Energy and Environment

Module Title Energy and Environment
CompetencyImplementing energy management systems, energy transition and sustainable development
Courses Title Teaching Method SWS Credits Performance requirements/Examination
Energy and Environmental Context, Energy Transition and Sustainable Development
lecture, exercise 2 2
  • midterm assignments (1/3)
  • final exam (2/3)
Energy and Environmental Management Systems lecture, exercise 2 2
  • midterm assignments (1/3)
  • final exam (2/3)
Semester winter
Responsible El Alimi
Site Monastir
Lecturer(s) Habib Ben Aissia, Hacen Dhahri
Souheil El Alimi, Ramla Gheith
Language English
Workload 60 hours course attendance
40 hours self-study
Credits 4
Recommended Qualifications -
Learning Outcomes a) Energy and Environmental Context, Energy Transition and Sustainable Development
After the successful participation in the course Energy and Environmental Context, Energy Transition and Sustainable Development the students are able to:
  • recognize the effect of energy use on the environment
  • drive a sustainable energy management
  • identify the improvement areas and cost reduction
  • implement an energy management system.
b) Energy and Environmental Management Systems
After the successful participation in the course Energy and Environmental Management Systems the students are able to:
  • drive a sustainable energy management
  • identify the improvement areas and cost reduction
  • implement an energy management system
  • know and interpret the requirements of ISO 14001
  • acquire the tools and measurement indicators for the successful ISO 14001 certification.
Contents a) Energy and Environmental Context, Energy Transition and Sustainable Development
  • Energy and environmental context: growth of energy consumption; energy and climate change; energy independence and security act; state of the world's energy resources; opening of energy markets and price trends; the energycontext in MENA region.
  • Energy transition and sustainable development: new energy technologies; biofuels (different production); biofuels (industrial processes); sustainable development and its limits; CO2 issue; energy optimization in the refinery; CO2 capture and storage; H2 (new energy vector); energy transition and globalresponsibility; economic estimates.
b) Energy and Environmental Management Systems
  • Energy Management Systems: initiate the optimizing energy consumption process; discover the ISO 50001; initiate an Energy Management System ISO 5000; implement an Energy Management System; monitoring andmeasurement; management review.
  • Energy and environmental management systems: the challenges of environmental management system; establishment of an EMS according to ISO 14001; acquire the key tools to build EMS according to ISO 14001; continuousimprovement; organize efficient management reviews.
Media Black board and beamer; introductory class meetings, power point presentations, discussions, practical exercises, case studies in groups; formal &interactive.
Literature
  • Energy and the challenge of sustainability, United Nations Development Programme
  • www.iea.org
  • www.iso.org