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Climate-neutral energy systems

Renewable, regional energy sources instead of Gazprom: securing the energy supply with sun, wind, water and bioenergy and saving the climate at the same time!

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No new students will be enrolled on the Climate-Neutral Energy Systems degree programme from the winter semester 2024/2025.

If you are interested in topics related to renewable energies and energy systems, our Environmental Engineering degree programme could be right for you. This programme also offers excellent career opportunities. Find out more now on our homepage.

Study climate-neutral energy systems in the bachelor's programme

Climate change, which will have a significant impact on human coexistence, is not only an essential issue for society and the environment. Politicians have also reacted: In order to curb global warming, the German government has set the target of producing and using 100% climate-neutral energy by 2035. In addition to the classic measures to avoid fossil fuels, renewable energies are therefore to be increasingly used in our economy. Studying environmental protection is therefore a worthwhile and promising endeavour. In order to focus even more strongly on protecting our climate, the Climate-Neutral Energy Systems degree programme focuses primarily on protection and adaptation technologies, but also on energy efficiency and networking.

The University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf trains specialists in the Climate-Neutral Energy Systems degree programme in order to meet the increasing demand from industry for qualified engineers for renewable energies and climate protection. Our students can provide well-founded support for the upcoming necessary transformation processes.

Contents of the Bachelor's degree programme Climate Neutral Energy Systems

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Renewable energies, energy efficiency and tackling climate change are perhaps the most important issues of our time. And they are the focus of our students on the Climate-Neutral Energy Systems degree programme. We teach you all the technical basics for the corresponding engineering subjects:

  • Solar energy / photovoltaics
  • solar thermal energy
  • Wind energy / wind power
  • Bioenergy
  • Energy efficiency
  • Climate protection

Flanked by economics modules, a practical semester and project experience, our renewable energy degree programme trains the committed and responsible energy professionals of tomorrow who are committed to energy efficiency, sustainability and climate protection. Are you particularly interested in management tasks or the economic and political framework conditions in this context? Then you can also opt for the Renewable Energy degree programme at Weihenstephan.

Theoretical and practical content is balanced in your energy technology degree programme. In addition to imparting basic theoretical knowledge and skills, application-related problems of professional practice in the field of climate change and energy systems are analysed and solutions developed. The practical relevance is ensured in particular by the practical semester and the project work. The Bachelor's thesis in the seventh semester rounds off your degree programme.

With the Bachelor's examination at HSWT, students acquire an application-oriented, scientifically sound and professionally qualifying degree. It will enable you to take on particularly qualified specialist and management tasks in the fields of energy supply and climate protection technologies.

Programme structure for the Bachelor's degree in Climate Neutral Energy Systems

In the first and second semesters, you will be taught the general principles of mathematics and natural sciences as well as energy and climate protection technology. This is supplemented by computer science and compulsory elective modules. Compulsory elective modules enable you to acquire knowledge in languages, key qualifications or selected technical subjects, depending on your inclination.

In the third and fourth semesters, you will specialise in core engineering subjects, which are supplemented by the subjects of academic basis and strategy and project development.

The 20-week work placement is carried out in the fifth semester. It is designed as a practical project and aims to promote independent academic work.

In the sixth and seventh semesters, you will be introduced to project-orientated and specialisation in the modules Project Work, Energy Efficiency, Business and Energy Law, System Integration and Energy Storage. This is supplemented by compulsory elective modules. Students are also taught about climate-neutral energy generation using bioenergy, solar and wind in this part of the programme. The Bachelor's thesis in the seventh semester rounds off the programme.

Career after studying energy technology as a Bachelor of Climate Neutral Energy Systems

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In the Federal Republic of Germany, the social and economic transformation processes surrounding a climate-neutral energy supply are enormous. In order to fulfil the goals of the German government, the number of people employed in this field must increase by leaps and bounds. Your job prospects after a degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering are therefore currently excellent. Some examples of potential fields of work are

  • Companies in the field of energy supply and energy consulting
  • Companies & service providers in the field of climate protection technologies
  • Coordination of energy & climate protection in operations & administration
  • as experts in service companies
  • Projecting energy engineers in planning & consulting companies
  • as energy officers in associations & interest groups in the commercial sector
  • as climate protection officers in the public sector and in companies
  • in development departments of commercial companies as experts for energy & climate protection
  • in the public sector
  • at research institutes
  • as independent entrepreneurs

course with intensive practical work

As a dual student, you will spend considerably more time in practice. You will not only work in a company during the practical semester, but also during the lecture-free period and thus gain valuable practical experience during your studies. The remuneration paid by the company also helps to finance your studies. This allows you to concentrate fully on your studies during the lecture and examination periods.

Contact for the degree programme with in-depth practical experience

Why you are making the right decision with us

  • As part of numerous collaborations and research projects, our energy experts are working on real-life practical tasks.
  • Our many location advantages also include a Biomass Institute for the many research projects on the subject.
  • The subject is also offered as a dual study programme with intensive practical work.
  • After the Bachelor's degree, students can enrol on the Master's degree programme in Environmental Engineering at the Triesdorf campus, which focuses on simulation and measurement technology, energy efficiency, environmental forensics and environmental monitoring.

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Studiengangbotschafter Klimaneutrale Energiesysteme Philipp Ebert

When choosing a degree programme, it makes sense to talk to students in order to get a lively impression of the course. There are topics and questions that are best answered authentically by students. Philipp Ebert is therefore active for you as a degree programme ambassador. You can get in touch with him and ask your individual questions:

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