In the upcoming term WS 2016 / 2017, the course is planned to be offered in the usual cycle. This means that there will be a series of six lectures on basic topics relevant for the project (e.g. small-scale electricity generation, economics, development studies, research methodologies), followed by the project phase, involving weekly meetings until the spring break.


To achieve 6 ECTS (graded), students are asked to

- Pass a written test on the lecture series
- Contribute work to the project (involving regular attendance and presentations)
- Write a brief final report on their own work and results

The course is mainly designed for master's students. However, also (advanced) bachelor's students may take the course. Since the course bases on the application and communication of knowledge from your field, this may require bachelor's students to invest higher effort for keeping pace.

Mainly, the course is tailored for students of energy engineering, electrical engineering, economics, earth sciences, or environmental and development studies. Moreover, students of computer science are explicity encouraged to participate. Still, the course is open to students from all fields who feel they can contribute something to the project. To pass the written test, you should have a solid background in basic undergraduate-level mathematics.

Find below the offering for the upcomming term. If you are interested in the course, please pre-register via email (registration(at)eadp.eu) including your matriculation number and program of study.

Due to extraordinary high demand, we have already reached the maximum number of students for this semester.

SS 2017 (Apr - Jul)
First meeting: 20th Apr 2017 (TBC)
Time: Thursdays, 4 - 8 pm (c.t., including breaks)
Room: TU Berlin, Room BH-N 243
Current schedule

Please note that enrollment is limitted to 10 students. Basically, slots are aligned on a first-come-first-serve system. However, since the project needs students from various fields of study, we may reserve some slots for students with a specific background. We highly encourage students of electrical engineering to join.

Course description (updated)