Syllabus for Thematic Studies in Renewable Electricity Production

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Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TE677
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Renewable Energy Production A1N

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2011-03-07
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2019-02-13
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 31, 2019
  • Entry requirements: 120 credits in Science and Technology of which at least 90 credits in Technology. English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
  • Responsible department: Department of Electrical Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe the trends and upcoming technology in the energy supply chain,
  • analyze the changes in electricity supply, both technical and social,
  • actively participate in discussions on electricity supply with facts and arguments, and even lead presentations and discussions.

Content

The course treats current and future trends in technology and society related to electricity supply; challenges and opportunities associated with the topic. Discussions that can be addressed include the impact of renewable energy proportion, intermittent electricity, distributed versus centralized power generation, various aspects of the development of electrial vehicles. Ethic aspects of electricity generation. Equal opportunities with respect to the Discrimination Act.

Instruction

Lectures, seminars and study visits.

Assessment

Continuous assessment during the course through active participation in seminars and a written report. The next examination is the next time the course is given. 
 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Other directives

The course is available solely to students who follow the Master programme in Renewable Electricity Production.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 31, 2019

Handouts.