Windisch AG – The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) is offering three new degree programs: Sustainable Buildings and Cities, Circular Economy and Resource Management and Renewable Energies and Energy Systems.
As of this fall, the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland is offering three new fields of study in the Bachelor’s degree program in Energy and Environmental Engineering. According to a press release, the aim is to equip students with the tools they need to develop solutions to current sustainability challenges. The course is available as a full-time, part-time, part-time or practice-integrated Bachelor’s degree. Practical relevance is to be conveyed in projects with companies from industry and business.
The three new degree programs offered at the Brugg-Windisch campus and in Muttenz BL are: Sustainable Buildings and Cities, Circular Economy and Resource Management and Renewable Energies and Energy Systems.
The Sustainable Buildings and Cities course states that buildings are responsible for around 40 percent of Switzerland’s energy consumption and bind enormous quantities of raw materials that are not yet sufficiently recovered and recycled in a closed-loop process. At the same time, the hot summers show how important intelligently planned and optimized cities are to counteract high temperatures.
Intelligent cycles that are as closed as possible and the ecologically and socially sustainable use of resources are the focus of the Circular Economy and Resource Management course. A sustainable economy must be based on circular thinking.
The Renewable Energies and Energy Systems course is all about the future of energy. Students are given the tools they need to design innovative technical solutions such as photovoltaics, wind and water, but also the entire energy system from control and regulation to transmission, storage and conversion such as power-to-gas. ce/gba