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Learning Opportunity: Energy Technology and Economics

Energy Technology and Economics

Course Information

General Description:
Objective(s) of a study programme:
The programme aims to prepare highly qualified professionals of energy production, transmission, distribution and consumption engineering, which have up-to-date knowledge in energy and economics science and research methodology, have extensive knowledge of sustainable energy technologies, investment, planning and management features and are able to identify and analyse the problems of the energy sector and independently make decisions ensuring sustainable energy development taking into account current technological, economic and environmental challenges.
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding:
demonstrate a comprehensive and relevant interdisciplinary knowledge in the energy technologies and economics;
know the structure of energy systems, planning, management, modelling and principles of systems analysis;
know and understand the economic principles of energy sector behaviour and peculiarities of financial decision making process;
know the principles of energy production, conversion and consumption, to understand and be able to critically evaluate modern power and heat generation technologies;
know the principles of energy markets functioning and organization forms, to understand and critically evaluate the coherence of energy market management, regulation and energy policy;
know the principles of energy sector impact on the environment, ecology and climate change, EU policy in the field of pollution reduction and to understand methods of pollution prevention implementation.
Engineering Analysis:
be able to identify, understand and analyze the problems of the energy sector, to apply innovative methods to solve them;
be able to assess, analyze and interpret the current situation in the chosen direction of research, propose solutions;
be able to provide traditional and new energy technologies impact on sustainable development.
be able to apply acquired knowledge for qualitative and quantitative challenges of energy economics;
be able to carry out experimental work, evaluate and proceed acquired information, to choose professional solutions.
Engineering Design:
be able to analyze, to identify processes, to plan, to manage entities of energy;
be able to measure the quantitative and qualitative changes in the energy system and to make official;
be able to prepare economically worth models for the development of the energy system;
be able to make economically worth engineering solutions and submit new proposals.
be able to search for scientific, technical, legal information in public and specialized databases and to use for own research;
be able independently to analyze and investigate;
be able to plan, organize and execute experimental investigations.
Engineering Practice:
be able to select and efficiently apply appropriate research methods to solve problems;
be able to combine knowledge of technology and economic fields and manage complex energy systems;
be able to analyze socially relevant energy production, environmental and economic issues.
Transferable Skills:
be able to perform individually or in groups together with other fields of science experts;
be able to develop acquired skills and apply them in practice according to the needs;
be able to make rational use of working time and to have effective work organization skills;
be able to comply with the requirements of the scientific work ethic.
Activities of teaching and learning:
Material of the study module is gained both by activity in auditorium and individual work. Activity in auditorium includes lectures, practical tasks and laboratory works. Individual work is comprised by study of theoretical material, preparation for lectures, group research and practical work, midterms and exam. It also includes preparation of homework, projects and other activities.
Study programme is accomplished by final degree project.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Knowledge, abilities and skills, that the student will acquire during the course of the programme, are graded and registered to databases twice: during the evaluation of the student‘s independent work (positive or negative grade) and during the exam session (grade in ten-point scale).
The final degree project is defended in the public session of the studies’ branch qualification committee.
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
The future graduates of this study programme study: Energy Systems Analyses; Energy Economics; Advanced Energy Technologies; Energy Systems; Energy Market; Financial Management Decisions; Power System Planning; Regulation and Management of Energy Markets; Environment Protection in Energy Production; Economic Valuation of Innovations.
During the second semester students tutored by the Master thesis leader need to perform Research Project 1.
During the third semester students continue to perform Research Project 2.
Optional courses:
During the first semester there is a possibility to select one module (6 credits) from: Managerial Economics; Power Systems and Thermal Power Plants.
During the second semester there is a possibility to select one module (6 credits) from: Strategic Management Accounting; Efficient Use of Energy and Local Fuel Power Engineering.
During the third semester there is a possibility to select one module (6 credits) from: Energy Financial and Economical Analysis; Sustainable Energy and Management of Energy Use in Enterprise.
Distinctive features of a study programme:
The interdisciplinary and the original programme designed to prepare highly qualified energy technology and economics professionals which are able to assess and solve complex energy and economic problems.

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Access requirements: 

Minimum education - Higher education university type



Provider Information

Provider Name: 
Kaunas University of Technology
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Provider phone number: +370-37-300000 Provider email: ktu@ktu.lt Provider URL: http://ktu.edu/

Qualifications Awarded

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Qualification Awarded:
Master of Energy Engineering
Awarding body:

Kaunas University of Technology

Awarding body contact info:

Provider phone number: +370-37-300000 Provider email: ktu@ktu.lt Provider URL: http://ktu.edu/

Course Locations

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Course address:

K. Donelaičio g. 73, Kaunas