|Study location||Germany, Berlin|
|Type||On Campus, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 weeks|
|Tuition fee||€890 per programme
The program price consists of the course/tuition fee (student or working professional, see details below) plus the registration fee (€60).
Student course/tuition fee: €890
This course/tuition fee covers the course, course materials and a cultural program.
|Registration fee||€60 one-time
The registration fee is in addition to the course/tuition fee and covers the processing of your application. It is payable upon registration. Please note that the registration fee is non-refundable.
At least one year of university experience or equivalent work experience
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / German.
Please upload one of the following documents:
All applicants are required to upload a document or certificate to demonstrate their proficiency in English language. If you are a non-native English speaker, you must prove you have a score equivalent to the level B2 or above in the European system (the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, or CEFR), or provide evidence that you’ve undertaken an equivalent degree/studies in English.
More details: www.tu-berlin.de/menue/summer_university/requirements/
If you are a native English speaker, please select this during registration. You will then be exempt from having to upload proof of English level.
The students should be on a master level (hold a BA degree), preferably from mechanical, electrical or power engineering. Simultaneously, also students of water and environmental sciences Due to the experimental work, laboratory experience is advantageous.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Please upload your insurance waiver in English (all pages)
Due to the challenges of the climate change as well as energy and water scarcity, the development of advanced technical solutions under specific local boundary conditions becomes urgently necessary. The chair of environmental process engineering offers a course focusing on sustainable solutions for energy generation and water desalination based on economic, ecologic and social dimension. In addition, aspects and challenges in terms of integrated water resource management (IWRM), supply and demand, water quality and reuse are discussed.
The course includes a theoretical introduction for the conversion of renewable energies and design of desalination technologies. The participants will work on case studies in teams on a specific technology combination. They will conduct an membrane experiment in the laboratory to find out parameters needed for the design of the desalination unit. The results will be presented in teams and discussed with all participants.
- Understand how the conversion of renewable energies like wind power or sunlight takes place in wind power plants, photovoltaic cells (PV) or concentrating solar systems,
- Understand technical solutions for seawater desalination systems, in specific reverse osmosis (RO) technology,
- Analyze economic and environmental boundary conditions of the specific selected site,
- Dimension a PV system and know its components,
- Dimension a wind power plant and know its components and
- Dimension a RO unit to desalinate water.