What is it?
Smart Energy Management is a specialization of the Interdisciplinary Engineering degree program. Smart Energy Management (SEM) in the Interdisciplinary Engineering degree program offers you the opportunity to see, plan and operate local, regional and global energy systems as a whole. From the very outset, the degree program is therefore designed with the question in mind: Is the subject matter I am learning helpful and necessary for dealing with current and future challenges in the energy sector?
Because one thing is for sure: all the appliances of our modern life – convenient modern comforts such as smartphones, HD television and unlimited mobility – are energy-hungry. We therefore need innovative engineers who can help shape the future with modern technology such as solar and wind energy, smart grids and combined heat and power (CHP), new energy storage systems and hydrogen technology.
With a comprehensive practice-oriented education in engineering, you will be equipped to meet these challenges. SEM is a well-balanced combination of mechanical, electrical and environmental engineering. In SEM, you will learn how conventional energy technology can be used more efficiently and how to plan and implement renewable energy systems.
What can I do with it?
As an engineer in the field of Smart Energy Management, you are not responsible for tweaking minor details. Your job is to see the bigger picture. You work on the planning of entire systems, e.g. wind farms, municipal energy supply systems or energy plants. Smart Energy Management experts are generalists.
Your prospective fields of employment and activities include
- planning large solar and wind farms,
- advising local authorities on development planning,
- creating energy supply concepts for businesses and industry,
- preparing energy consumption scenarios for regional planning.
After the third semester, in which you have already become acquainted with the individual aspects of interdisciplinary engineering, you decide to specialize in Smart Energy Management. There are numerous options here you can choose to focus on: Are you interested in electrical engineering with photovoltaic inverters and wind energy generators? Hydrogen technology or high voltage direct current transmission? Or solar absorbers and steam turbines for solar energy generation? Would you rather monitor large power plants, or would you prefer to plan district heating systems?
Specializing in Smart Energy Management is the ideal preparation for these challenging tasks.
Further information is available on the Interdisciplinary Engineering degree program page.