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


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


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