Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Environment and Energy SAU 013 0 2 + 0 2 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Dr.Öğr.Üyesi HASAN KÜÇÜK
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants
Course Category General Training
Course Objective

Students gain consciousness to choose environmentally friendly and energy efficient systems and processes, by teaching them the negative environmental impacts of energy production and consumption.

Course Content

Energy resources, fossil fuels, combustion products, air pollution, global warming, nuclear power, hydroelectric power, solar energy, wind power, wave energy, biological fuels (biomass), energy saving, energy policies

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Classify the types and sources of energy, and define the formation, production and consumption processes. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 Identify the interactions between the Earth´s atmospheres with combustion products. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
3 Chose the convenient facilities and techniques necessary to prevent air pollution caused by fuels and combustion. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 Identify problems with nuclear power plants and nuclear waste storage. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
5 Describe the potentials and the availability of renewable energy sources. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
6 Describe and choose the methods of energy conservation in homes and industry. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
7 Make the assessment related to energy policies in the world and in our country. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Types of energy resources: Formation of fossil, renewable and nuclear energy resources
2 Production and use of fossil fuels, historical development , fuels and combustion
3 The structure of the atmosphere and the effects of combustion products. Global warming; Carbon dioxide, water vapor and greenhouse effect relationships.
4 Fuel and combustion-related air pollution. Precautions, facilities and techniques. Combustion of gaseous and liquid fuels in internal combustion engines. Environmental effects of vehicle pollutants and measures.
5 Environmental impacts of nuclear fuel production. Nuclear power plants and nuclear waste storage problem.
6 Natural resources: Potential and availability of renewable energy sources.
7 Hydroelectric power: availability and environmental effects of hydroelectric plants.
8 Solar energy systems, thermal and photo-electrical usage.
9 Availability and environmental impacts of wind power.
10 Availability of wave energy. Availability and environmental impacts of geothermal energy.
11 Biological fuels (biomass) production techniques with a zero balance of carbon dioxide.
12 Residential and industrial energy saving: The applicability of the methods and savings potentials.
13 Energy resources in the world and in Turkey: Energy production and consumption
14 Energy policies of Turkey and the World: National legislation and international contracts related to energy and environment.
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

1. Introduction to energy and the environment, Liu, Paul Ih-Fei, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1993
2. Energy, the environment and climate change, Hodgson P. E., Imperial College Press, 2010
3. Energy resources and environment, John Blunden, Alan Reddist, Hodder & Stoughton, 1996
4. Power generation and the environment, L. E. J. Roberts, Oxford University Press, 1990
5. The Environmental management of low-grade fuels, Earthscan Publications Ltd., 1996
6. Renewable energy power for a sustainable future, Godfrey Boyle, Oxford University Press, 1996
7. Enerji tasarrufu ve yenilenebilir enerji kaynakları, Yusuf Yaman, Birsen Yayınevi, 2007

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 10
Total 30
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Quiz 1 5 5
Assignment 1 18 18
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 12 12
Final examination 1 10 10
Total Workload 119
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 4.76
dersAKTSKredisi 5