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Structure and content of the bachelor's degree in supply engineering

Students of this engineering discipline learn the independent one Planning and implementation of supply and disposal concepts in buildings of all kinds. To do this, you deal with the basics of mathematics and the Engineering Mathematics apart and acquire basic skills in chemistry and physics. To the Engineering disciplines include modules such as measurement and control technology in mechanics, design theory (i.e. the planning of apparatus and systems - the students also learn how to use CAD software), the basics of electrical, prime movers and work machines.

You deal with Automation processes in the context of building technology (such as thermal regulation or elevator systems) and learn to plan and implement heating technology concepts. In addition Competencies in apparatus and plant construction are imparted, which enables students to independently design and install machines for use in building technology. this will added through knowledge of electrical engineering and elements of computer science. Also sensor and digital process technology play an important role. Air conditioning, refrigeration and energy technology are looking for ways to increase efficiency, including geothermal energy as a new energy source with special challenges in terms of construction and installation. Practical semesters are usually planned as well as project work.

Typical courses

  • Use of renewable energies
  • Building physics
  • Applied environmental technology
  • Heat-and Mass-transfer
  • Graphic representation in construction
  • Basics of urban water management
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning technology
  • Gas and plumbing technology
  • Measurement, control, regulation and building management technology
  • Refrigeration
  • Energy management

Career prospects after completing the bachelor's degree in supply engineering

Graduates of the supply engineering course become professional primarily active in the areas of planning, construction and monitoring of supply and disposal systems and system components (e.g. heating systems or systems for air pollution control), in the area of ‚Äč‚Äčoperation and maintenance of systems, in energy, water or wastewater management and in similar areas Typical employers of supply engineers are planning and engineering offices, public utilities, hospitals, technical building equipment, plant construction and building services companies. Furthermore National and international non-governmental organizations, consulting companies in the field of energetic and material supply and disposal as well as companies in the real estate industry and property management are also possible. Not least supply engineering engineers, mostly after a subsequent postgraduate degree and doctorate, also work in the field of training and teaching at vocational schools and colleges as well as at technical colleges and universities.

Is the bachelor's degree in supply engineering right for me?

The bachelor's degree in supply engineering places special demands on students. According to the RIASEC model, these are Realistic orientation, investigative orientation (also: researching, intellectual) and Conventional orientation significant. With the study choice test & study choice BOX you can check whether this degree is right for you.

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The bachelor's degree in Building and Energy Technology concentrates on the general, technical and economic aspects of building and energy technology and in this context imparts knowledge, e.g. in the areas of heating and combustion technology, air conditioning, cooling and ventilation technology, sanitary or gas technology. In the course of elective modules, e.g. heating, air conditioning and sanitary technology as well as the basics of building management are discussed. In addition, the use of renewable energies and the effects of technology on the environment and society are on the curriculum. Students are thus enabled to work, for example, in planning offices, building administrations or installation companies after completing their studies ...