Smart Buildings in Smart Cities - Energy Infrastructure and District Renovation

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Architecture and Building Culture

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1AUBVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Within the framework of this lecture the students are presented with innovative smart infrastructure buildings (kindergartens, schools, hospitals), residential buildings and building ensembles. The key focus of this lecture is to convey smarter quality criteria of urban building projects. This course is rounded off with a description of cultural building aims associated with memorial and listed buildings.

Superior module:

Urban and Spatial Planning

Module description:

The students recognise city planning and regional development as an organisational basis for optimal design of living areas and regions. They understand the meaning of planning schemes, building plans and zoning and are able to read and interpret these. They know the significance of the definition and design of communal areas and public spaces.

Demographic Change and Social Transformation

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1DWGVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Demography is the description of the population dealing with fertility, death and migration rates. These rates fluctuate with the development of any population and thereby effect social transformations. The demographic change has a vast impact particularly in a social democratic welfare state. This course devotes itself to demographic changes and their effects on the cities of the future.

Superior module:

People and the Environment

Module description:

In this module, the students acquire relevant general competences on the subject of people, nature and the environment and are able to link these to the requirements of Smart Cities. On completion of this module, they understand the demographic fundamentals, change and social transformation. They understand the problem of limited natural resources and the need to use sustainable resources. They can assess the influence of sociological matters on the urban development processes. Thus, as a result, they are in a position to integrate the use of specialists into the processes of Smart Cities development.

Ecosystem City

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2ÖKOIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students are explained the meaning of supply and disposal, waste management, blue and green infrastructures, urban mining etc. in urban environments. The basic concepts of the relevant areas are exemplified in order to make a basic understanding possible. Moreover, the perception of the people in the city, with regards to their comfort level (temperature, dampness, smells, noise, acoustic, visual appearance, exposure and lighting), are sensitised on city walks. In this context, especially the previously described theorectical infrastructure elements are looked at in their actual form.......

Superior module:

Ecosystem and Urban Climate

Module description:

By doing the module „Ecosystem city,“ the students recognise the city as an ecosystem and know how green and blue infrastructure and spatial planning are essential measures to be implemented in order to improve urban climate. They know about different simulation programmes and with their help can identify problems from urban environmental influences and can get the relevant experts to analyse improvement measures.

Environmental Resources

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1REUVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

In these lectures, the students are taught about the relevance of resource availability and the use of sustainable resources. This topic was one of the significant starting points for the development of Smart Cities, where the protection of environmental resources is becoming an ever greater priority. Among other factors, the topics of climate change (natural and man-made, reasons, effects, what in means for the global economy, adaptation strategies, etc.), raw materials, energy, water, food, soil and the corresponding challenges on the development process of Smart Cities are dealt with.

Superior module:

People and the Environment

Module description:

In this module, the students acquire relevant general competences on the subject of people, nature and the environment and are able to link these to the requirements of Smart Cities. On completion of this module, they understand the demographic fundamentals, change and social transformation. They understand the problem of limited natural resources and the need to use sustainable resources. They can assess the influence of sociological matters on the urban development processes. Thus, as a result, they are in a position to integrate the use of specialists into the processes of Smart Cities development.

Ethics and Sustainability

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1EUNUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 5
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Basic industry knowldge discourses about ethics and sustainability in the context of health and social issues, information technology, engineering, media and design as well as economy and tourism with the aim of analysing, assessing, arguing and reflecting on how they correlate are conveyed. As well as integrating these into sustainable and responsible options for future action.

Superior module:

Manage and Communicate

Module description:

By doing the module „manage and communicate,“ where basic skills and proficiences are conveyed, the students are in a position to manage a project efficiently and effectively. They know the significant cornerstones of effective communication and know how to implement these in their professional environment. They can establish communication structures which are of significant importance in the framework of projects and public discussions.

Future Lab: Smart City Project

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1FUTPT
Type PT
Kind Project
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Integral planning approach of urban projects, taking into consideration technological options (energy, buildings networks), planning and design aspects (architecture in urban space) and user aspects (diversity). By interdisciplinary project and support teams, overlapping tasks and question asking.

Superior module:

Integrative Project 1

Module description:

The students are imparted planning skills through conceptual exercises. The key focus here is the integral planning approach of urban projects, having regard to technological options (energy, buildings,networks), planning and design aspects (architecture in urban space) and user aspects (diversity). Through interdisciplinary project and support teams, overlapping tasks and question asking, the students learn to use the holistic approach to a project.

Integrated Environmental Simulation

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2IUMIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

With the aid of simulation and visualisation programmes, the elective section of environmental urban influences (e.g. Heat Island Effect, air currents, comfort and warmth, noise, fine dust) are examined. In doing so, three dimensional city models are superimposed using technical simulation systems, which result in a clear representation of the described effects.

Superior module:

Ecosystem and Urban Climate

Module description:

By doing the module „Ecosystem city,“ the students recognise the city as an ecosystem and know how green and blue infrastructure and spatial planning are essential measures to be implemented in order to improve urban climate. They know about different simulation programmes and with their help can identify problems from urban environmental influences and can get the relevant experts to analyse improvement measures.

Multi-Project Management

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1MPMUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This module spends time on simultaneous planning, comprehensive control and supervising several projects (interdependent). On this occasion whole project portfolios are considered. The lecture contents comprise of, for example: Overview of management and project management, target definition, structural plan and appointment management.

Superior module:

Manage and Communicate

Module description:

By doing the module „manage and communicate,“ where basic skills and proficiences are conveyed, the students are in a position to manage a project efficiently and effectively. They know the significant cornerstones of effective communication and know how to implement these in their professional environment. They can establish communication structures which are of significant importance in the framework of projects and public discussions.

Open Space Planning

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2FREIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This is an introduction to spatial planning in the context of urban development, historical background, modern practice. Basic knowledge is conveyed as well as the methodolgical approach on different levels (landscape, region, city, district, property). This includes planning and designing the preparatory and obligatory construction levels and is substantiated through existing practical examples. The essential factor here is the differentiated consideration of different approaches and procedures, depending on the objective, to determine the planning level and the problems and the size of the available area. The aim of this module is to learn about the various open space systems, their differing uses, accessability, facilities, build quality, spatial, sociocultural and ecological effects in an urban space.

Superior module:

Ecosystem and Urban Climate

Module description:

By doing the module „Ecosystem city,“ the students recognise the city as an ecosystem and know how green and blue infrastructure and spatial planning are essential measures to be implemented in order to improve urban climate. They know about different simulation programmes and with their help can identify problems from urban environmental influences and can get the relevant experts to analyse improvement measures.

