Basics of EnergyTechnology

Structure Type: Course
Code: ISTP0603
Type: Compulsory
Level: Bachelor
Credits: 3.0 points
Responsible Teacher: Käräjämäki, Esa
Teacher Team: Koski, Jari ; Mäkinen, Olavi ; Käräjämäki, Esa ; Kiikkala, Sanna-Liisa ; Esala, Tapani
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Course Implementations, Planned Year of Study and Semester

Curriculum  Semester  Credits  Start of Semester  End of Semester
I-ST-2010   2 spring   3.0   2012-01-09   2012-06-18  
I-ST-2011   2 spring   3.0   2013-01-05   2013-06-18  
I-ST-2012   2 spring   3.0        
I-ST-2013   2 spring   3.0        
ST-2014   2 spring   3.0        
ST-2015   2 spring   3.0        

Learning Outcomes

After the course, the student knows the quantities and concepts of energy technology. (S)he understands the physical principles and practical restrictions of various energy production methods. The student is able to solve problems related with energy technology. In the laboratory of Physics, the student becomes familiar with equipment and measurements related with energy technology.

Student's Workload

The total amount of student's work is 81 h, which contains 42 h of contact studies.

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses



Wind energy and solar energy, thermoelectric generator, thermal energy, heat transfer, basics of thermodynamics, most important thermodynamic cycles, nuclear energy, fuel cells and batteries.

Recommended or Required Reading

Pentti Inkinen, Jukka Tuohi: "Momentti 1, Insinöörifysiikka", Otava. Pentti Inkinen, Reijo Manninen, Jukka Tuohi: "Momentti 2, Insinöörifysiikka", Otava.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

The relevant theories of physics, together with associated problems and applications, are studied on a course of lectures. In addition, the student will individually solve a number of given homework exercises. Students will also take part in laboratory measurements. The measurements are done in groups of 3 students.

Assessment Criteria

Grade 5: The student is able to apply creatively the contents of the course.
Grade 3: The student is well-abled to utilize the course contents.
Grade 1: The student knows those subjects of the course, which are necessary for the forthcoming studies and working life.

Assessment Methods

The assessment is based on an examination (80%), homework exercises and laboratory work (20%). A student must solve at least 25 % of the given homework exercises, and (s)he must complete all the associated experiments in the laboratory of Physics, as well as write two reports on the measurements.