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EnergyEnergy PolicyEnergy ConversionEnergy Systems
User
Learners taking this Course are
  • Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Technical Solutions Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Financial Analysts

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 5-7 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
23 minutes to complete

Syllabus and Introduction

1 video (Total 3 min), 2 readings
1 video
2 readings
Syllabus10m
Consent Form10m
3 hours to complete

Energy, Society and Economy

7 videos (Total 73 min), 2 readings, 7 quizzes
7 videos
Energy and Economy8m
Energy and Society6m
Energy Sources8m
Coal Source and Use10m
Natural Gas Source and Use13m
Oil Source and Use17m
2 readings
Reading Resources10m
Get More from Georgia Tech10m
7 practice exercises
Energy Overview8m
Energy and Economy8m
Energy and Society10m
Energy Sources10m
Coal Source10m
Natural Gas Source6m
Oil Source10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Natural Gas Liquids, Ethanol & Energy Independence

4 videos (Total 61 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Ethanol7m
Fossil Energy Prices18m
Oil Supply and Price19m
2 readings
Reading Resources10m
Earn a Georgia Tech Badge/Certificate/CEUs10m
4 practice exercises
Natural Gas Liquids8m
Ethanol10m
Fossil Energy Prices10m
Oil Supply and Price10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Solar and Wind Power Resources

5 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Interactive Solar Map11m
Solar Deployment17m
Wind Resources15m
Energy Resources Summary8m
1 reading
Reading Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Solar Resources8m
Interactive Solar Map6m
Solar Deployment10m
Wind Resources8m
Energy Resources Summary8m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Energy Conversion

4 videos (Total 51 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
4 videos
Energy Conversion: First Law12m
Energy Quality15m
Energy Conversion: Second Law 14m
1 reading
Reading Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Energy Conversion12m
Energy Conversion: First Law 10m
Energy Quality10m
Energy Conversion: Second Law10m
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Top reviews from Energy 101: The Big Picture

By VNFeb 28th 2019

This is an amazing course which offers a deep insight to the economics of the energy sector as well as the future sustainability of it. Thank you so much for offering this course

By SBOct 3rd 2015

This course is great! It is truly a perfect introduction to how the world acquires its energy sources and how the real impacts, social, economic and environmental, affect us.

Instructors

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Dr. Sam Shelton

Professor Emeritus
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
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Dr. Richard A. Simmons

Senior Research Engineer & Fellow
Strategic Energy Institute

About Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Georgia Tech's campus occupies 400 acres in the heart of the city of Atlanta, where more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students receive a focused, technologically based education....

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