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Power-Plant Engineering

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

Graduates are able to identify the structure, functionality and specific advantages and disadvantages of the most important types of centralized and decentralized power plants, read and interpret procedural technical plans in order to discuss specific questions with experts, describe the added-value potential of electricity, heat and cold production by means of key figures and assess these comparatively as well as identify environmental strains and risk.

prerequisites and co-requisites

Fossil Energies

course contents

The most important concepts and fundamentals such as characteristic fuel values, thermodynamic cycles and nuclear fuel cycles including respective power-plant concepts and energy-conversion processes are introduced and applied based on examples. Students familiarize themselves with power-plant concepts: fossil-thermal power plant, nuclear power plant and combined heat and power plant as well as energy conversion processes such as steam power plant, gas turbine, gas motor, chemical energy storage, Stirling engine and fuel cells. The aspects of safety and sustainability in regard to efficiency, environmental strain, CO2 reduction and radioactive radiation are identified and quantified.

recommended or required reading

Konstantin P.: Praxisbuch Energiewirtschaft: Energieumwandlung, -transport und - beschaffung im liberalisierten Markt, 4. Auflage, Springer Verlag, 2017
Schwab A. J.:Elektroenergiesysteme, 4. Auflage, Springer Verlag, 2015
Strauß K.: Kraftwerkstechnik: Zur Nutzung fossiler, nuklearer und regenerativer Energiequellen, 7. Auflage, Springer Vieweg Verlag, 2016
Ziegler A.; Allelein H.-J.: Reaktortechnik: Physikalisch-technische Grundlagen, 2. Auflage, Springer Verlag, 2013
Karl J.: Dezentrale Energiesysteme: Neue Technologien im liberalisierten Energiemarkt, 3. Auflage, Oldenbourg Verlag, 2012

assessment methods and criteria

Written examination, study-accompanying performance

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number of ECTS credits allocated


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Integrative course

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recommended optional program components

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type of course unit

Compulsory lecture

mode of delivery

Integrative course

work placement(s)

Not applicable