Project Communication

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1PKOUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The management and coordination of projects and project teams requires a high standard of communication skills. Through open and clear communication, the project members are integrated quickly into the project and are taken on board for the realisation of the project aims. In this seminar the students learn methods, instruments and practices on how to communicate expediently and successfully in projects. Due to the fact that conflict potential on projects is quite high, typical situations are looked at through role play. Paying particular attention to the role of project manager as a moderator and conflict manager.

Superior module:

Manage and Communicate

Module description:

By doing the module „manage and communicate,“ where basic skills and proficiences are conveyed, the students are in a position to manage a project efficiently and effectively. They know the significant cornerstones of effective communication and know how to implement these in their professional environment. They can establish communication structures which are of significant importance in the framework of projects and public discussions.

Smart Cities 1: Basic principles

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1SCGVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

These lectures explain the background of Smart Cities: Which objectives are pursued, which background led to amplified efforts and the various approaches which are available. To this end, on the one hand, differing definitions of the Smart City concept are protrayed and on the other hand, by use of diverse Smart City projects, which are implemented in an international context, allow for both a theorectical and a very practical approach to the complex topic of „Smart Cities.“ Through this the students are given an initial insight into this complex subject. The aim is to give a basic understanding of the operations and relationships in the processes of Smart Cities.

Superior module:

Areas of Smart City

Module description:

Die Studierenden kennen die grundlegenden Hintergründe, die zur Entwicklung von Smart Cities geführt haben und können die wesentlichen Akteure und die unterschiedlichen Aspekte aus den Bereichen der Smart City (Governance, Economy, Mobility, Environment, People, Living) beschreiben. Sie können die relevanten Sektoren der Smart City benennen und die Auswirkungen und Wechselwirkungen zwischen diesen einschätzen. Durch den Vergleich der Umsetzung von Smart Cities Projekten im internationalen Kontext konnten sie einen ersten Eindruck gewinnen, wie Smart Cities in der Praxis aussehen. Nach Absolvieren des Moduls verfügen sie somit über ein Grundwissen, aufgrund dessen sie an Diskussionsprozessen zu Smart Cities aktiv partizipieren können. Students know the fundamental background which has led to the development of Smart Cities and are able to describe the important and the different aspects from Smart City sections to stakeholders (governance, economy, mobility, environment, people, living). They can name the relevant sectors of Smart City and evaluate the effects and interactions between these. They are able to get a first impression of how Smart Cities will look in practice by comparing the implementation of Smart Cities projects in an international context. After completing the module, they will have acquired a basic knowledge thus enabling them to actively take part in Smart City discussional processes.

Smart Cities 2: Dimensions

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1SCBIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

In this part of the course, the various aspects of Smart City (Smart Economy, Smart Mobility, Smart Environment, Smart People, Smart Living, Smart Governance) are presented, as well as the relevant sectors and stakeholders. The basic objectives and action strategies of the various dimensions and the respective interactions are presented. Thereby, not only technical, but in particular organisational, economical and sociocultural issues which shape Smart Cities are clarified.

Superior module:

Areas of Smart City

Module description:

Die Studierenden kennen die grundlegenden Hintergründe, die zur Entwicklung von Smart Cities geführt haben und können die wesentlichen Akteure und die unterschiedlichen Aspekte aus den Bereichen der Smart City (Governance, Economy, Mobility, Environment, People, Living) beschreiben. Sie können die relevanten Sektoren der Smart City benennen und die Auswirkungen und Wechselwirkungen zwischen diesen einschätzen. Durch den Vergleich der Umsetzung von Smart Cities Projekten im internationalen Kontext konnten sie einen ersten Eindruck gewinnen, wie Smart Cities in der Praxis aussehen. Nach Absolvieren des Moduls verfügen sie somit über ein Grundwissen, aufgrund dessen sie an Diskussionsprozessen zu Smart Cities aktiv partizipieren können. Students know the fundamental background which has led to the development of Smart Cities and are able to describe the important and the different aspects from Smart City sections to stakeholders (governance, economy, mobility, environment, people, living). They can name the relevant sectors of Smart City and evaluate the effects and interactions between these. They are able to get a first impression of how Smart Cities will look in practice by comparing the implementation of Smart Cities projects in an international context. After completing the module, they will have acquired a basic knowledge thus enabling them to actively take part in Smart City discussional processes.

Sociology in an Urban Environment

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1SUUIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Humans are one of the most sociable in the history of evolution. That is probably why 50% of the worlds population live in cities today and this is an increasing trend. This becomes problematical, when one thinks that a city is absolutely not the natural environment for people. In these lectures, the students deal with the social behaviour of people in cities.

Superior module:

People and the Environment

Module description:

In this module, the students acquire relevant general competences on the subject of people, nature and the environment and are able to link these to the requirements of Smart Cities. On completion of this module, they understand the demographic fundamentals, change and social transformation. They understand the problem of limited natural resources and the need to use sustainable resources. They can assess the influence of sociological matters on the urban development processes. Thus, as a result, they are in a position to integrate the use of specialists into the processes of Smart Cities development.

Spatial Planning

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1RAUVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

The participants learn the legal basic principles of spatial planning and current smart spatial planning strategies of Austrian and European cities. The main focus is on the description of Austrian and European legal frameworks and the associated spatial planning procedures, such as regional development concepts, city development concepts, land-use plans and development plans and building regulations.

Superior module:

Urban and Spatial Planning

Module description:

The students recognise city planning and regional development as an organisational basis for optimal design of living areas and regions. They understand the meaning of planning schemes, building plans and zoning and are able to read and interpret these. They know the significance of the definition and design of communal areas and public spaces.

Urban Development 1

Semester 1
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1STBIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The key focus of this lecture is the current European tendencies and principles of humane urban design. Within this lecture the students are informed about the recognition of urban planning and design quality of city structural elements such as road space, open spaces, city image, accommodation, in districts and the whole of the city. Within the in-depth exercise the theorectical knowledge is analytically fed back through the design principles.

Superior module:

Urban and Spatial Planning

Module description:

The students recognise city planning and regional development as an organisational basis for optimal design of living areas and regions. They understand the meaning of planning schemes, building plans and zoning and are able to read and interpret these. They know the significance of the definition and design of communal areas and public spaces.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

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Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2GLQIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2.5
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Energy Infrastructure and Redevelopment

Module description:

The essential competences are conveyed to the students so that they able to identify, analyse and asses relevant energy consumer structures, and to evaluate their correlations using the available energy infrastructure. They can assess the quality of the existing building structure and the energy infrastructure and recognise the potential for improvement. They are in a position to prepare qualitative redevelopment concepts for districts and energy supply systems and to plan implementation strategies.

