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SoSe 2021 - WiSe 2021/22


Energy and Resources - Technology and Systems


Müller-Kirchenbauer, Joachim




Fakultät VII

Institut für Technologie und Management

37331300 FG Energie- und Ressourcenmanagement



H 69

Verwiebe, Paul Anton


Learning Outcomes

The supply of energy and the extraction of resources are worldwide combined with techniques and technologies which are permanently changing and developing. Thus, the extraction of ressources requires on the one hand techniques which undergo a permanent optimization process worldwide, since easily exploitable deposits are running out. Whereas on the other hand, the rising standards of environmental compatability of extraction methods demand a continous improvement of the technology. In this module "Energy and Resources - Technology and Systems", we work out essential fundamentals of technical processes and principles of the systems and technologies for the supply and the use of energy and natural ressources by using theories and methods of engineering sciences. These fundamentals will be applied on the processes along the value chains. The special approach is the holistic consideration of energy and ressources from the system point of view. Since the supply and usage of energy is closely linked with the excavation of raw materials, this approach is especially important to understand the whole system. Students have to work independently and in a team, on papers, case studies and presentations. This will qualify them to solve complex tasks in the energy and raw materiel industry.


This module focuses on teaching the basics of system technology, technical processes at the extraction, processing, transformation and the use of energetic and natural raw materials. Main points: system theory, analysis and evaluation of energy systems, technical processes at the exploration and promotion of resources, transport technologies for energy and natural raw materials, transformation technologies and preparation technologies of natural raw materials. Energy conversion processes and plants, steam power and gas turbines, material flow analysis and environmental protection, storage technology, hydrogen, gas storage facilities, renewable energies, photovoltaics, wind energy, solarthermics, water, biomass, fuel cells and innovative systems.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course NameTypeNumberCycleLanguageSWSVZ
Energy and Resources - Technology and SystemsIV73 130 L 10912WiSeEnglish4

Workload and Credit Points

Energy and Resources - Technology and Systems (IV):

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
120.0h(~4 LP)
Preparation / follow-up15.02.0h30.0h
Self-employed exercises, homework and presentations15.02.0h30.0h

Course-independent workload:

Workload descriptionMultiplierHoursTotal
60.0h(~2 LP)
Exam preparation written test1.060.0h60.0h
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

The lecture serves to make the students familiar with theory. The exercise is a possibility for the students to deepen their knowledge of the lecture content with presentations, calculation exercises and teamwork.

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

Fundamentals of electrical engineering and thermodynamics

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

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Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 Punkte insgesamt



Test elements

Paper (in groups)50practicalca. 20 pages
Written test50written75 min.

Grading scale

Test description (Module completion)

The portfolio examination consists of the following elements, in which a total of 100 points can be reached. The grading takes place according to the joint grade code of Faculty VII (decision of the Faculty Council of 28.05.2014 - FKR VII-4 / 8-28.05.2014).

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

For participation in exercises, seminars or integrated events separate registration at the department during the first lecture week (see 1. VL) can be required. Please note current information at the given Internet address.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
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Assigned Degree Programs

This module is used in the following Degree Programs (new System):

Studiengang / StuPOStuPOsVerwendungenErste VerwendungLetzte Verwendung
This module is not used in any degree program.

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


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