2016 Theory of Resource and Energy Engineering

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Yoshikawa Kunio  Hinode Hirofumi  Nakasaki Kiyohiko  Egashira Ryuichi 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed1-2(S514)  
Group
-
Course number
TSE.A313
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2016/9/23
Lecture notes updated
2016/11/3
Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

Students will learn about the uses of resources and energy, their current status and issues, solutions of the issues, and future directions.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the principles and actual situation related to technologies contributing to sustainable utilization of resources and energy, and also will be able to undertake related research.

Keywords

Water resource, Mineral resource, Non-mineral resource, Fossil resource, Fossil energy, Renewable energy, Bioenergy

Competencies that will be developed

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

Overview of the lectures will be explained in the first class, and each lecture will be carried out with reference to its relationship with the overview. After all the lectures will be given, submission of a report related to the whole lectures will be requested.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Overview of resources and energy and water resources Understand the classification and characteristics of resources and energy, and water circulation, water treatment and water management.
Class 2 Biological resources Understand the international rules on genetic resources and the food problem, technologies for the production of biological materials and organic waste recycling.
Class 3 Mineral and Non-mineral resources Understand the current status and future of mineral and non-mineral resources.
Class 4 Fossil resources Understand how fossil resources, which are a complex mixture and are consumed in large quantities, are effectively utilized.
Class 5 Fossil energy Understand power generation technology from fossil fuels.
Class 6 Renewable energy Understand various technologies for power generation from renewable energy.
Class 7 Biomass energy Understand the conversion of biomass to energy.
Class 8 Biofuels Understand the significance of utilizing biomass and the basics of the manufacturing method.

Textbook(s)

No textbook is set. Lecture materials are uploaded to OCW-i.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

References are indicated in the handouts.

Assessment criteria and methods

Learning achievement is evaluated by reports.

Related courses

  • TSE.A206 : Biological engineering

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

None required.

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