Citizen Participation Procedures

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2BBVUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Guidelines for practical implementation of citizen participation procedure with practical exercises are conveyed in the framework of several block courses, in which, first simulated and then actual projects are carried out. • Execution of a planning exercise which is geared towards an actual process. In this project, the students learn how to independently apply the preparation, implementation and evaluation of these participation procedures. • Preparation of a citizen report with an effected local authority about various contoversial issues, for example: building of a wind turbine, preparation of a climate protection plan, building of a bypass, a mini hydro power plant etc. With practical exercises within the framework of several block courses, in which first simulated and then actual projects are carried out, development of role play simulating extracts of perceived reality, for example, a citizen participation procedure, are carried out in order to learn the practical implementation of citizen particiption procedures. A link is established with an integrated project „Communal Energy Usage Plan“ from INP2.

Superior module:

Presenting and Moderating

Module description:

On completion of this module, the students are capable of facilitating a discussion and moreover are able to moderate meetings and events with a larger number of participants in a goal-orientated approach. They can intervene with a de-escalating effect in situations of conflict and intervene supportingly when developing a strategical solution. They recognise the structure and characteristics of public participation procedures and can take an active role in these. The students are in a position to present complex contents to a target group and thereby develop a clearly structured line of argumentation. They can give arguements for solutions and rationalise them, as well as give factual and constructive criticism. They are in a position to take on board criticism and give feedback accordingly.

Conflict Resolution Strategies

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2KONUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In this module the students are taught about the various methods to prevent or solve conflicts. By working through different cases, the students are equipped for situations of conflict in groups and companies, especially in the sector of Smart Cities processes and learn possible solutions for crisis and problematic situations.

Superior module:

Presenting and Moderating

Module description:

On completion of this module, the students are capable of facilitating a discussion and moreover are able to moderate meetings and events with a larger number of participants in a goal-orientated approach. They can intervene with a de-escalating effect in situations of conflict and intervene supportingly when developing a strategical solution. They recognise the structure and characteristics of public participation procedures and can take an active role in these. The students are in a position to present complex contents to a target group and thereby develop a clearly structured line of argumentation. They can give arguements for solutions and rationalise them, as well as give factual and constructive criticism. They are in a position to take on board criticism and give feedback accordingly.

Energy Related Consumer Structures

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2SENIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In order to be able to plan energy infrastructure facilities it is neccessary to be able to assess the characteristics and to identify the consumer structures in the supplied areas. Differing consumers come into question, companies (industry, business, service), households and mobility. Their consumer characteristics are shaped through the use of the building and the necessary operational processes and can be described via individual load profiles, but also through supply reliability (e.g. voltage quality) or interactions with supply systems (e.g. necessary feed and return flow temperatures). The essential competences are conveyed to the students so that they able to identify, analyse and asses relevant energy consumer structures, and to evaluate their correlations using the available energy infrastructure.

Superior module:

Energy Infrastructure and Redevelopment

Module description:

The essential competences are conveyed to the students so that they able to identify, analyse and asses relevant energy consumer structures, and to evaluate their correlations using the available energy infrastructure. They can assess the quality of the existing building structure and the energy infrastructure and recognise the potential for improvement. They are in a position to prepare qualitative redevelopment concepts for districts and energy supply systems and to plan implementation strategies.

Fundamentals of Energy Infrastructure

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2GLEIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2.5
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students acquire knowledge of the tasks of economical energy infrastructure (energy production, storage and distribution) and their buildings and facilities. The important principles and methods are conveyed for the operation and maintenance of existing infrastructural systems in this sector. Thereby, the students acquire the important basic knowledge and are capable of dealing with relevant tools and this then offers a solid basis for subsequent associated lectures.

Superior module:

Energy Infrastructure and Redevelopment

Module description:

The essential competences are conveyed to the students so that they able to identify, analyse and asses relevant energy consumer structures, and to evaluate their correlations using the available energy infrastructure. They can assess the quality of the existing building structure and the energy infrastructure and recognise the potential for improvement. They are in a position to prepare qualitative redevelopment concepts for districts and energy supply systems and to plan implementation strategies.

ICT in context of Smart City

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2IKTIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Information and communication technologies (ICT) are of significant importance in Smart Cities and are found again and again in all dimensions in various forms. From digital networks, to the increase in work efficiency, to the ongoing energy consumption reconciliation with available energy sources – ICT systems are omnipresent in a Smart City, however, as well as all the advantages, they also harbour considerable risks. This lecture covers the significant foundations of management, evaluation, surveying, data security and how to handle large amounts of data. The aim is to pass on the important basic knowledge to students so that they can act as a coordinator in Smart City processes, integrating the relevant specialists in the best possible way.

Superior module:

Elective Section of Smart City

Module description:

The areas of ICT and mobility are not looked at in any more depth in the remaining course. It is for this reason, that in the framework of this module, the important aspects of both these core Smart-Cities themes are conveyed. Thereby the students are in a position to analyse specific ICT and mobility concepts and can discuss these with the respective experts and integrate them into Smart Cities processes.

Integral and Cooperative Planning Processes

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1IKPIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Stakeholder participation processes in Smart City projects are the prerequisites for the successful realisation of Smart City projects. In this course the students are lectured on the theories of stakeholder participation in the city development processes. As part of the course a supervised exercise will strengthen practically the theorectical know-how. The aims of the course are to convey the knowledge of stakeholder analysis, structuring and controlling stakeholder processes to the students. After the fundamental discussions on the advantages and disadvantages of integrated planning approaches, the core theme of this course is as follows: The analysis of projects and topics from real-life. Specifically chosen topics are looked at in more depth (project objectives, structuring and planning the project course, choosing and tendering or rather commissioning procedures for planning partners, involvement and sharing professional expertise and additional parties such as occupants, management or effected parties). Furthermore, the issues of project and partner coordination in the framework of integrated city or rather local design processes are discussed.

Superior module:

Smart City Planning Concepts

Module description:

The „Smart City Planning Concepts“ module enables students to understand and apply relevant planning processes (citizen participation, cooperative procedure, etc.; Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up approach to city planning) as well as the basic structures of relevant support systems and legal and normative frameworks.

Integrated Module, Residential Area concepts

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2OSTIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In this module the students learn how to prepare project concepts, whereby the overall methodology using an example, taken from integrated district concepts, is applied independently in interdisciplinary teams. Building on a current status analysis (who uses how much energy in a district? How productive are the energy infrastructures and supply networks?) A potential analysis will be carried out (where is there potential to save energy and to increase efficiency?). A strategic plan will be worked out (which targets will be achieved by when? Which concrete measures are planned?). This will be examined against costs (what costs can be expected? What does the financial concept look like?). It will be determined, how the monitoring of success will be achieved (how it will be monitored, whether the aspired goals have been achieved? How will quality targets be realised?). Which implementation strategies are promising (which strategies should boost the short, middle and long-term implementation? How are the stakeholders mobilised and tied into the strategy?). Which concept can be used for information, advice and public relations (which measures for information, advice and public relations are important in order to tie in stakeholders?).

Superior module:

Energy Infrastructure and Redevelopment

Module description:

The essential competences are conveyed to the students so that they able to identify, analyse and asses relevant energy consumer structures, and to evaluate their correlations using the available energy infrastructure. They can assess the quality of the existing building structure and the energy infrastructure and recognise the potential for improvement. They are in a position to prepare qualitative redevelopment concepts for districts and energy supply systems and to plan implementation strategies.

Material Handling, Legal and Normative Frameworks

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM1FRNIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Within these lectures, various aspects of handling systems, legal and normative frameworks and their effects on Smart City projects are pointed out. The legal aspects of the administrative structure are depicted with a special focus on communities and relevant regulations. As a result the participants should be made competent enough to be able to oversee the administrative structure together with head offices and to understand the basic political patterns and legal interactions between the administrative bodies.

Superior module:

Smart City Planning Concepts

Module description:

The „Smart City Planning Concepts“ module enables students to understand and apply relevant planning processes (citizen participation, cooperative procedure, etc.; Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up approach to city planning) as well as the basic structures of relevant support systems and legal and normative frameworks.

Mobility in the context of Smart City

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2MOBIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Mobility demonstrates the special handling or subject coherence when changing between locations or positions in physical, geographical, social or virtual spaces. In order to be able to grasp the quantitive sizes in so-called spatial mobility, so-called mobility concepts are required. Mobility concepts can either be a transport political strategy (long-term) as well as being a practical approach (short-term). The basis of all measures is the demand for mobility, which are made possible through various services. Mobility concepts represent a core element of Smart Cities. It should endeavour to reconcile the greatest possible individual mobility with limited resources (space, fossil resources). In addition, it is necessary to proritise energy efficient and space saving mobility and accord public transport, walking, biking and car sharing the necessary importance. The aim of this module is to convey the core basics of mobility, transport, transport networks as well as important transport planning devices and methods in strategical and communal areas and their practical applications in various environments and in urban development and economic parameters. The students should be imparted the significant basics so that they can act as a coordinator in Smart City processes, integrating the relevant specialists to the best possible effect.

Superior module:

Elective Section of Smart City

Module description:

The areas of ICT and mobility are not looked at in any more depth in the remaining course. It is for this reason, that in the framework of this module, the important aspects of both these core Smart-Cities themes are conveyed. Thereby the students are in a position to analyse specific ICT and mobility concepts and can discuss these with the respective experts and integrate them into Smart Cities processes.

Targeted Presenting

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2MODUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The most important tasks of a moderator are to enthuse the participants in the topic under discussion and to acquire their active cooperation and also to ensure working for the common goal represented by the whole group. The moderator takes on the responsible role of guiding the participants to a decision using various methods, without intervening judgementally themself in the process. The moderator ensures long-term success and recognition through professional moderation of group discussions, meetings and presentations. In this workshop the students learn both situation orientated and target group orientated moderating and develop their own personal „tool kit“ for confident moderation.

Superior module:

Presenting and Moderating

Module description:

On completion of this module, the students are capable of facilitating a discussion and moreover are able to moderate meetings and events with a larger number of participants in a goal-orientated approach. They can intervene with a de-escalating effect in situations of conflict and intervene supportingly when developing a strategical solution. They recognise the structure and characteristics of public participation procedures and can take an active role in these. The students are in a position to present complex contents to a target group and thereby develop a clearly structured line of argumentation. They can give arguements for solutions and rationalise them, as well as give factual and constructive criticism. They are in a position to take on board criticism and give feedback accordingly.

Urban Development 2

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2SB2IL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

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Superior module:

Smart City Planning Concepts

Module description:

The „Smart City Planning Concepts“ module enables students to understand and apply relevant planning processes (citizen participation, cooperative procedure, etc.; Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up approach to city planning) as well as the basic structures of relevant support systems and legal and normative frameworks.

Urban Energy Usage Plan

Semester 2
Academic year 1
Course code SMCM2KOEPT
Type PT
Kind Project
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In the framework of this project work, the students are confronted with carrying out an interdisciplinary examination in respect of cooperation and identification from the subject area Smart Cities. The preparation of a communal energy use plan (EUP) is a special and established form of a detailed regional energy concept. The energy usage plan constitutes a strategical planning tool, which gives an overview of the current as well as the future energy requirements and the energy supply situation of a community. The students can prepare real energy use plans for their own communities or pursue a specific ficticious assignment.

Superior module:

Integrated Project II

Module description:

The students will confirm their knowledge by means of an actual task from the communal energy usage plans sector, they use their acquired skills in the module „energy infrastructure and district renovation“ to analyse existing structures, recognise potential and based on that, propose improvement measures and develop plans of action, apply them in practice. At the same time, alongside the improvement of team skills through work in interdisciplinary small groups; critical, argumentation and discussional skills will be significantly improved.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Accompanying Seminar to the Master Thesis

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3BEGIT
Type IT
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This seminar, which runs alongside the Master thesis, fulfills the purpose of establishing a regular exchange between students and teaching staff and in this framework, argue their own reasearch topic about what their Master thesis is examining. At the same time, through set interim presentations, milestones are defined in order to ensure the continuous progress of the work.

Superior module:

Accompanying Seminars to the Master Thesis

Module description:

Running parallel to the Master thesis is the module „Master Thesis Seminars,“ which guides the students in the format of a project when developing their Master thesis. By doing this module, the students are equipped to produce their scientific papers independently and thereby proceed systematically. Besides problem analysis and depiction, the students are able to recognise and formulate objectives, and to scientifically argue the contents of the project. In the parameters of regular exchanges of interim results with other students and teaching staff, critique, argumentation and discussional skills are strenghthened further.

Elective Module Economy and Law

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3KWRIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The contents of these lectures comply with relevant development in the subject of „Economy and Law“ and are defined in coordination with current research findings.

Superior module:

Development and Finance

Module description:

The main focus of this module „Development and Finance“ are composed so that the students, on completion of this course, are in a position to develop Smart City implementation projects. To do this they follow the project development phases - initiation, conception and marketing. They consider relevant economic and legal parameters in their implementation.

Geographical Information System

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3GISIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Geoinformatics is the science of nature and the function of spatial information (geo-information) as well as their collection, recording, analysis, visualisation, interpretation and circulation. It forms the scientific foundations for geographical information systems (GIS). The spectrum ranges from the modelling of spatial geo-objects to their schematization in data bases referring to the typical background of GIS applications. The aim of this module is to work out every aspect of geo-information, paying particular attention to the embedding of deserving information technology into the general environment. Contents which are taught are development and management of data bases of geographical information, analysing and modellling of geo-data, visualisation of geo-data and geo-information and use of GIS based tools.

