Geothermal Energy

Course Information
TitleΓΕΩΘΕΡΜΙΑ / Geothermal Energy
CodeGGG 882E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorKonstantinos Voudouris
Course ID40001757

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Not required
Learning Outcomes
- Learning of the basic concepts on Geothermal Energy - Familiarisation with geothermal exploration methods - Understanding of the main processes that take place inside the geothermal reservoir - Awareness on environmental issues concerning the geothermal energy exploitation
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Internal earth heat and heat flow. Areas with increased heat flow. Geothermal energy and potential. Geothermal fields and internal procedures. Geothermy of high-medium-low enthalpy and chemical composition of the fluids. Geothermy and environment. Methodology of geothermal exploration. Mechanical equipment. Exploitation of geothermal fiels and utilization of the geothermal potential. Corrosion and sealing problems. Main geothermal fields in Greece. Geothermal energy worldwide.
Geothermal field, Applications of geothermal energy, Geothwermal fluids, Environmental problems
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1) The teacher uses for the lectures the computer and proper presentation software 2) The students may communicate with the teacher via e-mail and facebook
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γεωθερμία,Μ. Φυτίκας-Ν. Ανδρίτσος, 1η εκδ./2004, ISBN: 978-960-418-019-6, ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ Α. ΤΖΙΟΛΑ & ΥΙΟΙ Α.Ε.
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