Sustainable Technology Solutions

Learning Outcomes

The students will learn the different issues of sustainable questions in various fields of technology. We will focus on topics "Sustainable Energy Systems" and "Sustainable Technology Solutions". The students understand the basics in technologies and know specific applications in the field of energy systems, material flow management, and zero emission technology. The lecture series is divided in two separate course lines. Additionally, there will be excursions to several regional companies. Also, simulation games will be integrated into the module.


  • Introduction to energy usage and consumption
  • Conventional energy systems (coal, nuclear, natural gas)
  • Renewable energy systems (hydro power, PV, wind, bioenergy etc.)
  • Energy efficiency
  • Concepts of sustainable and efficient energy usage: CHP, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Sustainable biotechnology
  • Waste Management
  • Water and wastewater management
  • Zero emission technology

Educational Videos

Sustainable Technology Solutions:


Annually in summer semester




  • Quaschning, Volker. Understanding Renewable Energy Systems. Routledge. 2016
  • Further literature to be announced.

Overview of Grades

Semester Average grade Failure rate
WiSe 2020/21 4,0 ± 1,2 58 %
SoSe 2020 2,9 ± 0,2 0 %
WiSe 2019/20 3,0 ± 0,7 0 %
SoSe 2019 2,6 ± 1,4 22 %


Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen
Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen
Professor FB Umweltplanung/Umwelttechnik - FR Maschinenbau


+49 6782 17-1908


Birkenfeld | Building 9925 | Room 12


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