247-0100-00L  Energy Fundamentals

SemesterSpring Semester 2020
LecturersC. Schaffner
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentOnly for CAS in Applied Technology in Energy and MAS in Applied Technology.


247-0100-00 GEnergy Fundamentals
24s hrsby appt.C. Schaffner

Catalogue data

AbstractThe module provides an introduction to the fundamental science and the underlying technology throughout the rest of the CAS in Applied Technology in Energy.
ObjectiveParticipants will have an overview over today’s energy system (including energy generation, distribution and consumption) functions and will understand the underlying scientific principles, technologies as well as the regulatory frameworks.
ContentToday’s energy system (including energy generation, distribution and consumption) will be explained, starting from the underlying scientific principles moving to energy technologies as well as the relevant regulatory frameworks and economic principles. Special attention will be paid to understanding renewable (solar & wind) electricity generation and why this rapidly evolving technology is driving change in multiple industries. If time permits, the basics of climate change science and its relationship to energy related business decisions will be discussed as well.
Prerequisites / NoticeMAS AT participants must have successfully completed CAS 1 and 2 in order to enrol.

Non-MAS applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
- Demonstrated managerial experience working with technology companies or industries
- Good knowledge of English
- ETH recognized Master’s degree*

CAS ATE applications will be reviewed by the Admission Committee of the Certificate Programme. The final decision is communicated in writing.

* For non-MAS applicants, preference may be given to applicants with technical degrees or demonstrated practical knowledge in a relevant field for the purpose of maintaining a higher level of technical discussion.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersC. Schaffner
Typeungraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.

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PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupCAS ETH in Applied Technology in Energy (242000)
MAS ETH in Applied Technology (247000)

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