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Mathematics fundamentals Mathematics and Physics Technology 1 Mathematics and Physics Technology 2 Electrical Engineering with Lab Technical Mechanics Materials Lab Energies, Fluids and Processes Lab 1 Energies, Fluids and Processes Lab 2 Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics Corporate Ethics and Sustainability Sustainable Energy Systems Systems Engineering Environmental Chemistry and Biology Systems Modelling Environmental Analysis and Ecology Industrial Project Bachelor Thesis Marketing Management and Accounting Engineering Product Development 1 Engineering Product Development 2 Computer Science Fundamentals Electrical Engineering Consolidation Applied Process Control Context 1 Context 2 Energy Storage Systems Renewable Energies – Bio Renewable Energies – Solar Building Envelope Design Fundamentals Design, Build and Commission Photovoltaic in Ethiopia HVAC-Systems Innovation Financing International Marketing Linear Algebra Usability Wind Power & Ecotechnology Supply Chain Management Service Innovation Electrical Power Grids Controlling Strategic Mgmt & Product Mgmt Heat & Fluid Machinery in Power Plants Energy Trading, Economics & Policies Air Pollution Control Environmental Law & Regulations Waste Management & Recycling Water Management & Treatment Energy Optimization with Pinch Analysis Operational Excellence B2B-Marketing Sales Management

Mathematics fundamentals

Dr. Michael Bächtold

“You learn the fundamentals of differential and integral calculus and some of their applications in physics, geometry and applied sciences. This module will prepare you for future Mathematics and Physics modules.”

Mathematics and Physics Technology 1

Dr. Felix Lüönd

“You learn the basic concepts of mechanics required for the description of linear and rotational motion and required mathematical tools. You will acquire a solid basis for the modules Applied Process Control and Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics.”

Mathematics and Physics Technology 2

Prof. Dr. Thomas Graf

You learn the calculus of several variables, the basic theory of probability and statistics and some basics of thermodynamics. This module provides you with the fundamentals for more advanced modules including topics such as analysis and optimization of complex systems and numerical simulation.

Electrical Engineering with Lab

Dr. Hans Kurmann

You gain solid basis in electrical engineering theoretically and practically, so that you are prepared for the module Electrical Engineering Consolidation.

Technical Mechanics

Dejan Romancuk

“You learn the basics of analysis and design of structures and the mechanical behavior of materials. This will enable you to understand the structural and mechanical concepts of environmental and energy systems.”

Materials Lab

Dejan Romancuk

“Based on the structure and related properties of different materials, you learn to choose and assess materials and processes. The acquired knowledge will help you to understand the application of engineering materials in the field of energy and environmental systems.”

Energies, Fluids and Processes Lab 1

Prof. Dr. Ernesto Casartelli

“You learn the fundamentals of thermo- and fluid dynamics necessary for future understanding of energy and environmental systems. You gain practical relevance through lab tests in the field of energy technology.”

Energies, Fluids and Processes Lab 2

Prof. Dr. Mirko Kleingries

“You broaden your knowledge of thermo- and fluid dynamics, consolidating it through large-scale experiments in the lab. It will prepare you for the module Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics.”

Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics

Prof. Dr. Ulf Christian Müller

“You will consolidate your knowledge of thermo- and fluid dynamics. This will prepare you for future modules in the field of energy and environmental technologies.”

Corporate Ethics and Sustainability

Prof. Dr. Claas Wagner

“You learn the fundamentals of business ethics and corporate responsibility for a practical use in different management positions. You will be able to judge decisions from an ethical and sustainable point of view.”

Sustainable Energy Systems

Prof. Dr. Sabine Sulzer Worlitschek

“You learn how to assess energy systems concerning economic, ecologic and social sustainability criteria. You combine your competences from all your previous modules in order to identify and assess options to source, distribute, store and consume energy.”

Systems Engineering

Prof. Dr. Sabine Sulzer Worlitschek

“You learn how to design and manage complex systems. These skills enable you to create and assess systematically and holistically different options of a complex energy and environmental system.”

Environmental Chemistry and Biology

Samuel Tanner

“You get a solid chemistry knowledge supported by laboratory experiments. You will understand the fundamentals of contamination and pollution and their effects on the hydro-, bio-, geo- and atmosphere. You learn to estimate the distribution and effects of selected pollutants.”

Systems Modelling

Prof. Dr. Sabine Sulzer Worlitschek

“You learn how to describe, implement and solve a system mathematically, based on your knowledge of Systems Engineering and Mathematics. These competences enable you to assess energy and environmental systems quantitatively.”

Environmental Analysis and Ecology

Prof. Dr. Claas Wagner

“You broaden your knowledge of pollutants impact, climate change and causes of environmental problems. You learn how to apply analytical and economic tools for environmental analysis and assessments.”

Industrial Project

Prof. Dr. Shaun West

“Your first independent project in energy and environment systems engineering in collaboration with an industrial partner. You will apply and deepen problem solving, project management, and professional competences so that you will be prepared for your Bachelor Thesis.”

Bachelor Thesis

Prof. Dr. Sabine Sulzer Worlitschek

“You gain the ultimate polish for a professional execution of a complex task from industry or research. You will document and present you scientific results convincingly by applying the problem solving, project management and professional skills you acquired during your studies.”

Marketing Management and Accounting

Prof. Dr. Michael Blankenagel

“You learn the fundamentals of marketing as well as financial accounting. This module provides the tools to evaluate business decisions within your field from an economic perspective.”

Engineering Product Development 1

Dr. Simon Züst

“You strengthen your teamwork, project management and risk management skills through the development of an engineering product in a multidisciplinary team. You conceptualize the product, evaluate different solution concepts and validate your final solutions.”

Engineering Product Development 2

Dr. Simon Züst

“You further develop your engineering product started in Engineering Product Development Project 1. You integrate the solution-parts, test and demonstrate the overall system concept. You learn about design and realization phases of a product and will compete with your solution against the other teams.”

Computer Science Fundamentals

Prof. Dr. René Meier

“Introduction to computer science and the Internet, information systems in companies, cloud-management, fundamentals of programming, databases, interconnecting computers and Internet of Things.”

Electrical Engineering Consolidation

Prof. Dr. Adrian Omlin

“You further develop and strengthen your knowledge in Electrical Engineering by consolidating basic theoretical concepts and their application in realistic electrical engineering challenges. It will prepare you for advanced modules in the branch of energy systems such as Electric Power Grids.”

Applied Process Control

Prof. Dr. Thierry Prud’homme

“You know the basics of control systems and can explain the closed-loop (feedback) solution. You can develop dynamic models for simple processes and exploit these models to design closed-loop controllers. Different examples, among them “energy” processes, will be analyzed, controlled and simulated.”

Context 1

Dr. Piero Angelo Marangi

“Step-by-step execution of a project by an interdisciplinary team of students, in product or process innovation coached by subject experts. Gain competences in the fields of project management, research, report writing and convincing presentations.”

Context 2

Dr. Othmar Baeriswyl

“In this module, you develop and optimize your English skills at an academic and professional level.”

Energy Storage Systems

Prof. Dr. Jörg Worlitschek

“You learn about key electrical, thermal and chemical energy storage technologies, the basics of smart grids, and the role of storages in energy systems. This module will prepare you to plan, dimension and assess storage systems within their system context.”

Renewable Energies – Bio

Prof. Dr. Thomas Nussbaumer

“You develop an understanding of fuel properties of biomass and current technologies used for the production of heat, power and transportation fuels from biomass. Moreover, you learn to design bioenergy systems and assess them from an economic point of view”

Renewable Energies – Solar

Prof. Dr. Thomas Nussbaumer

“You learn the physical fundamentals and procedures used in solar energy systems to produce heat and electricity. You will be able to assess solar technologies from a technical, environmental and economic perspective.”

Building Envelope

Prof. Dr. Heinrich Manz

“You will develop a basic understanding of building physics and construction in this module and learn how to solve engineering problems related to energy and comfort in buildings.”

Design Fundamentals

Isabelle Hauser

“In this module you will gain a thorough understanding of the process of industrial design and its interdisciplinary context. Through practical exercises you will improve and strengthen your ability to innovate as well as your creative skills.”

Design, Build and Commission Photovoltaic in Ethiopia

Roger Buser

“You travel to Ethiopia and team-up with local students in order to size all components needed to run a small off-grid PV system at a rural health centre. These learnings are then used to construct and commission the PV installation and hand it over to the local operator.”


Thomas Eyer

“You learn about the components and parts of Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) technology and their function within a system. This module allows you to read and understand schematics and to design a simple HVAC system.”

Innovation Financing

Dr. Matthias Aepli

“This module introduces you to corporate financing and the various approaches to innovation financing. You will be prepared to design investment offerings with an adequate return to meet the investors’ expectations.”

International Marketing

Prof. Dr. Sascha Götte

“You learn to assess the international environment in a globally active company. You learn how to develop strategies and apply instruments so that you are prepared to develop, manage and organise international marketing activities. Students will apply their competencies in case studies and in a cloud-based business simulation in teams.”

