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Dr. Jens Paetzold
Campus Bottrop

Lützowstraße 5 46236 Bottrop


Energy Informatics

Academic Degree
Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
Standard period of study
7 Semester
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Admission restriction
Subject area
Fachbereich 1
Institute of Energy Systems Energy Management
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Everyone is talking about the energy transition. This degree programme can help shape it. So it's the right time to invest in a degree programme that focuses on energy and computer science. The Energy Informatics degree programme shows what these two fields, energy technology and computer science, have in common and where they are used.

What you can expect

Study at one of the most modern universities in the Ruhr region, in a family atmosphere and with close contact to the professors. Study at the Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences with campuses in Mülheim an der Ruhr and Bottrop.

HRW was one of the first universities to launch the Energy Informatics degree programme, which is an exciting mix of computer science and energy technology. The course focuses on the digitalisation of our energy supply.

Programme content

If you enjoy logical thinking and solving complex tasks, if you want to shape and change the energy supply, then energy informatics is the right programme for you. In addition to the important basic subjects, such as maths and natural sciences, the course also covers project management, economics and law.

The subject-specific modules cover

  • Fundamentals of computer science and electrical engineering
  • Renewable energies and their utilisation
  • Energy generation, transmission and distribution
  • Measurement technology and signal analysis
  • Modern communication technologies (Internet of Things)
    Cloud service

What you need to bring along

  •  General or subject-specific university entrance qualification  
  • Alternatively: University entrance qualification or a qualification 
  • recognized as equivalent as part of your professional qualification
  •  No NC required 
  • C1 language level in German language or an equivalent is required

*this programme is fully taught in German language

Application process

The application phase for the approval-free Bachelor’s degree programmes for the coming winter semester begins on 01. May 2024 and ends on 15. September 2024. Applications can only be submitted online via our application portal.

If you have any questions, please contact the application support team.

What our students and alumni say

"For me, the degree programme is the perfect mix of computer science and engineering. Although I never had computer science and hardly any physics at school, I got through very well. I can recommend studying Energy Informatics to anyone with an interest in technology who wants to shape the digitalisation of energy supply and secure good career prospects."

Christoph Szymczyk



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"I studied energy informatics because I find it exciting to shape the energy transition with modern communication technology. As an energy computer scientist, I am a kind of translator between energy technology and computer science."

Christina Süfke, 2018