MBA Renewables

On-campus time

As the MBA Renewables is a distance learning programme, the whole programme can be studied online. However, we highly recommend the practical training module ‘Advanced Practical RE and EE Implementation’ on campus in Berlin at RENAC. The focus of the on-campus time is on practical issues, including exposure visits, i.e. field trips. In this way, the students have the chance to deepen their knowledge gained in the module ‘Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Systems and Concepts’ by hands-on training in the RENAC Training Center, theory lessons, field trips and group work. Besides the training aspect, the on-campus module allows students to get to know fellow students, lecturers and the organising team from Beuth University and RENAC personally, as well as to network.


  • Biogas – theory, field trip
  • Hydro Power – theory, field trip
  • Photovoltaics – theory, practice, field trip
  • Solar Thermal – theory, practice, field trip
  • Wind Energy – theory, practice, field trip
  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings – theory, practice, field trip
  • Project Profitability and Financing – own project calculations
  • Students´ backgrounds and targets
  • Group Work – starting during the seminar – finished as homework
  • Examination under supervision


At the end of the 2 weeks students will have:

  • gained advanced theoretical knowledge on current issues on renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency
  • gained practical experience with RENAC´s training equipment for photovoltaics, solar thermal, wind energy and energy efficiency
  • learned the basics of project calculation and financing (deepened in module M06)
  • learned about state-of-the-art technology development by visiting a solar PV company as well as solar, wind and biogas systems in operation on field trips
  • had the opportunity to exchange experience with operators of RE systems and staff from RE companies
  • built a great network with fellow students from all over the world!

Visited companies and projects (selection)

CO2 neutral production of icecream

Harald Flohr, Student of MBA Renewables, says about on-campus time:

"The on-campus time is the best part of the entire programme. You get to look at all the different technologies, train their use and most importantly interact with the other students in class."

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More Details

Who: Second or fourth semester students

When: 2 weeks in May/June every year

Where: RENAC in Berlin and Beuth University of Applied Sciences

Costs: Participation in the seminar is included in the semester fee, additional costs incur for travel, accommodation and personal expenses.


  • 5 credit points
  • Exam under supervision
  • Group assignment after the seminar

On-Campus Time Lecturers

On-campus time 2016

On-campus time students 2016 at RENAC

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