During the course, the students will learn how to:
calculate the amount of energy available from various energy sources
evaluate pros and cons associated with the exploitation of the mentioned energy sources.
The most abundant renewable and non-renewable energy sources are reviewed. Options for production, storage and use of energy are presented. The fundamental principles of solar heat and electricity production, hydro power, wind power, wave power, tidal power, bioenergy and other energy resources are explained and explored.
Lectures and exercises.
Expected workload for the average student: 135 hours.
Assessment methods and criteria
4 hours individual written exam. Grading by letters.
The person responsible for the course decides, in cooperation with student representative, the form of student evaluation and whether the course is to have a midway or end of course evaluation in accordance with the quality system for education, chapter 4.1.”
Offered as Single Standing Module
Yes. Subject to availability or capacity.
Admission Requirement if given as Single Standing Module
Higher Education Entrance Qualification including mathematics R1 and R2 and physics 1, or a pass in the preliminary course examination for engineers (which is also offered at University of Agder).