19E023OPE - Energy Engineering Fundamentals

Course specification
Course title Energy Engineering Fundamentals
Acronym 19E023OPE
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    The goal Introduction to the basic concepts of energy engineering fundamentals with special accent on renewables, sustainability and substitution. Introducing students with different types of energy, energy efficiency of its transformation and transport. Recognizing the advantages of energy sources from the aspect of economic viability, ecology and energy policy.
    The outcome Mastering energy transformations and state-of-the-art technologies for energy end-use. Students will be able to independently analyze: energy efficiency of different technical systems, economic cost-effectiveness of energy projects, the energy balance of buildings and GHG emissions.
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    Contents of lectures Renewables and non-renewables.Exergy and anergy. Coal, oil and gas. Technologies, enrichment and refinement. Green house gasses GHG. Paris Agreement and Energy Policy. Geothermal energy and heat pump. Hydropower Windpower. Fuel cells. Biomass and cogeneration technology. GHG emission. Engineering economics and fundamentals of power engineering planning.
    Contents of exercises Practical classes include exercising on the board and on computers. Exercises on the board include basic calculations: energy transformation from renewable and non-renewable sources, transport and energy consumption, CO2 emissions, economics and power engineering planning. Exercises on the computer involve the combination of the mentioned calculations in the EnergyPLAN software tool.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 1
    Methods of teaching Classical lectures and lectures in electronic form (presentations). Exercises include solving tasks and simulations on a computer.
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 15 Test paper 70
    Practical lessons 15 Oral examination 0
    Projects 0
    Colloquia 0
    Seminars 0