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This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


This course gives the students basic insights into what energy is, how it is measured, different types of energy that exists and various energy conversion technologies. It then moves on to present various energy technologies and the deficiencies of different energy technologies (fossil and non-fossil based) and the challenges the current shortcomings present for a transition to a low carbon society. It further discusses the role different energy technologies can play in the transition to a low carbon society, the challenges and opportunities represented by digitalization and ICT related to energy system integration, and various configurations of possible solutions for energy system integration.

Learning outcome

Knowledge:
  • Basic knowledge of energy, energy forms and energy technologies
  • Advanced knowledge of the challenges of different energy technologies in relation to the environment
  • Advanced knowledge of energy system integration
  • Knowledge of challenges and opportunities represented by digitalization and ICT

Skills:
  • Students should be able to apply the insights on energy and energy technologies to assess various energy solutions
  • Students should be able to critically assess and evaluate different energy solution

General competence: After the course, students are expected to be able to use the knowledge and skills in the analysis of energy system integration and apply it as a transition tool towards a low carbon society.

Contents

This course gives the students basic insights into what energy is, how it is measured, different types of energy that exists and various energy conversion technologies. It then moves on to present various energy technologies and the deficiencies of different energy technologies (fossil and non-fossil based) and the challenges the current shortcomings present for a transition to a low carbon society. It further discusses the role different energy technologies can play in the transition to a low carbon society, the challenges and opportunities represented by digitalization and ICT related to energy system integration, and various configurations of possible solutions for energy system integration.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam1/13 hoursA - FNone permitted
Combination of multiple choice and short answers.

Coursework requirements

Assignments
5 mandatory assignments.
The assignments must be approved to get access to written exam

Course teacher(s)

Course teacher
Homam Nikpey Somehsaraei
Course coordinator
Mohsen Assadi

Method of work

Lectures and student assignments.

Open to

Energy, Environment and Society - masterstudium

Course assessment

Standard UiS procedure

Literature

Energy and climate change, David Coley, ISBN: 9780470853139, publishing company: Wiley


This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 09.12.2019