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

Degree programme: Master Sustainable Energy Systems
Type of degree: FH Master´s Degree Programme
Summer Semester 2022

Course unit title Economic and Energy Law
Course unit code 072722040102
Language of instruction German / English
Type of course unit (compulsory, optional) Compulsory
Semester when the course unit is delivered Summer Semester 2022
Teaching hours per week 1
Year of study 2022
Number of ECTS credits allocated Second Cycle (Master)
Number of ECTS credits allocated 2
Name of lecturer(s) Simone RÄDLER

Prerequisites and co-requisites


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
  • understand the subsidiarity principle as the basis of European legislation
  • 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.

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

Assessment of the excercises worked on and written final examination; the commissional examination takes place orally.



Recommended or required reading
  • Koenig, Christian; Kühling, Jürgen; Rasbach, Winfried (2012): Energierecht. UTB.

  • Schwind, Hans D.; Hassenpflug, H.; Melchior, Robin (2014): Wirtschaftsrecht - leicht gemacht: Das komplette Recht der Wirtschaft nicht nur für Studierende an Universitäten, Hochschulen und Berufsakademien.

  • Kleist. Ehricke, Ulrich (2015): Energierecht: Rechtsgrundlagen der Energiewirtschaft, Rechtsstand: 1. September 2015. Nomos

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