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
Module 1 Basismodul Angewandte Regeltechnik und Netzwerktechnik (MOD1)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Applied Control Engineering (ART)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The students will be introduced to the basics of applied control engineering. Existing projects in sustainable building control design are presented.

Methodology

- Lectures- Discussions- Exercises

Learning outcomes

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

  • to design PID- und PTn elements as well as linear control systems
  • to realise hydraulic control systems
  • to select Hardware and Communication-Systems for control systems in applied practical cases in the energy sector

Course contents

  • Analysis, synthesis, identification of control systems
  • Basic elements of block diagrams
  • Algebra of block diagrams
  • Identification in time domain
  • Building automation
  • Control strategies for energy systems in buildings

Prerequisites

- Mathematics (BSc-Level)- Basics of mechanical engineering (BSc-Level)- Basics of electrical engineering (BSc-Level)

Literature

  • Jan Lunze – Regelungstechnik 1
  • Manfred Reuter, Serge Zacher – Regelungstechnik für Ingenieure

Assessment methods

  • Written exam
Networks (NW)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course presents the fundamentals of computer networks, in particular with the focus on:- reference models (OSI, TCP/IP, IEC 61850)- addresses and protocols on different layers- applying these technologies to real world examples in the field of electrical power systems

Methodology

Two-stage lecture:1.) theoretical part to present the basic principles2.) application part where recent scientific papers are studied and presented by students

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain the tasks of different layers in the OSI and TCP/IP model
  • explain how IP packets are forwarded and to identify all related protocols
  • develop a protocol stack for real world examples in the field of electrical power systems

Course contents

  • Basic terms and definitions in computer networks with references to IEC 61850
  • Ethernet
  • IP addresses (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Protocols (IPv4, IPv6, ARP, ND, TCP, UDP)
  • Domain name system

Literature

  • Andrew S. Tanenbaum. Computer Networks: Fifth Edition. Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, USA, 2010.

Assessment methods

  • regular homeworks
  • presentation
  • end exam
Module 4 Energieumwandlung und Verteilung (MOD4)
German / kMod
9.00
-
Energy Storage (ESP)
German / FUV
1.50
1.00

Course description

Energy storage will play a very important role in a renewable energy system. This lecture gives the basics of energy storage technologies as well as their requirements for the total energy system.

Methodology

Lecture with distant learning parts

Learning outcomes

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

  • Characterise, explain and technologically classify the storage technologies
  • Analyse the application and determine the necessary storage parameter
  • Choose the best available technology for different applications
  • Estimate the profitability of a storage operation

Course contents

  • Introduction
  • Technology comparison
  • Application categories
  • Cost considerations
  • Storage technologies – past and present useElectrochemical energy storage
  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Sodium-sulfur batteries
  • Lithium-ion batterie
  • Zinc-bromine batteries
  • Zinc-air batteries
  • Battery comparison and implementationMechanical energy storage
  • Compressed-air energy storage
  • Flywheel
  • Pumped-hydro storageElectromagnetic energy storage
  • Energy storage in superconducting magnetic systemsElectric energy storage
  • Energy storage in capacitorsChemical energy storage
  • Hydrogen
  • Synthetic natural gas
  • Switchable chemical materialsEnergy storages in systems
  • Performance of electric storage systems
  • Costs of electricity storages

Prerequisites

- Physical and chemical basic knowledge of energy structures- Basic knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering

Literature

  • CEB (2014): CEB Kongress Stromspeicherung in Gebäuden, Stuttgart, 06.03.2014
  • DOE (2015): International Energy Storage Database: http://www.energystorageexchange.org, 05.12.2013
  • ESA (2013): www.electricitystorage.org, 04.12.2013
  • IEA (2014): Technology Roadmap Energy Storage
  • IEA (2015): Energy Technology Perspectives
  • IEA (2014): World Energy Outlook
  • Jossen A. / Weydanz W. (2006): Moderne Akkumulatoren richtig einsetzen, Reichardt Verlag
  • Rummich E. (2009): Energiespeicher – Grundlagen, Komponenten, Systeme und Anwendungen, expert verlag
  • Schmidt M. (2013): Auf dem Weg zum Nullemissionsgebäude – Grundlagen, Lösungsansätze, Beispiele, Springer Vieweg
  • VDE (2009): Energiespeicher in Stromversorgungssystemen mit hohem Anteil erneuerbarer Energieträger, Energietechnische Gesellschaft im VDE
  • Zito R. (2010): Energy Storage – A New Approach, Scrivener Publishing LLC

Assessment methods

  • Test in written form at the end of the lecture
Generating Plants (EA)
German / VO
4.50
3.00

Course description

Decentral und central Energysystems for electricity/heating and cooling: Survey and comparison of the different concepts in relation to: Technology: conversion, selfconsumption, environmental relevant components; space needs in urban areas, transport of fuels; operation: continous operation versus fluctuating generation, constant and variable loads;use: base abnd peak loads, specific use of power plants in urban regions, grid interconnection: central and decentral systems

