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488507S Energy Systems Engineering, 5 op 
Tunniste 488507S  Voimassaolo 01.08.2019 -
Nimi Energy Systems Engineering  Lyhenne Energy Systems 
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  Arvostelu1 - 5, hyv, hyl 
Vastuuyksikkö Prosessi- ja ympäristötekniikan ala 

Eva Pongracz 


5 cr/135 hours of work




Autumn, period 1


After the course, the student is familiar with the measures and dimensions of macro-level energy production and consumption. The student will know the energy measures and able to apply correctly the units  of energy. The student will gain fluency in finding, downloading, processing and visualizing energy statistics. The student will know the expectations from energy conversion and distribution systems, energy storage systems, and the management of the efficient use of energy in buildings, manufacturing, and processing systems. The student will also understand the seasonality of different energy needs and energy generation from renewable energy sources (RES) as well as will be able to calculate the required size of installations that can cover the energy needs of different targets. The student will also gain understanding of the secondary effects of energy usage from a local environmental impact, regional and national economic impact, and global climate change perspective. The student can also calculate total net energy needs, total energy from RES, % of total net energy covered by RES, total balance in primary energy units. The student can also correctly apply EROI calculations for different energy generation and storage technologies.


The structure and domains of the power system types of power plants, transmission and distribution networks. Energy production measures and dimensions, seasonality and intermittancy. Energy measures and units, primary and secondary energy, sizing calculations for energy generation for centralized and decentralized solutions. Energy storage capacities, scales, sizing for short- and long-term options. Primary and secondary environmental impacts of energy production; land-use impacts and footprint-based calculations. EROI and net energy, footprint calculations and land-use impacts.


Face-to-face teaching; the course has compulsory participation requirements.


Lectures 36h; work assignment; continuous evaluation.


Master’s students of environmental engineering, especially of energy and environmental engineering orientation; Master’s students in economics; Master’s students of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. Doctoral students are also welcome to participate.


The course is designed to be accessible to students with the broadest background. Nevertheless, a scientific and/or technical background is an advantage. 


Lecture slides and information on recommended reading material will be provided during the course.

Suoritustavat ja arviointikriteerit 

The course evaluation will be based on the grades of inrermediate tasks.


The course unit utilizes a numerical grading scale 1-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.


Prof. Eva Pongrácz


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