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Welcome to the Department of Energy Engineering

Energy Conversion Systems
Energy Systems

Energy has been a key factor in the development of countries, enabling their economic growth and shaping their environments to the needs of human society. Due to the increasing requirements for energy and its carbon based generation, however, a range of serious problems have evolved, such as the exhausting of resources, air pollution and global warming. Air pollution was successfully tackled during the second half of the 20th century and is no longer a serious problem. The problems around resources and CO2 emissions, however, remain. Using renewable energies on a large scale could eliminate these problems. Renewable energy technologies include biofuels, solar heating and cooling, solar power, as well as water and wind power. Research and development at universities and industries faces the challenge of how to find innovative concepts for a safe, sustainable, and economic energy supply in the future. more to:


New Master's Degree Programs in Cooperation with DAAD


TU Berlin is currently in the process of initiating two new Master’s programs at Campus El Gouna in Business Engineering and IT for Energy. The project is financially supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The two new programs finally launched in October 2016, subject to official approval from German and Egyptian authorities. The application period for the second intake in October 2017 is currently running.

For inquiries contact us for Business Engineering or for IT for Energy.

News and Activities

Desert Tour 2017

Thursday, 02. November 2017

Desert panorama on the 2017 safari tour with the Energy Engineering Department students.

Students of the new intake of the Energy Engineering department gathered together to participate in a desert trip to built up friendships among each other and learn about the rich Egyptian culture of Bedouin people. The trip featured a panorama spot and a tour through a Bedouin village. There the students learned about traditional and current life in the mountains between the Red Sea and the Nile valley. The tour ended with a Bedouin barbeque and dance and fire show. The Indian students closed the party with an introduction their cultural dances.

El Gouna behind the scenes

Wednesday, 01. November 2017

outside of El Gounas connection to the national grid
Group picture of Energy Engineering Department and on site engineers

The new cohort of the Energy Engineering Department (including the study course of Energy Engineering, IT for Energy, and Master of Business Engineering) took a close look to El Gounas facilities and learned how the city is supplied with electricity and water. Engineer Rimon Ezzat and Tarek Elbanna showed and explained El Gounas main connection to the national 66kV grid. Furthermore, El Gounas back-up capacity in case of blackouts was shown. The diesel generator backup can supply up to 70% of El Gounas full load capacity. Last highlight was the visit of the desalination plant. The student learned how the brackish groundwater is pumped from wells into the plant and being filtered in a process called reverse osmosis. A special thanks is given to Engineer Ashraf Helal who answered all questions in detail and gave a deep look into the process itself.

New impressions of Autostadt Wolfsburg


On Wednesday, 24 May 2017 Students of the 3 Master Programs ITE, MBE and EE went to „Autostadt Wolfsburg“ and visit the Volkswagen buildings and could took a closer look to the assembly of the new VW Golf. The most-impressive cars in Autostadt are on display in the magnificent ZeitHaus car museum, were Classic Cars meets Contemporary Art. It claims to be the most frequently visited car museum in the world. Here, around hundred cars are exhibited from a collection that includes over 60 brands and provide an overview of the most important eras in the development of the car.

Afterwards all the students could relaxed and enjoy their new impressions by a panorama boat tour on the “Mittellandkanal” before they return to Berlin.

Excursion to the heart of Berlin


On Saturday, 6 May 2017 - 22 students were invited to discover the Reichstag parliamentary building, one of the most emblematic buildings in the heart of Berlin. Very spectacular is the economic way, to serve the building with energy and a mechanical ventilation system. The excursion, guided by Christoph Banhardt, includes a historic tour through the building and a visit of the glazed dome of the building, designed by British architect Norman Foster.

Real life learning far beyond textbooks


On 23 February 2017 it was a nice and sunny day to start our excursion with Prof. Tsatsaronis to the Power Plant Station in Hurghada (Egypt).

Nearly 40 students of the Master's program Energy Engineering (EE) at TU Berlin Campus El Gouna took the chance to go out far beyond schoolbooks to learn more in real-life conditions how a Power Station works.

A short Introduction about the history and the significance of the Power Station to the region was given by the Manager of Power Plant from ministry of electricity and energy (moee) Egypt. Eng. Monir and the commencing engineers explained further interesting details about the power plant station, which was recently extended with new “general electrics” gas turbines.

All the students agreed: "It is a great experience to see in real life, what we have learned in lectures of Prof. Tsatsaronis."