Methodology

Lecture with distant learning part

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe the current developments at implementing renewable generation technologies as well as to explain the impacts of these changes
  • to analyze the status of renewable generation technologies, which are predominantly in R&D status and the nuclear energy as well as to explain the reason for the current situation
  • to analyze barriers and obstacles at high penetration levels of renewable technologies and to describe examples of successful solutions
  • to describe future different scenarios which are all aiming at a complete transition towards renewable technologis

Course contents

  • Energy – basics,
  • latest developments in Biomass and hydro power,
  • Nuclearenergy, Technologystatus, options for the future, Risks, Arguments pro and con
  • Concentrated solar power
  • Small wind turbines
  • Ocean technologies, Tides, waves, sea current
  • Scenarios of a nearly complete transition towards renewable generation and its impact on the whole energy system

Prerequisites

Basic knowlegde in physics, energy electricity heating and cooling, energy structures as well as the already implemented renewable technologies (Solar, Wind, Biomass, Hydro,…)

Literature

  • Volker Quaschning: Regenerative Energiesysteme, Hanser Verlag München, 5. Auflage 2007, inkl. DVD, ISBN 3-446-40973-4

Assessment methods

  • Test in written form addressing physical basics and renewable technology basics as well as an oral examination at the end
Power Lines (NET)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

Systemic requirements for electricity, heating and cooling networks in an energy system, which is more and more dominate by decentral renewable generation

Methodology

lecture and practice

Learning outcomes

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

  • to analyse heating/cooling and electricity networks as well as the drivers for the current changes
  • to analyse new „smart“ structures of the energy networks (heating/cooling/electricity) as well as their interdependence with communications (IKT) technologies

Course contents

  • History of electrical networks
  • basics of electricity grids
  • components
  • basics of the network operation
  • Smart Grids - Development of the electricity grids due to the integration of renewable technologies

Prerequisites

- Electric and thermodynamic/physical basics- basics n heating/cooling and electrical grids (Bachelorlevel)

Literature

  • Adolf J. Schwab, Elektroenergiesysteme - Erzeugung, Transport, Übertragung und Verteilung elektrischer Energie, Springer, 2006.
  • Knies, Wilfried : Elektrische Anlagentechnik : Kraftwerke, Netze, Schaltanlagen, Schutzeinrichtungen - 5. Aufl. . - Munchen ; Wien. ISBN 978-3-446-40574-5
  • Power electronics in smart electrical energy networks / Ryszard Strzelecki ... eds. . - London : Springer , 2008 . - XVIII, 414 S. . - (Power Systems ). ISBN 978-1-8480-0317-0
  • EN 50160 Merkmale der Spannung in öffentlichen Elektrizitätsversorgungsnetzen
  • TOR D4 und D2 (www.e-control.at)
  • Erzeugungsanlagen am Mittelspannungsnetz (Richtlinie für Anschluss und Parallelbetrieb von Erzeugungsanlagen am Mittelspannungsnetz), 2008
  • Smart Grids Technology Roadmap, Österr. Technologieplattform Smart Grids, 2014

Assessment methods

  • test in written form and evaluation of the practice lessons
Module 5 Simulationstechnik (MOD5)
German / kMod
3.00
-
Theory of Simulation Technology (TST)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course is about the general structure of a simulation study as well as the introduction on mathematical methods of modelling and simulation. The analysis of the function of particular energy relevant simulation tools is also a part of the course.

Methodology

PresentationCase studies, models and algorithms

Learning outcomes

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

  • select and apply numeric iteration methods for real concrete problems.
  • select and apply numeric one step- and multiple step procedures for the numeric discretization of differential equations.
  • evaluate possible procedual errors of numeric one step- and multiple step procedures.

Course contents

  • Intro
  • Definitions and terminology
  • Basics of modelling and simulation
  • Introduction to Numerical Methods
  • Topic continuous simulation: Numerics ODEs/PDEs with examples
  • Topic discrete event simulation: - Prozess oriented Modelling (Production simulation) - Event oriented Modelling (Failure simulation)

Prerequisites

Continuous Simulation:- Analysis (Differential and Integral calculus)- Algebra (Matrices and Vectors, systems of equations)Discrete Event Simulation:- Statistics- StochasticComputer Basics, programming experience beneficial

Literature

  • Continuous Simulation:
  • Breitenecker, F. et al. (1993): Simulation mit ACSL, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, ISBN-10: 3528063815, ISBN-13: 978-352806381
  • Sauerbier, T. (1999): Theorie und Praxis von Simulationssystemen, Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, ISBN-10: 3528038667, ISBN-13: 978-3528038663
  • Cellier, F. (2006): Continuous System Simulation, Springer US, ISBN-10: 0387261028, ISBN-13: 978-0387261027
  • Bungartz, H.J., et al. (2009): Modellbildung und Simulation: Eine anwendungsorientierte Einführung, Springer Verlag, ISBN-10: 3540798099, ISBN-13: 978-3540798095
  • Kramer, U. (1998): Simulationstechnik, Carl Hanser Verlag, ISBN-10: 3446192352, ISBN-13: 978-3446192355Discrete Event Simulation:
  • Schriber, Thomas J. (1990): An Introduction to Simulation Using Gpss/H, John Wiley and Sons (WIE); 3. Auflage, ISBN-10: 0471043346, ISBN-13: 978-0471043348
  • Law, A. / Kelton, W. (2000): Simulation Modeling and Analysis, McGrawHill Verlag, ISBN-10: 0070366985, ISBN-13: 978-0070366985
  • Page, B. / Kreutzer, W. (2005): The Java Simulation Handbook: Simulating Discrete Event Systems with UML and Java, ISBN-10: 3832237712, ISBN-13: 978-3832237714

