Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA

This Master program is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary course for those who plan a career in real estate project planning and management with a focus on implementing sustainability and acknowledging the relevance of different urban contexts.

The concept of the German „Energiewende“ – literally, energy transition – has gained international attention. It includes a variety of measures that aim at making Europe’s largest economy free of fossil fuels and nuclear energy. In order to attain this, all areas of energy production and consumption will have to go through a transition process. Besides mobility and industry, buildings are therefore one of the key factors for a successful Energiewende.

The MBA program in „Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency“ comprises skills, methods, and concepts to consider different approaches, to understand them, and to align them for reaching sustainable solutions. Such competences are indispensable in every building, construction and real estate project that takes energy efficiency and other sustainability criteria as balancing economic, social, ecological and cultural aspects in responsibility for future generations into account.

In this regard, students will learn a lot from experts and from each other and hopefully enjoy the international, interdisciplinary teamwork as well as Berlin’s urban and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Program Content & Lecturers Experts Advantages & OpportunitiesFees & FinancingTeamApplication

Program Content

In addition to their own engineering, planning, architecture or economics studies, participants will gain technical, economic and management skills tailored to the building sector, and will be prepared for a management career in leadership positions across the boundaries of their own fields. In addition to sector-specific fundamentals, the program includes project and life cycle management modules as well as a global perspective regarding different approaches to energy-efficiency.

Lecturers and Module Description


Module 01 Project Management, (9 ECTS)

Project Management standards, Building Information Modelling, Soft Skills

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Thosten Schulte
Standortleiter Berlin | Head of Project Management
ARCADIS Germany GmbH
www.arcadis.com/de/germany

Module 02 Energy Performance of Building, (9 ECTS)

Physics of the building envelope, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Hydraulic Systems, Power Generation, Distribution and Use, Building Automation, Calculation Methods for Energy Balance

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. M. Norbert Fisch
Institutsleitung
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Institut für Gebäude- und Solartechnik
www.tu-braunschweig.de/igs/institut

Module 03 Introduction Project, (6 ECTS)

Dependencies of various factors and the order of processing steps in an existing building project

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Christoph Vornhusen
Inhaber
Bencon Energies
www.benconenergies.com

Module 04 Lecture Series- Sustainable Energy “Building and Urban Area Structures: Modifications for Sustainability and Energy Management”, (6 ECTS)

Technological, social, and ecological dimensions regarding challenges in planning and building/construction processes

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Julian Wékel
Technische Universität Berlin
master-in-energy.com

Module 05 Energy Efficient Societies, (6 ECTS)

Understandings of energy efficiency and their consequences for project managers, other building and energy experts, users, and society.

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Dr.-Ing. Carolin Schröder
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Technische Universität Berlin
Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft
www.tu-berlin.de/ztg/menue/startseite_ztg/

Module 06 Real Estate Economics, (6 ECTS)

Feasibility study, Market and site analysis, Basic financial mathematics, Investment appraisal, Developer calculation, Sensitivity analysis

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nicole Riediger
Construction and Real Estate Management – International Project and Facility Management
HTW Berlin
www.htw-berlin.de/campus/

Module 07 Interdisciplinary Project, (12 ECTS)

Dependencies of various factors and the order of processing steps in a new building project

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr. Tetyana Morozyuk
Technische Universität Berlin
www.campus-elgouna.tu-berlin.de

Module 08 Life Cycle Managementt, (6 ECTS)

Strategic Facility Management , FM Standards, FM Business Processes during the lifecycle of a building, sustainability and building certification systems, Service Level Agreements and Key Performance Indicators in FM, Building Information Management and Computer Aided Facility Management, case studies

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Krämer
Informations- und Kommunikationssysteme im Facility Management,
Informationsmanagement, Geschäftsprozessmanagement und Prozessmodellierung
HTW Berlin
www.htw-berlin.de/campus/

Module 09A Compulsory elective: Smart Buildings, (6 ECTS)

Basics of software and communication and their application in smart energy buildings – system architectures, protocols, bus-systems/IP, modelling of smart buildings, State of the art in intelligent building management systems – monitoring, control, automation, Smart Buildings as building blocks of smart grids and cities – successful integration of future build-ings into the technical, economic and regulatory environment

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Daniel Freund
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Distributed Artificial Intelligence Labor
Technische Universität Berlin
www.dai-labor.de

Module 09B Compulsory elective: Innovation and Technology Management, (12 ECTS)

Innovation management, technology management, IP management, project management, team building; application of this knowledge to a real project by developing a prototype in interdisciplinary teams based on a given problem

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr. Jan Kratzer
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management
Technische Universität Berlin
CfE Center for Entrepreneurship at TU Berlin
www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de

Module 09C Compulsory elective: Efficiency Management , (6 ECTS)

This module deals with the technical and managerial challenges of grid management in a changing energy environment, looks at transformation processes between different forms and sources of energy and considers novel technological developments.