Electricity Cost from Renewable Energy Technologies in Egypt - Expert Workshop, DWZ Cairo, 5th of December 2016

Monday, 05. December 2016


Campus El Gouna Energy Engineering Department Staff and Alumni took part in the Expert Workshop on “Electricity Cost from Renewable Energy Technologies in Egypt” organized by the German Science Center (DWZ) Cairo and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, presenting the same-named report. Multiple key players, regulators, providers, banks, and research were present, discussing the recent development in the Renewable Energy Sector in Egypt. The conference was opened by Dr. Roman Luckscheiter, German Science Centre, Cairo and Laura Oexle the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Mona El Tobgui, Fraunhofer Egypt. Eng. Noha Saad Hussein, Fraunhofer ISE, presented the results of the study including among others LCOEs for different RE technologies under Egyptian conditions as well as scenarios for their progression and values under the condition of the German value of WACC (weighted average costs of capital) revealing that financial parameters have a major effect on the technologies competitiveness with conventional. Prof. Dr. El-Sobki, New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA), presented the Objectives and Framework Conditions for Renewable Energies in Egypt, naming that the RE share is about 4-5% in electricity generation and that the introduction of nuclear energy generation will be shifted for about 6 years to 2022. Energy efficiency potential he estimated at 8.3% in 2022 which is equivalent to 20% of todays consumption. Moreover Prof. El-Sobki gave reason for the higher feed-in tariff for larger projects with the fact, that they are subject to 22-25% taxes. The Start-Up SolarizEgypt was a major contributor to the study, Eng. Yaseen Abdel-Ghaffar presented the Status quo of Small- and Medium-sized PV Projects in Egypt. Also Financial Challenges related to Renewable Energies in Egypt were displayed and discussed. All in all, the conference was a major success and very enriching in the eyes of the Campus El Gouna representatives.

Read more on the conference at: http://dwz-kairo.de/news/electricity-generation-egypt-fraunhofer-ise-study-shows-renewable-energy-technologies-are

Syrian Business Engineering Energy juniors trip to RECREEE, Cairo, 1st of December 2016

Thursday, 01. December 2016


The Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) invited our Syrian Business Energy Engineering students for a first round of presentations and interviews to participate in the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth™(APSEY). APSEY is a regional sustainable energy internship program targeting young post-graduate students and professionals from the Arab region interested in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency. The program aims to enhance prospective degree holders’ and experts’ capacities through hands-on experience through engagement at RCREEE research and analysis in the field. The program recruits 12 interns every year over two rounds and is sponsored by the OPEC Fund for Development (OFID).

In cooperation with the TUB Campus El Gouna, RECREE dedicated one of 2017 internship rounds for selected students. Moreover, TU Berlin Campus El Gouna students and staff were hosted during their visit with the most welcoming and truly inspiring atmosphere. Numerous RECREE Energy Experts, ASPEY management staff and Alumni gathered to evaluate and encourage the students’ short presentations. Applicant presentations’ were on self-selected topics within the field of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the MENA region, discussing both technical, financial and social impact. The Energy Engineering Department of TU Berlin Campus El Gouna is more than grateful for this collaboration opportunity that enabled its students to get a deeper insight into RECREEE’s significant efforts for the regions Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency activities.


For more information on the Arab Program for Sustainable Energy Youth™ (APSEY): http://www.rcreee.org/arab-program-sustainable-energy-youth%E2%84%A2-apsey

Business Models and IT for Energy & Energy Efficiency - Perspectives for the Touristic Sector in El Gouna, El Gouna, 25th of November 2016

Thursday, 24. November 2016


The 12th Community Forum El Gouna 2030 was part of a workshop organized by AHK MENA and the TU Berlin Campus El Gouna. Multiple smart and sustainable energy solutions were matter of discussion for implementation in the touristic sector in El Gouna and the Red Sea Region.  Multiple Start Ups active in the energy sector, El Gouna Hotel responsibles, TU Berlin students and staff as well as the El Gouna community participated in the workshop and community forum. Part of the workshop was an informative tour through the El Gouna facilities and already implemented energy efficiency methods, such as a heat pump installed to heat the pools at the Mövenpick Hotel in El Gouna (picture).

Goal of the workshop was to engage participants to network e.g. energy entrepreneurs to bring innovative solutions in the field of energy supply and management with high end consumers such as hotels, residents, regulators and other actors in the touristic sector. The Area General Manager El Gouna, Robert Fellermeier, reported on previous collaboration with a number of entrepreneurs, and recommended the Start up’s a lucrative innovation that is urgently needed in the Hotel sector and has not been found a solution for yet. Moreover representatives of the Start Ups, Yostina Boules - Taqa Solutions, Ahmed Abbas - Sun City and Engy Samir - BeePower Energy presented their activities and experience in the sector. Opening words and introductory presentations were given by the German-Arab Chamber of Commerce representative May Khattab and TU Berlin Campus El Gouna representatives Prof. Schäfer, Dean of the Urban Development Department and Sarah Hamdy, Study Coordinator of the new study programs M.Sc. Business Engineering Energy and M.Sc. Information Technology for Energy. Moreover, Christoph Banhard, Research Associate at the Energy Engineering Department displayed his research activities in the field of Energy for Buildings exposing his own apartment as a research lab.

The Energy Engineering Department welcomes Intake 2016

Sunday, 02. October 2016


The Energy Engineering Department of the TUB Campus El Gouna started of Energy Engineering I and Refrigeration lectures with Prof. Morozyuk and Prof. Tsatsaronis and 42 highly motivated junior students.  The study program M.Sc. Energy Engineering has reached full capacity. Moreover two new Master programs M.Sc. Business Engineering Energy and M.Sc. Information Technology for Energy have finally started. Firstly counting students from Paraguay, Syria, Bangladesh and Brazil to their country of origine in addition to a total of 19 different cultures on campus, the intercultural comunication class has gotten a very new taste to it.

The Energy Engineering Department presented their research at the ECOS 2016 International conference, June 19-23, 2016, Portorož, Slovenia

Friday, 24. June 2016


At this years ECOS 2016 International conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimisation, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (June 19-23, 2016, Portorož, Slovenia), TU Berlin Campus El Gouna staff and alumni were truly successful. Together with their collegues from the Institut für Energietechnik TU Berlin was represented by 15 accepted papers with oral presentations and 15 participants. Prof. Morozyuk, dean of the Energy Engineering department was a co-chair of ECOS 2016 and Prof. Tsatsaronis, lecturer of multiple modules at Campus El Gouna, was honorary co-chair. The serie of ECOS conferences represents an outstanding international community of experts in a domain of energy and it was a great honor to participate this actively in this years conference.

Read more on ECOS 2016: http://www.ecos2016.si/

Excursion to CHP Power Plant Reuter West 2016


The Energy Engineering iuniors paid a visit to the coal fired Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) Reuter West operated by Vattenfall in West Berlin. During the excursion the students were able to enter one of the two identical power plant blocks of 300 MW installed capacity each. After a presentation on the power plants characteristics and theory, students were able to see discussed theory in application in a guided tour through the entire power plant including pretreatment, boiler, turbines, process control, exhaust gas cleaning up to the power plants rooftop.

Excursion to Hannover Messe 2016


Once again the Energy Engineering Department visited the largest industrial fair worldwide the Hannover Messe. On tuesday the 26th of April intake 2015 visited the fair only two days after Obama and Merkel. Particularly the energy halls were of great interest to the students, numerous large and small companies exhibited their most recent and innovative technology and development trends within the fields of decentralized energy generation, energy efficiency, energy storage, smart grids and mobility. Some students managed to get into contact with divers exhibitors discussing topics such as Internships and Master Thesis topics. Despite partially exploring the Hannover Messe by themselves, all students arrived back in Berlin safely but exhausted from the long and overwhelming day.

Visiting the German Museum of Technology

Students at German Museum of Technology

22th July 2015 - The students of the Energy Engineering Department visited the Deutsche Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology) in Berlin.

The Technikmuseum, located across from Potsdamer Platz, is significantly marked with a C-47 airplane on the new main building. It is one of the so called "Raisin Bombers" which were the only connection between western Berlin and West-Germany for around one year (June 1948 to May 1949).


Excursion to 2MWp Power Plant Berlin-Mariendorf

Excursion to PV Plant Berlin-Mariendorf

27 May 2015 - The students of the Energy Engineering Department visisted Berlin's biggest free field PV power plant in Berlin-Mariendorf. The power plant is located on the site of an old gas plant that was built in 1900. It was producing gas out of coal and was providing it to Berlin for nearly a century.



Excursion to Hannover Messe

Energy Engineering students at Hannover Messe
Energy Engineering Students at Hannover Messe

On 16 April 2015 the energy engineering students of TU Berlin Campus El Gouna visited the industrial fair in Hannover, Germany.