Assessment methods

  • Collaboration (20%)Written examination (80%)
Module 6 Wahlmodul (MOD6)
German / iMod
6.00
-
Elective Courses/Energy Talks (WM)
German / VO
6.00
4.00

Course description

External energy experts are invited to give lectures about actual problems and experiences in renewable energy in order to discuss this with the students; more specifically, using the outcomes of the guest lectures, this course will also be used to practice the scientific writing as well as to learn and understand a review process by writing and reviewing a scientific conference paper

Methodology

Lectures with discussion, writing of a short scientific paper in a small group

Learning outcomes

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

  • to analyse selected and currents topics in the renewable energy sector
  • to improve their skills in scientific writing by means of a conference paper which will be worked out jointly in a small team

Course contents

  • Exercise in scientific writing based on current topics of renewable energy technologies

Prerequisites

General knowledge in renewable energy

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; Auflage
  • Crestani, F., (s.a.)., How to review a Paper, Präsentation, Unknown
  • Eco, U.,(1977), Wie man eine wissenschaftliche Abschlußarbeit schreibt. Heidelberg, UTB für Wissenschaft,
  • C.F. Müller. Krengel, M., (2009), 30 Minuten für effizientes Lesen. Offenbach, Gabal Verlag.
  • Kuhn, B., (2009), Lesetechniken optimieren. München, Compact Verlag.
  • Meier, A.,(1992), How to review a technical paper. University of California at Berkely
  • Mörth, A., Hey, B., (2010), Geschlecht und Didaktik. Leykam, Graz
  • Ortner, G. und Thielmann-Holzmayer, C., (2008), Wissenschaftlich arbeiten. Hagen/Krems, Donauuniversität Krems.
  • Scheele, P., R., (1999), The PhotoReading Whole Mind System. Learning Strategies Corporation,U.S.
  • Sommer, R., (20069, Schreibkompetenzen. Stuttgart, Klett Lernen und Wissen GmbH.
  • Smith, A., J., (1990), The task of the referee, University of California at Berkely,
  • IEEE Stadt Wien, (s.a.), Grundlagen der Gendersensibilität in der Lehre, Stadt Wien, MA57

Assessment methods

  • Seminarwork (appr. 15 pages) in groups of 3 in a specific field of renewable energy. A direct relation to one of the lectures is essential.

Anmerkungen

titels, presenters and time of presentation can vary due to the possibilities of the lecturers.

Module 7 Ökonomie (MOD7)
German / iMod
3.00
-
Funding and Marketing (FUM)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

During the attendance period the theoretical principles/fundamentals which are necessary to understand the interplay between finance, strategy and strategic marketing will be taught in form of doctrinal discussions. In order to consolidate the acquired knowledge after every chapter there will be a brief discussion about current business topics related to the course. Finally a competitive business game will take place, in which the students can practically apply what they have learned in the course so far.

Methodology

Lecture followed by the Elaboration of practical exercises as well as the discussion and interpretation of the results

Learning outcomes

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

  • apply the methods of financial mathematics in accordance to the problems to be solved
  • systematize the various types of financing and to assess the advantages and disadvantages of each type
  • make long or short-term investment decisions based on existing financial restrictions
  • make financing decisions by keeping in mind the rating of the own company in order to improve this credit rating
  • explain (in accordance with marketing theory) the expected effects of the marketing decisions they have made in the business game
  • analyze and interpret the reports of the external accounting (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement)

Course contents

  • financial mathematics
  • forms of financing and financial instruments
  • leasing vs. loans
  • controlling and cost accounting
  • business valuation and value based management
  • Shareholder Value vs. stakeholder Value
  • strategic and operational marketing instruments

Literature

  • Moodle
  • Schultz, Volker (2011): Basiswissen Betriebswirtschaft, Management, Finanzen, Produktion, Marketing, Taschenbuch 4. Auflage, dtvErgänzende Literatur:
  • Geyer, Alois / Hanke, Michael / Littich, Edith / Netekoven (2006): Grundlagen der Finanzierung, 3. Auflage, Linde International
  • Hungenberg, Harald / Wulf, Torsten (2011): Grundlagen der Unternehmensführung, 4. Auflage Springer
  • Kotler, Philip/Bliemel, Friedhelm / Keller, Kevin (2007): Marketing-Management, 12. aktualisierte Auflage, Pearson Deutschland
  • Lechner, Karl / Egger, Anton / Schauer, Reinbert.(2013): Einführung in die Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaft, 26. Überarbeitete Auflage, Linde-Verlag

Assessment methods

  • Written final examination:Course immanent points: max 10 % of the achievable total points on the final test.(only in case of a positive Grade on the final Test course immanent points will be added to the achieved number of points on the test)
Module 8 Soft Skills 1 (MOD8)
German / iMod
3.00
-
Coaching (COA)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

The course introduces the students to the topic coaching.

