The study programs in this field of study impart competencies for the planning, construction and optimization of energy supply systems, as well as research and development in the field of renewable energies and innovative technologies.
Energy technology and energy management
In addition to the optimization of traditional energy production processes using fossil fuels, the development of environmentally friendly and sustainable energy sources and the field of energy storage and distribution are becoming increasingly important.
The study field at a glance
In addition to "(Electrical) Energy Technology" and "Energy and Resource Management", courses of study in this area include "Renewable and Renewable Energies", "Sustainable Energy Systems", "Energy and Environmental Technology" and "Energy Economics", "Resource or Environmental Management" or "Green Business".
The degree programs are usually basic and continuing education can be studied depending on the subject at universities and technical colleges.
Usually, a course takes several weeks internships. Sometimes a pre-study internship is recommended or even compulsory.
Contents of the course
The bachelor's program teaches engineering (including mechanical engineering, process engineering and electrical engineering) and fundamental scientific-mathematical content. Other topics are e.g. DC and AC technology; Modeling, simulation and optimization methods; Plant and utilization concepts of renewable and conventional energy technology; Skills for planning and operating renewable energy installations. In addition, political, legal and social framework conditions are also discussed.
In the Master's program, deepening the broad foundations or specializations in areas such as industrial energy and power industry, photovoltaics, gas and heat engineering plants, wind energy and hydropower, electric power transmission or high voltage technology are set.
Admission criteria & course application
There are usually no special admission restrictions. Depending on the university, only the general university entrance qualification is required for applying for a place at university.
Possible careers after graduation
Graduates of degree courses in this field find tasks in technical fields of work, especially in the area of planning, development and operation of plants for the use of renewable energies as well as in the commercial marketing of appropriate products and services or consulting. The export of proven technologies, know-how and the further development of the young field of work abroad demand corresponding foreign language skills and intercultural competencies.