This English taught summer course will provide knowledge about the use of green energy and innovative materials in planning, constructing and maintaining a building. Participants will gain insight into environmentally friendly technologies and sustainable energy production. Students will learn how to apply the “Hottgenroth Software” used by energy advisors for simulating the behavior of a building, taking into account detailed climate data and calculations of the cooling-, heating-loads and air temperature.

The academic courses taught by Civil Engineering professors (and other experts) are complemented by field trips to building sites, companies and public institutions, enabling students to apply their knowledge at first hand. An additional one-week excursion to southern Germany will bring participants to passive houses, the hydroelectric power plant Walchensee (renewable energy generation) and cultural highlights (traditional Bavarian festival at Tegernsee).

The agenda also includes a German-as-a-foreign-language-course and a variety of leisure activities prepared for all participants outside of the classroom. Students can earn up to 9 ECTS credits for this 4 week intensive-program.

Participants: The academic program is suitable for students from a variety of backgrounds, such as Civil or Electrical Engineering, Architecture, Energy Management and related disciplines. International as well as German students will attend the ISU and give your students a unique global experience.

Program fee: €1990 - including 4-weeks tuition, field trips and excursions, accommodation in shared twin rooms, health, accident and liability insurance, and social activities.

Students who submit their applications before April 1, 2015 can qualify for the early-bird rate of € 1790.

Final application deadline: May 8, 2015

Further information:

For questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Susan Espig

(, 0049-6151-169285).