2021 Global Environment and Energy Systems

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Nuclear Engineering
Kato Yukitaka  Harada Takuya  Xing L Yan 
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Tue7-8()  Fri7-8()  
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Course description and aims

Principle of the energy system of the world is studied comprehensively. Energy supply, conversion, and consumption processes, and also energy policy are lectured quantitatively and practically. Students’ personal ability for thinking rational energy system with quantitative evidences is planned to be reinforced.

Student learning outcomes

To have personal ability for thinking rational energy system with quantitative evidences.


Energy system, low-carbon society, primary energy, secondary energy, energy storage, energy conversion, energy utilization

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lectures for various fields in energy systems with drills will be delivered by the lecturers.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction Understanding of current energy system
Class 2 Energy Conversion Understanding of Energy Conversion
Class 3 Measurement Units for Energy Understanding of Measurement Units for Energy
Class 4 Energy Consumption Understanding of current energy consumption
Class 5 Thermally Driven Heat pump Understanding of thermally Driven Heat pump
Class 6 Fuel cell Understanding of fuel cell
Class 7 Renewable Energy Understanding of renewable energy
Class 8 Hydrogen system Understanding of hydrogen system
Class 9 Energy systems Understanding of energy systems
Class 10 Global Warming Problem Understanding of Global Warming Problem
Class 11 IPCC&Cool Earth Understanding of IPCC&Cool Earth
Class 12 Energy Security Understanding of Energy Security
Class 13 Energy History Understanding of Energy History
Class 14 High temperature gas reactor Understanding of High temperature gas reactor

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Printed materials for the lecture class, assignment materials

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Kato, Energy Technology Road maps of Japan, Springer, 2106
Introduced by the lecturer depending on the topic

Assessment criteria and methods

Homework reports for the topics

Related courses

  • NCL.C603 : Special Lecture on Nuclear Fuel Cycle III

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Technological knowledge of Bachelor level.

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Prof. Yukitaka Kato, yukitaka[at]lane.iir.titech.ac.jp, 2967

Office hours

Tuesday, Friday 9:00-17:00

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