Information on individual educational components (ECTS-Course descriptions) per semester

Economic and Energy Law

Degree programme Sustainable Energy Systems
Subject area Engineering Technology
Type of degree Master
Summer Semester 2024
Course unit title Economic and Energy Law
Course unit code 072722040102
Language of instruction German, English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Teaching hours per week 1
Year of study 2024
Level of the course / module according to the curriculum
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2
Name of lecturer(s) Simone RÄDLER, Felician SIMMA
Requirements and Prerequisites


Course content

This course will focus on the fundamentals of Economic and Energy Law. Selected chapters of energy law are dealt with in depth. In addition, current developments in energy law with a high practical relevance are discussed.

  • Legal system
  • European and national regulatory framework
  • Legislative processes and institutions
  • Energy Law
  • Commercial law and contract law
Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students have a basic understanding of the systematics and selected chapters of economic and energy law. The students

  • know fundamentals and principles of law
  • can name and explain the difference between public law and civil law
  • are familiar with the legislative process at national and international level
  • can explain and describe the interaction of different institutions involved in the legislative process
  • can explain the basics of commercial private law
  • have a deeper insight into energy law. Know relevant laws and can explain and reflect on their effects and identify their advantages and disadvantages
  • can independently solve concrete practical cases on the basis of the fundamentals learned.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Presence Course. Students are informed about attendance requirements by the lecturer before the beginning of the course.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written or oral exam



Recommended or required reading
  • Lecture notes with relevant legal passages

Mode of delivery (face-to-face, distance learning)
  • Lecture with integrated exercises
  • Case studies, presentations and interactive energy debates