Methodology

Introductory with:- Theory input- Teamwork - Case studies- Exercises- Discussions

Learning outcomes

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

  • explain systemic coaching as a management tool and to describe its procedure.
  • describe coaching tools (for example systemic questions, solution focusing) and to apply them in simple situations.
  • analyze communication situations based on basic models of communication and conflict (for exmaple Schultz v. Thun, Korzybski, Berne, Glasl).
  • analyze the attitude of a systemic coach in conversational situations and to implement it exemplarily.

Course contents

  • Systemic coaching and applications as a leading instrument
  • Coaching: procedure and instruments
  • Basic conditions of coaching
  • The attitude of a systemic coach

Literature

  • König, Eckard/Volmer Gerda (2012): Handbuch systemisches Coaching, Weinheim: Beltz Verlag
  • Müller, Gabriele (2006): Systemisches Coaching im Management, Landberg: Beltz-Verlag
  • Radatz, Sonja (2008): Beratung ohne Ratschlag, Verlag Systemisches Management Wien

Assessment methods

  • Case study (grade)
English - Presentation Techniques (EPT)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

We jointly work on the basic principles, techniques and particular challenges in giving a presentation in English. Students are required to give at least one short and one longer presentation in class to apply these principles in practice

Learning outcomes

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

  • adapt the language and content to the target audience
  • use relevant presentation techniques using the persuasive model
  • present fluently and confidently in English

Course contents

  • Checklist for presentations
  • Structuring persuasive presentations
  • Useful language for presentations
  • Presentation techniques
  • Visual aids
  • Body language
  • Dealing with questions and with nerves

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2+

Literature

  • Daly, K. & VanderHart, C. Skriptum
  • Handouts
  • Vocabulary Flashcards

Assessment methods

  • active participation in class activities and timely completion of assignments

2. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 10 Energierelevante Städteplanung (MOD10)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Energetic Building Design 1 (EGK)
German / ILV
2.25
1.50

Course description

Development and assessment of sustainable building and energy concepts focusing on passive concepts, HVAC and the integration of renewable energy systems

Methodology

Combination of lectures and exercises; final group work with poster and presentation

Learning outcomes

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

  • optimize buildings with passive measures to „nearly zero energy buildings“ or passive houses
  • integrate HVAC-services and renewable energy systems in building structure to achieve high efficient building standards like zero emission-buildings or energy self-sufficient buildings

Course contents

  • Sustainable building and energy concepts

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge from Building Physics, HLK, HLK1, HLK2 from BEE as well as lectures in renewable energy technologies (PV, ST) from BEE

Literature

  • References will be provided in the lectures

Assessment methods

  • 50% Poster50% Oral ExamEach part has to be passed
Energy Concepts 1 (EK)
German / ILV
2.25
1.50

Course description

The lecture covers the preparation of regional / communal energy concepts, framework conditions, and relations between the stakeholders involved. It deals with the aspects which influence the urban energy system and the related impact. Focus is on teaching theory. This lecture builds the foundation for the applied part in Energy Concepts 2.

Methodology

- Lecture- Group discussion- Case study

Learning outcomes

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

  • assess regional / communal energy concepts regarding quality
  • understand relations between energy consumers' behaviour and decisions made concerning energy conversion with renewable energy technologies,
  • to understand the aspects which influence the urban system and the significance of their impact.

Course contents

  • Types of energy concepts
  • Methods for energy concept preparation
  • Demand side: Building stock and user behaviour
  • Life cycle cost analysis

Prerequisites

- renewable energy technologies- energy efficient buildings

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.
  • Further literature recommendations see course material

Assessment methods

  • Written examination: Case study
Module 11 Leittechnik (MOD11)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Control Technology for Buildings (GBT)
German / ILV
1.50
1.00

Course description

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

Methodology

- Theoretical lecture with examples from real world projects- Script- Slides

Learning outcomes

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

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

Course contents

  • Networks in buildings
  • Building automation
  • Bus systems
  • Energy efficiency based on building automation

Literature

  • Klaus Daniels: Gebäudetechnik, Ein Leitfaden für Architekten und Ingenieure; Oldenbourg Industrieverlag München vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich
  • Wosnitza, Hilgers (Hrsg.): Energieeffizienz und Energiemanagement ISBN 978-3-8348-1941-3 Springer Spektrum 2012

Assessment methods

  • End exam
Control Technology for Facilities and Power Lines (LAN)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyse needs and methods of active power/frequency and reactive power/voltage control in electric grids
  • describe the need for short-circuit-power in electric grids
  • to describe the typical failure in a defective grid operation mode as well as to derive methods for selective detection and separation of damaged grid-structures in the bi-directional grid operation mode
  • to analyse requirements for planning of 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 technical features as well as their possible application
  • to describe the electro-magnetic compatibility of industrial data-communication as well as to evaluate corrective measures in terms of the electro-magnetic compatibility

