Small Hydropower for Sustainable Development




4 Semester + Master Thesis



Electricity has undoubtedly become an indispensable part of our modern community. The options on how to provide electricity depend mainly on the national availability of the respective resources and have of course different impacts on the environment. Electricity from hydropower, focusing on small hydropower, is renewable and environmentally sound. Hydropower contributes 75 % of total global renewable electricity production and in several countries world-wide, hydropower is the backbone of the supply system. Two thirds of the global hydropower potential is still untapped and is waiting to be exploited by well-educated engineers.

The master’s course is a unique opportunity to become an expert in small hydropower engineering. All lecturers are highly experienced in their respective field and work scientifically as well as practically. The course addresses any needs a hydropower engineer might be faced with.

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