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FYS-2017 Sustainable energy - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for fysikk og teknologi

Type of course

The course is available as a singular course.

Course overlap

FYS-3021 Environmental Energy 10 stp

Course contents

The course focuses on the physical understanding of the concept of energy and how energy production and consumption influence the environment. Different forms of sustainable energy will be outlined which includes hydro, tidal, wave and wind power, solar energy, bioenergy, nuclear fission and nuclear fusion. These resources will be compared with the fossil energy resources: natural gas, oil and coal. The course will aswell discuss different solutions for energy storage and transport.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester.

Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Admission requirements are generell studiekompetanse + SIVING. Local admission, application code 9391 - singular courses in engineering sciences. The course is also available to exchange students and free-movers.

Objective of the course

Knowledge - The student wcan


Skills - The student can


General expertise - The student can

Language of instruction

The language of instruction is English and all of the syllabus material is in English. Examination questions will be given in English, but may be answered either in English or a Scandinavian language.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 40 hours Exercises: 30 hours


Coursework requirements:

Access to the final examination requires completing/submitting and passing the coursework requirements.


Assessment scale: Letter grades A-F. A is the highest grade and F is failed.

A re-sit examination will be arranged for this course.



See chapter 5 in in Regulations for stuies and examinations at the UiT The arctic university of Norway for more information.

Date for examination

Take-home examination hand out date 16.05.2022 hand in date 16.05.2022

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.