ECTS - Fossil Energy Resources (Oil, Gas and Coal) I

Fossil Energy Resources (Oil, Gas and Coal) I (ENE409) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Fossil Energy Resources (Oil, Gas and Coal) I ENE409 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, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The students will understand the fundamentals, current areas of research and goals for the future to support real progress in fossil energy science and technology.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learn up-to-date estimates of fossil reserves and resources for coal, gas and petroleum
  • Learn recovery technologies for unconventional resources such as shale gas, shale oil, gas hydrates
  • Learn petroleum refining and its environmental effects
  • Understand the ethics concepts in research, exploration, production and processing of fossil energy resources
  • Learn developments in internal combustion engines
Course Content Introduction to fossil energy, global sources of oil and natural gas, petroleum and oil sands, exploration and production, petroleum refining and environmental control and environmental effects, oil shale processing, chemistry and technology, developments in internal combustion engines, gas hydrates, ethics.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Basic Concepts
2 Introduction to Fossil Energy
3 Oil and Natural Gas
4 Oil and Natural Gas: Global Sources
5 Petroleum and Oil Sands
6 Petroleum and Oil Sands: Exploration and Production
7 Petroleum Refining
8 Midterm Exam
9 Environmental Control and Environmental Effects in Petroleum Refining
10 Oil Shale Processing
11 Chemistry and Technology of Oil Shale Processing
12 Developments in Internal Combustion Engines
13 Gas Hydrates
14 Ethics
15 Ethics
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Ripudaman, Malhotra (Ed.),” Fossil Energy”, Springer, 2013
Other Sources 2. Francis Vanek, Louis D. Albright, Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation and Implementation, 1st Edition, 2008, Mc-Graw Hill
3. Robert U. Ayres, Ed Ayres, Crossing the Energy Divide: Moving from Fossil Fuel Dependence to a Clean-Energy Future, 2010, Pearson Prentice Hall, ISBN-10: 0137015445 • ISBN-13: 9780137015443
4. Robert W. Kolb, Natural Gas Revolution, The: At the Pivot of the World's Energy Future, 2014 • Pearson, ISBN-10: 0133353516 • ISBN-13: 9780133353518

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 2 20
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
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
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 125