Energy Efficiency

New Direction since Wintersemester 2015/16


The degree course Energy Efficiency is a technical course of interdisciplinary teaching units Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences. Based on a foundation of mathematical and scientific technical knowledge, a comprehensive education of the energy process technology is provided.

The multidisciplinary nature of this course ensures a broad-based expertise in the field of engineering sciences. The Faculty of Technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Emden combines these in the areas of mechanical engineering and natural science technology and thus offers optimum conditions in which to convey Energy Efficiency comprehensively and competently. Starting out with a solid foundation in mathematical and natural sciences, the course then proceeds on the scientific engineering perspective, in particular to energy process engineering.
In the context of project work, students can intensify the knowledge gained from lectures with practical examples and experience.  Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the course, students make a profound insight into efficient techniques of energy conversion, storage and use. In the final practical phase, students benefit greatly from the many regional and international company and research institution contacts of the faculty in the energy industry.
The bachelor degree course offers the prerequisite for the transition into building a master course. The Faculty of Technology offers the following master programs currently: Engineering Physics, Master of Applied Life Sciences and the new Master of Mechanical Engineering (from WS 2016/17).

Energy Efficiency in Emden

The Faculty of Technology offers a coordinated range of complementary courses. The degree course Energy Efficiency is an interdisciplinary technical course of the departments of Mechanical Engineering and Natural Sciences. Thereby the current CO2 problem with climate change and the resulting formulated technical requirements for the energy conversion and distribution processes as well as the required energy saving measures are taken into account.
After a successful and thus professional level qualification completion of this course in Energy Efficiency, the academic degree "Bachelor of Engineering" is awarded. For graduates of the Energy Efficiency course, who have completed their studies with an average grade, the possibility of a master degree course in the department of technology is open to them. This will enable the skills and knowledge learned to be intensified and deepened.

The prospects for studying and making a career in our region are outstanding. Many companies in the energy sector and the manufacturing industry are established in the region of East Frisia and support this range of studies from the Faculty of Technology. They ensure the respect between studying and practice is implemented and are constantly looking for competent engineers.

Course Progression

The 7-study semester course concludes with the degree of a 'Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.)". The course includes lectures, exercises and practical courses, also project work in small groups. The final semester includes a practical phase and the bachelor thesis; both can be in the industry, in a research facility or at the university.

1. - 3. Semester
Mathematics, Technical Mechanics, Thermal and Fluid Dynamics, Electrical Engineering, Data Processing as well as soft skills

4. -  6. Semester
Energy Process Engineering, Processes and Equipment for Energy Conversion, Energy Law and Management, Renewable Energies, Measurement and Control Technology, Energy and the Environment, Technical Project Management, Project work, optional subjects from the fields of Chemical, Environmental and Mechanical Engineering.

7. Semester
Practical phase, bachelor thesis

Course Schedule (pdf - in German)

Professional Profile

The efficient use of primary energy sources is one of the keys to the successful implementation of the energy transition. The efficient use of energy needs to be prioritized against the background of climate protection goals, as well as in the context of limited resources and rising energy prices.
Engineers are needed to design the energy transition and the existing conversion processes of the conventional and renewable sources of energy into useful energy to improve and develop new processes. This includes the production of energy sources from biomass, wind and water power and the development of systems and machines for their transformation into useful energy in the form of electric current. Wide and varied professional opportunities in the industrial and energy sector await the graduate of the Energy Efficiency course. These include activities in research and development of new energy sources and new conversion processes, the optimization of existing industrial processes, as well as advisory functions in energy-producing companies. Engineers for energy efficiency will find a wide range of applications and good career opportunities with challenging and varied tasks such as

  • in companies of power conversion and distribution,
  • manufacturers of systems, machines and devices for energy conversion,
  • in engineering and planning offices, authorities, associations and institutions in the field of energy.
  • in private sector companies to increase the energy efficiency of the production processes.
    Wind turbines, photovoltaic plants, biogas plants are the visible signs in the region. Recognized manufacturers and planning offices are located here as well as large companies in the supply of electricity and gas.

In the development of new technologies and innovative energy efficiency concepts the north-west has a pioneering role to play. Also the local authorities are aware of the importance of this: In 2004, Emden was the first city in Lower Saxony with the European Energy Award. In 2005, the city of Emden was awarded ‘The German Solar Prize’ for the best promotion of renewable energies in East Frisia.

Further Information

Mathematics Preparation Course - Course prior to the beginning of the semester to consolidate your knowledge of mathematics.


  • Abschluss: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)

  • Kurzbeschreibung: Der Studiengang Energieeffizienz ist ein interdisziplinärer technischer Studiengang der Abteilungen Maschinenbau und Naturwissenschaftliche Technik.  Ausgehend von mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Grundlagen werden umfassende Kenntnisse im ingenieurwissenschaftlichen Bereich (Maschinenbau und Energieverfahrenstechnik) vermittelt.
  • Typ: Vollzeitstudium (Standard, grundständig oder konsekutiv): Grundsätzliche Arbeitsbelastung ca. 1800 Stunden pro Jahr. Dabei ist zu berücksichtigen, dass eine Vollzeittätigkeit und ein Vollzeitstudium parallel nicht leistbar sind.
  • Regelstudienzeit: 7 Semester
  • Fachbereich: Technik
  • Studienort: Emden
  • Studienbeginn: Wintersemester
  • Bewerbungsschluss: 30. September
  • Zulassungsbeschränkung: nein
  • Frühere NC-Werte: -
  • Vorpraktikum: nicht erforderlich
  • Zugangsvoraussetzungen: Fachhochschulreife oder allgemeine Hochschulreife oder fachgebundene Hochschulreife oder eine dem gewählten Studiengang entsprechende praktische Ausbildung mit besonderer Qualifikation.
    Englische Sprachkenntnisse entsprechend des europäischen Sprachreferenzrahmens B1.
    Die sprachliche Zugangsvoraussetzung wird nachgewiesen durch:
    •  Schulzeugnisse, in denen ein erfolgreicher Unterricht in Englischer
        Sprache über mindestens drei Jahre dokumentiert ist,

    •  mindestens zweijähriger Unterricht an einer weiterführenden
        Bildungseinrichtung, in der die englische Sprache die primäre
        Unterrichtssprache ist
    •  Sprachzertifikat „Test of English as a foreign language“ (TOEFL)
       a. Internet based (Min. 57 Pkt.)
       b. Computer based (Min. 163 Pkt.)
       c. Paper based (Min. 487 Pkt.)
  • Ordnungen (Prüfungs-, Studienordnungen, usw.)
  • Anmerkungen: Der Studiengang ist akkreditiert.

Energy Efficiency Archive:

Info for previous semesters
(enrolment up to WS 2014/15)