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Clean Energy Processes (BSc)

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What is the degree programme about?

The Bachelor's programme in Clean Energy Processes provides students with a comprehensive understanding in clean energy and clean energy processes. Today engineers are required to be able to work on questions of energy change and to find the neccessary solutions for a sustainable future for the planet.

The unique course is interdisciplinary in its approach and integrates knowledge from other fields like business, ethics and sustainability. You will learn in an international and research-oriented environment with the language of teaching being English.

Students will have the possibility to develop and obtain knowledge on cutting-edge research in energy processes done by the Helmholtz Institute for Renewable Energies and other relevant institutes situated at or in close proximity to FAU (e.g. Energy Campus Nürnberg, Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research e.V.).

Course content

The B.Sc. CEP programme provides students with a comprehensive understanding in Clean Energy processes.

The study plan includes:

  • basic science (e.g.mathematics, physics)
  • basic engineering (e.g. foundations of chemical reaction engineering, materials and structures, measurement systems)
  • basic economics
  • subject-specific basics (e.g. renewable energies, electrochemistry, fundamentals of energy resources)
  • active project
  • 2 elective modules
  • Bachelor’s thesis
What are possible career paths?

There is a rising demand for engineers that have an extensive knowledge of innovative technologies for renewable new energy systems and energy production. Graduates can significantly participate in the successful introduction of new sustainable energy systems and energy processes and adequately evaluate sustainability on a global scale. As they have more experience with international and research-related topics than other graduates, they are especially suited for tasks with on the highest level of engineering with an international focus or to pursue further studies leading to a master’s degree and/or PhD.

Job possibilities:

  • Energy production and logistics
  • Process optimization and intensification
  • Consulting and auditing
  • Energy companies/providers
  • Sustainable chemical industry
  • Sustainable bio-industry
  • Policy and decision making
  • Ph.D. in (sustainable) chemical and process engineering
What qualities and skills do I need?

Students should have

  • an interest in science and engineering,
  • a good understanding of mathematics and basics in physics and chemistry,
  • curiosity towards sustainability issues and economic correlations associated with the changing climate,
  • a good amount of team and communication skills, as your peers will become your work, study, and leisure family with joint lab courses, research projects, course assignments and extracurricular activities,
  • all prospective students should be united in the incentive to reshape industrial processes with clean energy technologies.
Reasons for studying at FAU

Scientific Environment

Based in Erlangen and its surroundings are many well-known stock companies, medium-sized enterprises including so-called “hidden champions” and start-ups. The programme has developed contacts with internationally renown institutes and companies in the region to do joint research. It thus offers an ideal sorrounding for innovation and future career planning in research, industry or other fields like consulting.

An international programme

The BSc. programme is entirely taught in English and therefore prepares students not only to communicate on work-related topics in English but gives them the neccessary vocabulary and international experience for a future job in a leading position in an international environment. The programme consists of students from different nations thus enabling an exposure to a truly international environment.

Interdisciplinary approach

A holistic approach to the topic is taken with specific attention being given to all aspects of climate change and related business transformations by exposing the students to the impacts and functionalities of the energy market, correlated socio-economic aspects, as well as ethical implications of technology upheavals.

Potential challenges
  • A high level of English is required because all compulsory courses are held in English and English is also often needed for the exchange with fellow international students.
  • Although the degree program is interdisciplinary in its design, it places great importance on ensuring that students gain a thorough education in engineering. It includes elements in mathematics, physics and chemistry which can be quite demanding.
  • You should be willing to study mathematics as it is an important part of the degree programme.
  • You should be open to learning foreign languages as language courses are part of the degree programme.
Semester abroad
There is a wide range of possibilities for students who want to spend some time studying abroad. The most common option is to spend a semester studying at a university abroad. Students can make use of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering's partnerships and exchange programmes or find a university in another country themselves (as a free mover). Additionally internships in industry or research centres abroad are encouraged.
Key and additional qualification
Students can choose from FAU’s catalogue of elective modules.
Studienbeginn und Bewerbungsfristen
The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

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Abschluss: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Studienart: 1-Fach-Bachelor
Standort: Erlangen
Regelstudienzeit: 6 Semester
Studienbeginn: Wintersemester
Sprache: Englisch
Zugang: Eignungsfeststellung
Größe: (50-99 Studierende)
Frühstudium: nein
Teilzeitstudium: nein
Fakultät: Technische Fakultät

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