NIGK13005U Energy Systems and Climate Mitigation
MSc Programme in Climate Change
MSc Programme in Environmental Science
The purpose of the course is to provide the student a fundamental understanding of energy systems, the associated energy technologies and their climate impact. Special emphasis will be given to renewable energy technologies. The course consists of the following themes:
1. Energy concepts and thermodynamics.
2. Energy and economic development.
3. Renewable and non-renewable energy resources and energy technologies
4. Energy production and it’s climate impacts.
5. Energy systems management
6. Case study: Planning a renewable energy supply
A student having completed the course will be able
- Understand and describe the interrelations between energy systems and the climate.
- Describe the renewable energy technologies available to mitigate climate change.
- Analyze exsisting energy systems, at all scales, and their contributions to climate change and mitigation.
- Evaluate the appropriateness of alternative strategies for transformation of the energy systems for climate change mitigation.
- Contribute constructively to the design of sustainable energy systems at all scales.
- Work in inter-disciplinary groups to solve problems related to energy systems and climate change mitigation.
Please see Absalon.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended. Some exercises require basic mathematical skills equivalent to introductory courses in mathematics on BSc level.
A number of external lecturers are invited to teach on specific topics as e.g. fossil resources and nuclear energy.
To provide the student hands on experience a significant part of the course is allocated to a self-elected case project on planning/designing/proposing a renewable energy supply.
The course curriculum builds on a textbook(s) together with lecture notes and articles. Notes and articles are made available on Absalon.
- Theory exercises
Feedback is provided in various forms throughout the course. Teacher’s oral feedback on exercises, on-line quizzes, students own reflections over learning progress and peer feedback.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentThe exam consists of two individual essays based on the course content. The first essay is handed in douring the course and counts for 1/3 of the final grade. The second essay is handed in at the end of the course and counts for 2/3 of the final grade. The course is passed when the weighted average of the two grades is 02 or above.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
As the ordinary exam. Both essays are to be handed in one week before the oral examination.
Criteria for exam assesment
Please see learning outcome.