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bbw University of Applied Sciences B. Eng. Climate Technologies (Campus)
bbw University of Applied Sciences

B. Eng. Climate Technologies (Campus)

Berlin, Germany

7 Semesters

English

Full time

15 Aug 2024

01 Oct 2024

EUR 2,940 / per semester

On-Campus

Introduction

Given the rapid pace of climate change, the future of our environment will be determined by the transition of the economy to renewable energy and the development and deployment of climate-friendly technologies.

The introduction of mature climate change technologies that reduce or even eliminate emissions has become much more important worldwide in recent years, as have processes for storing climate-damaging gases. Scaling up these climate technologies is more important than ever if we are to meet the 2015 Paris climate goals of limiting global warming to well below 2C above pre-industrial levels.

With our Sustainable Climate Technologies degree program, you will gain in-depth knowledge of how climate technologies work and can be operated successfully both technically and economically. You will learn how research can contribute to development, how investments in climate technologies can be financed and what role regulatory authorities play in the transformation. Become an expert in managing the innovation, deployment and utilization of tomorrow's climate technologies.

Climate change is nowadays one of the biggest challenges worldwide. Human activities have been the main driver of climate change, primarily due to the burning of fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas. Burning fossil fuels generates greenhouse gas emissions that act like a blanket wrapped around the earth, trapping the sun's heat and raising temperatures. The main greenhouse gases that are causing climate change come from using gasoline for driving a car or coal for heating a building. Clearing land and cutting down forests can also release carbon dioxide. Agriculture, oil and gas operations are major sources of methane emissions. Energy, industry, transport, buildings, agriculture and land use are among the main sectors causing greenhouse gases.

The deployment of mature climate technologies that avoid, reduce or capture emissions and can replace carbon-intensive incumbent technologies has accelerated significantly in the past decade. Scaling of these climate technologies is now more critical than ever as countries seek to reach climate goals of limiting global warming to well under 2C above preindustrial levels, a goal that 196 nations committed to in the legally binding 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. To achieve this, the world needs people who can manage innovations and deployment of climate technologies at unprecedented speed. To implement these technologies at scale, decision-makers need a profound basis on how the climate technology sector is working, this includes the world of environmental and climate industries, research and science, capital investments, regulatory bodies and much more.

According to an analysis conducted by McKinsey twelve categories of climate technologies could potentially reduce as much as 90 percent of total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The interdependency among these technologies is very high. Therefore the Climate Technology study programme at the BBW University of Applied Sciences includes not only basic management and engineering modules but also these twelve categories of climate technologies and a mandatory internship. In the internship, the learned contents can be applied and the first practical knowledge already during the study program acquired.

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