Department of Engineering
Dean:Dr. Ármann Gylfason
MSc in Sustainable Energy Science - Iceland School of Energy
About majorMSc í orkuvísindum er nám hannað fyrir nemendur með ólíkan bakgrunn, t.d. viðskiptafræði, raunvísindi eða félagsvísindi sem hafa áhuga á að skilja samspil tækni, hagfræði og stefnumótunar á sviði endurnýjanlegrar orku.
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Sumar/Summer 2024
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Haustönn/Fall 2024
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SemesterFall 2024
Level of course4. Second cycle, introductory
Type of courseElective
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The Upflow Geothermal Innovation Course, rooted in the application of STEAM to solve global challenges, is specifically designed to foster innovation within the geothermal industry. This engaging problem-solving course encourages students to rethink the potential of geothermal energy as a key solution to urgent global issues. Participants will delve into critical topics through discussions and hands-on projects, from conceptualization to execution, focusing on: •What are the forward challenges for society that disruptive technology can address? •What are the issues in the energy transition away from fossil fuels? •What opportunities are there for geothermal solutions? •How can we look at things differently to find new spaces for innovation? By exploring these questions, the course aims to awaken innovative thinking and develop new pathways for implementing effective solutions. Through a mix of focused discussions and practical project work, students will examine the role of geothermal energy in navigating towards a sustainable future, uncovering its potential for innovation.
Learning outcome - Objectives
•Analyse societal challenges where geothermal technology provides environmental and energy solutions. •Evaluate the transition role of geothermal energy from fossil fuels to sustainable sources, identifying issues and opportunities. •Identify innovative geothermal energy applications beyond conventional heating, such as biotech and mineral extraction. •Develop and implement strategies for geothermal projects with sustainability and community engagement considerations. •Use data tools for framing and analysing geothermal problems, enhancing analytical skills within the geothermal sector. •Integrate geothermal energy solutions into broader energy systems, proposing sustainable models. •Design efficient heat extraction methods for geothermal systems, moving beyond traditional techniques. •Conduct co-location mapping to determine community benefits of geothermal projects. •Present geothermal project plans, articulating feasibility, strategy, and impact. •Assess the broad impacts of geothermal projects on health, economic development, education, and employment opportunities.
Course assessment
Grading for this course is based on attendance, participation, and final presentation. Evaluation will adhere to Reykjavik University´s standard grading policies.
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Teaching and learning activities
Lectures; Project Work; Presentations
Language of instructionEnglish
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Vorönn/Spring 2025
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