142.084 Energy Supply Today and Tomorrow
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2024S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the basics of energy supply, the most important technologies and their impac t on the environment thus enabling them to give a first coarse estimation of corresponding facilities with regard to efficiency, ressources, involved technology and impact on the environment.

Subject of course

1. Introduction (Energy supply today in a worldwide perspective, Basic quantities) 2. Technologies (Physics basis, fossil fuels, renewable energy sources, nuclear power, storage) 3. Resources (fossil fuels, fissile fuels) 4. Impact (greenhouse effect, environmental aspects, safety aspects, nuclear waste) 5. Perspectives (hydrogen technologies, nuclear fusion technology, Generation IV, transmutation and alternative nuclear technologies)

Teaching methods

Oral presentation of the topics in the course

Depending on the epidemological devlopment is an adaption of  the mode of the course and/or examination possible

Mode of examination


Additional information


According to the study plan the course has been renamed into "Energieträger: Physikalische und technische Grundlagen", LVA Nr 141.294




Examination modalities

written examination on the presented topics and their applications

If the number of participating students is below 30 the mode can be changed to oral examinations

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
13.03.2024 08:00 22.03.2024 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Elective
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Mandatory elective2. Semester
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Not specified
066 461 Technical Physics Mandatory elective2. Semester
066 461 Technical Physics Not specified
066 566 Environmental Engineering Not specified


Notes will be distributed during the course

Previous knowledge

The course is given for students of the Master programme. The minimal requirements are equivalent to those for the Bachelor programme in the 3rd year.