Superior module:

Model Construction, Quality Control

Module description:

The students get to know all the important common simulation models in the relavant sectors and are able to decide, specific to use, which models (also in combination with one another) are the most useful. They are able to use the basic specific application possibilities of geo-information systems (GIS) for their field of work and know of additional possibilities which, through the use of GIS systems, for example in Smart Cities processes or district renovation projects, are available. They get to know the relevant monitoring concept components for energy data at the urban level and are thereby in a position to independently target develop and implement such concepts.

Master Thesis Preparation

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3VORSE
Type SE
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Systematical development of a synopsis and the discursive defence of the same in group situations; characteristics of a scientific working style; literature stage and thematic breadth (variants); analysis of current publications; handling scientific literature sources (also in electronic form) including referencing; quality aspects of scientific works.

Superior module:

Accompanying Seminars to the Master Thesis

Module description:

Running parallel to the Master thesis is the module „Master Thesis Seminars,“ which guides the students in the format of a project when developing their Master thesis. By doing this module, the students are equipped to produce their scientific papers independently and thereby proceed systematically. Besides problem analysis and depiction, the students are able to recognise and formulate objectives, and to scientifically argue the contents of the project. In the parameters of regular exchanges of interim results with other students and teaching staff, critique, argumentation and discussional skills are strenghthened further.

Model Construction (Simulation)

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3SIMVO
Type VO
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1
ECTS Credits 1
Examination character final

Lecture content:

A model is a limited image of reality. This can be done graphically or theorectically. The design is abstracted from the creation of a model from reality, because for most of the time it is too complex to portray reality exactly. This is indeed never the intention. On the contrary, only the important influencing factors, which are most important for the required process are identified. One differentiates between structural and pragmatic model design. In graphical model design, the inner system of the model is known and it is intentionally abstracted, modified and reduced. In pragmatic model design, the inner structure of the system is unknown and one can only observe and model the behaviour including the interaction of the system. The aim of this course is to convey to the students the relevant foundations of model design, various pragmatic-normative simulation models and their differing characteristics (model type, model size, model elements, model control). They learn the phases of model design (presentation of a problem, system study, word model, mathmatical model, calculation model, model validation) and get to know elements of selected simulation models. The students get to know the advantages and disadvantages of equation based and algorithm based models and their ideal areas of application as well as their calculation time.

Superior module:

Model Construction, Quality Control

Module description:

The students get to know all the important common simulation models in the relavant sectors and are able to decide, specific to use, which models (also in combination with one another) are the most useful. They are able to use the basic specific application possibilities of geo-information systems (GIS) for their field of work and know of additional possibilities which, through the use of GIS systems, for example in Smart Cities processes or district renovation projects, are available. They get to know the relevant monitoring concept components for energy data at the urban level and are thereby in a position to independently target develop and implement such concepts.

Monitoring Concepts and Analysis

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3MONIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In the framework of these lectures, the fundamental aspects of energy data collection and monitoring are explained. This course concentrates on the conveyance of general basic principles, requirements and the implementation of energy monitoring concepts for various fields of application, focusing on regional monitoring concepts. After the course the participants are then in a position to formulate the requirements of an energy monitoring system. The basic principles are presented by examples. The acquired knowledge will be reinforced through practical exercises with the participants.

Superior module:

Model Construction, Quality Control

Module description:

The students get to know all the important common simulation models in the relavant sectors and are able to decide, specific to use, which models (also in combination with one another) are the most useful. They are able to use the basic specific application possibilities of geo-information systems (GIS) for their field of work and know of additional possibilities which, through the use of GIS systems, for example in Smart Cities processes or district renovation projects, are available. They get to know the relevant monitoring concept components for energy data at the urban level and are thereby in a position to independently target develop and implement such concepts.

Project Development and Financing

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3EUFIL
Type IL
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This module deals with project development in the parameters of Smart Cities projects. This includes: foundations of investing in property, state of the market, terms, phases, types of properties (residential, business, logistic, hotel), profitability, site analysis and market data; market participants (developers, planners, investors, building compnies, land owners, tenants, leaseholders, companies, agents, key figures); evaluation and financing of properties (real value, earnings value, market value); contractual form, operator model (PPP, etc.).

Superior module:

Development and Finance

Module description:

The main focus of this module „Development and Finance“ are composed so that the students, on completion of this course, are in a position to develop Smart City implementation projects. To do this they follow the project development phases - initiation, conception and marketing. They consider relevant economic and legal parameters in their implementation.

Buildings and Urban Regeneration - Specialisation 1

Elective Module Buildings and Urban Regeneration

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3AKSIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This elective subject from the area of specialisation „ Building and District Regeneration“ helps the students in the specialisation of their personal and interdisciplinary interests. The contents of this module are determined by relevant developments in accordance with the subject area and in coordination with current research findings.

Superior module:

Buildings and Urban Regeneration - Specialisation 1

Module description:

Building on the acquired skills from the module „energy infrastructure and district renovation,“ the students further their respective qualification skills in the area of building and urban renovation. Depending on which courses have been selected by the students, they are in a position to find architectural solutions and to create superior renovation concepts, also taking preservation orders into account. They are able to work out in detail concrete renovation measures for structural and building engineering systems and to evaluate these. They are in a position to recognise and assess structural damage. They are also in a position to examine, with the help of simulation projects, relevant structural and building engineering detailed questions and to answer them appropriately. They are able to independently develop overarching district renovation concepts and to estimate their influence on energy requirements and energy infrastructure. They are capable of applying various types of simulation tools, aimed at district level and assess sustainability aspects in the course of the redevelopment of existing buildings.

Buildings and Urban Regeneration - Specialisation 2

Building Construction and Building Physics Portfolio

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3BUBIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Originating from typical existing structures (typical of the region, standard structures dependant on age or actual usage) various renovation solutions are compiled and planned ready for implementation. This includes particularly the technical detailed solution of service connections. The renovation proposals are assessed according to building physics (with regard to heat, damp, noise, fire protection and airtightness) and their feasibility.

Superior module:

Buildings and Urban Regeneration - Specialisation 2

Module description:

Building on the acquired skills from the module „energy infrastructure and district renovation,“ the students further their respective qualification skills in the area of building and urban renovation. Depending on which courses have been selected by the students, they are in a position to find architectural solutions and to create superior renovation concepts, also taking preservation orders into account. They are able to work out in detail concrete renovation measures for structural and building engineering systems and to evaluate these. They are in a position to recognise and assess structural damage. They are also in a position to examine, with the help of simulation projects, relevant structural and building engineering detailed questions and to answer them appropriately. They are able to independently develop overarching district renovation concepts and to estimate their influence on energy requirements and energy infrastructure. They are capable of applying various types of simulation tools, aimed at district level and assess sustainability aspects in the course of the redevelopment of existing buildings.

Buildings and Urban Regeneration - Specialisation 3

Analysis of Structural Defects

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3BSAIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Structural damages are presented where the cause of such damage needs to be ascertained. Finally in small groups, an expert report needs to be prepared and presented. The aim is to convey an understanding to the students of the causes and mechanics of structural damage. Moreover, the basics of prevention and repair measures in the building industry will be conveyed. On completion of this module, the students are then in a position to recognise and analyse construction defects and structural damage in the areas of building physics and building construction.

Superior module:

Buildings and Urban Regeneration - Specialisation 3

Module description:

Building on the acquired skills from the module „energy infrastructure and district renovation,“ the students further their respective qualification skills in the area of building and urban renovation. Depending on which courses have been selected by the students, they are in a position to find architectural solutions and to create superior renovation concepts, also taking preservation orders into account. They are able to work out in detail concrete renovation measures for structural and building engineering systems and to evaluate these. They are in a position to recognise and assess structural damage. They are also in a position to examine, with the help of simulation projects, relevant structural and building engineering detailed questions and to answer them appropriately. They are able to independently develop overarching district renovation concepts and to estimate their influence on energy requirements and energy infrastructure. They are capable of applying various types of simulation tools, aimed at district level and assess sustainability aspects in the course of the redevelopment of existing buildings.

Buildings and Urban Regeneration - Specialisation 4

Energy-Orientated Urban Regeneration

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3ESTIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Energy-orientated urban regeneration is usually charaterised by several components: The thermal renovation of individual buildings (together with their household technical facilities), and mostly comprises elements of structural insulation through new and replacement construction. This insulation depends on various district typologies, assorted characteristics (closing of gaps between buildings, building on top of existing buildings via loft conversions, partial or complete demolition of existing buildings and building larger buildings, hinterland development, for example in the garden area of long plots). In the parameters of this course, based on knowledge or rather by analysis of various residential estate structures (case studies) and varying urban development usage situations, various renovation concepts and types of insulation, whose implementation, with adjacent existing structures, as well as mid to long-term development of energy standards, are presented and compiled. The students develop district renovation concepts which include building renovation as well as insulation measures. These are assessed in compliance with time schedules and implementation timelines with regards to urban development and are architecturally, energetically coordinated by suitability for the existing energy infrastructure and new concepts are developed for modified energy supply structures. Peripheral topics, for example, integrated mobility concepts, social aspects of urban renewal and spatial planning are elements in the project discussions. Thereby the effect of modified building structures and the energy-related quality on energy requirements and the energy infrastructure, of the social framework, the ever-growing traffic, conservation of resources etc. is directly portrayed and made tangible for the students.

Superior module:

Buildings and Urban Regeneration - Specialisation 4

Module description:

Building on the acquired skills from the module „energy infrastructure and district renovation,“ the students further their respective qualification skills in the area of building and urban renovation. Depending on which courses have been selected by the students, they are in a position to find architectural solutions and to create superior renovation concepts, also taking preservation orders into account. They are able to work out in detail concrete renovation measures for structural and building engineering systems and to evaluate these. They are in a position to recognise and assess structural damage. They are also in a position to examine, with the help of simulation projects, relevant structural and building engineering detailed questions and to answer them appropriately. They are able to independently develop overarching district renovation concepts and to estimate their influence on energy requirements and energy infrastructure. They are capable of applying various types of simulation tools, aimed at district level and assess sustainability aspects in the course of the redevelopment of existing buildings.

Buildings and Urban Regeneration - Specialisation 5

Redevelopment of Existing Properties

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3RVBIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This module deals with all questions regarding redevelopments (in terms of new development, redesign, renovation) of existing buildings and districts. At the same time, the specific aspects of redevelopment projects compared to new-build projects are understood as an interdisciplinary cross-linked task, which can only be successfully mastered in a team. The special organisational features of redevelopment projects are presented; including amongst other things, risk assessment, economic efficiency and financing models (private-public-partnership, contracting), types of tendering (constructive vs. functional tendering), influence of citizen participation projects, ownership structures, etc. An interaction has been produced with the Smart Skills course „Project Development and Financing“ from the module „Developing and Financing,“ which is also held this semester. The contents from both these modules will be coordinated with one another in order to avoid repetition and to be able to convey the corresponding specialisations.

Superior module:

Buildings and Urban Regeneration - Specialisation 5

Module description:

Building on the acquired skills from the module „energy infrastructure and district renovation,“ the students further their respective qualification skills in the area of building and urban renovation. Depending on which courses have been selected by the students, they are in a position to find architectural solutions and to create superior renovation concepts, also taking preservation orders into account. They are able to work out in detail concrete renovation measures for structural and building engineering systems and to evaluate these. They are in a position to recognise and assess structural damage. They are also in a position to examine, with the help of simulation projects, relevant structural and building engineering detailed questions and to answer them appropriately. They are able to independently develop overarching district renovation concepts and to estimate their influence on energy requirements and energy infrastructure. They are capable of applying various types of simulation tools, aimed at district level and assess sustainability aspects in the course of the redevelopment of existing buildings.

Buildings and Urban Regeneration - Specialisation 6

VT Renovation, Revitalisation and Preservation of Historical Monuments

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3RUDIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Building on the contents of the module energy infrastructure and district renovation, there follows an in-depth training in the sector of building renovation. Aspects of thermal and non-thermal renovation are presented and complemented by historical regeneration tasks using more valuable building materials, taking into account preservation order duties. In addition the more usual building constructions are presented and various renovation concepts explained and the possible influences of historic preservation are described.

Superior module:

Buildings and Urban Regeneration - Specialisation 6

Module description:

Building on the acquired skills from the module „energy infrastructure and district renovation,“ the students further their respective qualification skills in the area of building and urban renovation. Depending on which courses have been selected by the students, they are in a position to find architectural solutions and to create superior renovation concepts, also taking preservation orders into account. They are able to work out in detail concrete renovation measures for structural and building engineering systems and to evaluate these. They are in a position to recognise and assess structural damage. They are also in a position to examine, with the help of simulation projects, relevant structural and building engineering detailed questions and to answer them appropriately. They are able to independently develop overarching district renovation concepts and to estimate their influence on energy requirements and energy infrastructure. They are capable of applying various types of simulation tools, aimed at district level and assess sustainability aspects in the course of the redevelopment of existing buildings.

Integrated Energy Systems - Specialisation 1

Elective Module - Integrated Energy Systems

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3AKEIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

This elective module from the specialisation „integrated energy systems“ helps the students specialise with their own personal and interdisciplinary interests. The contents of this module are determined by relevant developments in accordance with the subject area and in coordination with current research findings.

Superior module:

Integrated Energy Systems - Specialisation 1

Module description:

The students acquire, in the framework of this catalogue of elective subjects, advanced skills in the area of energy infrastructure and urban energy planning. The students can plan and model, subject to the selected course, electrical transmission and distribution networks, as well as local and district heating in correlation with diverse energy supply systems and consumer structures. They know about possible uses of various electrical and thermal supply and storage technologies and are able to take these into consideration in the respective models. Thereby they are in a position to estimate the limits of use of renewable energy sources in urban spaces and can work out applied necessary measures to improve their usage. They know the significant components of overarching energy spatial planning and are able to develop an energy use plan independently.

Integrated Energy Systems - Specialisation 2

Electrical Networks and Smart Grids

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3ELNIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students acquire the skills to calculate transmission and distribution networks with various procedures. The energy optimisation in city districts, taking into account Smart-Grid solutions and the demand response solutions are paramount. The calculations of the network result in different load profile variants, which are analysed and interpreted in detail.

Superior module:

Integrated Energy Systems - Specialisation 2

Module description:

The students acquire, in the framework of this catalogue of elective subjects, advanced skills in the area of energy infrastructure and urban energy planning. The students can plan and model, subject to the selected course, electrical transmission and distribution networks, as well as local and district heating in correlation with diverse energy supply systems and consumer structures. They know about possible uses of various electrical and thermal supply and storage technologies and are able to take these into consideration in the respective models. Thereby they are in a position to estimate the limits of use of renewable energy sources in urban spaces and can work out applied necessary measures to improve their usage. They know the significant components of overarching energy spatial planning and are able to develop an energy use plan independently.

Integrated Energy Systems - Specialisation 3

Renewable Energy Sources in Urban Spaces

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3EURIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In this module, the students learn about the complex coherence of logistical efficiency of renewable resources. The importance of the location, size and design of the energy supply is a further topic. Furthermore, analysis oft he potential of renewable energy for districts and regions is evaluated and the primary energy optimum is determined.

Superior module:

Integrated Energy Systems - Specialisation 3

Module description:

Die Studierenden erwerben im Rahmen dieses Katalogs an Wahlpflichtfächern vertiefende Kompetenzen in den Bereichen Energieinfrastruktur und urbaner Energieplanung. Die Studierenden können in Abhängigkeit der ausgewählten Lehrveranstaltungen elektrische Übertragungs- und Verteilungsnetze sowie thermische Nah- und Fernwärmenetze in Wechselwirkung mit verschiedensten Energiebereitstellungssystemen und Verbraucherstrukturen planen und modellieren. Sie wissen um die Einsatzmöglichkeiten verschiedener elektrischer und thermischer Bereitstellungs- und Speichertechnologien und können diese in den jeweiligen Modellen berück¬sichtigen. Sie sind dazu in der Lage, die Einsatzgrenzen erneuerbarer Energieträger im urbanen Raum abzuschätzen und können anwendungsorientiert notwendige Maßnahmen zu deren verbesserter Nutzung ausarbeiten. Sie kennen die wesentlichen Bestandteile übergeordneter Energieraumplanung und können Energienutzungspläne selbständig erarbeiten.

Integrated Energy Systems - Specialisation 4

Multi Modal Energy Supply

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3MMEIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students obtain the competences to model, simulate and analyse various energy supply systems in detail. The most diverse multimodal supply systems, which are necessary for supplying cities, districts and regions are dealt with. For example, systems such as district cooling systems, cogeneration, biogas plants, solarthermics, as well as the integration of industrial waste heat are dealt with and are ecologically as well as economically assessed. Hydraulic integration, scaling and regulation is a further focal point.

Superior module:

Integrated Energy Systems - Specialisation 4

Module description:

The students acquire, in the framework of this catalogue of elective subjects, advanced skills in the area of energy infrastructure and urban energy planning. The students can plan and model, subject to the selected course, electrical transmission and distribution networks, as well as local and district heating in correlation with diverse energy supply systems and consumer structures. They know about possible uses of various electrical and thermal supply and storage technologies and are able to take these into consideration in the respective models. Thereby they are in a position to estimate the limits of use of renewable energy sources in urban spaces and can work out applied necessary measures to improve their usage. They know the significant components of overarching energy spatial planning and are able to develop an energy use plan independently.

Integrated Energy Systems - Specialisation 5

Storage Technologies

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3SPEIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In this module, electrical, thermal and chemical storage technologies are depicted in more detail to the students. After this module, the students are in a position to energy balance detailed single supply technologies and use them in the context of Smart Cities. Both centralised and decentralised storage for more hours, days as well as geothermal seasonal storage is analaysed and calculated. The evaluation of load profiles allows the students to assign the relevant storage to the energy producers and energy consumers.

Superior module:

Integrated Energy Systems - Specialisation 5

Module description:

The students acquire, in the framework of this catalogue of elective subjects, advanced skills in the area of energy infrastructure and urban energy planning. The students can plan and model, subject to the selected course, electrical transmission and distribution networks, as well as local and district heating in correlation with diverse energy supply systems and consumer structures. They know about possible uses of various electrical and thermal supply and storage technologies and are able to take these into consideration in the respective models. Thereby they are in a position to estimate the limits of use of renewable energy sources in urban spaces and can work out applied necessary measures to improve their usage. They know the significant components of overarching energy spatial planning and are able to develop an energy use plan independently.

Integrated Energy Systems - Specialisation 6

Thermal Networks

Semester 3
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM3THNIL
Type IL
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 3
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The students are shown the possibilities of integrating local and district heating networks into the overall urban plan taking into account ecological and economical aspects. The use of regenerative energy sources in combination with possible line losses are analysed and included in the holistic approach. Furthermore, district and local heating networks and cooling networks are modelled and balanced taking into consideration the integration of renewable technology. Comprehension of the analysis of such load profiles are taught and applied. Decentralised micro networks, as well as low temperature district heating systems with cascading heat use, are modelled. A main focal point is the hygienic production of warm drinking water and the decentralised integration of heat pumps and solar thermal energy.

Superior module:

Integrated Energy Systems - Specialisation 6

Module description:

The students acquire, in the framework of this catalogue of elective subjects, advanced skills in the area of energy infrastructure and urban energy planning. The students can plan and model, subject to the selected course, electrical transmission and distribution networks, as well as local and district heating in correlation with diverse energy supply systems and consumer structures. They know about possible uses of various electrical and thermal supply and storage technologies and are able to take these into consideration in the respective models. Thereby they are in a position to estimate the limits of use of renewable energy sources in urban spaces and can work out applied necessary measures to improve their usage. They know the significant components of overarching energy spatial planning and are able to develop an energy use plan independently.

Course titleSWSECTSTYPE

Exam by the Examination Board

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM4KABIT
Type DP
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 3
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character final

Lecture content:

This course helps the students prepare for their final exam. The students will be given enough time in which to prepare for the Master exam.

Superior module:

Master Thesis

Module description:

The Master Thesis demonstrates the skills of the students, to work on a problem from the sector of Smart Cities, using scientific methods. They are able to independently develop projects, present and document them. They are able to present and critically evaluate the results in an appropriate manner. They are able to argue and justify their approach academically.

Master Thesis

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM4MASIT
Type IT
Kind Diploma/master thesis
INTL-Code 3
SWS 0
ECTS Credits 17
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

Developed and independent processing of questions and content-related discussions with regards to a relevant topic (core subject areas represent the specialisations), with a particular focus on the innovation potential of the envisaged solution whilst pertaining the academic structures and in each case being able to argue their case with current literature.

Superior module:

Master Thesis

Module description:

The Master Thesis demonstrates the skills of the students, to work on a problem from the sector of Smart Cities, using scientific methods. They are able to independently develop projects, present and document them. They are able to present and critically evaluate the results in an appropriate manner. They are able to argue and justify their approach academically.

Presentation Coaching

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM4PRÄUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

In the parameters of this module, the students strenghthen their skills in order to be able to stand in front of a group, practising to present professionally and convincingly and to use and create media and visual options expediently. For this purpose, predetermined topic specific short presentations are carried out. The presentations are filmed and with the video recording, constructive feedback is given.

Superior module:

Lead and Develop

Module description:

The module „lead and develop“ prepares the Smart Cities graduates for positions in management. For this purpose, in the framework of this module, they analyse relevant competences which characterise managers. They are able to assess if these characteristics apply to themselves and consequently improve these. They compare appropriate methods which allow for sustainable and targeted development and assess their advantages and disadvantages for the development of their own leadership competencies.

Team Leadership and Development

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM4TUEUE
Type UB
Kind Compulsory
INTL-Code 4
SWS 1.5
ECTS Credits 2.5
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

After analysing various leadership behaviour, the foundations will be created for defining ones own personal management style: How does your individual pardigm, beliefs and rules look like? Where do your qualities and strengths lie? How pronounced is the perception surroundings? Building on this, methods are conveyed in order to inspire and motivate employees, decision-making etc. In short: How does one successfully lead teams in order to achieve strategical company goals?

Superior module:

Lead and Develop

Module description:

The module „lead and develop“ prepares the Smart Cities graduates for positions in management. For this purpose, in the framework of this module, they analyse relevant competences which characterise managers. They are able to assess if these characteristics apply to themselves and consequently improve these. They compare appropriate methods which allow for sustainable and targeted development and assess their advantages and disadvantages for the development of their own leadership competencies.

Specialisation Building and Urban Regeneration

.Best Practice Examples Buildings and Urban Regneration

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM4BPQVO
Type VO
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Real examples are more vivid and easier to understand than theory! For this reason, in the parameters of this module, successful projects, which are of interest to the students, are presented, with solutions for partial problems or comprehensive aspects are shown to deepen customised knowledge.

Superior module:

Specialisation Building and Urban Regeneration

Module description:

By working intensively with completed examples of building and district renovation, the students acquire a more in-depth knowledge and further their competences from the previously held relevant modules. Due to the international character of the excursion, the linguistic skills of the students are additionally trained.

International Excursion Specialisation 2

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM4EX2EX
Type UB
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The aim of the academic excursion is to further the students knowledge in the area of building and district renovation and to supplement the application specific aspects. The excursion in a tangible area allows exemplary insights into the concrete design of new and innovative conditions and surroundings. The students learn to understand and reflect innovative approaches in the field of building and district renovation.

Superior module:

Specialisation Building and Urban Regeneration

Module description:

By working intensively with completed examples of building and district renovation, the students acquire a more in-depth knowledge and further their competences from the previously held relevant modules. Due to the international character of the excursion, the linguistic skills of the students are additionally trained.

Specialisation Integrated Energy Systems

Best Practice Examples of Integrated Energy Systems

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM4BPEVO
Type VO
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 2
Examination character final

Lecture content:

Real examples are more vivid and easier to understand than theory! For this reason, in the parameters of this module, successful projects, which are of interest to the students, are presented, with solutions for partial problems or comprehensive aspects are shown to deepen customised knowledge.

Superior module:

Specialisation Integrated Energy Systems

Module description:

By working intensively with executed examples of integrated energy systems, the students acquire a more in-depth knowledge and further their competences from the previously held relevant modules. Due to the international character of the excursion, the linguistic skills of the students are additionally trained.

International Excursion Specialisation 1

Semester 4
Academic year 2
Course code SMCM4EX1EX
Type UB
Kind Elective
INTL-Code 5
SWS 2
ECTS Credits 3
Examination character immanent

Lecture content:

The aim of the academic excursion is to further the students knowledge in the area of integrated energy systems and to supplement the application specific aspects. The excursion in a tangible area allows exemplary insights into the concrete design of new and innovative conditions and surroundings. The students learn to understand and reflect innovative approaches in the field of integrated energy systems.

Superior module:

Specialisation Integrated Energy Systems

Module description:

By working intensively with executed examples of integrated energy systems, the students acquire a more in-depth knowledge and further their competences from the previously held relevant modules. Due to the international character of the excursion, the linguistic skills of the students are additionally trained.

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SemesterSemesters 1, 3, 5: courses held only in winter semester (mid-September to end of January), Semesters 2, 4, 6: courses held only in summer semester (mid-February to end of June)
SWSweekly contact hours over 14 weeks in semester (example SWS 2 equals 28 contact hours for the whole course
ECTS CreditsWork load in ECTS credits, 1 ECTS credit equals an estimated 25 hours of work for the student
INTL-CodeIndicates categories for incoming students
5: offered in English on a routine basis
4: offered in English if a specified number of incoming students attend (usually 3)
3: taught in German but support material in English, exams can also be taken in English, active support from a student buddy
2: taught in German, incoming students require sufficient German proficiency to follow class
1: not available for incomings
TypeBP = Bachelor final exam
DP/MP = Master final exam
IL = Lecture with integrated project work
IT = Individual training/phases
LB = Lab (session)
PS = Pro-seminar
PT = Project
RC = Course with integrated reflective practice
RE = Revision course
SE = Seminar
TU = Tutorial
UB = Practice session/Subject practical sessions
VO = Lecture