Study programmes / B-EMEN Economics and Management / Energetics and Technology
Course code:TENA
Course title in language of instruction:Energetics and Technology
Course title in Czech:Energetika a technika v AJ
Course title in English:Energetics and Technology
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:English
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2016/2017 - FBE
Name of lecturer:doc. Ing. Martin Fajman, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:not Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:The goal of the course is to get students acquainted with basic terms in the scope of energetics and technics in connection with economy and provide them an orientation in energy sources structure, energy demands and energy savings in connection with ecological aspects. Meaning of renewable energy sources is emphasized, namely business opportunities in the field on the base of legislation and economical conditions.
Course contents:
1.Energetics (allowance 8/6)
a.Fundamental concepts and terminology. The relationship of energy, ecology and economy.
b.Available energy sources and energy intensity. Energy Saving Potentials.
c.Sustainability in terms of energy and environment.
d.Ecological and economic aspects of the use of alternative energy sources.

2.Renewable energy resources (allowance 16/6)
a.Technical utilization of Solar energy.
b.Indirect solar energy utilizaton by natural processes.
c.RES legislation.

3.Technology for transportation and building equipment (allowance 4/2)
a.Energy and environmental features of drivelines and development perspective.
b.Fuels for mobile means.
c.Combined heat and power.
d.Heat pumps.

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-ethical commitment

Specific competences:
-Ability of an independent decision making in terms of entrepreneurial opportunities in the energy sector
-Ability to orientate in problems of flows of energy, energy sources and their relations in connection with environmental issues
-Competence in evaluation of energy intensity
-Knowledge of relation between energy efficiency and economical indicators

Type of course unit:optional
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Credit is awarded on the basis of case studies (20% rating), seminar oral presentation (10%), and successful completion of term test - minimum is 40% successful response (30%). Course completion is by an oral exam for about 25 minutes. Final evaluation of the course is based on continuous assessment, evaluation of case studies and results of oral examinations (40%).
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice6 h
     seminar8 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam52 h
     preparation for regular testing25 h
     preparation of presentation15 h
     writing of seminar paper32 h
Total168 h

Basic reading list
  • MCELROY, M B. Energy : perspectives, problems, and prospects. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. 409 p. ISBN 978-0-19-538611-0.
  • Energy, environment and economics research compendium. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 400 p. Energy Science, Engineering and Technology. ISBN 978-1-62257-801-6.
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