated with organizational innovations through change management
  • discuss issues in the field of intellectual property law with legal experts

Course contents

  • Concept of innovation
  • Innovation types
  • Innovation management
  • Open Innovation
  • Innovation Strategy
  • Innovation Process
  • Culture of innovation
  • Ideas management
  • Creativity techniques
  • Innovation-promoting leadership
  • Innovation-promoting organizational structures
  • Innovation-promoting office design
  • Projectmanagement
  • Changemanagement
  • Innovation-Marketing
  • Innovation-Financing
  • Intellectual property rights

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of business administration

Literature

  • Wala, Innovations- und Technologiemanagement
  • Wirtz, Crashkurs Innovationsmanagement

Assessment methods

  • Written final exam: 30 points
  • Case study preparation (group work): 70 points

Anmerkungen

Details see Moodle course

Investment and Financing (INFIN)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

In this sub-module, students acquire basic knowledge and skills in the field of finance.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

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

  • At the end of the course the students are able to define the terms "investment" and "financing", to outline a typical investment process, to check investment projects by means of static or dynamic methods for their advantageousness, to determine the optimal useful life of an investment, to model investment program decisions in the form of linear systems of equations, to consider the uncertainty of future cash flows in capital budgeting, distinguish between equity and debt capital as well as between internal and external financing, provide a structured overview of short, medium and long-term debt financing instruments, prepare a financial plan for short-term liquidity management, outline the mode of operation and limitations of the leverage effect, model investment and financing calculations in Microsoft Excel.

Course contents

  • Investment concept
  • Investment process
  • Key figures for asset analysis
  • Static investment calculation methods
  • Dynamic investment calculation methods
  • Investment calculation with Excel
  • Optimal service life
  • Taxes in the investment calculation
  • Utility analysis
  • Investment calculation with uncertainty and risk
  • Investment Program Planning
  • Financing term
  • Equity vs. debt capital
  • Internal financing
  • Working capital management
  • Cash flow statement
  • External financing
  • Ordinary capital increase and subscription right
  • Stock exchange
  • Special forms of financing (leasing, factoring, crowdfunding etc.)
  • Key figures for profitability and liquidity analysis
  • Leverage effect
  • Short-term financial plan

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of business administration (1st semester)

Literature

  • Wala, Haslehner, Kreidl: Investitionsrechnung und betriebliche Finanzierung, LexisNexis
  • Wala, Baumüller: Klausurtraining Investitionsrechnung, BookBoon

Assessment methods

  • Intermediate tests: 20%
  • final exam: 80%

Anmerkungen

Details see moodle course

Introduction into Modelling and Simulation (M14)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Introduction to Modelling and Simulation (EIMS)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

Introduction to the theory and practice of modeling, simulation and optimization of technical systems. The course interweaves a theoretical and an applied part: The first is the teaching of methods and principles for the creation of mathematical models for mapping dynamic systems, as well as the model construction from physical principles and measurement data in the foreground. In the second part, the basics of programming in Matlab and Python are learned using concrete application examples that work towards the simulation and optimization of simple models.

Methodology

Alternation of theoretical inputs and Q&A in presence with exercises based on this in distance learning

Learning outcomes

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

  • Define, describe and apply basic concepts of modeling and simulation
  • Develop a given issue into a numerical simulation model through appropriate simplifications and assumptions
  • Build and simulate a simple PV model in Matlab
  • Implement and simulate a simple building model in Python
  • Perform simple optimizations on simulation models

Course contents

  • Basics of modeling and simulation
  • Introduction to Numerical Methods
  • Focus on continuous simulation: numerics of ordinary and partial differential equations with application examples (heat transmission in buildings, etc.)
  • Focus on discrete simulation:
  • - Process-oriented modeling (control simulation)
  • - Event-oriented modeling (optimized HVAC control based on external release signals)
  • Optimization
  • Programming for engineers:
  • - Basic program concepts (variables, standard control structures, data types, functions, objects, libraries)

Literature

  • Nollau, R., 2009. Modellierung und Simulation technischer Systeme: Eine praxisnahe Einführung. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89121-5
  • Crastan, V., 2004. Modellierung und Simulation, in: Crastan, V. (Ed.), Elektrische Energieversorgung 2: Energie- und Elektrizitätswirtschaft, Kraftwerktechnik, alternative Stromerzeugung, Dynamik, Regelung und Stabilität, Betriebsplanung und -führung. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 367–412. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-06958-5_10

Assessment methods

  • 50% successful completion of the exercises
  • 50% lecture examination

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Digital Systems in the Energy Industry (M22)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Digital Systems in Energy Industry (DSE)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course "Digital Systems in the Energy Industry" deals with the increasing digitization in the energy industry and offers an overview of relevant digital technologies in this context. The subjects covered are data acquisition and processing, data management and analysis, forecasts, digital processes and business models, automation, self-learning systems, Internet of Energy, digital twins and data protection.

