Energy and Building Technology

Sunny times for the next generation of engineers

Currently 40 per cent of global energy use is attributed to the energy consumption of buildings. In Germany alone nearly 50 per cent of energy produced is used for heating, air conditioning and energy consumption in buildings. In addition to this, most of this demand for energy is met through the use of fossil fuels. This situation leads to increasing risks because of environmental changes and fuel shortages that result in battles over distribution rights.

For this reason, environmentally-friendly and economically-efficient energy provision, especially for buildings, is a hot topic for engineers and experts in this area and very much sought after. After all, modern technologies can considerably reduce the energy requirements of buildings. The development, enhancement and distribution of such technologies are important tasks for the future and graduates of the Bachelor's Degree Programme in Energy and Building Technology are the best prepared for these challenges.

  • Final qualification: Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.)
  • Duration: 7 semesters (6 theoretical semesters and 1 practical semester)
  • Dual education with advanced work experience is possible. More information on dual education

Course content

The course links basic studies in a broad range of general engineering subjects with the specialist areas of energy provision, energy transportation and energy use in buildings. The primary focus here is on knowledge of the following areas:

  • Renewable energy technology
  • Technical building equipment
  • Building automation
  • Building physics and building construction.

More information on course content

Career opportunities

Engineers specialising in energy and building technology are employed in activities including the planning, design and operation of all types of energy technology installations. Experts in energy technology are in demand wherever energy is involved: from conventional or renewable energy-based power plants, via plants that combine and transmit different energy currents, through to the development and/or design of energy-efficient products and buildings.

More information on the career profile of energy experts

Application and admission

  • Course starts: each winter semester
  • Application period: from 1 May to 15 July
  • Application form: online at
  • Admission to the course is not restricted.

General information on applications, admissions and enrolment at Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences.

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