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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions S Sustainable Energy Development SEDV
Sustainable Energy Development SEDV

Instruction offered by members of the Faculties of Environmental Design, Law, Schulich School of Engineering and the Haskayne School of Business.

Note: Enrolment is limited to students admitted to the MSc in Sustainable Energy Development program, or approved by the Director of the Sustainable Energy Development Program.

Graduate Courses
Sustainable Energy Development 601       Energy Systems I: Non-Renewable Energy
Interactions between non-renewable energy resources and the environment; exploration, production and exploitation of energy resources, including conventional and unconventional oil and gas, coal, and nuclear; technical, economic and environmental and policy aspects of production transportation and use of non-renewable energy.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
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Sustainable Energy Development 603       Energy Systems II: Renewable Energy
Renewable energy sources, such as: wind, hydro, solar photovoltaic, solar heat collection, geothermal, biomass, cogeneration; system level physical modelling; steady-state turbine operation; introductory thermodynamics; economic tools, such as levelized cost of energy analysis.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
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Sustainable Energy Development 605       Indigenous Peoples and Sustainability in Energy Development
In-depth analysis of indigenous peoples and ecological sustainability in relation to energy development. Systems ecology, ecological economics, cultural anthropology, indigenous rights and ethics provide theoretical foundations for sustainable development in global context of indigenous peoples with primary focus on Canadian indigenous peoples. Historical and legal-political context addresses treaties, policy and land-use including duty to consult and accommodate with emphasis on reconciliation.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
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Sustainable Energy Development 607       Water Pollution and its Impact on the Energy Sector
Water pollution, water chemistry, water and wastewater quality and quantities, conventional, non-conventional and emerging contaminants, water and wastewater treatment methods, water usage and reuse options, municipal and industrial water treatment, water energy nexus, water requirements and pollution as related to the energy sector.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
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Sustainable Energy Development 609       Air Pollution and its Impact on the Energy Sector
Population growth and energy options; meteorological parameters, physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere; nature of pollutants present: anagenetic-made sources; stationary and mobile; generation, methods of control and effects of photochemical smog; global warming; particulates, acid rain gases, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and their emission control; pollution monitoring and instrumentation; environmental regulations; tail gas clean-up; health impacts; industrial site selection; pollutant dispersion.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
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Sustainable Energy Development 611       Land Pollution and Waste Management in the Energy Sector
Waste management principles and effective practices in the development of energy projects. Causes and consequences of land pollution associated with energy production and management practices and technologies for prevention, mitigation and control of pollution.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
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Sustainable Energy Development 613       Energy Systems III: Planning and Energy Economics
Financial principles and evaluation techniques and their application to energy investment planning; assessment methods applied to real-world examples; assessment of foundations in environmental energy economics and policies.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
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Sustainable Energy Development 615       Environmental Impact Assessment in the Energy Sector
Principles and professional practice of environmental impact assessment, with application to energy development projects.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
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Sustainable Energy Development 617       Human Resource and Management in the Energy Sector
Major concepts and theories of management and organizational dynamics as they impact on the energy sector; Interpersonal effectiveness and self-awareness, motivation, group dynamics, project teams, supportive communication, stress, leadership, power, influence and conflict, organizational culture, processes of change.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
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Sustainable Energy Development 619       Environmental Law in the Energy Sector
General legal concepts, administrative law, aspects and sources of environmental law, environmental decision making, international agreements and treaties, and law reform.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
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Sustainable Energy Development 621       Environmental Management Tools in the Energy Sector
Environmental management systems and issues are discussed as they relate to organizational and environmental impacts. Topics include: environmental management for both compliance and innovation; management processes including audits, development of indicators and reporting, green product development, risk management.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
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Sustainable Energy Development 623       Strategic Environmental Planning for Energy Organizations
The strategy of sustainable development concepts and principles and their application to energy policies and development opportunities for businesses, including stakeholder engagement.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
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Sustainable Energy Development 631       Life Cycle Assessment in the Energy Sector
The concept of life cycle assessment (LCA) as it applies to energy production and consumption from an environmental and sustainability perspective; Use of LCA to support informed decision-making for improved environmental performance of energy projects and for avoiding problem-shifting and sub-optimization.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Sustainable Energy Development 631 and 699.03 will not be allowed.
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Sustainable Energy Development 640       Capstone Project I: Research Design
Identification of potential capstone project research questions that are anchored in energy, environment and one other aspect of the student’s choice; development of research designs and skills to determine the feasibility of investigating potential research questions, narrowing options, and advancing the best option into a short proposal.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; Q(1.5-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Sustainable Energy Development 640 and 625 will not be allowed.
Notes:
This course is one section of a three part series. Sustainable Energy Development 640, 641 and 642 are scheduled as a continuum and must be taken immediately after each other.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Sustainable Energy Development 641       Capstone Project II: Proposal Development
Writing a comprehensive proposal designed to answer a research question. Seeking approval from a supervisor with expertise on the chosen topic, with guidance from the course instructor. Verbally presenting the research question and convincing the audience of its importance. Continuing investigation of the research question with progress reports submitted to both the supervisor and the course instructor.
Course Hours:
0.75 units; E(0.75-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program and Sustainable Energy Development 640.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Sustainable Energy Development 641 and 625 will not be allowed
Notes:
This course is one section of a three part series. Sustainable Energy Development 640, 641 and 642 are scheduled as a continuum and must be taken immediately after each other.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Sustainable Energy Development 642       Capstone Project III: Research Exploration and Examination
Exploring the research question through an in-depth literature review, data collection, and analyses of the aspects of energy, environment, and one other aspect. Completion and submission of a professionally prepared final report that explains the investigation and findings. Presentation of findings.
Course Hours:
0.75 units; E(0.75-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program and Sustainable Energy Development 641.
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Sustainable Energy Development 642 and 625 will not be allowed.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Sustainable Energy Development 699       Topics in Energy and the Environment
Study of selected topics related to energy and the environment and related subjects. Specific course(s) will reflect changing needs and faculty interests.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Sustainable Energy Development Program or consent of the Program.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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