The Bachelor's programme focuses on the fundamentals of building physics (heat/humidity, lighting, construction/room acoustics, and urban building physics), the fundamentals of building technology and the introduction to the topic of energy-efficient and sustainable building with reference to the Energy Saving Ordinance (German EnEV), with a focus on residential buildings. The core subjects are supplemented by the institute internship, the course "Construction Projects in the Life Cycle" and the subject "Dialogue with Practice", which are offered as interdisciplinary subjects in cooperation with other chairs of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and external lecturers.
The Master's programme focuses on energy-efficient construction (non-residential buildings, introduction to DIN V 18599), thermal-energetic building simulation (background, models, numerics, modelica) and the teaching of the basics of technical building services planning in connection with the working methodology Building Information Modelling (BIM). A further focus is on the introduction to monitoring and measurement methods, as well as the factor "human being" in the sense of the evaluation of thermal ergonomics, i.e. the climate effect on humans with regard to comfort and performance.
These subjects in the Master's programme are supplemented by the interdisciplinary course Building Design, in which modern, BIM-based 3D/4D planning and simulation methods are used.
In teaching, the chair strives for a close relationship to practice, so that the methods, models and standards taught are not only applied in research. This principle is supplemented by additional practical sessions, which are included in the lectures. The aim is to provide students with an understanding of the broad field of topics and work in the field of energy-efficient construction.