The program is organized in a part-time format to accommodate students who wish to continue working while studying. There are two full on-site weeks per semester and, as a complement, distance learning modules are offered via an online platform.
Every semester the students meet on-site for two weeks to participate in intensive seminars. In direct contact with the instructors, the fellow students learn and work together to deepen and consolidate their knowledge. This program is unique in that it focuses – starting in the 2nd semester – not on subjects but rather on energy-related issues and case studies. The objective here is to turn specialized knowledge into actionable knowledge, i.e., to apply theoretical knowledge to practice.
The e-learning platform allows participants to access materials and media set up by the instructors so that they may study them at their convenience. In addition, the instructors are available to the students for telephone or e-mail consultation at specified times during regular office hours.
The energy business is an interdisciplinary field, and therefore the program in Kufstein does not have the objective to train students to become specialists in powerplant technology, solar power, or power-grid technology. Instead, the program offers students a vigorous space in which they can cultivate and further develop their interests, ideas and knowledge as well as expand the framework in which they operate as professionals. The teaching and learning is thus continually aligned with valuable, practical experience.