Energy & Sustainability Management FT
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Scientific and Empirical Methods

level of course unit


Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Describe and apply the fundamentals of academic work
• Research, evaluate and cite specialist literature
• Present and apply scientific methods of literature analysis
• Describe and apply concepts and methods of descriptive and explorative statistics

prerequisites and co-requisites

Blended Learning

course contents

Science and scientific methods
• Science and scientific language
• Literature research
• Citation and source work
• Avoidance of plagiarism

Data analysis:
• Statistical characteristics and variables
• Uni- and multivariate description and exploration of data
• Correlation and regression analysis
• Basic programming skills for data preparation
• Analysis and presentation of information from data sets

The module is made up of 25% exercises. This form of teaching takes place in small groups.

recommended or required reading

• Heisen, M. R. und M. Theisen, 2017. Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten: erfolgreich bei Bachelor- und Masterarbeit. München: Franz Vahlen
• Weiz, E., 2018. Konkrete Mathematik (nicht nur) für Informatiker. Mit vielen Grafiken und Algorithmen in Python. Wiesbaden: Springer
• Fahrmeir, L., R. Künstler, I. Pigeot, I. und G. Tutz, 2012. Statistik: Der Weg zur Datenanalyse. 7. Auflage. Berlin: Springer
• Fahrmeir, L., Kneib, T. & Lang, S., 2009. Regression: Modelle, Methoden und Anwendungen. 2. Auflage. Berlin: Springer
• Ross, S., M., Statistik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler. 3. Auflage. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

assessment methods and criteria

Term paper and written exam

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


eLearning quota in percent


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Asc. Prof. (FH) Dipl.-Ing. Christian Huber

year of study


course unit code


type of course unit

integrated lecture

mode of delivery


work placement(s)