Lectures offered by the Institute of Power Plant Technology, Steam and Gas Turbines comprise the general field of energy conversion and more specifically energy conversion technologies such as steam and gas turbines. As an academic institution at one of the worlds most prestigeous technical universities, the IKDG targets to convey detailed and specific knowledge in the above listed topic to fellow students. Studentes are also encouraged to take active part in research projects and thesis to deepen and apply their knowledge.

The choice of courses is adapted to the needs of a student formation in the master of Energy Technologies, especially regarding the specialization "Energy Supply".

A key factor for success in teaching and research is the continuous exchange with designated industry partners, which allows for the incorporation of recent trends in turbomachinery to lectures and research.

Beside the specialized formation, the IKDG also commits itself to serve as an ambassador of power plant and turbomachinery technology for students from different specializations and society in general. Lectures such as 'Building and Operation of Power Plant under Competitive Market Conditions' and 'Selected Topics of Turbomachinery and Jet Propulsion' invite representatives of industry, research and politics to an open discussion over technological, political and legal requirements of today's and future power generation systems.