Climate protection, energy efficiency, resource conservation and increasing requirements for noise and heat insulation lead to ever new challenges for building and urban district planning. In order to combine the complex topics of thermal comfort, energy efficiency as well as building and room acoustics, specialist engineers in the field of building physics are required. These are trained at the HFT Stuttgart in the Bachelor's degree course "Building Physics - Acoustics and Energy", which is unique in Germany.
The Bachelor's degree course in Climate Engineering in the Faculty of Architecture is oriented towards the increasing energy, construction and technical requirements in architecture and urban planning. Sustainable architecture requires both architecturally and constructively well thought-out solutions and the use of effective technology, as well as the combination of both areas. In order to work at this interface, the Climate Engineering course provides practical and architectural knowledge of the energy and thermodynamic relationships, modern building services engineering and simulation tools.
The new master's degree course in building physics is a cooperative master's course between the courses of study in building physics and climate engineering at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences (HFT) in external cooperation with the courses of study in energy and building technology, timber construction and finishing and interior design at the Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences (THRo). The Master's programme combines areas of knowledge and questions of theoretical and applied building physics. In addition to the specialization in acoustics and sound insulation with the associated measurement technology, the areas of thermal building physics and sustainable energy systems primarily deal with the scientific and mathematical concepts of the necessary model approaches and simulation tools.
The master's degree course Sustainable ENergy CompetenCE (SENCE) is offered in cooperation with the Universities of Applied Sciences Rottenburg, Stuttgart and Ulm. It deals with the theory and practical use of renewable energies for the generation of heat and electricity using solar energy, water and wind power as well as wood as a renewable energy source. The three SENCE partner universities and other associated universities in Baden-Württemberg are bundling their teaching and research skills in this offer, enabling students to intensively deal with renewable energies in a wide range of courses.