Course contents

  • Part 1: Typical grid structures and hierarchies
  • Characteristic Grid-conditions in disturbed and undisturbed mode
  • requirements for grid operation in disturbed and undisturbed mode
  • Grid Control (active power/frequency and reactive power/voltage control)
  • Principles of evaluation of the grid condition, fault detection, grid-protection in unidirectional and bidirectional grid operation
  • shocrt circuit power - needs and allocation
  • requirements for decentral generationPart 2:
  • requirements of the structure of a control-system incl. RI-Scheme, Industrial Ethernet and standardised IEC-Protocols
  • Composition of a process-close control station including sensors and actors for binary and analogue data
  • advantages and disadvantages of different Bus-structures and bus medias in relation to different European standards

Prerequisites

Basis (Bachelor) knowledge in - Electrical engineering- Measurement and control- Electronics (Micro-processors)- Electricity Generation systems and grids- Network engineering and data-communication incl. Ethernet and ISO/OSI-Modell- Electromagnetic compatibility and - interference

Literature

  • Adolf J. Schwab: Elektroenergiesysteme - Erzeugung, Transport, Übertragung und Verteilung elektrischer Energie, Springer, 2006
  • Knies, Wilfried: Elektrische Anlagentechnik : Kraftwerke, Netze, Schaltanlagen, Schutzeinrichtungen - 5. Aufl. . - Munchen ; Wien. ISBN 978-3-446-40574-5
  • R. Flosdorff, G. Hilgarth: Elektrische Energieverteilung, Teubner 2006
  • EN 50160 Merkmale der Spannung in öffentlichen Elektrizitätsversorgungsnetzen
  • TOR D4: Parallelbetrieb von Erzeugungsanlagen mit Verteilernetzen und D2: Richtlinie zur Beurteilung von Netzrückwirkungen (http://www.e-control.at/de/marktteilnehmer/strom/marktregeln/tor)
  • Erzeugungsanlagen am Mittelspannungsnetz (Richtlinie für Anschluss und Parallelbetrieb von Erzeugungsanlagen am Mittelspannungsnetz), 2008
  • Adolf J. Schwab, Wolfgang Kürner: Elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit, Springer, ISBN 978-3-540-42004-0
  • Dr.-Ing. Josef Börcsök: Netzwerke im industriellen Einsatz, VDE Verlag, ISBN 3-8007-2632-7
  • Dietmar Reinert, Michael Schaefer: Sichere Bussysteme für die Automation, Hüthig, ISBN 3-7785-2797-5
  • Frank J. Furrer: Ethernet-TCP-IP für die Industrieautomation, Hüthig, ISBN 3-7785-2779-7
  • Harald Schumy, Rainer Ohl: Handbuch digitaler Schnittstellen, Vieweg, ISBN 3-528-004911-1

Assessment methods

  • Part 1: Written Exam
  • Part 2: Written Exam
  • Participation
Module 2 Sozioökonomische und ökologische Bewertungen urbaner Energiesysteme (MOD2)
German / iMod
6.00
-
Ecology and Society (OEK)
German / FUV
3.00
2.00

Course description

- Basic knowledge of ecological interactions and interdependencies- Interdependencies between society and environment

Methodology

- Interactive lectures- Discussions- Teamwork- Remote learning - self elaborated contents- Deepening of knowledge by textual analyses and development of assessment criteria

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify and explain basic functions of ecosystems
  • identify and explain impacts of anthropogenic interventions
  • explain interactions between society and environment ...

Course contents

  • Ecological interdependencies
  • Knowledge of ecological and societal impact of technologies, easures, actions, ect
  • Basic knowledge of social interdependencies
  • Political framework
  • Interdependencies between society and environment
  • Environmental protection
  • Sustainable development

Literature

  • Baumgart, M., McDonough, W. (2008). Die nächste industrielle Revolution . Die Cradle to Cradle-Community. Hamburg, EVA-Europäische Verlagsanstalt
  • Becker, A. (2001). Zukunftsfähige Politik. Volkswirtschaftliche, ökologische und soziale Aspekte vernetzt. München, oekom verlag.
  • BMLFUW (2002). "Die österreichische Strategie zur Nachhaltigen Entwicklung."Bundesministerium für Landu und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft, Wien
  • Diekmann, A. und P. Preisendörfer (2001). Umweltsoziologie. Eine Einführung. Hamburg, Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag.
  • Europäische Kommission (2002). Strategie der Europäischen Union für nachhaltige Entwicklung, Europäische Kommission: 134.
  • Gleich, M., D. Maxeiner, et al. (2000). Life Counts. Eine globale Bilanz des Lebens. Berlin, BVT.
  • Grunwald, A. und J. Kopfmüller (2006). Nachhaltigkeit. Frankfurt, Campus Verlag
  • Jens, S. und A. Reller (2009). CO2. Lebenselexier und Klimakiller. München, oekom verlag
  • Kopfmüller, J., V. Brand, et al. (2001). Nachhaltige Entwicklung integrativ betrachtet. Konstitutive Elemente, Regeln, Indikatoren. Berlin, edition sigma
  • Küster, H. (1995). Geschichte der Landschaft in Mitteleuropa. Von der Eiszeit bis zur Gegenwart. München, C.H.Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.
  • Küster, H. (1998). Geschichte des Waldes. Von der Urzeit bis zur Gegenwart. München, H.C.Beck'sche Verlangsbuchhandlung.
  • Nentwig, W. (2005). Humanökologie. 2. Auflage. Berlin, Springer-Verlag.

Assessment methods

  • 2 written examinations
  • Results of remote work
Evaluation Procedure (BEV)
German / ILV
3.00
2.00

Course description

- Assessment of technological impact on environment, society and economy, as a base for planning processes- This lecture provides an overview on quantitative and qualitative assessment methods of social sciences and natural sciences

Methodology

Interactive lecture and practice

Learning outcomes

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

  • assess impacts of technology on environment and society
  • select and apply appropriate methods

Course contents

  • Quantitative and qualitative assessment methods
  • Material flow analysis
  • GEMIS
  • Scenario method

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge on ecosystems and sustainability concepts from the lecture "Ökologie und Gesellschaft".

Literature

  • Grunwald, A. (2002). Technikfolgenabschätzung - eine Einführung. Berlin, edition sigma
  • Grunwald, A. und J. Kopfmüller (2006). Nachhaltigkeit. Frankfurt, Campus Verlag
  • Hochgerner, J. (1990). Soziale Grenzen des technischen Fortschritts. Vergleiche quer durch Europa. Wien, Falter Verlag.
  • Kowalski, E. (2002). Technology Assessment. Suche nach Handlungsoptionen in der technischen Zivilisation. Zürich, Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zürich.

Assessment methods

  • Results of different exercises
  • Written examination
Module 5 Simulationstechnik (MOD5)
German / iMod
6.00
-
Systems Engineering and Simulation (AS)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00

Course description

The mathematical and physical basics of typical computer based Simulation-Tools (finite elements, CFD- simulation, buildings and systems/Grids) will be presented as well as their practical application in the field of renewable energy systemsAfter the theoretic basics, as well as a survey about the most important programs given in the first semester, the practical part will be offered in the 2nd semester by a concrete task (project) to be worked out with one of the offered commercial simulation programme

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify the most relevant simulation programs in the field of renewable energy for specific tasks
  • learn to know one specific simulation program in more detail as well as to solve simpler Tasks by using it

Course contents

  • Theory as well as mathematical/physical background of a selected simulation program
  • Practical experience by working out a concrete example

Prerequisites

- Basics of simulation from 1st semester- Physical and mathematical basic knowledge- Energy know how (applied know-how)

Literature

  • Depending on simulation-program

Assessment methods

  • Working out of a simulation project
  • Presentation at the final lecture
Module 8 Soft Skills 1 (MOD8)
German / kMod
4.50
-
English-Negotiating (ENG)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

Students are taught the necessary principles to negotiate effectively using the Harvard Negotiation Model

Methodology

Negotiation case studies particular to your industry as well as video analysis are used.

Learning outcomes

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

  • adapt the language and content to the negotiation partner
  • use relevant negotiation techniques and theory using the Harvard model
  • negotiate fluently and confidently in English

Course contents

  • Checkliste for Negotiations
  • Preparation and research methods
  • Useful English phrases for meetings and negotiations
  • Specific negotiation techniques
  • External resources
  • Body language and interpersonal intelligence
  • Dealing with obstacles

Prerequisites

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2+

Literature

  • Daly, Kevin / VanderHart, Chanda (2011): Skriptum
  • Additional current handouts and audio-visual support

Assessment methods

  • active participation in class
  • activities and timely completion of assignments
Management (MAN)
German / VO
3.00
2.00

Course description

Introduction to standard management challenges and best practices.Overview on state of the art Management Challenges, Fundamentals of Management Concept Design, Business Case Development, Organizational Development Process

Methodology

- Lecture- Discussion- Cases

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify standard Management Challenges and explain Common Best Practices
  • develop a Business Case for Routine Tasks
  • analyse organisations as well as to exemplary design an organisational development process

Course contents

  • Management models
  • Strategic and operative management
  • Applying management concepts in day to day work (HSEQ, Knowledge Management, Innovation Management, Process Management, etc.)
  • Elaboration of selected topics
  • Development of Business Cases
  • Organizational Development

Literature

  • Wohinz, J. (2003): Industrielles Management - Das Grazer Modell, NWV
  • Voigt, K.I. (2008): Industrielles Management, Springer Verlag
  • Argyris, C. / Schön, D. A.:Organizational Learning: A Theory Of Action Perspective, Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, Neuauflage 1997.

Assessment methods

  • End Exam
Module 9 Energieeffizienz urbaner Energiesysteme (MOD9)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Supply and Demandside Management (SDM)
German / VO
4.50
3.00

Course description

The objective of the lesson „supply and demand side management is to present innovative concepts for the integration of renewable and distributed generation as well as flexible demand into the Austrian power market. As a basis we elaborate the fundamentals of liberalised liberalised power markets.

