Basic concepts regarding energy supply chains and their interactions with our environment are topic of the bachelor course „Energy and Climate Protection (Energie- und Klimaschutz)“. Students get the chance to immerse themselves into specific topics in greater detail during the master courses Energy Systems I-III (Energiesysteme I-III). The lecture „Energy Systems I“ deals with physical foundations of thermal power plants, properties and the current state of the art of significant components as well as circuitries of common power plants (e.g. steam and gas-fired plants, combined cycles and cogeneration systems). In the course of the lecture „Energy Systems II“ energy conversion concepts based on renewable resources such as biomass, solar thermal and photovoltaics as well as geothermal, wind, and hydro power will be assessed.
The lecture „Energy Systems III“, which was completely overhauled for the summer semester 2019, deals with the state of the art of innovative energy conversion processes. Besides novel developments in the field of material usage of waste and the hydrogen/ methanol economy, students will be introduced to carbon capture technologies and learn how they are key in closing the global carbon cycle. All master courses orient themselves on the available sources of energy, as well as the political, societal and technical framework of modern energy markets. The implementation of common and novel power plant processes is the focus of the block course „Planning, Construction, Commissioning and Operation of Power Plants (Planung, Bau, Inbetriebnahme und Betrieb von Kraftwerken)“.