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ENERGY ECONOMICS AND SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
ITR430 ENERGY ECONOMICS AND SUSTAINABILITY 5 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : English
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Prof.Dr. SELMA KARATEPE
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: This course aims to introduce the importance of fossil energy resources in our life, effects of them on environmental costs, basics of developments in the field of energy and improve aptitude for producing a solution to minimize energy costs
Contents of the Course Unit: Contents of the course include introduction to energy economy, energy sector, sustainable energy, Geopolitics and its importance, energy sources and transformation of them, energy markets: Coal market, energy markets: Crude Oil and Natural Gas, renewable energy sources: Geothermal Energy, Biofuel and Cycle, Sun and Wind energy, Hydroelectricity and Nuclear, energy costs, Photovoltaic Transformation Technique and economy policies subjects for energy.

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

Assess the indoor air quality
Assess how the energy saving can be realized
Examine necessary methods in order to reduce energy costs
List general situation in Turkey and around the world and alternative sources
Examine the relation between energy and sustainable growth
Compare the relation between energy and competitive power

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Reading Introduction to Energy Economy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
2 Reading Energy Sector Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
3 Reading Sustainable Energy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
4 Reading Geopolitics and Its Importance Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
5 Reading Energy Sources and Transformation of Them Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
6 Reading Energy Markets: Coal Market Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
7 Reading Energy Markets: Crude Oil and Natural Gas Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Reading Renewable Energy Sources: Geothermal Energy, Biofuel and Cycle Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
10 Reading Sun and Wind Energy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
11 Reading Hydroelectricity and Nuclear Energy Costs Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
12 Reading Energy Costs Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
13 Reading Photovoltaic Transformation Technique Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
14 Reading Economy Policies Subject for Energy Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
15 Reading General Revision Lecture & Question and Answer & Discussion
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Schwarz, P. (2017).Energy Economics. London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Caradonna, J. L. (2016). Sustainability : A History. New York, United States: Oxford University Press Inc.
Waas, T., Huge, J., Block, T., Wright, T. (2014). Sustainability Assessment and Indicators: Tools in a Decision-Making Strategy for Sustainable Development, ss. 5512-5534.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Explain the historical development process of Aviation Management.
2
Use computer programs related to Aviation Transportation.
3
Define basic concepts related with aviation management.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Relate the information and facts in the field with other social sciences such as law, sociology, philosophy and history.
2
Classify the relationship between the basic functions of the business and the interactions between these functions.
3
Apply knowledge and skills related to his / her field by considering the legal aspect of occupational health and safety.
4
Explain the concepts of entrepreneurship and innovation with the field.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage operational activities related to the airline.
2
Gain lifelong learning skills and use knowledge of the field in the business life with the awareness of social responsibility.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Prepare written agreements with relevant institutions in accordance with the legislation.
2
Perform the theoretical and practical knowledge related to the field with appropriate analytical methods and modeling techniques in business life.
3
Manage all phases from planning to implementation of aviation operations as a member of a team.
4
Cooperate with stakeholders related to air transport.
5
Develop the modern techniques and tools necessary for applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Execute a study in his/her field independently.
2
Decide as an individual or a team member to solve the problems encountered in applications related to the field.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Evaluate advanced knowledge and skills in his/her field with a critical approach.
2
Apply activities to improve his/her performance and his / her responsibility in line with the learning objectives by determining the learning needs.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Communicate with people and institutions related to the field in writing and verbally.
2
Explain his/her thoughts on the issues related to the field and suggestions for solutions to the problems by the related departments by using supporting quantitative and qualitative data.
3
Organize projects and activities for the social environment with social responsibility consciousness and to be able to apply those.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Manage airports and terminal operations efficiently using aviation and business information.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 13 2 26
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 0 0 0
Reading 0 0 0
Assignment (Homework) 0 0 0
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 7 5 35
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 5 4 20
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 41 0 125
Total Workload of the Course Unit 125
Workload (h) / 25.5 4,9
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0