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Energy, energy technologies, and energy system integration (PET515)

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.


Course description for study year 2022-2023. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts
Course code

PET515

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Autumn

Language of instruction

English

Content
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

At the end of the course the students shall have: 

  • Basic knowledge of energy and energy forms
  • Knowledge of different energy technologies
  • Knowledge of the challenges of different energy technologies in relation to the environment
  • Knowledge of energy system integration

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 solutions

General competence: 

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

Required prerequisite knowledge
None
Exam
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 3 Hours Letter grades None permitted

Coursework requirements
Assignments

4 mandatory assignments.

The assignments must be approved to be eligible for the final exam. 

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Homam Nikpey Somehsaraei
Head of Department: Øystein Arild
Method of work
Lectures and student assignments.
Open for
City and Regional Planning, Master of Science Energy, Environment and Society - masterstudium
Course assessment
Form and/or discussion.
Literature
The syllabus can be found in Leganto