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Energy Revolution, Certificate

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University rank #147 (QS) Berlin, Germany
This course provides a general understanding of the economics, engineering, and political aspects of energy transitions.
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A major challenge tackling climate change is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, especially in the electricity sector. This course provides a general understanding of the ‘Energiewende’ in Germany and similar experiences in other countries as blueprints to combat global warming on a global scale.

There is no dispute that an average global temperature rise of more than 2°C above the pre-industrial levels would lead to severe environmental and economical costs for society. A major challenge in tackling global warming is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, especially in the electricity sector.

The ‘Energiewende’ in Germany proves that a decarbonization of the electricity sector in combination with a shutdown of all nuclear capacities is (technically) manageable and economically viable. Similar trends have happened in other countries. As a result, learning effects and reduced investment costs enable a market-driven worldwide roll-out of new technologies. Most countries have set renewable targets by now. The resulting new global renewable generation installations since 2014 consequently outnumbered the combined new fossil and nuclear capacities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 1 months
  • Credits
    5 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Interactive classroom-based lectures and discussions
  • Group work projects and presentations
  • Quantitative modeling sessions using EXCEL
  • Guest lectures e.g. from academia, NGOs, think tanks and politics
  • Excursions to conventional (including coal mining) and renewable energy sites as well as industrial sites and start-ups


This course is suited for those interested in political, technical, and economical aspects of energy and resources.


Dr. Pao-Yu Oei

Dipl.-Ing. Jens Weibezahn

and guest speakers

(academic supervision: Prof. Dr. Christian von Hirschhausen)

The lecturers are research associates with the Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy (WIP) at TU Berlin. Pao-Yu Oei is also affiliated with DIW Berlin – German Institute for Economic Research and the German Advisory Council on the Environment (SRU).

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The general prerequisites of the TU Berlin Summer University are the following: at least one year of university experience + English level B2 or equivalent.

The course is intended for all participants who are studying or who have studied majors in engineering, economics or political sciences, and are currently/reached an advanced phase of their undergraduate or graduate/PhD studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
  • National

    1950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 1 months.
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Course fee: covers both tuition and learning materials, excursions/field trips, cultural program, public transportation ticket for Berlin, and library access.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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