Methodology

ILV

Course contents

  • data acquisition and processing
  • data management and analysis
  • forecasts
  • digital processes and business models
  • automation
  • self-learning systems
  • Internet of Energy
  • digital twins
  • data protection
Energy Concepts and Evaluation Procedure (M21)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Assessment Methods (BEV)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course provides comprehensive insight technology assessment methods on societal, ecological, and economic levels and presents handling of software tools for material flow analysis to assess environmental impacts of energy systems. In course of a semester project students train heuristic methods, literature reviews and work in research groups.

Methodology

• Lecture units (distance learning) to convey the methodological and content-related basics • Exercises to teach the necessary methodological skills (including the software tool GEMIS) • Group work • Plenary discussions and presentations

Learning outcomes

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

  • Know technology assessment methods (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Apply scenario method including cross impact analysis and sustainability assessment
  • Utilize the software program GEMIS for material flow analysis
  • Systemic discussion and analysis of energy system developments

Course contents

  • Introduction to technology assessment methods
  • Introduction to quantitative and qualitative scenario methods (cross-impact analysis, sustainability assessment)
  • Heuristic methods and literature research
  • Material flow analysis in the open-source software tool GEMIS

Prerequisites

module “Energy, Environment and Society”

Literature

  • Rohpohl, G., 1999, Innovative Technikbewertung. Hgs.; Bröchler, S., Simonis, G., Sundermann, K., Handbuch Technikfolgenabschätzung. edition Sigma, Berlin
  • Sundermann, K., Constructive Technology Assessment. Hgs.; Bröchler, S., Simonis, G., Sundermann, K., Handbuch Technikfolgenabschätzung. edition Sigma, Berlin
  • Vester, F., 1987, Der Papiercomputer. Management Wissen, Band 10, Nummer; 48–57
  • Kreibich, R., Oertel, B., Wölk, M., 2011, Futures studies and future-oriented technology analysis principles, methodology and research questions. in: 1st Berlin symposium on internet and society.

Assessment methods

  • 30% opne-book group work at the end of the course
  • 70% different exercises for each of the course parts (GEMIS, economic methods, first interim report, second interim report, presentation, final report)

Anmerkungen

In both courses, interdisciplinary approaches to highly topical energy-related subject areas are taught. The methodological and content-related examination of both the creation of energy concepts on the building side and their implications for the overall system as well as the development of scenarios and their sustainability assessment are taught comprehensively within the framework of semester projects.

Energy Concepts (EK)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

Based on conventional supply-side energy concepts, regional/communal/quarter-related systems are further developed into sustainable overall concepts that include energy efficiency, use of renewable energy sources, energy flexibility, sector coupling and ICT are in line with national and global goals regarding climate neutrality.

Methodology

• Lecture units (distance learning) to convey the methodological and content-related basics • Project reports and presentations in the plenum

Learning outcomes

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

  • Know the methods of energy concepts at different spatial levels
  • Know concrete implementation examples, their strengths and weaknesses
  • Evaluate best practice examples in comparison to the legal minimum standard and assess their relevance in relation to global climate goals
  • Analyse and reflect interrelations between the behaviour of energy consumers and decisions on the level of energy conversion with renewable energy technologies
  • Explain influences on the overall city system and their significance
  • Combine renewable energy technologies in a sustainable way in regional, spatial contexts, taking into account socio-economic aspects

Course contents

  • Typology of energy concepts
  • Procedure for the preparation of energy concepts
  • The demand side: building stock and usage behaviour
  • Case studies innovative energy concepts, case studies smart city concepts, smart city framework strategy Vienna;
  • development of an energy concept using life cycle cost analysis

Prerequisites

Building physics, HVAC

Literature

  • Albers, G. und Wékel, J.: Stadtplanung. Eine illustrierte Einführung. Primus Verlag, 2. Auflage 2011,
  • Handbuch für kommunale und regionale Energieplanung – HANDBUCH KREP 2000. Graz: Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, 2001,
  • ISO 15686-5 Buildings and constructed assets – Service Life Planning – Part 5: Buildings and constructed assets -- Service life planning -- Part 5: Whole life costing (2008),
  • Kaltschmitt, M.; Streicher, W. (Hrsg): Regenerative Energien in Österreich. Vieweg+Teubner, Wiesbaden: 2009,
  • ROK: Energie- und Raumentwicklung – Räumliche Potenziale erneuerbarer Energieträger. Schriftenreihe Nr. 178, März 2009,
  • POST-OIL CITY. Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. in Kooperation mit ARCH+ Zeitschrift für Architektur und Städtebau 2011,
  • Petersdorff, C.; Everding D.; Wouters, F.: Solarer Städtebau – ein Weg zur Nachhaltigkeit. O.J., Ecofys GmbH - www.ecofys.de,
  • Reicher, C.: Städtebauliches Entwerfen. Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, 2012,
  • VDI 3807 Energie- und Wasserverbrauchskennwerte für Gebäude. Teilkennwerte elektrische Energie. Blatt 4, 2008,
  • Magistrat der Stadt Wien: Smart City Wien Rahmenstrategie. Wien: 2019
  • Magistrat der Stadt Wien: STEP 2025 Stadtentwicklungsplan Wien. Wien: 2019

