Energy technology is a broad field that includes energy efficiency, energy services, power plants, energy conversion, sustainable energy and renewable energy. The course provides a good overview of different energy technologies and how different energy sources are linked to energy systems.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
Introduction to the concepts of energy and power, review of renewable and non-renewable energy sources, energy storage and principles for energy transfer and energy conversion will be provided. Emphasis is placed on relevant calculations in order to be able to assess the effect and performance of energy sources and energy systems.
The course will give students a broad and basic understanding of energy systems and energy technologies. Students will gain an understanding of how thermodynamics is used in practical contexts and will be able to make simple analyzes using thermodynamic principles. Students will get an overview of technologies for renewable energy and technology for conventional energy production, as well as the interaction between these when the energy is distributed to consumers. Energy conversion technologies for solar, wind, water and various hydrocarbons will be explained and students will be able to solve simple but real energy conversion related problems.
Required prerequisite knowledge
FYS200 Thermo- and Fluid Dynamics
Form of assessment
Approved tables, Valid calculator,
2 compulsory assignments
Mandatory exercises must be approved by the teacher within 3 weeks before the exam.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.