System analysis with energy applications
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Academic year 2019/2020System analysis with energy applications (TN0343-30183) 2020-01-20 - 2020-06-07
Academic year 2018/2019System analysis with energy applications (TN0343-30240) 2019-01-21 - 2019-06-09
TN0343 System analysis with energy applications, 5.0 CreditsSystemanalys med energitillämpningar
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, less than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G1F)
5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Prior knowledge50 credits natural science and/or technology/technique, including 5 credits computational science and 5 credits statistics
ObjectivesThe course is aimed at providing an understanding of the basis for systems analysis, with applications for various sustainable energy systems. In particular, the student will learn how different types of energy systems and processes can be analysed and modeled using system analytical tools. The course is based on previous program courses in mathematics and statistics, as well as computational science and serves as a basis for later courses such as energy systems planning and empirical modeling, applying system analysis in energy related contexts.
After completing the course, the student should be able to:
- indicate and explain basic ideas, concepts and methods in system analysis
- outline how a system analytical project is implemented
- clarify the problem of system identification and the scope of limitation, the validity of models and how they can be validated,
- account for the most common types of model and simulation tools for complex systems, especially those relating to energy and society,
- Perform computer simulations of the models with current simulation programs, and analyze the results with relevant statistical methods,
- use system analytical methods for problem solving in energy contexts, and
- implement model adaptation, sensitivity analysis and optimisation of energy systems for a sustainable development.
ContentSystem analysis involves mathematical/statistical analysis and modeling of complex systems, with the aim of understanding, optimising and predicting system characteristics and behavior under different conditions. Stability, sensitivity and resilience are treated as well as chaotic and stochastic processes. Depending on the nature of the problem, well-defined systems can be described using different types of models: e.g. static/dynamic, deterministic/stochastic, local/global, and combinations of these. Current issues related to energy are dealt with and described from a systems perspective, discussing alternative solutions, as well as how the system/model is influenced by different factors. System analysis also includes issues and methods related to theory of science.
The theory is given in the form of lectures. Part of the course consists of computer exercises and projects during which the students build, simulate, analyse and validate models of different types. Emphasis is placed on the student’s understanding of the connection between structure and behavior of a system. General techniques such as model adaptation, sensitivity analysis and optimisation are treated and practiced in the computer exercises. Particular focus is placed on energy systems for a sustainable development.
Formats and requirements for examinationWritten examination, oral and written examination of project work and written presentation of computer exercises.
Approved course requires passed written examination, passed project work and passed computer exercises
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Responsible departmentDepartment of Energy and Technology
Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom naturresurser och jordbruk (PN - NJ)
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
The course is offered as an independent course: No The course is offered as a programme course: Master Programme in Energy Systems Engineering Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 12684 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Technology TechnologyCourse code: TN0343 Application code: SLU-30230 Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Energy and Technology Pace: 15%