Bioenergy Technologies (ENE420) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Bioenergy Technologies ENE420 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, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The course introduce technological and economical subjects involved in developing biomass energy as a renewable energy source. Bioenergy, bioenergy economics, bioenergy and environment, feed-stock selection, feed-stock conversion are subjects will be introduced in lecture.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To be aware of the principles and applications of bioenergy systems
  • Understand the availability of biomass feedstocks in different area and weather condition and their potential attributes to biofuels production
  • Gain knowledge about conversion processes of biomass feedstock to biofuels
Course Content Biomass as an energy source, photosynthesis of biomass, its conversion related properties, physical conversion processes, thermal conversion, synthetic oxygenated liquid fuels.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to bioenergy
2 Bioenergy economics
3 Bioenergy and enviroment
4 Feedstock structure
5 Feedstock selection
6 Feedstock conversion
7 Feedstock conversion
8 Feedstock conversion
9 Midterm Exam
10 Metabolic engineering
11 Introduction to metabolic engineering
12 Metabolic engineering
13 Metabolic engineering
14 Introduction to life cycle engineering
15 Life cycle engineering
16 Fİnal Exam


Other Sources 1. RENEWABLE ENERGY, Department of Energy
2. The Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC)

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 5 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 60
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 9 140
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.
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyse and interpret data.
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
7 An ability to communicate effectively.
8 The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
9 Mühendislik çözümlerinin küresel ve toplumsal boyutlarda etkisini anlamak için gereken kapsamlı eğitim.
10 A knowledge of contemporary issues.
11 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project 1 20 20
Homework Assignments 3 3 9
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 5 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 125