FENA2311 - Sustainable energy- and environmental- asessment


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Prosject
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Prosject 100/100

Course content

The course provides a basic introduction to sustainable development, and how we can analyze and optimize a system or a solution based on sustainability goals. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a widely used methodology to assess the environmental impact of various goods and services, including energy systems. In this course, the focus is on applications of LCA on different systems, with emphasis on how system boundaries for analyzes greatly affect the results. Furthermore, examples will be carried out related to maritime energy systems.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The course will give the student: - knowledge of and insight into the UN's goals for sustainability and the principles of sustainable development - insight into how to implement robust environmental evaluations. - knowledge of tools and methods for decision support in development projects (LCA analyzes etc)

Skills: After completing the course the student should be able to: - analyze systems and solutions - LC analyzes, (LCA) for the assessment of various systems, technologies and products in relation to their environmental properties and environmental footprints. - apply the LCA methodology to various energy systems and technologies. - conduct simple system analyzes based on sustainability principles - use different tools for sustainability analysis, LCA and multivariate decision support

General competence: After completing the course the student must: - have a good understanding of how to evaluate the environmental properties of different energy and production systems. - be able to communicate on academic topics with others who have a general background in the field and with less expert environments. - Know about trends in technology for components and system solutions.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and project work. A minimum of 2/3 of the compulsory exercises must be approved before admission to the examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Project. A minimum of 2/3 of the mandatory exercises must be approved.

Re-sit exam can be arranged as oral exam in spring termin.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Naval Architecture, Engineering (699SD)
Renewable Energy (BIFOREN)

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Engineering
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Prosject

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Prosject 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Prosject 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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