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Infrastructure Economics (T)

level of course unit

second cycle, Master

Learning outcomes of course unit

The energy industry sector has a multitude of facets. Although some of them are not the center of attention, they however form an integral and essential component of the discipline regarding an aspired overall consideration. Through dealing with this, the students are put in the position to develop and practice a holistic perspective on the energy industry.

Infrastructure Industry:
After passing the course, the students will have the ability to recognize the importance of infrastructure (with emphasis on the complexity of energy supply) in technical, economical and legal aspects.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not applicable

course contents

Historical introduction of the emergence of the energy industry
Value added steps, market structure and market participants
Energy industry as an infrastructure industry in comparison with the water industry and telecommunications
Impact on economy and operations
Unbundling of the value added chain

recommended or required reading

- Erdmann, G., Zweifel, P., Energieökonomik – Theorie und Anwendungen, Springer Verlag Berlin 2008
- Ströbele, W., Pfaffenberger W. Heuterkes, M.: Energiewirtschaft – Einführung in Theorie und Politik, Oldenbourg, München 2010

assessment methods and criteria

Exam, Paper

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

not applicable

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Dipl.-Ing. Harald Skopetz

year of study

1.year of studies

recommended optional program components

not applicable

course unit code


type of course unit

compulsory (integrated lecture)

mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable