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Management of Renewable Energies

Full speed ahead for the energy transition - with your management skills, you will be shaping the energy mix of the future.

Your studies in a nutshell
  • Duration  7 semesters
  • Language  German
  • Location  Campus Weihenstephan
  • Semester  Winter semester
Degree
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
Admission restriction

No

Application deadline

29 April – 31 July 2024

Study renewable energies & find the key to climate protection

Stopping climate change is a challenge that will occupy us intensively over the coming decades. The complete conversion of the energy supply to renewable energies is central and indispensable. These energy sources and sustainable energy management are the key to the success of the energy transition. On the Management of Renewable Energies degree programme at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, you will acquire technical and digital skills, entrepreneurial thinking and the ability to act in a socially responsible and sustainable manner. You will benefit from a practice-oriented degree programme with a holistic approach - a concept that is also practised in the other degree programmes with a focus on environmental protection at the HSWT.

On completion of the programme, you will be fit for both energy management and the energy industry.

You will acquire these skills during your studies at the Weihenstephan Campus:

  • Creating energy concepts in the fields of electricity, heat & mobility
  • Carrying out profitability analyses for energy projects
  • Basic technical and economic project planning
  • Designing energy management in companies
  • Development & implementation of marketing measures & market research
  • Advising cities & municipalities on energy issues & climate protection management
  • Knowledge of political and legal framework conditions, analysis of changes in directives & their implementation in the corporate environment

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Contents of the Bachelor's degree programme Management of Renewable Energies

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The bachelor's degree programme covers a wide range of topics, which are taught using a variety of teaching methods. At Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, the renewable energy degree programme focuses on these four aspects:

  • A holistic energy degree programme with a focus on management

We are one of the few degree programmes in the field of renewable energies with a holistic, economic-technical focus. This means that you will learn about the technical side of using renewable energies as well as the economic, legal affairs and political framework. The focus is on energy management, which makes up two thirds of the degree programme, while you learn the technical and scientific fundamentals in the remaining third. Are you primarily interested in these technical and scientific topics? Then you can also choose to study Energy Technology in Triesdorf.

  • Inclusion of all renewable energies

The Bachelor's degree programme also looks at all types of renewable energy: from solar energy (photovoltaics, solar thermal energy) to wind energy, hydropower, bioenergy from biogenic energy sources and geothermal energy. The energy mix of the future will utilise all of these resources. It is therefore all the more important to consider the "energy world of the future", its energy systems and raw materials in their diversity and totality as part of the Bachelor's degree programme.

  • Close to practice

Thanks to the diverse involvement of companies, the Management of Renewable Energies degree programme is very practice-oriented. During the entire 5th semester, all students work in a company of their choice in the energy sector.

  • Internationality

The energy industry is global. Therefore, take the opportunity to qualify for work in an international environment during your studies.

You will complete these modules on the renewable energies degree programme

The Bachelor's degree is fully modularised and follows the 6+1 model (six semesters of study plus one practical semester) of the Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences. The course always starts in the winter semester on 1 October each year. The module overview for the Management of Renewable Energies degree programme provides information on the content of the individual semesters.

Your career prospects for Management of Renewable Energies

Your Bachelor's degree in renewable energies will take you to the control centres of the energy industry: to local authorities, planning offices or energy supply companies. The energy transition that has been initiated will provide you with good career opportunities.

These fields of activity are potentially open to you as a Bachelor in Management of Renewable Energies:

  • Production & project planning of renewable energy systems
  • Energy suppliers & municipal utilities (approx. 1000 companies in Germany)
  • Cities & municipalities (climate protection management, creation of energy concepts)
  • Energy management in companies in the private sector
  • Energy consulting & management consulting
  • Financing of environmental projects with investment companies & fund companies
  • Energy consulting for ministries & approval authorities

Examples of potential employers and cooperation partners

You should meet these requirements for the Management of Renewable Energies degree programme

Would you like to enrol on the Bachelor's degree programme Management of Renewable Energies? Then send us your application documents via the University of applied sciences' application portal. The general admission requirements apply, which you can read about on the Application for the degree programme page.

Application for the Management of Renewable Energies degree programme does not require a specific A-level grade, i.e. admission is not restricted by a numerus clausus (NC). You should have an interest in climate-related topics, basic knowledge of maths, physics and biology and a healthy dose of motivation in order to study successfully at the Weihenstephan campus.

These advantages await you on the Management of Renewable Energies degree programme in Weihenstephan

  • Holistic education in the field of renewable energies & their management - a unique combination of study content that is unrivalled at any other University of applied sciences
  • practical insights into the energy industry during the practical semester & the practice-oriented courses
  • International orientation of the degree programme for networking & broadening horizons
  • Career entry into a dynamic industry with an above-average salary structure

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