Here you find the courses offered in English language by the Karlsruhe University of applied Sciences. Courses of the SKKU will be added soon.

Urban and Regional Planning

Regional and Urban Planning
Lecturer: Markus Stöckner
ECTS: 2
Diversity of Living
Lecturer: Susanne Dürr
ECTS: 2
Description: Exemplary residential buildings of past epochs are selected, analyzed and compared worldwide, the focus of the observation is on the floor housing. The selection of the projects is done in cooperation with the students – foreign students can report on the living in their cultural background on the basis of the selected projects. The focus of the survey is on a housing model in the scale 1:20, which represents space, but also furniture fixtures, materials, windows, edgings or surfaces. Floor plans, sections and views of an apartment are drawn uniformly. In addition, the living culture of the creation time, social conditions or the users of the apartment are illuminated. The work with other housing projects and texts by the architect gives information about his design posture. The course results in an international discourse on residential cultures, living forms and design qualities.

Traffic and Mobility Planning

Traffic Management
Lecturer: Jan Riel
ECTS: 2
Description: The course gives an introduction into the methodology, examples and effects of traffic management.
– History: Influence of urban visions on urban mobility
– Future: Scenarios and forecasts
– Correlation between mobility patterns and settlement structures
– Estimation of traffic volumes according to mobility options
– Traffic calming street design / Shared Spacees
– Environmental concerns: air pollution control and test-driving cycles

Traffic Models
Lecturer: Jan Riel / Norbert Schick
ECTS: 2
Description: The course introduces the theory and function of macroscopic traffic models. Practical work is done on the example of ptv visum and more simulation tools.

Road Maintenance and Pavement Management
Lecturer: Markus Stöckner
ECTS: 2

Project Urban and Transportation Planning 1)
Lecturer: Christian Holldorb / Jan Riel / Markus Stöckner
ECTS: 6
Description: The project aims to provide – by means of practical laboratory work – advanced specific knowledge in the concept, processes and the operation of biological wastewater treatment according to the activated sludge process. The project comprises:

– The identification and determination of relevant design parameters
– The identification and determination of relevant process monitoring parameters
– Start-up and operation of the activated sludge process type laboratory wastewater treatment plant
– Monitoring of all relevant process parameters
– Determination and optimisation of treatment plant performance results
– Documentation of project results in a project report

After having successfully completed this project, the students will be able to apply main principles and methods in the design and operation of activated sludge type wastewater treatment plants.

Scientific Seminar
Lecturer: Christian Holldorb
ECTS: 2

Motorways (Planning – Design – Equipment)
Lecturer: Christian Holldorb
ECTS: 2

Water

Solid Waste Management (RS)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 2
Description: The course aims to provide advanced specific knowledge in Solid Waste Management, such as:

– generation and different types of solid waste
– solid waste management concepts
– solid waste collection and reuse
– solid waste treatment

After having successfully completed this course, the students will be able to apply main principles and methods in the concept and design of facilities for solid waste management.

Contaminated Sites Management (AT)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 1
Description: The course aims to provide advanced specific knowledge in Contaminated Sites Management, such as:

– identification of suspected contaminated sites
– detailed investigations on suspected contaminated sites
– classification of contaminated sites
– contaminated site remediation

After having successfully completed this course, the students will be able to apply main principles and methods in the concept and design of facilities for contaminated sites management.

Groundwater Remediation (AT)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 1
The course aims to provide advanced specific knowledge in Groundwater Remediation, such as:

– identification of relevant groundwater pollutants
– pollutant transport and transfer phenomena
– processes and methods for groundwater remediation
– design and operation of facilities for groundwater remediation

After having successfully completed this course, the students will be able to apply main principles and methods in the concept and design of facilities for groundwater remediation.

WWTP Sludge Management
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 2
The course aims to provide advanced specific knowledge in Wastewater Treatment Plant Sludge Management, such as:

– Characteristics of different types of sewage sludge
– Design of sewage sludge treatment facilities
– Methods of sewage sludge reuse and disposal

After having successfully completed this course, the students will be able to apply main principles and methods in the concept and design of facilities for wastewater treatment plant sludge management.

Sanitation and Environmental Engineering
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 6
The course aims to provide advanced specific knowledge in Wastewater and Stormwater Management, such as:

Wastewater:
– Concept and design of sewerage systems
– Design, construction and rehabilitation of sewers
– Hydraulic and process design of wastewater treatment plants for primary, secondary and tertiary wastewater treatment
– Construction of wastewater treatment plants

Stormwater:
– Principles, concepts and design of stormwater drainage systems
– Stormwater treatment facilities
– Stormwater infiltration facilities

After having successfully completed this course, the students will be able to apply main principles and methods in the concept and design of facilities for wastewater and stormwater management.

1D steady and unsteady River Flow
Lecturer: Norbert Eisenhauer
ECTS: 2

Sediment Transport Computation
Lecturer: Norbert Eisenhauer
ECTS: 2

2D Modelling of steady and unsteady River Flow
Lecturer: Norbert Eisenhauer
ECTS: 2

Project Environmental Engineering 1)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 6

Project Hydraulic Engineering 1)
Lecturer: Norbert Eisenhauer
ECTS: 6

Energy

Renewable Energy (IP 420)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 2

Laboratory for Renewable Energy (IP 421)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 3

Electrical Power Systems (IP 412)
Lecturer: Dr. Rajiv Kumar
ECTS: 3
Description: This lecture covers the following major topics:
– Fundamentals of AC power transmission and distribution systems
– Fundamentals of electrical machines like transformers and synchronous generators
– Fundamentals of sub-station components, transmission line components
– Introduction to DC power transmission

Energy Storage Lab (IP 414, 2 ECTS)
Lecturer: Prof. Karsten Pinkwart and Peter Hussinger
ECTS: 4
Description: The “Energy Storage Lab” consists of two parts.

Lab Part 1 (Prof. Karsten Pinkwart):
„By attending this module, students are taught the effects of the increasing share of renewable energy systems on the electricity grids. Selected laboratory tests on the two topics electrochemical energy storage (batteries) and conversion (fuel cells) are offered. The experiments give an insight into the specific behavior of the technologies. “U-I” characteristics are recorded which determine the storage capacities and energy contents of the technologies. The aim is to compare and understand the advantages and disadvantages of energy conversion and energy storage. Based on these results, scenarios for the storage of regenerative energies using simulations will be considered in the second part of the laboratory.“

Lab Part 2 (Peter Hussinger):
„During this lab, you learn how to model an energy system with renewable energy sources like solar and wind energy combined with battery storage. Modelling comprises on the one hand side the correct physical behavior and the energy flows and the economic behavior and cash flows within the project on the other side. Simulation comprises the system behavior of a renewable energy system over a calendar year, we are creating time series of the system. After modelling and simulation of a project with HOMER energy software, we go over to the analysis of the energy flows and cash flows using HOMER and Microsoft Excel as well. By attending this lab, you learn how to correctly model, dimension and analyze energy sources and battery storage in a project, taking into account technical and economical boundaries.”
Please note: The laboratory can only be taken in combination with the lecture Renewable Energy Storage (IP 409, 2 ECTS)!

Geothermal Heat and and Power Production (IP 406, 2 ECTS)
Lecturer: Johannes Gottlieb
ECTS: 2
Description: The students get an overview about the geological, technical, infrastructural und commercial aspects of initiating, building and running geothermal heat and power plants. We consider examples in different countries and continents.

Renewable Energy Storage (IP 409)
Lecturer: Peter Hussinger
ECTS: 2
Description: Do you want to learn how storage of renewable energy works and why it will become more and more important in future?
The course gives an overview of different possibilities to store renewable energy. The energy storage technologies range from pumped hydro storage over flywheels to batteries, supercaps or hydrogen storage. You should bring a technical background for this course, have energy basic knowledge and interest in renewable energy and energy storage.
The course is a mixture of theory, technical and economical calculations, homework exercises and some group work activities. Excursion to Frauenhofer Institute for chemical technology.

Laboratory for Renewable Energy (IP 421)
Lecturer: Prof. Guntram Schultz
ECTS: 3
Description: The lab covers two topics: generation of electric power from sunlight and transmission of electricity. The students carry out experiments with a photovoltaic system simulation as well as a three phase model of a power transmission line.
Please note: The laboratory can only be taken in combination with the lecture Renewable Energy (IP 420, 2 ECTS)!

Sensors (IP 415 + Laboratory Sensors (MECB453,)
Lecturer: Prof. Klemens Gintner
ECTS: 3 (Sensors 2 ECTS, Laboratory Sensors 1 ECTS)
Description:
– Fundamentals of measurement and test engineering – terms as accuracy, resolution, linearity, reproducibility and error
– Physics of different sensor effects often used in automotive applications
(e.g. temperature, rotational speed, force, pressure, …)
– Influence of elecromagnetic disturbance
– Electronic signal processing (usually analog electronics)
– Fundamentals of measurement and test engineering – terms as accuracy, resolution, linearity, reproducibility and error

Several

International Project Management (S 9917)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 2

Reliability Engineering – Basic Concepts (IP 402)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 4

Reliability Engineering – Advanced Concepts (IP 407)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 1

International Marketing (S 9915)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 3

Global Financial Markets (IP 905)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 4

Accessing the German Labor Market (IP 902)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 2

Intercultural Management Communication (S 9910 / S 9911)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 2

Presentation Techniques (S 9956 / S 9959)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 2

Germany Today (IFS)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 2

German as Foreign Language (IFS)
Lecturer: Clemens Wittland
ECTS: 4

Please contact the Lecturer for further information on course availability in this semester.


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