Course code FORN200

FORN200 Energy Systems and Technologies

Norsk emneinformasjon

Search for other courses here

Showing course contents for the educational year 2015 - 2016 .

Course responsible: Erik Trømborg
Teachers: Monica Havskjold, Muyiwa Samuel Adaramola
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Course contents:
The course gives a thorough introduction to the design of energy systems able to support the societies demand for energy services in both the stationary and mobile sector, taking into consideration the current environmental and economical constraints and requirements for security of supply. Primary emphasis will be on concersion of renewable energy resources, but also utilisation of fossil fuel with carbon capture and storage is included. Knowledge of environmental effects, energy efficiency and cost considerations concerning technologies for small- and large scale hydro power, wind power, biomass for energy and fuel, solar energy and heat pumps constitutes an important part of the course. Demand for energy services, both present situation, future development and energy efficiency means will be comprehensively discussed.
Learning outcome:


The students will acquire knowledge of, and be able to account for, the environmental consequences, economical feasibility, energy efficiency and effect on security of supply for different energy systems.


The students will be able to do such evaluations from a system perspective from energy resources to energy services and herby carry out basic economic and technical calculations

General competence

The students will aquire competence in written and oral presentation, working in groups and discussions.

Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises, seminars, term paper in groups.
Teaching support:
Delivered in first lecture.
FYS100, MATH100, BUS100
Recommended prerequisites:
FORN100 or MINA100
Mandatory activity:
Semester assignment, seminar and exercise.
Final written exam (3 timer) 100%. Compulsary avtivites must be completed and passed.
Nominal workload:
Ca.300 hours lectures and exercises, seminars and self study.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
60 hours lectures/exercises, 4 hours seminar.
Sensor evaluates the exam assignment.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått