t.BA.EU.PM3.19HS (Project Management in Energy Plant Construction) 
Module: Project Management in Energy Plant Construction
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Project Management in Energy Plant Construction
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Version: 5.0 start 01 August 2023

Short description

In the Project Management in Power Plant Engineering module, students learn to apply project management techniques to areas of power plant engineering. The module forms part of the project modules in the course.

Module coordinator

Stahel, Christian (sthc)

Learning objectives (competencies)

Objectives Competences Taxonomy levels
Overview: The basics of project management in energy plant construction are taught. What has been learned is immediately applied to a real project, in which, for example, the energy concept for a construction project is to be developed. The results of the project are presented appropriately.    
The students acquire the basic overview knowledge for the creation of energy concepts. M K1, K2
You apply your expertise by working on a concrete project. The solutions are found independently. M K3
You can communicate your own project results in a technically and linguistically correct and address-oriented manner. M K3
You will be able to present your own technical decisions and solutions in a comprehensible and convincing manner, both orally and in writing. M K5
You work actively and goal-oriented in a team and take responsibility for subtasks. SO K5
They can identify missing knowledge for the processing of a problem and procure the information necessary for problem solving in a timely and independent manner. SE K3, K4

Module contents

Construction related project management
  • Project planning and procedure, phases, milestones.
  • Tender, contract for work
  • Energy flow diagrams, Sankey diagrams
Relevant energy flows in buildings
  • Temperature
  • Heat
  • Heat transfer
  • Building standards
Building services engineering
  • Heat generation
  • Heat distribution
  • Ventilation
  • Air conditioning
Energy concept for a building project is developed and presented in groups.

Teaching materials

Slide scripts of the lecturers
Enforcement officer of the canton of ZH, Construction Directorate, AWEL
Von Euw, R., Z. Alimpic and K. Hildebrand: building services engineering. Faktor-Verlag, 2012.

Supplementary literature




Teaching language

(X) German ( ) English

Part of International Profile

( ) Yes (X) No

Module structure

Type 4
  For more details please click on this link: T_CL_Modulauspraegungen_SM2025


Description Type Form Scope Grade Weighting
Graded assignments during teaching semester Homework written 4 Tasks mark 20%
Graded assignments during teaching semester midterm exam written 60 Min. mark 30%
Graded assignments during teaching semester project (group) incl. presentation written and oral   mark 50%


The planning exercises require active technical and conceptual cooperation by the students.
The practical exercises are carried out in groups of 3-5 members. The non-technical skills are promoted in the team work.

Legal basis

The module description is part of the legal basis in addition to the general academic regulations. It is binding. During the first week of the semester a written and communicated supplement can specify the module description in more detail.


Course: Projektmanagement im Energieanlagenbau - Praktikum
Projektmanagement im Energieanlagenbau - Praktikum


  • No module description is available in the system for the cut-off date of 01 August 2099.