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Desalination & Renewable Energies, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
    Duration
University rank #147 (QS) Berlin, Germany
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 new course focusing on sustainable solutions for energy generation and water desalination based on economic, ecologic and social dimension.

Overview

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 new course focusing on sustainable solutions for energy generation and water desalination based on economic, ecologic and social dimension which has been developed with Jordanian and Tunisian universities. 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 own 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Upon completion of the course students should be able:

  • To 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
  • To understand technical solutions for seawater desalination systems, in specific reverse osmosis (RO) technology
  • To analyze economic and environmental boundary conditions of the specific selected site
  • To dimension a PV system and know its components
  • To dimension a wind power plant and know its components
  • To dimension a RO unit to desalinate water

Lecturers

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sven-Uwe Geissen is Head of Chair of Environmental Process Engineering at TU Berlin.

Dr.-Ing. Gesine Götz is a research assistant and lecturer at the Chair of Environmental Process Engineering at TU Berlin

Dr.-Ing. Johannes Wellmann is a research assistant and lecturer at the Chair of Environmental Process Engineering at TU Berlin.

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.

Technological Requirements

Students of water and environmental sciences are welcome to apply. Due to the experimental work, laboratory or workshop experience is advantageous.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    942 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 942 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
  • National

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 14 days.
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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.

Funding

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