ECTS - Geothermal Energy Technologies

Geothermal Energy Technologies (ENE314) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Geothermal Energy Technologies ENE314 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Attila AYDEMİR
Course Assistants
Course Objectives • To demonstrate the basic concepts of geothermal energy • To show the discovery and exploration of geothermal energy resources • Teach how to use geothermal energy beneficial • Teach the applications of geothermal energy
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Knowledge about geothermal energy
  • Learn geothermal energy conversion systems
  • Learn the geothermal energy resources and exploration techniques
Course Content Thermal structure of the Earth, heat transfer, geothermal systems and resources, exploration techniques, thermal energy of the oceans.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Geology of Geothermal Regions Chapter 1
2 Exploration Strategies and Techniques Chapter 2
3 Geothermal Well Drilling Chapter 3
4 Reservoir Engineering Chapter 4
5 Single-Flash Steam Power Plants Chapter 5
6 Single-Flash Steam Power Plants Chapter 5
7 Double-Flash Steam Power Plants Chapter 6
8 Double-Flash Steam Power Plants Chapter 6
9 Midterm Exam
10 Dry Steam Power Plants Chapter 7
11 Binary Cycle Power Plants Chapter 8
12 Binary Cycle Power Plants Chapter 8
13 Advanced Geothermal Energy Conversion Systems Chapter 9
14 Exergy Analysis Applied to Geothermal Power Systems Chapter 10
15 Geothermal Power Plant Case Studies Chapter 11-12
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Geothermal Power Plants, Ronald DiPippo, 2nd Edition, Elsevier, 2008
Other Sources 2. Geothermal Energy – An Alternative Resource for the 21st Century, H. Gupta and S. Roy, 1st Edition, Elsevier, 2007
3. Solar and Geothermal Energy, John Tabak, Facts On File, 2009

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory 6 20
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 4 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 13 140
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
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 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams. X
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively. X
8 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context. X
9 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. X
10 Knowledge of contemporary issues. X
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
12 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies

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 16 2 32
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 5 3 15
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 10 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 125