Assessment methods

  • 20% Online examination theoretical basics
  • 40% Case study on a climate-neutral neighbourhood
  • 40% Case study Smart City, climate neutral city

Anmerkungen

In both courses, interdisciplinary approaches to highly topical energy-related subject areas are taught. The methodological and content-related examination of both the creation of energy concepts on the building side and their implications for the overall system as well as the development of scenarios and their sustainability assessment are taught comprehensively within the framework of semester projects.

Energy Industry (M25)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Energy Economics (EWI)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

The course provides a clear understanding of the principles of energy economics. Function and Objectives of energy economics on the national, international and global level are discussed, in particular concerning to climate change and energy security. Focus is on the application of economic assessment methods, that will be explained in the course and applied.

Methodology

The content will be developed in the lectures and deepened as part of distance learning. The method for economic calculation is trained via group work in distance learning units and exercises and the results of the group work are presented at the end of the semester

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe and apply economic assessment methods and to compare different energy technologies from an economic perspective
  • interpret and analyse energy balances
  • describe and analyse the functioning of energy markets
  • name the relative magnitude of energy consumption and supply in Austria, Europe and world wide and describe and analyse the challenges of energy policy

Course contents

  • Foundations of energy economics
  • Energy consumption and supply, institutional setting
  • Energy statistics
  • Energy prices and energy markets
  • Greenhousegas-Emissions and climate change policies
  • Instruments of energy policy
  • economic assessment methods, e.g. cost-benefit analysis for different energy technologies
  • Balancing technically and economically
  • Basics of the liberalized energy markets
  • Organization of the Austrian energy markets

Literature

  • Georg Erdmann/Peter Zweifel: Energieökonomik - Theorie und Anwendungen
  • Kaltschmitt: Regenerative Energien in Österreich

Assessment methods

  • end exam
Energy Systems: Concepts and System Development (M23)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Energy Systems: Concepts and System Development (EKS)
German / PRJ
5.00
3.00
Energy Systems and Aspects of System Integration (M24)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Energy Systems and Aspects of System Integration (EAS)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Marketing and Supply (M26)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Marketing and Supply (MAVE)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

In this sub-module students acquire basic skills in the areas of marketing and sales.

Methodology

Flipped Classroom

Learning outcomes

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

  • define the terms “market” and “marketing”
  • name the components of a marketing plan
  • Differentiate between different types of marketing strategies
  • differentiate between different market research methods
  • prepare product policy decisions
  • prepare price policy decisions
  • prepare communication policy decisions
  • prepare sales policy decisions
  • weigh up between different alternatives regarding the organizational anchoring of marketing in the company
  • calculate key figures for effectiveness and efficiency controls in marketing
  • name various instruments of online marketing and to describe their mode of operation

Course contents

  • Concept and characteristics of marketing
  • Marketing planning
  • Marketing strategies
  • Market research
  • Product policy
  • Price policy
  • Communication policy
  • Sales policy
  • Marketing organization
  • Marketing controlling
  • Online marketing

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of business administration

Literature

  • Bruhn, Marketing, Springer-Verlag
  • Bruhn, Marketingübungen, Springer-Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Written final exam: 70 points
  • Development of a marketing concept (group work): 30 points

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Current Topics in Renewable Energy Supply (M34)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Current Topics in Renewable Energy Supply (ATE)
German / PRJ
5.00
3.00

Course description

Based on the energy efficiency and supply targets of the EU and its member states, cities, municipalities and companies, individual aspects of future energy systems, holistic considerations and socio-political strategies with regard to the 2030/2050 climate targets are to be worked on using a concrete case study. On the basis of an introduction to current research projects and directions, a topic is to be deepened in the form of a project work and a scaling of the results is to be undertaken at a higher level.

Methodology

Specific inputs on the individual topics and themes, independent group work with methods adapted to the respective issue

Learning outcomes

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

  • Identify important sub-aspects of the energy system and scale them up to national/EU level.
  • Evaluate ecological, economic and societal impacts Develop solution strategies and recommendations.
  • Include citizens and users in these strategies.
  • Keep it to the most important things - bring together clear layout, use illustrations correctly.
  • Understand the process and results and communicate them clearly.

