University of Flensburg, International Institute of Management, EUM/SESAM, Secretariate, Munketoft 3 b, 24937 Flensburg, Germany
The course consists of the two fields of specialisation "Energy and Environmental Management in Industrialised Countries" and "Sustainable Energy Systems and Management in Developing Countries".
The specialisation "Sustainable Energy Systems and Management in Developing Countries" is made up of three subject areas:
The compulsory modules "Foundations of Sustainable Energy Systems" und "Environmental Economics" are offered for students of both study branches. They deliver basic knowledge and understanding of the macro-economic interrelation of environmental and energy-related problems. All other modules are tailor-made for the students of the two branches.
Basic skills in planning and steering of development projects are taught in two compulsory modules on "Project Management in International Development Co-operation". Optional modules on "International Organisations and Development Strategies" and "Quality Management in Projects" allow students to specialise.
Students with a technical engineering degree have to participate in a preparation module on economics before they can be admitted. During the course of studies these students have to pass a further compulsory module on "Economics and Business Studies" while students with a degree in Industrial and Business Engineering can choose between modules on "Shaping Sustainable Energy Systems", "Trading Energy", "External Costs of Energy" and "Energy and Environmental Policy".
In the subject area of engineering students have to pass two compulsory modules on energy planning: "Sustainable Energy Planning in Rural Areas" and "Applied Informatics in Energy Planning".
All students have to select two further engineering modules from among the four modules "Renewable Energy I", "Renewable Energy II", "Rational Use of Energy" and "Minigrids". This allows students to specialise according to individual interests and the needs of their home countries.
After successful completion of all modules the students take part in an "International Class", a five-week project-oriented field research abroad. The "International Class" allows students to work in a multidisciplinary team on a development-oriented problem of sustainable energy use. It allows students to apply their knowledge in engineering, economics and social sciences and thereby deepen their methodological competencies in planning sustainable energy systems.
The "International Class" also prepares students for the challenges of their three- month individual field research which provides the basis for their Master's thesis.
Students in the branch "Energy and Environmental Management in Industrialised Countries" participate in five compulsory modules on Energy and Environmental Management, Energy and Environmental Economics and Green Engineering to ensure a sound understanding of the fundamental energy and environmental problems.
The field of Applied Informatics offers a problem-oriented specialisation in simulation and modelling. Students can select between core elective modules on automation in the energy sector, object-oriented modelling and building simulation.
The students have the option of specialisation by selecting three further engineering modules and three modules on economics, law and social sciences. An additional module on "Development and Assessment of Energy and Environmental Systems" allows students to reflect on the impacts of technology.