311.160 Energy Efficient Production
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to

  • describe relevant national and international objectives and strategies
  • classify and evaluate their own projects and intentions with regard to energy and resource consumption as well as carbon dioxide relevance
  • to be able to identify optimization potentials in the sense of decarbonization and to make suggestions for improvements

Students have basic knowledge for further intensive preoccupation with the topic.

Subject of course

In the context of international requirements to reduce climate change, the assessment of the energy and resource relevance of products as well as manufacturing and production steps is inevitable. The course provides an overview of the relevant contexts and explains the application of the criteria and the classification of projects in this strategic context on the basis of case studies. The following topics will be covered in the course:

  • Mechanisms of the climate crisis
  • Goals of climate policy
  • Circular economy and sustainability
  • Roadmap of measures 2050
  • Indicators of sustainability
  • Solution approaches for resource efficiency
  • Cleaner Production and ECODESIGN
  • Product-service concepts
  • Production in a sustainable energy system
  • Integrated grid solutions
  • Decarbonization of energy-intensive industry

Teaching methods

Practical dissemination of the course subjects by lectures, discussion of case studies, independent handling of tasks as well as excursions

The course is usually conducted online via ZOOM. Use the link: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95150348137

(If necessary, copy and paste into the address bar of the browser).

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue14:00 - 19:0022.03.2022 ZOOM-Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95150348137 (LIVE)Energieeffiziente Produktion
Tue14:00 - 19:0005.04.2022 ZOOM-Meeting: https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95150348137 (LIVE)Energieeffiziente Produktion
Tue14:00 - 19:0026.04.2022 ZOOM-Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95150348137 (LIVE)Energieeffiziente Produktion
Tue14:00 - 19:0010.05.2022 ZOOM-Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95150348137 (LIVE)Energieeffiziente Produktion
Tue14:00 - 19:0024.05.2022 ZOOM-Meeting https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/95150348137 (LIVE)Energieeffiziente Produktion
Tue14:00 - 19:0014.06.2022 ZOOM-Meeting or excursion (LIVE)Energieeffiziente Produktion

Examination modalities

exercises (group work) with protocols

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
22.02.2022 07:00 31.03.2022 12:00



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