Methodology

- (guest-)lectures- Excursion "Wien Energie"

Learning outcomes

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

  • describe fundamentals of liberalised power markets and the specific organisation of the Austrian power market
  • develop applications for Virtual Power Plants
  • decribe Demand Response measures and preconditions for their realisation
  • describe energy efficiency potentials in the power sector and measures for their realisation

Course contents

  • Fundamentals of the Load-Frequency-Control
  • Fundamentals of liberalised power markets
  • Organisation of the Austrian power market
  • Short-term forecasts of power demand and production
  • Concepts and applications of Virtual Power Plants
  • Demand Response measures and their applications
  • Support schemes of renewable electricity in Austria
  • Potentials and measures for energy efficiency in the power sector

Prerequisites

Fundamentals of Power Engineering

Literature

  • references will be provided in the lecture
  • available for download

Assessment methods

  • End exam (written)

Anmerkungen

Guest lectures, visit of dispatching center offered

3. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 10 Energierelevante Städteplanung (MOD10)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Energetic Building Design 2 (EGK)
German / ILV
2.25
1.50

Course description

Energetic building design 2 - Basics of draft an submission planning

Methodology

The concept developed in the previous course "Energetic building design 1" should be evolved to the level of submission planning. In the lectures contents of submission planning in the field of electrical and hvac engineering and building physics are discussed, in the exercise part they are applied to the project.

Learning outcomes

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

  • draft the submission project in the area building envelope (building physics, constructions for extracting renewable energy) for nearly zero energy buildings
  • draft the submission project in the area of HVAC and electrical planning especially with using renewable energy technologies for zero emission-buildings or energy self-sufficient buildings

Course contents

  • Submission planning in the field of electrical and hvac engineering, building physics (heat, humidity, acoustics), geothermal power (water-legal permission), summer suitability of highly efficient buildings

Prerequisites

Knowledge on the project developed in the previous course, basic building physics and heating engineering, energy supply in buildings by renewable technologies

Literature

  • References will be provided in the lecture

Assessment methods

  • 50% written/oral examination (by means of 2 simple exercises calculated in writing before the oral part - all course material is allowed to be used)10% documentation general part 40% documentation personalized part
Energy Concepts 2 (EKO)
German / ILV
2.25
1.50

Course description

Specific issues of developing and implementing regional / communal energy concepts: While Energy Concepts 1 focuses on theory necessary for developing regional / communal energy concepts, Energy Concepts 2 focuses on practical aspects and how to apply the acquired knowledge when developing a communal energy concept at the neighbourhood level in the smart city context.

Learning outcomes

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

  • assess information and select relevant information,
  • understand complex interrelations and make use of it in applying the lessons learnt in practical examples,
  • combine renewable energy technologies in a sustainable way, taking into account regional and spatial conditions as well as socio-economic aspects.

Course contents

  • Case studies of innovative energy concepts, case studies of smart city concepts, Smart City Strategy Vienna; development of energy concept including life cycle costing

Prerequisites

Energy Concepts 1; renewable energy technologies; energy efficient buildings

Literature

  • Magistrat der Stadt Wien: Smart City Wien Rahmenstrategie. Wien: 2014
  • Magistrat der Stadt Wien: STEP 2025 Stadtentwicklungsplan Wien. Wien: 2014

Assessment methods

  • Case study work
Module 12 Aktuelle Themen der Erneuerbaren Urbanen Energiesysteme (MOD12)
German / iMod
6.00
-
Current Topics in Renewable Energies (ATE)
German / SE
6.00
4.00

Course description

This series of lectures are reacting on one hand very current topics of renewable energy like E-Mobility, Photovoltics in buildingsa and sustainabilityOn the other hand adding to the basis lectures, methods of scientific working are presented in porder to create a solid basis for the master theses

Methodology

LecturesExercisesDiscussion

Learning outcomes

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

  • By involvement of guest lecturers, who are working in currently most relevant topics, the conjunction to newest deveopments in the business area of renewable energy is secured.

Course contents

  • Solar BuildingsE-Mobility and Smart GridsSustainability in the industryMethods of scientific working

Prerequisites

Basis of:EnergytechnologiesRenewable energyPhysicsBasis of scientific working

Literature

  • Recommended by the lecturers

Assessment methods

  • Oral Examination
Module 13 Spezialisierung (MOD13)
German / iMod
6.00
-
Specialization:(Urban Energy Systems Techology or Socioeconomic, Ecological and Legal Surveys) (SPZ)
German / PRJ
6.00
4.00

Course description

Specialisation:- Integrative, in-depth technical/economic project about technologies of urban energy systems- Including socio-economic, ecologic and legal aspects- Execution of the project according to the criteria of modern project management

Learning outcomes

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

  • execute an interdisciplinary complex project within a team of experts
  • link technical aspects with economic, socio-economic and legal aspects
  • apply the tools of the project management according to the given situation

Course contents

  • In depth studies about Technology of urban energy systems
  • In depth technology studies linked with ecologic, socio-economic and legal aspects

Prerequisites

- All contents of the master study (MEE) so far- Basis in physics, energy, mathematics, thermodynamic, electrical engineering

Literature

  • Depending on task

Assessment methods

  • Assessment of the project results
  • Activity as a team member
Module 14 Soft Skills 2 (MOD14)
German / kMod
3.00
-
English - Intercultural Communication (ENG)
English / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

In the 21st century, with globalisation having become a reality above all in science, technology and business, it is crucial that our graduates have a solid understanding of intercultural communication.

