Why do we always have enough cold and warm drinking water available at home? How do you air-condition an airport? How is the lighting regulated for a hotel?
Until the balance of fresh air and temperature is perfectly controlled in an office or germ-free water is always available in a hospital, engineers specialising in building services engineering face many challenges and questions.
Structure of the studies
The engineering course in building services engineering is divided into four phases:
1. Basic studies
1st and 2nd semester: Basics
- Mathematical-scientific: mathematics, chemistry, physics, etc.
- Engineering: Electrical engineering, materials science, construction elements, etc.
2. Advanced studies
3rd to 5th semester: Specialization in energy technology
- Engineering sciences: heating and ventilation technology, building automation, control engineering, etc.
- Interdisciplinary modules: Business administration, construction contract law
- Directive modules: Current topics from building technology such as integrated planning or BIM
From the 6th semester onwards, you will gain practical experience.
- either during a 12-week practical phase in a company
- or during a practical semester of at least 20 weeks or a semester abroad
- Bachelor PLUS
4. Bachelor thesis
You will then write your bachelor thesis.
After successfully completing your Bachelor's thesis, you will then be awarded the academic degree Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) as a building services engineer.
Good to know!!!
The basic studies are identical for all students of energy, building and environmental engineering. They all study together. That's why you can change courses without any problems until the third semester, if you wish!
How to study
The energy, building and environmental technologies are based on a common foundation and pursue the same goal: the sustainable and efficient use of our resources.
This is why the Bachelor's programmes are interlinked.
Your studies are...
- interdisciplinary: Energy technology is in mutual exchange with environmental and building technology. Therefore, the structure of the course offers our students the opportunity to look beyond their own horizons. They not only learn to understand complex technical systems, but also to think interdisciplinary.
- practice-oriented: We train for practice. Many laboratory internships and excursions ensure that you do not lose sight of the application of your knowledge.
- networked and international: We are constantly working on cooperations with companies and universities. So you can expand your knowledge through practical training or a semester at another university - even abroad.
- strong in research and knowledge transfer: Our students have their finger on the pulse because they benefit from the knowledge gained from our research projects. We develop application-oriented solutions to current problems.
- flexible: Your interests define the subject area in which you specialize according to the basics - you become an engineer in energy and energy technology. And you decide whether you want to complete your studies in seven or six semesters, i.e. with a practical phase or a practical/foreign semester.
You will learn in...
- Lectures in which the necessary theoretical basics are presented and explained.
- Exercises in which case studies and tasks are specifically prepared for examinations and practice.
- Internships in which practice-oriented knowledge is imparted in our laboratories and test halls and within the framework of field tests.
- Excursions to different building specific facilities.
There are a number of prerequisites for taking up an engineering course in energy technology:
University entrance qualification
As a rule, this is an Abitur or a Fachabitur.
Master craftsmen and similarly qualified people also have the opportunity to study at university, but some prerequisites must be fulfilled. In this case, feel free to contact us and arrange a consultation appointment.
As a prerequisite for your studies, you must have completed an 8-week internship. This should take place in a technical or predominantly technical area. Up to four weeks of this can also be completed in a commercial area. Please refer to the file below to find out in which professional fields you can do the internship. The internship must be proven by the beginning of the third semester.
If you have completed vocational training, this can be recognised instead. You can also find out which professions are suitable for this in the file below.
And after bachelor?
The demand for engineers in building technology is constantly growing. On the job market, specialists and managers are in demand who are technically fit and are able to assess facts even in larger contexts. Our engineers are ideally suited for this due to their previous technical and scientific knowledge. Career prospects and pay are above average, and companies often recruit our graduates even before they graduate.
The employers of energy engineers are as diverse as the challenges they face. Here are some practical examples: