Teaching

At EEP, students are given a comprehensive overview of the field of energy efficiency in production and the tools they need to increase energy efficiency in practical operations, both organizationally and technologically.

The Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP) offers a variety interdisciplinary courses.

In addition, topics for student research projects, theses, and dissertations are offered on a regular basis at EEP. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the designated contact of the respective research areas.

Current job offers for students can be found in the job database of the job database of the University of Stuttgart.

Lectures and project seminars

EEP is currently offering the following courses (All courses are taught in German):

Requirements: basic knowledge from engineering or technical Bachelor’s programmes

Content

  • Energy efficiency in an international context
  • Programmes, business models and financing schemes for energy efficiency
  • As part of the lecture, students independently conduct an analysis of energy efficiency in their households
  • Methods of increasing energy efficiency
  • Technological approaches to energy efficiency improvement
  • Selected energy storage technologies in production
  • Demand side management
  • Industrial smart grids

Students will learn:

  • The different political and economic framework conditions of subsidizing industrial energy efficiency measures
  • Methods to asses the profitability and the selection of investment projects in energy efficiency
  • Different methods of improving industrial energy effiency, and how to select, apply and evaluate a suitable method based on the conditions in a company.
  • Basic terms for evaluating energy quality
  • Different efficiency technologies (heat pumps, combined heat and power units etc.) and how to conveniently integrate them into production processes by using synergy effects
  • The advantages of intelligently interconnected production
  • The properties and areas of use of different energy storage technologies, and how to use them in combination with renewable energies
  • The differences between load management and shifting, renunciation and discharge thereof.

link to lecture on the Campus platform

Requirements: basic knowledge from engineering or technical Bachelor’s programmes

Content

  • Energy efficiency in an international context
  • Programmes, business models and financing schemes for energy efficiency
  • As part of the lecture, students independently conduct an analysis of energy efficiency in their households
  • Methods of increasing energy efficiency
  • Technological approaches to energy efficiency improvement
  • Selected energy storage technologies in production
  • Demand side management
  • Industrial smart grids

Students will learn:

  • The different political and economic framework conditions of subsidizing industrial energy efficiency measures
  • Methods to asses the profitability and the selection of investment projects in energy efficiency
  • Different methods of improving industrial energy effiency, and how to select, apply and evaluate a suitable method based on the conditions in a company.
  • Basic terms for evaluating energy quality
  • Different efficiency technologies (heat pumps, combined heat and power units etc.) and how to conveniently integrate them into production processes by using synergy effects
  • The advantages of intelligently interconnected production
  • The properties and areas of use of different energy storage technologies, and how to use them in combination with renewable energies
  • The differences between load management and shifting, renunciation and discharge thereof.

link to the lecture on the Campus platform

Goals

Among other things, students will learn how to:

  • Plan and prepare complex projects, get in touch with participants, identify and apply appropriate empirical methods.
  • Form, verify or disprove hypotheses and derive strategies.
  • Ask the right evaluable questions, and who to ask.
  • Design and conduct surveys and evaluate them using statistical software.
  • Effectively report and present results to clients face to face or in written form.

Content

During the course, data analysis will be practically applied in scope of the Energy Efficiency Index of German Industry (EEI) project. Similar to a business climate index, the EEI is designed to inform politics, industry and society about the state and optimization capacities of the energy transition on the basis of statistical data.

You can find further information on the Energy Efficiency Index here: www.eep.uni-stuttgart.de/eei or: www.eep.uni-stuttgart.de/eeei

We offer the opportunity to engage in a tangible practical project with renowned partners and hence contribute to the further extension of insights about the instruments, approaches and progresses of the energy system transition.

Block Seminar

  1. Basics, exercises, case studies
  2. Project assignment, methods, outreach strategies
  3. Preliminary and final questionnaire
  4. Evaluation, analysis, strategies
  5. Presentations and reports

Stats

  • Requirements: None, open to students of all subjects and semesters at the Universities of Stuttgart, Tübingen and Reutlingen.

  • Number of participants: Up to 20

  • SWS (weekly hours per semester): 3.0 (5 blocks)

Paticipation is open to students of the University of Stuttgart, Tübingen and Reutlingen.

link to the seminar on the Campus platform

Content:

  • Global sustainability: significance for country, region, company - differences and similarities, different countries’ views
  • Strategic tools / strategic incorporation of sustainability in the company
  • Sustainability measures in the product life cycle
  • Economic objectives in manufacturing companies / material cost calculator
  • Methods and tools for manufacturing companies
  • Energy efficiency through digitalisation
  • Energy policy of a manufacturing company
  • Tangible energy efficiency measures and applying them in production
  • Pollutant control

link to the lecture on the Campus platform

Content:

  • Global sustainability: significance for country, region, company - differences and similarities, different countries’ views
  • Strategic tools / strategic incorporation of sustainability in the company
  • Sustainability measures in the product life cycle
  • Economic objectives in manufacturing companies / material cost calculator
  • Methods and tools for manufacturing companies
  • Energy efficiency through digitalisation
  • Energy policy of a manufacturing company
  • Tangible energy efficiency measures and applying them in production

link to the lecture on the Campus platform

This lecture provides a basic understanding of the digital transformation of production and its digitized processes. Typical practical problems as well as models, methods and processes are presented and solutions are offered.

Students will learn:

  • Which data is generated at which level, how they differ and how they are collected.
  • Typical methods of evaluating data along with their advantages and disadvantages.
  • The basic relevant relationships between data acquisition, evaluation and treatment of data to achieve desired effects.
  • The typically used IT tools, their functional scope and main areas of application.
  • The necessary factors for a successful implementation of digital transformation.

By integrating practical examples from various global market leaders, the lecture promotes an understanding of theoretical methods, tools and procedures.

link to the lecture on the Campus platform

This lecture provides a basic understanding of the digital transformation of production and its digitized processes. Typical practical problems as well as models, methods and processes are presented and solutions are offered.

Students will learn:

  • Which data is generated at which level, how they differ and how they are collected.
  • Typical methods of evaluating data along with their advantages and disadvantages.
  • The basic relevant relationships between data acquisition, evaluation and treatment of data to achieve desired effects.
  • The typically used IT tools, their functional scope and main areas of application.
  • The necessary factors for a successful implementation of digital transformation.

By integrating practical examples from various global market leaders, the lecture promotes an understanding of theoretical methods, tools and procedures.

link to the lecture on the Campus platform

Specialization Subject: ”Digitized and Sustainable Value Creation“

With the university specialization subject "Digitized and Sustainable Value Creation" in the Mechanical Engineering Master's programme at the University of Stuttgart, a new professional and engineering profile is being created in connection with mechanical engineering, IT and data technology in Freudenstadt.

For further information, visit the website of the Campus Schwarzwald .

Currently available lectures can be found here.

Contact

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Stefan M. Büttner

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