Regenerative Energy Systems
Are you passionate about climate protection and want to actively contribute to reducing CO2 emissions? Now you can with the new and forward-looking "Renewable Energy Systems" degree programme. In our interdisciplinary engineering degree programme, you will learn about all technologies related to the use of solar energy, wind and hydropower, geothermal energy and bioenergy, as well as important economic and socially relevant aspects. This will enable you to help shape the energy transition.
At a glance
- Bachelor of Science
- Standard period of study:
- 7 semesters
- Programme start:
- Winter semester
- Instruction language:
- Credit points:
- 210 credit points
- Type of programme:
- Full-time studies
- Type of admission (NC):
- Restricted admission (with NC)
During your studies, you will learn how to use renewable energies to provide electricity and heat in a climate-friendly way and how to use them efficiently with new building energy and mobility concepts. You will also learn how to intelligently link the production and consumption of energy using innovative energy networks and storage systems. This will enable you to develop and implement solutions for the renewable energy supply of cities and companies yourself.
"Renewable Energy Systems" is a very practical degree programme: project tasks and simulation games, internships and excursionswill accompany you throughout your studies. The basic modules provide you with a broad basic knowledge of natural and engineering sciences, mathematics, Computer Science, but also Business Administration and the sustainable development of our society. The elective modules allow you to set your own focus, e.g. in the areas of geothermal energy, building energy technology or mobility systems or the networking and digitalisation of energy systems.
For documents such as the module handbook, study plan and examination regulations, please visit the German page.
The career prospects after completing your Bachelor's degree in Renewable Energy Systems are excellent! Engineers for renewable energies (RE) are already in demand and many more jobs will be created in the course of the energy transition. There are interesting jobs with energy suppliers, engineering companies, manufacturers of renewable energy systems and environmental organisations and authorities: For example, as a development engineer, project developer or climate protection manager. In addition, with your Bachelor's degree, you will also be ideally prepared for a subsequent Master's programme with us. We are already planning the right Master's programme for you.
Modern, internationally orientated and surrounded by greenery - that's Bochum University of Applied Sciences. We have over 8,200 students studying at two different locations: the main campus in Bochum and the satellite campus in Heiligenhaus (CVH).
With our six faculties and more than 58 degree programmes, we attach great importance to encounters at eye level, supportive cooperation, personal support and strong practical relevance. There are numerous student working and research groups in which students from different degree programmes come together to learn. Topics such as Sustainable Bochum University, learning and working in projects (problem-based learning), Electric Mobility or climate change can be tackled here independently and closely supervised by lecturers. You can also obtain a doctoral degree here after completing a Master's degree.
The campus in Bochum is about 15 minutes by car or tram from the city centre, right next to the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB). All leisure activities for students there are also open to you: from university sports and the cultural café to the halls of residence. Bochum as a student city offers everything a student's heart desires: from art museum, theatre and concert hall to planetarium and mining museum to the party mile Bermudadreieck, city park and Kemnader See - take a look at Maps to see how green it is here!
"To protect our planet, we urgently need to minimise our greenhouse gas emissions. As Climate Protection Manager at the Department of Building Construction and Real Estate of the City of Gelsenkirchen, one of my tasks is to assess the energy efficiency of my municipality's buildings and implement methods to reduce energy consumption. I also manage and plan short, medium and long-term measures to optimise the heat supply, among other things. Even my studies were extremely meaningful for me - and the job I am now doing is exactly what I want to do with my expertise."
Lina Klaudat, alumna
"Limiting climate change is the issue of our time. To enable our graduates to tackle this exciting challenge effectively and sustainably, we provide them with an application-oriented, interdisciplinary and broad-based education. The solutions for implementing the energy transition are diverse - often decentralised and digital, usually more complex and smarter than conventional supply scenarios - but in any case, they are exciting, just like the career opportunities later on."
Dr Michael Rath, Professor of Building Energy Technology