University Of Edinburgh

Sustainable Energy: Principles and Processes 3


Iowa State Course Substitution

ME Technical Elective


Course Info

International Credits: 10.0
Converted Credits: 3.0
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Course Description:
This course aims to establish a basic understanding of global patterns of energy use and systems of energy supply in the context of their sustainability: social environmental and economic. It is structured so as to familiarise students with the wide range of literature on sustainability and will develop independent study and analysis skills. More specifically; 1. To provide an overview the world's energy resources and the current patterns of the production and use of energy. 2. To examine the current world energy picture in the context of sustainability. 3. To present strategies for more sustainable supply and to consider the constraints on expansion of supply. 4. To discuss future sustainable energy scenarios 5. To develop an appreciation of the global nature of the issues and an accompanying appreciation of the need for local variations to be understood and accounted for 6. To develop a realisation of the intricacy and complexity of sustainable energy issues; to gain ability to critically appraise information in the sector and to detect and reject over simplified assertions and/or solutions.


Evaluation Date:
October 3, 2016
Christian Schwartz
OK as Tech for ME