Energy Transitions and Climate Change (ETC)

Graduate Program (& Advanced Certificate) Status

Course Level: 
Master’s
Campus: 
Vienna
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Remote students
Academic Year: 
2021-2022
Term: 
Fall
US Credits: 
2
ECTS Credits: 
4
Course Description: 

This course covers the global energy challenges and scenarios for the 21st century as well as  lessons of national transitions to sustainable energy systems. It works both as a  step to more advanced energy courses (such as Sustainable Energy Transitions) in Winter Semester and for those who would like to receive a broad understanding of contemporary issues in sustainable energy and its impacts on climate.

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Learning Outcomes: 
  1. Understand contemporary challenges of energy systems, including their social and environmental role and impacts
  2. Understand the philosophy of constructing global energy-climate scenarios and their use for international climate policy making
  3. Understand the importance of national contexts in transitions to sustainable energy systems
Assessment: 

Assessment will consist of an integrated Intro to Advanced Clusters assignment comprising an abstract (20%) and a full paper (80%). The grade for this assignment will be applied to all cluster courses taken for Grade. Details will be communicated separately.