TEK5380 – Project in Renewable Energy
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
In this course there will be established project groups of 3-4 people that are to work together with a project over one whole semester. The topic for the project will be within renewable energy, energy storage in batteries and hydrogen and/or solutions for zero emission transport. The project will be based on an actual problem and/or concern a possible improvement of a product or service in a private or public company.
After the course you will have new knowledge on:
- Advanced energy systems with different sub-systems and key technologies
- Use of relevant methods and tools for system analysis and project management
- Acquisition of data and analysis of different source of information and use of these to structure and formulate professional arguments, in other words you will learn creative and critical thinking
- How to be a constructive contributor in teamwork
- Presentation and communication of results from a large project, written and verbally, both to specialists and a broader audience
Admission to the course
The course is available for program students in the masters programme Renewable Energy Systems at the Department of Technology Systems.
Recommended previous knowledge
It will be an advantage with some prior knowledge in the area of:
- Renewable energy systems, primarily systems based on solar cells or wind turbines
- Energy storage technologies, primarily within batteries, but also some knowledge about conversion to/from hydrogen via low-temperature water electrolysis / fuel cells is recommended
- Microsoft Office, including Project Manager og Visio
- Some experience with modeling and/or data processing in Matlab, Python, EES, etc.
The course has 3 hours of lecturing and guiding hours per week throughout the semester.
The groups will get an supervisor and one external contact to represent the "customer" in the project.
The projects will focus on several cases relevant to organizations and companies in the Oslo area.
There will be two mandatory assignments in the project which must be approved in order to take the final exam.
There will be an oral exam in the form of a 45-minute presentation towards the end of the semester, which will count 100% of the grade.
The compulsory written progress report and final report must have been approved before you can take the final exam.
Examination support material
The students are free to use all kind of aids in the reports and presentation, but the main content in the written and oral work presented must be based on independent work.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.