Academic Catalog

SEES502 ENERGY SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABILITY

Course Code: 3900502
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Sustainable Environment And Energy Systems
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Masters
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AL MUHTAROLU
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Content

Interdisciplinary exploration of environmental, scientific, economic, social, and political opportunities and impacts associated with energy systems. Main fuel technologies such as fossil, hydroelectric, nuclear, photovoltaic, wind, and biomass. The supply and use of energy systems with emphasis on sustainability. Qualitative and quantitative analysis of energy resources, combustion, conversion, distribution processes in terms of environmental, social, and economic impacts. Emerging portfolios of energy systems. Investigation of local and global options. A term paper on a topic outside thesis research area. A local field trip.