Courses @UCF

Below you will find all EES courses which are offered at UCF. There are basic courses all EES majors have to take and advanced courses which you can choose more freely according to your interests in order to meet the module requirements. You can only take one course per module. If there are different courses…

Resilienz & Kollaps ökologisch-ökonimischer Systeme

Course Resilienz und Kollaps ökologisch-ökonomischer Systeme Instructor Prof. Dr. Staefan Baumgärtner, Yuki Henselek, M.Sc. (SS 19)  stefan.baumgaertner[at]ere.uni-freiburg.de yuki.henselek[at]ere.uni-freiburg.de Prerequisites Introduction to EES Corresponding module Specialization Option: EES I or II, Human and the Environment Resilienz bezeichnet die Fähigkeit eines Systems, seine wesentlichen Strukturen und Funktionen auch unter Störungen und Stress aufrecht zu erhalten. Für die…

Material Life Cycles

Course Material Life Cycles Instructor Prof. Dr. Stefan Hiermaier, Dr. Sebastian Kilchert, Georg Clemens Ganzenmüller Prerequisites Advanced EES students Corresponding module Specialization Option: EES I or II, Electives (Courses of other degree programs) Der Inhalt der Vorlesung teilt sich in drei Themengebiete. Im ersten Teil werden die gesellschaftlichen Rahmenbedingungen betrachtet, die in den letzten Jahren…

Energy Storage

Course Energy Storage Instructor Dr. Matthias Vetter, Dr. Peter Schossig, Dr. Tom Smolinka Prerequisites Course Energy Technologies at UCF Corresponding module Specialization Option: EES I or II, Electives DescriptionIntroduction and motivation energy storage (electric, thermal, PtG):  Large-scale integration of renewable energies and the role of energy storage; Technical requirements of power grids; Overview energy storage…

Emerging & Future Photovoltaic Options

Course Emerging and Future Photovoltaic Technology Options Instructor Dr. Jan Christoph Goldschmidt jan.christoph.goldschmidt[at]ise.fraunhofer.de Prerequisites Course on Energy Technologies Corresponding module Specialization Option: EES I or II The overarching goal of this module is to enable the students to participate in research & development of advanced photovoltaic technologies, as well as to critically assess the potential…

Photovoltaic Lab

Course Photovoltaic Lab Instructor Prof. Dr. Stefan Glunz, Dr. Nico Johannes Tucher Ralph Müllerstefan.glunz[at]inatech.uni-freiburg.de Prerequisites Course Solar energy or similar course Corresponding module Specialization Option: Earth and Environmental Sciences I or II The Photovoltaic Laboratory provides an opportunity for hands-on experience with the PV-related topics introduced in the Solar Energy course. Students will get to…

Solar Energy

Course Solar Energy Instructor Prof. Dr. Stefan Glunz Prerequisites Successful completion of the course Energy (Technologies) at UCF Corresponding module Specialization Option: EES I or II, Electives • Solar Energy – Theoretical and Technical Energy Potential (black body radiation, Carnot cycle, maximum efficiencies,• Solar Energy Technologies – Tapping the sun’s energy (overview of conversion technologies,…

Grid Integration

Course Grid Integration Instructor Prof. Dr. Anke Weidlich Prerequisites Successful completion of the course “Energy Technologies” at UCF Corresponding module Specialization Option: EES I or II, Electives • Energy system overview – generation, transmission, distribution, consumption • Energy transport; power and energy definition • Power generation analysis • Transition of the energy systems; renewable energy…

Energy Policy

Course Energy Policy Instructor Dr. Sibylle Braungardt S.Braungardt[at]oeko.de Prerequisites Introduction to EES and/or Introduction to Governance Corresponding module Specialization Option: EES I or II,  Human and the Environment, Specialization Option Governance I and II The transition towards an affordable, reliable and sustainable energy system is one of the key challenges the world is facing today….

Green Geneva: Visiting the Environmental Institutions of the UN

Post-exam time was all about global environmental politics. For two days, a group of 25 students participated in the first-ever UCF study visit to the environmental institutions of United Nations: the World Meteorological Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and the United Nations Environment Programme. Needeless to say, we all know these instituations are the…