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Distributed Energy Engineering

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: IKTS4101
Type: Compulsory / Professional Studies
Curriculum: KT 2014EM
Level: Bachelor of Engineering
Year of Study: 2 (2015-2016)
Credits: 5 cr
Responsible Teacher: Saarikoski, Lotta
Language of Instruction: English

Learning Outcomes

The student will learn both technology and international technology marketing and project work in this course. The student will become familiar with distributed energy systems and their operation in general. The main electrical components used in a distributed energy system will be learned. Also the student will gain general understanding about how the generated power is being distributed via the electric network and what are the main challenges. The student will learn how to market and sell an energy system and what kind of challenges can bet met in leading international energy projects. The student will learn how to operate in a multinational, diverse team

Student's Workload

70 h scheduled studies of which intensive week 40 hrs
65 autonomous studies

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

The basic courses of physics and electrical engineering


The student will learn how the primary energy is converted into the electricity using power generators. Special attention is paid how the generators are connected into the grid. The student will learn how the electrical energy is converted back to the mechanical work.

Recommended or Required Reading and Other Learning Resources/Tools

Handouts provided by the lecturer.
Site visits (excursions)

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lectures 30 hrs, assignments, team work and project work tot. 65 hrs
Intensive workshop 40 hrs together with marketing students

Assessment Criteria

1: The student is able, with guidance, to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit.
3: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently.
5: The student is able to utilise the methods learnt during the study unit independently and is able apply the learnt knowledge in new contexts.

Assessment Methods

Active participation in differrent activities arranged
Learning diary