Course code FYS374

FYS374 Electrochemical Energy Conversion

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Course responsible: Jorge Mario Marchetti, Jorge Mario Marchetti
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in the autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Starts in 2018 and it will be given every second year
First time: Study year 2014-2015
Course contents:
  • Principles for electrochemical energy conversion and thermodynamics
  • Electromotive force and capacitance
  • Electrode materials
  • Electrode reactions
  • Choice of commercially available systems
Learning outcome:
The course is aimed at giving competence in principles and technology for electrochemical conversion of energy.
Learning activities:
The lectures will cover the main topics, ideas, theories, methods and approximations used in fuel cell and batteries.
Teaching support:
The course responsible will be available at request
Curriculum will be given in sufficient time before examination.
KJM100, FYS252, FYS272, MATH111, MATH112, MATH113
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
There will be a mandatory hand-in.
Final written examination, 3.5, hours. Grading will be A til F. 
Nominal workload:
Organized lectures will be 4 h x13 weeks (52 hours) and 2 h x13 weeks colloquium with the TA . Total workload is 250 hours, the difference consisting of own studies, preparation for lectures.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:

FYS371 - 1 sp reduction

FYS474 - 10 sp reduction

Type of course:
Engelsk: 2x2 hours per week. Colloquia with TA 1x2 hs per week.
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate's exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Written exam: Letter grades