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Müller-Kirchenbauer
Technische Universität Berlin
master-in-energy.com

Module 09C Compulsory elective: Integration of Renewable Energies , (6 ECTS)

The module looks at different technologies, storage options even seasonal storage concepts and leads through all phases of project development, from dimensioning to implementation and economic analysis.

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Dipl.-Ing. Martin Schnauss
Renewables Academy AG (RENAC)
www.renac.de

Module 10 Master thesis, (18 ECTS)

Module Course Plan

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA

Experts

Lecturers are full time professors of TU Berlin, expert professors from cooperating international universities, senior industry managers with a strong academic background, or senior executive staff of regulatory bodies.

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Julian Alexandrakes
Research Associate
Technische Universität Berlin
www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Zsuzsa Besenyöi
HTW Berlin
www.htw-berlin.de/campus/
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Dr. Maren Borkert
Research Associate
Technische Universität Berlin
www.entrepreneurship.tu-berlin.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Holm
Laborleiter Labor für Bauphysik
Forschungsinstitut für Wärmeschutz e.V. München
www.fiw-muenchen.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Bettina Brockmann
Lecturer
San José State University, California, US
www.sjsu.edu/people/bettina.brockmann/
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Oliver Rosebrock
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
Technische Universität Braunschweig
www.tu-braunschweig.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Thomas Wilken
Stellv. Institutsleitung
Technische Universität Braunschweig
www.tu-braunschweig.de
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr. Christoph Zöpel
Freier Publizist
Honorarprofessor der Universität Dortmund
Staatsminister a.D.
www.christoph-zoepel.de/
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
jörn walter
Oberbaudirektor Hamburg
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Hilmar von Lojewski
Beigeordneter des Deutschen Städtetages
und des Städtetages Nordrhein-Westfalen
für Stadtentwicklung, Bauen, Wohnen und Verkehr
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Kira Vinke
Project Lead EPICC (East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities)
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V.
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Günter Pfeifer
Freier Architekt
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Reiner Nagel
Vorstandsvorsitzender – Bundesstiftung Baukultur
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Dr. Monika Meyer
Institute for Housing and Environment
Research institution of the State of Hessen and the City of Darmstadt
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Dr. Jens Libbe
Geschäftsführer
DIFU Deutsches Institut für Urbanistik
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Dr. Jascha Lehmann
Research Analyst
Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung e.V.
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rolf Katzenbach
TU Darmstadt – Institut und Versuchsanstalt für Geotechnik
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Uli Hellweg
CEO of the IBA Hamburg and Urban Planner
Hellweg Urban Concept

Advantages & Opportunities

The Master’s program in Building Sustainability is intended to give young engineers, architects, economists and planning scholars from universities, enterprises, planning offices and public authorities the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary specialist knowledge. The program enhances their professional skills in the area of sustainable and energy-efficient building management while taking into account the urban context of buildings, thus preparing them for specific challenges resulting from urban development and climate change.

In order to transfer the theoretical knowledge to practice, a strong focus will be on interdisciplinary group projects. The program is therefore particularly suitable for young professionals who seek a leadership position in international companies. It requires at least one year of postgraduate working experience.

Learning and studying in small groups of up to 30 students allows for individual and excellent learning conditions.

 

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the master program amount to 5,000 euros per semester, including the regular administration fees of currently 306.99 euros per semester.

The administration fees include the so-called semester ticket for using the public transportation service in the city of Berlin.

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Team

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Prof. Julian Wékel, Academic Director
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Mariam Elsheikh, Academic Coordinator
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Phillip Hebert, Academic Coordinator
Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA
Laura Lehmann, Administrative Manager

Application

The application deadline is April 30th of each year for a start in October of the same year.
You can send us your application documents from February through April 2019 for the next academic year 2019/2020 starting in October 2019. Please send PDF files only.

Required application documents:

  • Motivation letter in English (max. 1 page A4)
  • Tabular Curriculum Vitae with information about educational and professional background
  • University degree(s) recognized by German universities (at least 210 ECTS)
  • Proof of working experience of at least one year (preferably in the relevant working areas of energy) after completion of studies
  • Proof of knowledge of the English language at level B2 (or higher) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – not required for high school graduation with English language

The number of students is limited to 30 per year. An admission committee will decide about selection based on results of former studies, the study profile, and further relevant qualifications that were attained outside university.

The next application period starts in February 2019!

If you have any questions regarding the application procedure, please contact us: contact@master-in-energy.com

 

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA

Building Sustainability – Management Methods for Energy Efficiency MBA