Sustainability and global change II
FCH-MA_ENG1IIAcad. year: 2020/2021
Global change issues, energy and sustainability issues including energy sources of the world, scientific foundations of energy aspects, solar energy: solar modules, solar-thermal energy, power plants, photovoltaics, ecological aspects, heat pumps, geothermal, wind, wave, water and nuclear energy.
Offered to foreign students
Of all faculties
Learning outcomes of the course unit
obtain insights into different sectors of environmental research
get to know current aspects and problems relating to phenomena of global change
develop an interdisciplinary perspective
learn to put contents of disciplinary courses into a wider context
learn to discuss different environmental issues
Passing Sustanability and global change I at UKL first semester.
- compulsory prerequisite
Recommended optional programme components
Recommended or required reading
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures of experts in environmental sciences and related industry (2-3 hours)
Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes
Written 1page report of 12 lectures (4 per semester)
Language of instruction
Scientists of the University of Koblenz-Landau and Brno University of Technology as well as external institutions present current approaches and results of environmental science research. The specific contents change from year to year.
Energy and Sustainability:
Energy sources of the world
Scientific foundations of energy aspects
Solar energy: solar modules, solar-thermal energy, power plants, photovoltaics, ecological aspects
The students obtain insights into different sectors of environmental research and get to know current aspects and problems relating to phenomena of global change. They develop an interdisciplinary perspective and learn to put contents of disciplinary courses into a wider context.
Students deal extensively with the current debate on sustainability and energy, the get to know alternative energy concepts and are able to evaluate them from an ecological as well as economic perspective.
Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences
presence on seminars is compulsory
Classification of course in study plans
- Programme NPAP_ENVI Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory