The following features are characteristic for the Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering-study program.
- Modular study defined by distinct core, project and elective module categories.
- Interdisciplinary curriculum combining fundamentals, electrical, mechanical, and environmental engineering and complemented with systems and business subjects.
- Specialization in Energy Systems or Environmental Systems, and the possibility to obtain a business certificate.
The program has a modular structure and offers a wide range of possibilities:
- Core Modules cover the essential technical and methodological competencies and comprise roughly 50% of the overall curriculum (at least 96 out of the full 180 ECTS).
- About 30% of the modules are Project Modules adressing complex practical problems (39 ECTS minimum).
- 10% are Related Modules. These allow you to explore topics of the wider professional environment and to develop specific professional skills (15 ECTS minimum).
- The remaining 10% are Minor Modules covering non-technical skills. They enable you to put your expertise and decisions into a social, cultural, ethical and economic context (15 ECTS minimum).
You will graduate once you have obtained at least 180 credit points (ECTS - European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). One credit point corresponds to an approximate workload of 25-20 hours, of study (e.g. lectures, exams, preparation and follow-up work).
In order to develop a profound systemic understanding of the field, the program offers two possible specializations with well-aligned modules in the advanced part of the program:
A specialization in Energy Systems enables you to develop integrated, holistic solutions for renewable, affordable and climate-neutral energy systems. In this specialization you will attend the following core modules:
- Energy Storage Systems
- Electrical Power Grids
- Renewable Energies – Solar and/or Bioenergy
- Energy Trading, Economics and Policies
A specialization in Environmental Systems enhances your knowledge of the sustainable management of resources and waste in order to preserve nature as well as human health and well-being. In this specialization you will attend the following core modules:
- Water Management and Treatment
- Air Pollution Control
- Waste Management and Recycling
- Environmental Law and Regulations
Thanks to the unique, flexible curriculum, you have the opportunity to combine both specializations.
If you acquire 12 or more ECTS in elective business modules and provided they include the two modules specified below, you will obtain a business certificate:
- Strategic Management and Product Management (6 ECTS)
- Controlling (3 ECTS)
Total flexibility in terms of time models gives students the chance to study full time or part time in various patterns. Switching between models is possible at the end of each semester. Students typically start the program in the fall semester (September), but starting in the spring semester (February) is also possible. Depending on the time model, the students earn the bachelor’s degree within three to five years.
Throughout the degree program, students are immerged in an international environment. This opportunity enhances the overall study experience, and offers a wider perspective of the entire energy and environmental sector. Meetings and projects with partner companies, the possibility of international student exchange semesters and living and learning with fellow multi-cultural students and faculty members are hallmarks of this unique environment.
The internationally recognized Bachelor of Science Hochschule Luzern/ FHZ in Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering degree qualifies students for admission to a consecutive Master of Science in Engineering. Graduates also have the opportunity to enter master's programs at partner universities.