315.725 Alternative Powertrains
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • pass on their knowledge of alternative energy systems to third parties
  • characterise energy sources and fuels based on the basis of their starting products, manufacturing processes and properties
  • design storage systems for energy sources (chemical, electrical, pneumatic, mechanical and thermal energy storage)
  • use energy converters (chemical, electrical, pneumatic, mechanical, hydraulic and thermal energy converters as well as a combination of these) consequently
  • evaluate vehicles with alternative drive systems (flex-fuel, natural gas, hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles)

Subject of course

A basic overview of the area of alternative powertrains for automotive is given.


  1.  Motivation and target
  2.  Introduction
  3.  Energy carrier / fuels
  4.  Energy storage systems
  5.  Energy converter
  6.  Vehicles with alternative powertrains

Teaching methods

This lecture is intended to provide an overview of the various possible applications of primary energy for the propulsion of motor vehicles, the respective advantages and disadvantages of these variants and an insight into current and future alternative propulsion systems.

Mode of examination

Written and oral



Course dates

Thu10:00 - 12:0004.03.2021 - 24.06.2021 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting) (LIVE)Alternative Antriebe
Alternative Powertrains - Single appointments
Thu04.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe
Thu11.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe
Thu18.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe
Thu25.03.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe
Thu15.04.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe
Thu22.04.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe
Thu29.04.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe
Thu06.05.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe
Thu20.05.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe
Thu27.05.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe
Thu10.06.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe
Thu17.06.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe
Thu24.06.202110:00 - 12:00 Virtuell (Go-To-Meeting)Alternative Antriebe

Examination modalities

Covid-regulations apply until further notice regarding exams!


PLEASE NOTE: All exams at our institute are to be taken in GERMAN!

Exams to this course take place (in writing) at the institute's monthly exam dates (the dates can be seen on our homepage www.ifa.tuwien.ac.at or on the TISS page of lecture 315.282 "KFZ-Technik", all dates given there are potential exam dates for this course). The course will not be examined every single month, but - depending on demand and space in the lecture hall - as often as possible! Registrations are only possible for the next possible exam date!

If you are between the grades 1 and 2 or 4 and 5 after the written exam, there is the possibility of an additional oral exam, on the 2nd Friday following the exam at 10 a.m.

Exam registrations and de-registrations take place in TISS (if an exam date has already been posted). If there is no exam date visible in TISS, please send an e-mail to info@ifa.tuwien.ac.at, specifying the course, your matriculation number and your study code.

As all our written exams take place in parallel, registration for only one exam is permitted per exam date! Multiple registrations will not be tolerated! Failure to turn up to an exam to which the student has registered will result in an 8-week ban on the exam (in accordance with section 18a of the Statute on Study Law)! De-registrations after the registration deadline will not be considered!


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu09:00 - 11:0024.06.2021 Zoom - Schriftliche Online-Prüfung auf Papierwritten22.03.2021 08:00 - 21.06.2021 12:00TISSOnline-Prüfung "Alternative Antriebe"
Thu09:00 - 11:0008.07.2021 Zoom - Schriftliche Online-Prüfung auf Papierwritten26.04.2021 08:00 - 05.07.2021 12:00TISSOnline-Prüfung "Alternative Antriebe" 2. Termin

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
11.01.2021 08:00 27.05.2021 08:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 245 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
033 282 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Requirements: Students need to be proficient in the subject "Automotive Powertrains" (lecture no. 315.728) in order to be admitted to the course.