Energy Systems Engineering



EST Team



Energy systems engineering comprises holistic design, analysis and optimization of energy systems, which are composed of different energetic components like power plants and boilers, heat pumps and refrigerators, heat exchangers and accumulators.

Typical energy systems are buildings, industrial workshops, settlement areas and communes. Their supply with mechanical energy, electricity, space and process heat, refrigeration and other energy-like supply services, such as water and compressed air, can be realised by different energetic components in different circuits. Thereby, many technical solutions result, whose evaluation and optimisation should be based on criteria such as supply security, economic efficiency and environmental friendliness.

The lecture Energy System Engineering imparts the basics of the synthesis of energy producing plants and miscellaneous energetical components to complete systems, as well as to their economical and ecological valuation. This lecture is meant for students of higher semesters who are aware of the contents of the "Energy Economics" lecture.


Latest information

Due to the corona pandemic, we will hold the lectures and exercises online until further notice. Please refer to RWTHmoodle for details.


Lecture and Exercise

The lecture will be offered again in the winter semester 2021/2022.

In RWTHmoodle self-work exercises will be uploaded. For each self-work exercise a consultation hour is offered to answer questions.



The examination in „Energy Systems Engineering” will be a written exam and will take place on August 10, 2021.

Please refer to RWTHmoodle for the latest information. Further information (exam announcement, seat allocation, result announcement) will be announced in the RWTHmoodle learning platform.

There will be block consultation hours before the exam. More information will be published in the RWTHmoodle learning platform.


For questions regarding the accreditation of the module Energy System Technology please contact .