Methodology

Interactive, multi-channel, real-life-based presentations and discussions, with an emphasis on student participation.

Learning outcomes

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

  • function successfully in an intercultural, international business environment
  • explain the key intercultural theories
  • adapt their own cultural behaviour

Course contents

  • Lecture modules on intercultural theory and key differences between cultures
  • Presentations of real-life examples
  • Exercises & discussions

Prerequisites

English 1 & 2

Literature

  • Trompenaars, F., and Hampden-Turner C., (1998) Riding the Waves of Culture, London: Nicholas Brealey ISBN 1-85788-176-1
  • In the download area

Assessment methods

  • Class participation (including quizzes & discussions)
  • Presentations
Leadership (LDS)
German / SE
1.50
1.00

Course description

This course provides an overview of both the latest practical and the current theoretical leadership theories. One of the course’s fundamental components will be the student’s reflection about particular issues concerning leadership.

Methodology

- Theory input- Teamwork- Role play

Learning outcomes

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

  • identify and to explain tasks and instruments of leadership (for example delegation, agreement on objectives).
  • explain classical management models (for example leading continuum, Maturity Model) and to apply to practical examples.
  • describe different assumptions about human nature (for example McGregor) and to derive the consequences for the leading of co-workers

Course contents

  • Leadership styles and instruments (for example staff appraisal)
  • Motivation, promotion and development of employees
  • Leadership functions versus professional tasks
  • Consequence of “not leading”
  • Role of the leader in a change process

Literature

  • Blanchard, Kenneth H./Zigarmi, Patricia/Zigarmi, Drea (2009): Der MinutenManager: Führungsstile, 6. Auflage, Verlag Rowohlt, Reinbek bei Hamburg
  • Goleman, Daniel/Boyatzis, Richard/McKee, Annie (2012): Emotionale Führung, 7. Auflage, Ullstein Verlag, Berlin
  • Kasper, Helmut/Mayrhofer, Wolfgang (2009): Personalmanagement, Führung, Organisation, 4. Auflage, Verlag Linde, Wien
  • Malik, Fredmund (2006): Führen, Leisten, Leben. Wirksames Management für eine neue Zeit, 13. Auflage, Verlag Heyne, München
  • Wunderer, Rolf (2007): Führung und Zusammenarbeit, 7. Auflage, Verlag Luchterhand, Köln

Assessment methods

  • Case study (grade)
Module 3 Städtische Energiewirtschaft (MOD3)
German / kMod
6.00
-
Energy Industry (EWT)
German / FUV
3.00
2.00

Course description

The course provides a clear understanding oft 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.

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

Literature

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

Assessment methods

  • course immanent assessment method
  • end exam
Energy Law (ERT)
German / FUV
3.00
2.00

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.

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
Module 9 Energieeffizienz urbaner Energiesysteme (MOD9)
German / kMod
4.50
-
Process Optimization (OPT)
German / VO
4.50
3.00

Course description

Processes based on renewable energy like solar thermal components, fuel cells but also modern combustion-technologies and -systems with a special focus on industrial applications and process heat.

Methodology

- Lecture- Team work- Calculations

Learning outcomes

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

  • analyse modern technical processes in the field of energy generation, storage and –transmission as well as to describe its development
  • describe the relevance of modern processes in the field of energy generation, storage and –transmission in relation to the energy transition

Course contents

  • Overview: various applications of modern energy-processes
  • Solar thermal and fuel cell; market developments, world wide
  • Overview storage: different applications
  • System concepts with a special focus on industrial applications

Prerequisites

- Basic knowledge in thermo dynamics, electro-engineering- Basic knowledge in solar thermal, combustion technologies, fuel cells

Literature

  • Duffie, J.A., Beckman, W.: Solar Engineering of thermal processes, 1991
  • Weiss, W., Mauthner, F.: Solar Heat Worldwide, edition 2010. www.iea-shc.org
  • Various. Publications of the IEA SHC Task 33 s.: www.iea-shc.org

Assessment methods

  • End-exam, possibly 2-3 seperate exams

4. Semester

Name ECTS
SWS
Module 15 Master Thesis (MOD15)
German / iMod
30.00
-
Master's Thesis (DA)
German / -
24.00
0.00

Course description

Master's Thesis

Learning outcomes

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

  • execute a scientific work according to the criteria of scientific working

Course contents

  • Depending on the topic

Prerequisites

All Lectures, ILV and exercises of the Master-Degree Program

Literature

  • Depending on the topic

Assessment methods

  • Evaluation of the master thesis
Seminar for Master's Thesis (DSEM)
German / -
6.00
2.00

Course description

Intermediate –feedback-Discussion according to the status of the master’s thesis

Learning outcomes

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

  • continue the master‘s thesis in an optimised way

Course contents

  • Depending on the topic

Prerequisites

- Scientific working- Secific knowledge in the field oft he master‘s thesis

Literature

  • Depending on the topic

Assessment methods

  • Evaluation by the supervisors