ESE5502 Sustainable Energy SystemsBahçeşehir UniversityDegree Programs ELECTRIC-ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (ENGLISH, NONTHESIS)General Information For StudentsDiploma SupplementErasmus Policy StatementNational Qualifications
Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ESE5502 Sustainable Energy Systems Fall 3 0 3 8
This catalog is for information purposes. Course status is determined by the relevant department at the beginning of semester.

Basic information

Language of instruction: English
Type of course: Departmental Elective
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi CANAN ACAR
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi CANAN ACAR
Recommended Optional Program Components: Not available.
Course Objectives: The objectives of the course is to teach the students the tradeoffs inherent in sustainability; to lead them to learn technology and technology dependent energy policy options and provide an assessment frame work to produce alternative solutions. In this respect, the conventional and renewable energy resources and the existing and future’s technologies will be examined in relation to their environmental strengths and weaknesses, their economic viability and their ability to satisfy the ever evolving regulatory expectations of the world community.

Learning Outcomes

The students who have succeeded in this course;
I. Understand the pillars on which sustainability stands and the importance of energy as one of the pillars
II. Identify the differences between different energy resources as far as sustainability is considered
III. Comprehend the local regional and global effects of energy production and consumption.
IV. Know the economic evaluations pertaining to energy and the rest of the economy
V. Understands various sustainability indicators and the sustainability metrics
VI. Differentiate between various fossil fuels and their contribution to human processes.
VII. Knows the issues related to fossil fuels from exploration , discovery , extraction to final use.
VIII. Comprehend and analyze the environmental impacts of fossil fuels.
IX. Differentiate between various new and renewable energy sources and their contribution to human processes
X. Knows the issues related to new and renewable energy resources
XI. Comprehend the role of policy measures and regulations in the field of sustainable energy

Course Content

Wide aspects of energy use from the viewpoints of sustainability, resource availability, technical performance, environmental effects, and economics. The course shows the tools to make “informed energy choices” and review the technology, environmental impacts and economics of main energy sources like nuclear, solar, wind, geothermal energies and hydro power. Covers the relationships between the development of technology, energy resources, and energy technologies available today.

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) Introduction to Sustainable Energy
2) Energy Resources and Sustainability
3) Homework Presentations: Personal energy consumption and ways to control it Homework 1
4) Local, Regional and Global Environmental Effects of Energy Production and Consumption
5) Economics of sustainability
6) Energy systems and sustainability metrics.
7) Homework 2 presentations Homework 2
8) Fossil Fuels and fossil energy
9) Review of the subjects covered.
10) Environmental effects offossil fuels and fossil energy
11) Nuclear Energy
12) HW 3 Presentations
13) New and renewable energy sources in the context of sustainable energy
14) Complexity of the sustainable energy systems
15) Studying for the final examination: review of basic concepts
16) Studying for the final examination: solving numerical problems


Course Notes / Textbooks: Ders notları/pp sunumları
Referans kitap: J. W. Tester, E. M. Drake, M. W. Golay, M. J. Driscoll, and W. A. Peters ,“Sustainable Energy- Choosing Among Options”,1995

Lecture Notes and pp presentations
Reference(s): J. W. Tester, E. M. Drake, M. W. Golay, M. J. Driscoll, and W. A. Peters ,“Sustainable Energy- Choosing Among Options”,1995
References: Makaleler ders sırasında bildirilecektir.
Papers to be announced later.

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance 10 % 10
Homework Assignments 3 % 15
Presentation 3 % 10
Midterms 1 % 25
Final 1 % 40
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Study Hours Out of Class 16 4 64
Presentations / Seminar 3 12 36
Homework Assignments 3 18 54
Midterms 1 2 2
Final 1 2 2
Total Workload 200

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution