Energy Science

When the energy supply of mankind becomes a global challenge, you will be in the front row. Study "Energy Science" at the University of Duisburg-Essen, a unique course of study in Germany. Natural science fundamentals meet social relevance. Future-oriented and international with a year abroad at a renowned partner university. Energy Science at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

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The future supply of mankind with energy is a global challenge for science. This involves a wide range of questions concerning natural resources, climate and nutrition.

"Energy Science" at the University of Duisburg-Essen is becoming an increasingly popular bachelor's degree program throughout Germany. In addition to the fundamentals of natural science, we provide students with a sound physical knowledge of all forms of energy, energy transport and energy consumption.

Prof. Dr. Martin Mittendorff

As chairman of the examination board, I always come into contact with the students: Where do I do the industrial internship? How do I register my Bachelor thesis? Who answers my questions about the year abroad? I'm happy to help find the answers! It is always a pleasure for me to observe how familiar the research groups are with each other - our supervision ratio is very good! A perfect basis for good scientific work!

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Prof. Dr. Martina Schmid

Solar energy has fascinated me for a long time and so I have been working on this topic of renewable energies for more than 15 years. The worldwide increasing energy demand requires a renewal in energy supply and infrastructure.

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Master Thesis Christopher Hauk

Climate Change Mitigation in Hong Kong’s Electricity Sector

Research questions: Political analysis: Which barriers in Hong Kong’s political sector hinder reduction of energy consumption? 19 semi-structured interviews with various stakeholders

Technical analysis: Which impact does largescale solar PV installation have on the dispatch of conventional power plants? Power plant dispatch simulation in Excel VBA  15-minute timesteps for one entire year

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Prof. Dr. Michael Schreckenberg

1 million tons of CO2 are produced by standing around in traffic jams. It is important to understand traffic jams in order to be able to prevent them and organize traffic instead.

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Energy Systems compared

In this seminar, different energy systems are compared and evaluated according to their efficiency, among other things. Experts from industry and research present various topics, which are discussed controversially in the following week with presentations by students. Excursions to various institutions are part of the program.

Figure Excursion: Visit to the operation of the city of Mülheim Raffelberg hydroelectric power plant.

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Field trip to Düsseldorf Airport

On August 07th, seven students visited Düsseldorf Airport together with Dr. Florian Mazur from research group Schreckenberg. Here, they were able to experience the logistical processes studied in the lecture “Physics of Traffic 2” (Airplane Traffic) at an international airport and see live on site what an important role physics plays for aviation, making the theory from the lecture more tangible and comprehensible for the participants.

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All formal information can be found on the homepage of the Faculty of Physics.

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High School Students

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Enrollment & Co.

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Prospective Students

You're wondering whether Energy Science is interesting for you? All information about the actual study can be found by clicking on the link.

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The study programs Bachelor and Master in Energy Science are accredited by ASIIN and are funded by the DAAD, sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education an Research (BMBF).
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