Energy & Sustainability Management FT
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Fundamentals of Energy & Sustainability Management

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Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• Name basic terms of the energy industry and sustainability
• Classify developments in the energy industry and sustainability
• Describe and compare global, national, regional and corporate sustainability goals in an exemplary manner
• Name goals and actors in energy and environmental law
• Assign energy and environmental legislation and regulations at national and European level to the appropriate bodies
• Explain definitions of quality in relation to Energy & Sustainability Management and present the requirements and tasks of quality management systems

prerequisites and co-requisites


course contents

• Historical development and future challenges of the energy industry, environmental protection and sustainability
• Stakeholders of the energy industry, environmental protection and sustainability
• Ecological, economic and social aspects of sustainability
• Basic concepts of the energy industry
•- UN Sustainability Goals as well as exemplary national, regional sustainability goals and sustainability objectives of companies
• Basics of quality management according to ISO 9001
• Structure and organization of a quality management system
• Definition of quality in relation to Energy & Sustainability Management
• Guidelines of European energy and environmental policy
• Guidelines and fundamentals of energy and environmental law
• Promotion of renewable energies and sustainable developments

recommended or required reading

• Joos, F., 2019. Nachhaltige Energieversorgung. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien
• Konstantin, P., 2017. Praxisbuch Energiewirtschaft: Energieumwandlung, -transport und -beschaffung im liberalisierten Markt. 4th edition. Berlin: Springer-Verlag
• Klees A., 2012. Einführung in das Energiewirtschaftsrecht. Deutscher Fachverlag
• Hering, E. und Schultz, W., 2018. Umweltschutztechnik und Umweltmanagement: Ein Kompendium für Studierende, Praktiker und Politiker. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg
• Förtsch, G. and Meinholz, H., 2018. Handbuch Betriebliches Umweltmanagement. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg
• Ennöckl, D., Raschauer, W., Wessely, W., 2019. Handbuch Umweltrecht. Vienna: Facul-tas
• Brugger-Gebhardt, S., 2016. Die DIN EN ISO 9001:2015 verstehen: Die Norm sicher interpretieren und sinnvoll umsetzen. Berlin: Springer Gabler

assessment methods and criteria

Written Exam

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planned learning activities and teaching methods

Blended Learning

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name of lecturer(s)

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

year of study


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type of course unit

integrated lecture

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