Course contents

  • Networked application of teaching content from previous semesters and transfer to larger energy systems as well as their holistic evaluation

Prerequisites

Technical, economic and ecological previous knowledge, especially building on the following modules 1st semester "Energy, Environment, Society" and 2nd semester "Energy Systems", "Assessment Procedures".

Literature

  • Aktuelle Energieeffizienz und- versorgungszielen der EU und deren einzelner Länder, Städte, Gemeinden und Betriebe
  • z.B. #Mission2030 https://mk0positionencfuw60h.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mission2030.pdf
  • Europäischer Rahmen für die Klima- und Energiepolitik bis 2030 und 2050
  • Für die Projektarbeit: Wird je nach gewähltem Projekt in der LV zur Verfügung gestellt

Assessment methods

  • Assessment Presentation of the results and preparation of a project folder (max. 4 pages)
Digital Leadership (M36)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Digital Leadership (DLEAD)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00
Energy Systems: Holistic System Development and Interdisciplinary Assessment (M33)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Energy Systems: Holistic System Development and interdisciplinary Evaluation (ESYS)
German / PRJ
5.00
3.00
Energy and Environmental Law (M35)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Energy and Environmental Law (EURT)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

Course description

Introduction and overview in important aspects of Austrian and European energy law. Content of European and national legislation will be analysed and application of law will be discussed. Focus is on legal acts in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency, electricity and gas, environmental impact assessment and climate change.

Methodology

The content will be developed in the lectures and deepened as part of distance learning. The method for economic calculation is trained via group work in distance learning units and exercises and the results of the group work are presented at the end of the semester

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyse legal acts (laws, regulations, directives, decisions)
  • describe the main provisions of legal acts with regard to renewable energy, energy efficiency, electricity and gas, environmental impact assessment and climate change
  • show the application of the before mentioned legal acts with concrete examples

Course contents

  • European Directives
  • Electricity and Gas Act in Austria
  • Green Electricity Law
  • Energy Subsidies and Taxes
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Emissiontrading

Literature

  • Raschauer Bernhard: Handbuch Energierecht, 2006, Springer, Wien New York, S. 254
  • Achleitner Norbert: Österreichisches und Europäisches Energierecht, Einführung und Überblick, 2009, Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz, S. 218
  • EU-Recht: www.eur-lex.euro
  • Recht Österreich: www.ris.bka.gv.at

Assessment methods

  • course immanent assessment method
  • end exam
Process Optimization and Assessment (M31)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
German / PRJ
3.00
2.00

Course description

Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) as a method of process assessment: After a general intoduction into LCA and the use of the LCA software openLCA and the ecoinvent database, the students perform a software-supported LCA.

Methodology

Lectures, interactive phases, semester work in small groups, presentations

Learning outcomes

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

  • perform life cycle analyses for products, projects and services using suitable methods, databases and software solutions and interpret them adequately

Course contents

  • Introduction to LCA
  • Introduction to LCA software openLCA and use of the ecoinvent database
  • Performing of an LCA

Prerequisites

Basic knowlegde of material and energy flows, basics in ecology

Literature

  • Klöpffer, W., Grahl, B., 2009, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). A Guide to Best Practice. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim
  • Various tutorials by GreenDelta (openLCA) and ecoinvent

Assessment methods

  • Project reports and presentation of results
Process Optimization (PRO)
German / ILV
2.00
1.00

Course description

After an introduction to the methods of process optimization (5S, Kaizen), industrial processes are optimized in small groups (focus: energy processes)

Methodology

Lectures, interactive phases, semester work in small groups, presentations

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyze industrial processes in the area of production, energy generation, storage and transmission and to describe their optimization
  • describe the relevance of industrial processes in the field of energy generation, storage and transmission in relation to the optimization of the energy system

Course contents

  • Introduction to process management and process optimization
  • Selected methods and tools for process acquisition, -analysis and -optimization
  • Overview of various applications of industrial processes
  • Performing of a process optimization with a focus on energy applications

Prerequisites

project management, process management

Literature

  • Hirzel, M., Kühn, F., Gaida, I., 2008, Prozessmanagement in der Praxis, Gabler, Wiesbaden

Assessment methods

  • Project report, presentation and exam
Supply and Demand Side Management (M32)
German / kMod
5.00
-
Supply and Demand Side Management (SDSM)
German / ILV
5.00
3.00

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Master Thesis (M31)
German / iMod
30.00
-
Master's Thesis (MT)
German / SO
25.00
1.00
Seminar for Master's Thesis (MSEM)
German / SE
5.00
2.00