TEP4225 - Energy and Environment


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100

Course content

The course is an introduction to further studies in energy and environment, and therefore it will give an overview and a broad understanding of the subject area.

It will provide an overview of: -The environment as a framework for energy.Energy resources and energy use. Methods of production as well as environmental impacts for electrical power, thermal energy and cooling. Heat and cold, production methods and environmental impacts. Energy conversions in industry and buildings. Energy flexibility and transport of district heating. Electrical energy, electricity as energy carrier and the infrastructure associated with this. Electricity market and price formation. Planning and dimensioning of heat supply. Energy balance and environmental accounts.

Learning outcome

The course provides the student with knowledge about:
- Key challenges and technologies in energy use, utilization of energy resources, energy conversion and environmental conse-quences.

The course gives the student insight about:
- The environment as a framework for energy use and the exploitation of energy resources
- An overview of energy recourses and energy consumption
- Production methods for electric power and heating/cooling, and their consequences on the environment
- Energy conversion in industry and buildings
- District heating systems
- Technology, distribution and infrastructure in the Nordic electric power system
- How the system for electric power transmission are built up
- The trade in the Nordic electric power market (Nord Pool)
- Heat balance and energy supply for buildings
- Drivers for energy use and greenhouse gas emissions
- Life cycle thinking and environmental impacts from energy production
- Energy and the UN's sustainability goals

The course should enable the student to:
- use basic knowledge about different forms of production, transport and use of electricity and heating /cooling to solve simple problemes, and to use the knowledge to explain the relationship between the use of energy resources and environmental impacts.

General competence:
After ended course:
- Should the student have basic competence regarding environmental impacts arising from different energy carriers and technical solutions
- Should the student be able to apply this competence in the further study.

Learning methods and activities

Emphasis is placed on the students getting a good overview of topics that are dealt with in other courses in Energy and Environment. The course is structured around problem-based exercises and laboratory exercises. These are linked to introductory lectures by teachers and possibly invited professionals. The project assignment in the first semester program "Teknostart" is included as part of the course.
The assessment includes problem-based tasks that are organized as group work and end with presentation for other students and submission of reports. To pass the course, all assignments must be passed. In addition, all laboratory exercises/demonstrations must be approved.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Laboratory exercises
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Three problem-based assignments, organized as group work and rounded off with the presentation and submission of a report. To pass 70 out of 100 points is required. In addition, laboratory exercises and demonstrations must be approved.

For a re-take all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Compendium and literature surveys.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIO7005 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Energy and Process Engineering
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Industrial Economics
  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Technological subjects


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 100/100
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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