Students of the intake 2013 and 2015 had the possibility to join a delegation of TU Berlin employees on their trip to Hannover. There, a guide of Tec2You welcomed them and took them on a tour around the exhibition to give a detailed insight and focus the interest on study related topics. Afterwards, the students explored the fair by themselves to get in contact with companies and take a look at recent industrial developments.

1st Symposium on Electrocatalysis and Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage was a success

Student group in front of campus El Gouna

With the establishment of the El Gouna satellite campus TU Berlin took a great step in providing opportunities for knowledge transfer on an international basis. To support this approach the first Symposium on Electrocatalysis and Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage was held in El Gouna.

For three days speakers from the Fritz-Haber-Institute and TU Berlin as well as the University of Alicante in Spain presented a variety of important topics ranging from an introduction to battery technology over fuel cells and electrolyzers to biomaterials for energy conversion and storage. Attendees from Germany and Egypt were given the possibility to take a look behind the scenes of TUB El Gouna in an extended Lab/Campus tour and social events after the lectures allowed for networking and learning about Egypt’s rich culture. The symposium was a success for all participants and provided insight and ground for many fruitful discussions during and after the meeting.

Symposium on Electrocatalysis and Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage

Audimax Campus El Gouna

February 2015, El Gouna - The upcoming symposium about electrocatalysis and materials for energy conversion and storage is organized by the Department of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering in cooperation with the Campus El Gouna, Department of Energy Engineering. During the days from 1 to 4 February 2015, different technologies, ranging from fuel cells over sea water electrolysis to batteries are discussed.

The symposium connects students and people working and studying in this field from Germany and Egypt. It will offer extended time for sientific discussions and critical debates.


Delegates at SEIDC, Cairo

Thursday, 04. December 2014

SEIDC conference
SEIDC conference at "Egytec", Cairo

04 - 07 December 2014, Cairo - A delegation of TU Berlin Campus El Gouna participated in the 24th power energy & security forum for Egypt, and the Middle East and North Africa at the Cairo International Convention Center. Part of the Forum was the Solar Energy Investment and Development Conference (SEIDC) with presentations by the international renowned Prof. Dr. Eike Weber, the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Germany and a representative of H.E. Dr. Mohamed Shaker the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy. After that two panel discussions with representatives of industry and public service debated the issues of private investment, project financing, and technical challenges. Furthermore, they gave a deeper insights to the renewable energy market and the new feed-in tariffs which are now effective.
On 7 December two workshops were held. The first workshop was presented by First Solar, one of the biggest manufacturer of solar panels and system vendor. The workshop was mainly addressed to financial investors but also showed the complexity of grid integration of solar power plants. The second workshop and most worthwhile part of the exhibition was given by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE. Beside a talk about quality standards and finance they opened new perspectives to some technical issues like maximum yield and long term experience.

Conference and Workshop were framed by the Egytec, a mixture of exhibitions covering a large field of electric engineering, same solar technology as well as some security and firefighting issues.

The complete program can be found here.

Excursion to the power plant Reuter-West


Located north west of Berlin (Siemensstadt), the coal fired HKW Reuter West was commissioned in 1987 to provide energy to the former West-Berlin. It is still the biggest power plant in Berlin with a capacity of 600 MW electrical power and it supplies more than 500.000 households. Due to the implementation of the CHP technology (combined heat and power), the heat in the exhaust can also be fed into the local district heat network.

We had a warm welcome by a Vattenfall representative who first introduced us to the safety precautions. Afterwards, we got a guided tour through the whole power plant. The two main steam turbines with each 300 MW generator capacity were very impressive for all of us. Our tour guide gave special attention to the processes how the pollutants in the flue gas are reduced. One treatment applied is the selective catalytic reduction technology for the removal of NOx from the flue gas of the boilers. The last stop was the control center where all the processes and systems of the power plant are controlled and supervised and the ower production is adjusted to the load. At the end of the tour, we could visit the rooftop of the boiler house where we got a nice view over Berlin.

Excursion to Hannover Messe 2014


On Tuesday, April, 8th, the whole class of Energy Engineering travelled to the Hannover Messe 2014. The colleagues from Tec2You organized a guided tour like last year, which brought us into contact with several exhibitors. In the afternoon, the student had some time to explore the Hannover Messe by themselves. Especially the energy halls were very interesting with its numerous exhibits in the field of renewable energies. We all had a great day on the Hannover Messe and we agreed to continue this excursion with our EE class next year. 

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