Course Information Package
|Course Unit Title||ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND ENERGY MARKETS|
|Course Unit Code||MEM514|
|Course Unit Details||MSc Engineering Management (Required Courses) -|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||7|
|Learning Outcomes of the course unit||By the end of the course, the students should be able to:|
|Mode of Delivery||Face-to-face|
|Recommended optional program components||NONE|
|Course Contents|| Part 1: Environmental Pollution:|
Basic ecology. Water and Soil Pollution - Principles of Wastewater treatment, biological and physicochemical treatment, aerobic and anaerobic treatment, suspended growth and fixed film reactors, pre-treatment of wastes – screening/grit removal/ fat and oil removal, design parameters, nitrification/denitrification, heavy metal removal. Air Pollution and Odour control principles of air pollution abatement, odour control technologies.- activated carbon filters, biological odour removal climate change. Solid waste – Treatment and Disposal, segregation, composting, land filling, recycling methods
Part 2: EU and Cypriot Legislation and Environmental Licensing
The European Union Environmental Aquis and the respective Cyprus legislation. – Sustainable Development Strategy, Water, waste and Air pollution legislation, Environmental Impact Assessment, environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage..
Part 3: Life Cycle Analysis
Purpose and principles of LCA. Applications and limitations of LCA. Use of methods and software to carry out a complete LCA of a product or service system. Structuring a report of the performed LCA, applying to the reporting guidelines and terminology as defined in the ISO standard for LCA. Review of other LCAs.
Part 4: Environmental Economics
Environmental economics terms and procedures. Economics concepts and calculations in the implementation of Environmental Management projects..
Part 5: Transportation - Supply Chain and Distribution Design Issues
Environmental Impact Assessments; methods, procedure, and practice. Basic ideas and elements of voluntary environmental management tools; 1) ISO14000, 2) the EMAS procedure for an organization, 3) introduction to principles of Ecolabel.
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|Planned learning activities and teaching methods|| The course is presented through theoretical lectures in class. The lectures present to the student the course content and allow for questions. The material is presented using visual aids (i.e. PowerPoint presentation slides, documentaries, etc.). The aim is to familiarize the student with the different and faster pace of presentation and also allow the instructor to present related material that would otherwise be very difficult to do. The learning process is enhanced with the requirement from the student to carry in-class discussions and tackling of hypothetical scenarios in small-group exercises. A final project, which is required as part of the students assessment for the course, allows students the opportunity to carry out independent research, synthesize basic concepts presented in class, as well as hone their writing and presentation skills. Besides from the notes taken by students in class, all of the course material is made available through the class website which is available through the University’s E-learning platform (“Moodle”). The instructors are available to students during office hours or by appointment in order to provide necessary guidance.|
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|Language of instruction||English|