Curriculum Structure

The Energy Engineering curriculum is designed to produce graduates equipped to function in entry level Energy Engineering positions with a strong basis for continued career growth. The curriculum reflects input from both industry and universities. It responds to industry requests for both increased emphasis in technical orientation and improved skill in individual and group interactions. The curriculum requires an embedded problem solving and critical thinking framework in all courses. The exit characteristics of Energy Engineering graduates are defined in the report. The curriculum has formal Energy Engineering courses but also assumes use of prerequisite courses in communications, fundamentals of electric-electronics, mathematics and statistics, business functions and technical drawing. The communications prerequisite courses should provide students with listening skills and the knowledge to be effective in written and oral communication. The fundamentals of electric-electronics should provide basic knowledge about electrical, electronics and control engineering. The mathematics and statistics prerequisites should provide basic quantitative and qualitative techniques. The business courses should cover common business functions, economics, and international considerations.


Semester 1
Nr Modules
1 Fundamental Energy Resources
2 Technical Drawing / CAD …
3 Academic and Social Orientation
4 Fundamentals of Electric-Electronics
5 Information and Communication Technologies I
6 Mathematics I
7 English I
8 Communication
9 Job Security
Nr Modules
10 Scientific Principles of Energy Technology
11 Solar Energy Systems
12 Electrical Control Circuits
13 Measurement Techniques
14 Computer Aided Design I
15 Information and Communication Technologies II
16 Mathematics II
17 English II
18 Business Management
19 Job Ethics
Semester 3


Nr Modules
20 Power Electronics and Power Supplies
21 Heat Transfer and Thermodynamics
22 Energy Storage
23 Electric Production with Solar Energy
24 Computer Aided Design II
25 Location and Map Information
26 Biomass Energy Production
27 Energy Economy
28 Internship (15 work days)
Semester 4
Nr Modules
29 Electric Production with Wind Power
30 Project Management
31 Hydro Energy
32 Industrial Ecology
33 Heat Pumps and Geothermal Energy
34 Microcontrollers / Smart Grids
35 Energy Management and Policies
36 Quality Assurance and Standards
37 Internship (15 work days)
  Semester 5
Nr Modules
38 Sustainability of Buildings
39 Energy-efficient Building
40 Light and Lightning Technology
41 Acoustics + Acoustics Laboratory Practise
42 Energy Performance Improvement, Structural Damage incl. Practical Thermo-hygric training
43 Ecology in Building and Construction
44 Electives (student pick four)
Structural Reliability
Material Flow Management
Facade and Window Construction
Urban ecology and energy
Reinvigorating existing Buildings
Aerodynamics of Buildings and Structures
Building Envelopes and Building Climatology
Semester 6


Nr Modules
53 Systems Engineerng / Sustainable System Design
54 Life-Cycle Assessement
55 Project in Smart Solutions (Haus, Grids, Transport, etc.)
56 Internship (15 work days) / Project with Industry
60 Bachelor Thesis