Energy, energy technologies, and energy system integration E-PET515

This digital course gives you insight about energy and energy technologies, and enables you to assess various energy solutions. After this course, you should be able to use your knowledge about energy systems as transition tool towards a low carbon society.

Published Endret
Credits (ECTS)


Next admission

Spring 2023



Application deadline


Form of teaching


Course fee

Free of charge, except for course literature

Course will run, assuming funding from HK-Dir

Course is now full, but you can apply for waiting list above.

Course content

This course gives you basic insights into what energy is, how it is measured, different types of energy that exists and various energy conversion technologies.

The course then moves on to present various energy technologies and the deficiencies of different energy technologies (fossil and non-fossil based) and the changes the current shortcomings present for a transition to a low carbon society.

Other topics that will be covered are 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 outcomes

At the end of the course you shall have:


  • 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


  • You should be able to apply the insights on energy and energy technologies to assess various energy solutions
  • Youbshould be able to critically assess and evaluate different energy solutions

General competence

  • After the course, you 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.

Mandatory requirements

  • Bachelor Degree 180 ECTS
  • Foreign applicants must also document education and English skills in accordance with NOKUT's regulations. Read more about the English language requirements here: English Language Requirements for International Applicants | University of Stavanger ( If you do not meet the English requirements, but you are working in an English speaking work environment, you can upload a CV + a certificate from your workplace that states this, as this may substitute the requirement.

  • "Realkompetanse": In order to be able to apply for admission on the basis of prior learning ("realkompetanse"), a minimum of 60 credits from previous studies is required.


  • We practice the first-come, first-served principle when registering this course, as long as you qualify for admission based on the admission requirements and the prerequisite knowledge. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Required prerequisite knowledge



  • A three-hour written home exam. The exam will be a combination of multiple choice and short answers. Marks: A - F. Weight: 100%.

Coursework requirements

  • Two mandatory assignments.
  • The assignments must be approved to get access to written exam

Method of work

  • Lectures and student assignments.


Det teknisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt for energi- og petroleumsteknologi

Contact person

Divisjon for utdanning
UiS etter- og videreutdanning