Energy Conversion Systems

  • Prof. Dr.-Ing.
    Hermann Josef Wagner
  • Lisa Altieri
  • Michel Gross
  • David Huckebrink
  • Course (3 SWS)
  • Exercise (1 SWS)
  • every Winter Semester
  • German

Pre- and postprocessing
Including Examination:
120 h Private Study

Presence time:
60 h Attendance Study

Written Exam, Test Performance / 90 Minutes,
Percentage of module grade: 100%


Energy Conversion Systems

The course provides basic information on the structure, function and status of selected energy plants and systems. For this purpose, the general physical and technical basics of energy conversion are dealt with first, followed by the technical realization by means of selected examples. Among other things, boiler plants, combined heat and power generation are dealt with. (CHP), fuel cell systems, steam and combined cycle power plants, nuclear power plants and selected renewable energy systems, such as solar thermal collectors or photovoltaics or geothermal energy.

On the one hand, the course imparts a physical and technical understanding of the interrelationships, and on the other it deals with the boundary conditions of the energy industry and the potential of the technologies discussed.

The accompanying exercise deepens the subject matter through calculation examples.

Learning Goals and Competencies

That Studyers know about:

    • have the relevant specialist vocabulary and know application examples,
    • deepened engineering fundamentals in the area of their major field of study,
    • the state of the art in modern engineering research in the area of their focus.

      Students have the ability to think in a networked and critical way, as well as interdisciplinary methodological competence. Furthermore, the students practice first approaches of scientific learning and thinking.

    They can:

    • model and solve engineering problems,
    • to solve complex mathematical problems in physical systems using suitable interdisciplinary methods,
    • knowledge is transferred to concrete engineering problems.

    • Students have acquired in-depth, interdisciplinary methodological competence and can apply it in a situational manner.