Linear Algebra

Dr. Peter Scheiblechner

“This module teaches you the basics of linear algebra, including matrices and their applications to algebraic and differential equations. Furthermore, you learn how to model linear systems, solve applied problems with analytical and numerical methods, and represent your findings graphically. You will be introduced into a numerical software.”


Dr. Marcel Uhr

“You are introduced to the basics of interactions between human being and an interactive system especially in the field of graphical user interface design and you learn the fundamentals of usability. You will be able to apply the most important usability and evaluation methods and integrate them into a project.”

Wind Power & Ecotechnology

Prof. Dr. Claas Wagner

“You learn the basics of wind energy engineering, including how to determinate wind power potentials and estimate electrical power production of different kinds of turbines and systems. You will be able to assess the impact of wind turbines emissions on humans and ecosystems based on stakeholder and environmental impact analyses.”

Supply Chain Management

Fabio Mercandetti

“Introduction to the supply chain of industrial companies, with examples and case studies, including the use of simulation software. From a high-level view of the Supply chain across several tiers, to Logistics activities, Sourcing strategies and Purchasing, Ending with Production, Costing, Risk management and Sustainability.”

Service Innovation

Prof. Dr. Shaun West

“You are prepared to develop services along the lifecycle of high value capital equipment. You will learn to apply a variety of tools that will allow you to improve and innovate your existing services and create integrate product service systems.”

Electrical Power Grids

Dr. Jonas Mühletaler

“You will learn about main components, current challenges as well as control and protection methods of electrical power systems. Furthermore, processes for the conversion of primary energy into electrical energy are introduced. This module prepares you to dimension and evaluate power grid systems by applying different analysis techniques.”


Prof. Dr. Michael Blankenagel

“You learn how to manage a business and make decisions based on relevant – financial, market, process and environmental – information. Using this knowledge, you will manage your own company and compete against your colleagues in a simulation game throughout the term.”

Strategic Mgmt & Product Mgmt

Prof. Dr. Patrick Link

“In this module you will learn about the most important aspects of Strategic and Product Management. You will be introduced to a variety of controlling and management tools and will learn to apply them on systems solutions and services.”

Heat & Fluid Machinery in Power Plants

Dr. Sabri Deniz

“This module teaches you about the design, application and operation of heat and fluid machines used in power plants. It prepares you to assess the overall efficiency, operating ranges and flexibilities of these machines within an energy system.”

Energy Trading, Economics & Policies

Arturo Egli

“You will learn about trends, structures, and tools of trading and commercializing energies and emissions, with a focus on renewable energies. Additionally, you will get an overview of global agendas, innovations, and policy guidelines with their international ramifications.”

Air Pollution Control

“You broaden your knowledge of formation, release, extent and effects of specific emissions. You also learn which existing control technologies you could apply to monitor, reduce or remove air pollutants within a system.”

Environmental Law & Regulations

“You get to know the main content and effectiveness of existing Swiss and international laws, policymaking processes and available instruments that aim for the protection and conservation of the environment and climate.”

Waste Management & Recycling

“You will become familiar with the current techniques for waste sorting, separation and reduction as well as processes for waste treatment and recycling. This module will prepare you to manage and deal with the residues from systems.”

Water Management & Treatment

“This module provides the necessary knowledge of water infrastructures and existing techniques for water treatment and reutilization so that you are able to plan and design drinking, rain and waste water systems as well as to assess the quality of these waters.”

Energy Optimization with Pinch Analysis

Prof. Dr. Beat Wellig

“Learn the systematic approach to optimizing industrial processes and energy systems for greater efficiency and profitability using pinch analysis. The method exploits opportunities for energy savings, reducing the associated CO2 emissions markedly.”

Operational Excellence

Prof. Dr. Michele Kellerhals

“Deepened analysis of the Supply Chain of industrial companies. in search of Excellence, based on the principles and tools of the Toyota Production System and its evolution into Lean Management. These concepts and tools will be explained and applied in several case studies and in a final production simulation over three days, so that participants will “touch with their hands” the significant difference between traditional and „lean“ approaches in Operations.”


Markus Raschke

“Basics, significance and delimitation of industrial goods marketing. Learn and apply the relevant concepts and marketing features in the field of industrial in the field of industrial goods. Development, discussion and application of the essential instruments with a focus on the focusing on the three central perspectives for determining a comparative competitive advantage and the four essential business typologies for the product, plant product, plant, system and supplier business.”

Sales Management

Ulrich Bornkessel

“Inputs and business cases to understand, analyze, and optimize both distribution channels and sales organizations. Learn to lead, motivate and measure sales teams by setting appropriate objectives; to develop suitable sales strategies and tools; to understand and deploy key characteristics of sales psychology; to apply essential practices for sales control.”