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Energy & Green Production 1: System Solutions for Industry, Energy Efficiency

Which tasks will need to be fulfilled to keep our energy systems running in the future and what role do innovative energy technologies and economic feasibility analyses play in the transition to climate neutrality?

By placing a focus on the Austrian energy market and its integration into European energy systems, this university course addresses the challenges associated with (future) energy systems and their potentials. Special attention will be paid to strategies and solutions that can be applied in the industrial sector. 

This university course enables you to initiate and carry out analyses independently as part of the operational decision-making process and to apply corresponding measures in an efficient and targeted manner.

Dates and deadlines


  • Start date: 9 September 2024
  • Registration deadline: 26 August 2024
  • Course dates:
    Online phase:
    9 September 2024 - 4 November 2024
    Classroom phase: 9 October 2024 - 11 October 2024
    Transfer phase: 14 October 2024 - 8 November 2024


Quick facts

  • Duration: 5 Wochen
  • ECTS credits: 5
  • Degree: Zertifikat der Technischen Universität Graz
  • Language of instruction: Englisch/German
  • Participation fees: € 1.500,00 (VAT-free), these fees do not include travel, accommodation, and catering costs.
  • Course location: TU Graz and online

  • Curriculum



How to apply

Application deadline: 26 August 2024

Required documents:

Please send your application by e-mail to helmut.aschbachernoSpam@tugraz.at.


Fundamentals of the eco-energy system

  • Structure of the Austrian energy supply system: electricity, heating , and gas grids
  • Technical backgrounds
  • Regulatory framework (e.g. energy communities)
  • Market systems
  • Integration into the European network

Transformation of the energy system

  • Challenges related to the networks
  • Challenges related to the industry
  • Challenges related to the energy system analysis

Energy system analysis methods 

  • Energy and energy balancing 
  • Energy system optimisation methods 
  • Operation optimisation methods 

Strategies and solutions, as well as their influence on the transformation of the energy system

  • Technologies of the future
  • Energy efficiency measures
  • Design and optimisation of energy systems (internal and external)
  • Sector coupling
  • Hybrid networks

Practical exercises, case studies, calculation examples

Teaching and learning methods

This course takes place in 3 phases: 

Online phase: In the online phase, you will acquire fundamental knowledge through a process of self-study. This is done by referencing a combination of articles, literature on the topic, learning videos and taking advantage of other small learning offers. You can independently choose when and where you study. In order to ask questions and exchange information with lecturers and other course participants, you can freely access the TU Graz learning platform "TeachCenter".  
Before the online phase begins, a synchronous online session (e.g. by using Webex) will be held with the lecturer to provide an easy introduction to the module content. Every week, a synchronous online session with the lecturer is held, which enables you to reflect on the content and to ask any questions you may still have through a direct exchange.

Attendance phase: Based on what you learned in the online phase, you will deepen your knowledge in course units and receive personal support from experts on site. You have the opportunity to discuss, reflect upon, further expand, and apply the knowledge you have learned in the context of case study examples. Students who cannot be on site for professional reasons can participate in the courses via the online conference system (e.g. by using Webex). 

Transfer phase: This phase takes place individually or in a team. Here, you will use the knowledge you have acquired to work on questions and problems from your company context. In this phase, you also receive support from experts.

Scientific head

Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. 

HAAS Franz



Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. 



Target groups and admission requirements

A prerequisite for admission to this university course is the fulfilment of a qualification specific to the target group, e.g.:

  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Business economists
  • Counsellors
  • CSR Officers
  • Sustainability Officers

The course is particularly suitable for professionals from the following sectors/areas:

  • Industry (production, R&D)
  • Advisory services
  • Trade and logistics
  • Energy sector
  • Marketing & IT
  • Banking
  • Authorities

No prior academic training is required to attend the courses. The admission decisions are made by the scientific head based on the qualifications described in the application. 



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