Energy and Development

NAME OF THE COURSE Energy and Development

Code

KTC217

Year of study

2.

Course teacher

ScD Mirko Marušić

Credits (ECTS)

2.0

Associate teachers

Type of instruction (number of hours)

P S V T

30

0

0

0

Status of the course

Elective

Percentage of application of e-learning

0 %

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course objectives

Obtaining basic theoretical knowledge in the field of energetics. Introduction to basic information needed for active participation in classes in the field of termotechnics and energetics.

Course enrolment requirements and entry competences required for the course

None

Learning outcomes expected at the level of the course (4 to 10 learning outcomes)

- Describing the ways of energy conversion and comparing conventional energy sources.
- Describing the ways in which electricity can be produced.
- Describing the ways in which nuclear energy can be used and analyizing the operation of a nuclear power plant.
- Defining and describing the types of renewable energy sources.
- Describing the basic characteristics of water energy usage.
- Describing the ways in energy of the sun can be used and its basic characteristics.
- Describing the basic characteristics of the usage of wind energy.
- Describing the ways in which geotermal energy and biomass energy can be used, as well as their basic characteristics.
- Defining and describing the basic elements of energetic planning and energetic policy.

Course content broken down in detail by weekly class schedule (syllabus)

- 1st week: Energy: definition and units, energy inflow the on Earth, Earth′s energy balance - energy crises, enegy resources, energy supplays, energy conversion and heat.
- 2nd week: Consumption of energy; historical development, regional consumption, influence on the life quality, consumption and saving of energy in basic sectors (industry, traffic, households), estimation of global energetics development.
- 3rd week: Energy of fossil fuels: coal.
- 4th week: Energy of fossil fuels: oil.
- 5th week: Energy of fossil fuels: natural gas. Partial assessment (1st preliminary test)
- 6th week: Thermal power plant, influence on environmente (greenhouse effects, acid rains, particulates, heat contamination), exploitation of waste heat, magnetohydrodynamic generators.
- 7th week: Hydroenergy: basic characteristics of water flow, hydro-electric power plants.
- 8th week: Nuclear energy: fission.
- 9th week: Nuclear reactors.
- 10th week: Nuclear fuels. Partial assessment (2nd preliminary test)
- 11th week: Nuclear fusion, projects of fusion devices.
- 12th week: Influence of nuclear energy on mankind and environmente.
- 13th week: Solar energy: conversion in heat energy (active and passive solar systems, solar furnaces, solar-electric power plants), photovoltaic conversion (photovoltaicells and photovoltaic systems), application of nanotechnology, bioconversion (cultivation and energetical exploitation of biomass).
- 14th week: Wind energy: basic characteristics, wind turbines, wind-electric power plants.
- 15th week: Energy of oceans and seas: energy of high and low tide, energy of waves, heat energy. Geothermal energy: hydrogeothermal and petrogeothermal energy supplays, influence on environmente. Storage of energy. Partial assessment (3nd preliminary test).

Format of instruction:

Student responsibilities

 

Screening student work (name the proportion of ECTS credits for eachactivity so that the total number of ECTS credits is equal to the ECTS value of the course):

Class attendance

0.5

Research

0.0

Practical training

0.0

Experimental work

0.0

Report

0.0

 

 

Essay

0.0

Seminar essay

0.0

 

 

Tests

0.5

Oral exam

0.5

 

 

Written exam

0.5

Project

0.0

 

 

Grading and evaluating student work in class and at the final exam

In course of the semester, the entire exam can be passes by taking and passing the three preliminary tests consisting of theoretical questions.
In the examination periods oral exam is taken.
Grades: 55-64% - sufficient; 65-79% - good, 80-89% - very good; 90-100% - excellent.

Required literature (available in the library and via other media)

Title

Number of copies in the library

Availability via other media

Internal script

0

Web portal KTF-a

Optional literature (at the time of submission of study programme proposal)

D. Krpan-Lisica, Osnove energetike, Hinus, Zagreb, 2001.
C.J. Cleveland, Editor, Encyclopedia of Energy, Vol.1-6, Elsevier, San Diego 2004.
H. Požar, Osnove energetike 1,2, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1992.
V. Knapp, Novi izvori energije 1, Školska knjiga, Zagareb, 1993.
P. Kulišić, Novi izvori energije 2, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1991.

Quality assurance methods that ensure the acquisition of exit competences

Quality assurance will be performed at three levels:
(1) University Level;
(2) Faculty Level by Quality Control Committee;
(3) Lecturer’s Level.

Other (as the proposer wishes to add)