Information for Interested Parties
It is one of the urgent challenges for scientific and engineering research to develop and evaluate concepts for the energy supply in societies, which rely heavily on technology. Global consequences for climate, quality of life, mobility and health must be taken into account. Whereas current energy technologies are taught in mechanical and electrical engineering, scientific study programs that address the topic from a more abstract, microscopic perspective are largely missing. This is in marked contrast to the fact that the microscopic mechanisms of energy conversion and storage are in the focus of modern physics, chemistry, and biology. They become increasingly important as micro-and nanoscale processes make their way into technological innovation.
The ability to think logical and abstract will be needed. Mathematical knowledge is not required, but has to be aquired during studies. Fascination in natural science issue will be taken for granted.
English is necessary for the international study programme Energy Science. In the foreign partner universities the lectures will be held in English and the 4. Academic Year is taught in English.
For access to the bilingual study programme Energy Science the competence level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is required. For the foreign language English that means a entrance qualification to a University of Applied Sciences, or the successful degree (sufficiently or 5 points) in grades 11 or 12 of the shortened form (G8) of the secondary school (resp. 12 or 13 of G9).
Integrated studies abroad
The curriculum is such that the third year should be spent abroad. We offer an attractive study programme. Teaching will be in English in the third and fourth year.
Although basic knowledge on all forms of energy should be gained, the partner universities are encouraged to put their own expertise into focus:
Duisburg-Essen (UDE): Energy relevant materials (thermoelectrics, photovoltaics, fuel cells, nanotechnology ...)
„Budapest University of Technology and Economics“ (BME) in Hungary with the focus on nuclear fission and nuclear fusion.
"Hong Kong Baptist University" (HKBU), with the focus on renewable energy (wind-water-solar).
"Norwegian University of Science and Technology" (NTNU) in Trondheim. Here the focus is on oil, gas, marine renewables (windparks, tides and waves) and hydropower.
"Technische Universiteit Eindhoven" (TU/e) in the Netherlands with a focus on sustainable innovation,
"Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul" (UFRGS) Porto Alegre Brasilia with a focus on bioenergy,
"National Tsing Hua University / Hsinchu (NTHU)" Taiwan. Here the focus is on nuclear fusion and energy relevant materials.
"Iceland School of Energy - Reykjavik University" (RU) with the focus on renewable energy (wind-geothermics).
Similar cooperation agreements with the universities in Tsukuba - Japan, Orlando - USA, Pennslyania - USA, Wellington - New Zealand and Brisbane - Australia are presently being negotiated.
The Bachelor plus programme Energy Science is supportet by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
A consecutive research oriented Master programme Energy Science of one year duration has been accredited by the ASIIN.