Energy and Environment (ENE404) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Energy and Environment ENE404 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Team/Group, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Aysel ATIMTAY
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course is a technical elective course for energy systems engineering degree. The main objectives of this course are; to provide basic understanding and appreciation of energy and environmental concepts and interconnectedness; analyze energy consumption patterns; discuss various energy resources that power the modern society; examine the energy conversion processes; explore interrelationships between energy use and industrial progress and environmental consequences; discuss future energy alternatives.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Examining the relationship between energy and global environment
  • Understanding the detrimental effects of producing and using energy on the environment
  • Dealing with the climate change and global warming
  • Understanding the need for the sustainability
Course Content Energy resources, processes, environmental effects, air pollution, sustainability, global warming, climate change.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction Chapter 1
2 The Planet’s Energy Balance Chapter 2
3 History of Humankind’s Use of Energy Chapter 3
4 Energy Resources, Processes and Environmental Effects Chapter 4
5 Economics and the Environment Chapter 5
6 The Promise and Problems of Nuclear Energy Chapter 6
7 Air Pollution Chapter 7
8 Midterm Exam
9 Future World Energy Use and Carbon Emissions Chapter 8
10 Sustainability and Climate Change Chapter 9
11 Carbon Sequestration and Climate Engineering Chapter 10
12 Methodology and Assumptions for a Sustainable Low Carbon Future Chapter 11
13 Kyoto’s Protocol Chapter 12
14 Students’ Presentations
15 Students’ Presentations
16 Final Exam


Other Sources 1. Energy and the Environment, 2nd Edition by Robert A. Ristinen, Jack P. Kraushaar, 2006, Wiley
2. Energy and Climate Change: Creating a Sustainable Future by David Coley, 2008, Wiley
3. Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation, 1st Edition, Francis Vanek, Cornell University---Ithaca, Louis D. Albright, Cornell University, Ithaca, 2008, Mc-Graw Hill.
4. Environmental Impact Assessment, Larry Canter, 2nd Edition, 1996, Mc-Graw Hill
5. Alternative Energy For Dummies, Rik DeGunther, 2009, Wiley

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 25
Presentation - -
Project 1 25
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 50
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 140
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Ability to expand and get in-depth information with scientific researches in the field of mechanical engineering, evaluate information, review and implement.
2 Have comprehensive knowledge about current techniques and methods and their limitations in Mechanical engineering.
3 To complete and apply knowledge by using scientific methods using uncertain, limited or incomplete data; use information from different disciplines.
4 Being aware of the new and developing practices of Mechanical Engineering and being able to examine and learn when needed.
5 Ability to define and formulate problems related to Mechanical Engineering and develop methods for solving and apply innovative methods in solutions.
6 Ability to develop new and/or original ideas and methods; design complex systems or processes and develop innovative/alternative solutions in the designs.
7 Ability to design and apply theoretical, experimental and modeling based researches; analyze and solve complex problems encountered in this process.
8 Work effectively in disciplinary and multi-disciplinary teams, lead leadership in such teams and develop solution approaches in complex situations; work independently and take responsibility.
9 To establish oral and written communication by using a foreign language at least at the level of European Language Portfolio B2 General Level.
10 Ability to convey the process and results of their studies systematically and clearly in written and oral form in national and international environments.
11 To know the social, environmental, health, security, law dimensions, project management and business life applications of engineering applications and to be aware of the constraints of their engineering applications.
12 Ability to observe social, scientific and ethical values in the stages of data collection, interpretation and announcement and in all professional activities.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 3 3 9
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 125