Course Information
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorLeonidas Ntziachristos
Course ID20000378

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 35
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
EnergyElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)955

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, transport phenomena
Learning Outcomes
This course trains students in: - Identifying main environmental problems and the main sources that contribute to these - Calculating pollutants emissions from various sources by applying suitable methodologies - Calculating pollutants emissions from road transport by applying the COPERT 5 tool - Design and energy calculations for powertrains in vehicles (engines, motors, batteries, etc.)
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction: Current environmental issues (climate change, acid rain, urban pollution, ozone layer depletion), main pollutants, environmental regulations. Air pollutants calculation methodologies, emission factors. Pollutants emissions from stationary combustion sources: Power generation, industry, small combustion installations. Pollutant emissions from road transport: Vehicle technologies, COPERT 4 model application, CO2 reduction scenaria, electric and hybrid vehicles, biofuel use. Application of CRUISE/ADVISOR models for hybrid/electric vehicles simulation. Pollutant emissions from other sources: aviation, railways, maritime, off-road vehicles and machinery. Other anthropogenic sources: Solvents, quarrying, fugitive emissions from fuels, production processes, agriculture and farming, waste management. Biogenic emissions: forests. Air pollutants emissions inventories: Characteristics, emissions in national, regional and local scales. Atmospheric pollution in urban environments: spatial and temporal profiles. Emissions inventories in Greece.
Air pollution, Emission inventories, Anthropogenic pollution
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • 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
Presentations using an overhead beamer Use of internet for the transfer of educational material
Course Organization
Interactive Teaching in Information Center80.3
Written assigments200.7
Student Assessment
The students need to carry out two different projects during the semester, in which they are orally examined, while the also take final exams in the end of the semester. The final score is calculated according to: 0,2 x Score in Project 1 + 0,2 Score in Project 2 + 0,6 Score in written exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Report (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
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