Alternative Energy Sources and their Applications, 6 credits

Alternativa energikällor och deras tillämpningar, 6 hp

TFYA85

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Sergiy Valyukh

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 52 h
Recommended self-study hours: 108 h

Available for exchange students

Yes
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6KFYN 6 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E
6CMED 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E
6CKEB Chemical Biology (Industrial Biotechnology and Production) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E
6CKEB Chemical Biology (Protein Science and Technology) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Devices and Materials in Biomedicine) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Industrial Biotechnology and Production) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E
6MFYS Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 1 4 English Linköping E

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Chemical Biology

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in physics

Intended learning outcomes

After the course the student should be able to:

  • describe the basic physical concepts of energy conversion and consumption.
  • understand the importance of exploring renewable energy sources from technological, environmental and economical aspects.
  • describe different methods of utilizing renewable energy sources.
  • exhibit knowledge on achievement of energy efficient applications and energy-saving technologies.

    Course content

    Lectures cover general theory and technique of renewable energy sources to compare with unsustainable energy sources. Included areas:

    • Basic aspects of physics of energy related applications.
    • Renewable energy sources (solar, geothermal, hydro, wind, biofuel) and power plants.
    • Energy transformation and transmission.
    • Energy saving technologies for the electronics, transport, industry and buildings.
    • Advanced materials, methods, and future prospects in the energy sector, influence on environment and human life, basic requirements for energy related applications.
    • Introduction to computer simulation techniques for the energy sector.

      Teaching and working methods

      The scheduled parts of the course consist of lectures, seminars, laboratory work and visit companies working with renewable energy.

      Examination

      KTR1Optional assignment0 creditsU, G
      UPG1Site visiting and/or guest lectures0.5 creditsU, G
      LAB1Laboratory work0.5 creditsU, G
      TEN1Written examination5 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
      The optional assignments of the course can provide points that may be counted on the written exam.

      Grades

      Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

      Department

      Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

      Director of Studies or equivalent

      Magnus Johansson

      Examiner

      Sergiy Valyukh

      Course website and other links

      http://www.ifm.liu.se/courses

      Education components

      Preliminary scheduled hours: 52 h
      Recommended self-study hours: 108 h

      Course literature

      E. E. Michaelides, "Alternative Energy Sources", (Springer, 2012). A compendium of articles. R. Wengenmayr, T. Bührke “Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Future”, (Wiley, 2008). G. Boyle, ”Renewable Energy”, (Oxford University Press,2004).
Code Name Scope Grading scale
KTR1 Optional assignment 0 credits U, G
UPG1 Site visiting and/or guest lectures 0.5 credits U, G
LAB1 Laboratory work 0.5 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 5 credits U, 3, 4, 5
The optional assignments of the course can provide points that may be counted on the written exam.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

E. E. Michaelides, "Alternative Energy Sources", (Springer, 2012). A compendium of articles. R. Wengenmayr, T. Bührke “Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Future”, (Wiley, 2008). G. Boyle, ”Renewable Energy”, (Oxford University Press,2004).

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
X

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X

                            
2.3 System thinking
X

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X

                            
3.2 Communications
X

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context
X

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing
X

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating
X

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development
X

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development
X

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects
X

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects
X

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects
X

                            

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