FENT1101 - Introduction to Renewable Energy 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

- Overview of Norway's and the world's energy situation

- Basic chemistry and thermodynamics- Environmental challenges with energy production (CO2 and NOx emissions)

- Different forms of renewable energy (hydropower, wind power, solar energy, bioenergy, salt power, and thermal power)

- Comparison of renewable energy with other forms of electricity production such as coal power, gas power, diesel power and nuclear power

- Heat pumps, heat recovery, ENØK measures for buildings, passive houses and plus houses

- Carbon capture and storage (CCS)

- Circular economy and sustainability within renewable energy

Learning outcome

The candidate has knowledge of:

- basic engineering methodology

- basic sustainability analyses

- basic professional ethics and health, environment and safety (HSE)

- basic digitization (e.g. use of Matlab and Python programming)

- various forms of energy production

- Norwegian energy supply and energy use together with the national and international energy situation

- environmental problems related to energy production and energy use

- various measures for energy efficiency

- research and development work within the field of renewable energy.

- innovation and entrepreneurship within renewable energy

The candidate is able to (skills):

- update their knowledge within the field through information gathering

- apply knowledge to solve theoretical, technical and practical problems within the fields of energy production

- assess the energy and environmental consequences of various energy solutions

- make simple calculations on heating and cooling systems

- find, assess, use and refer to information and subject matter and present this in such a way that it illuminates an issue within Renewable Energy

The candidate must be able to (general competence):

- evaluate different methods of energy production against each other

- consider appropriate measures for energy efficiency

- assess the role of engineers in society

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises

Compulsory assignments

  • Calculation exercises

Further on evaluation

Written school examination, 4 Hours

Compulsory work requirements:

- 8 out of 10 exercises must be approved.

A re-sit examination will be held in August and may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Renewable Energy - Engineering (BIFOREN)

Course materials

Notes distributed via Blackboard.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FENA1001 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
FENG1001 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
FENT1001 5.0 AUTUMN 2023
FENA1101 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
FENG1101 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D 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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