ENERGY ECONOMICS - 2022/3
Module code: ECO3012
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This module examines the fundamentals of energy economics from both the demand and supply side – covering appropriate economic theory, empirical studies, and policy issues.
CHITNIS Mona (Economics)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: L100
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 11
Independent Learning Hours: 106
Guided Learning: 11
Captured Content: 22
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Energy balances, energy indicators and energy security
- Energy policies, renewables and electricity
- Energy efficiency and rebound Effects
- Economic appraisal of the energy projects
- Introduction to different energy types
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Oral exam or presentation||ASSESSMENT 1: GROUP PRESENTATION||5|
|Oral exam or presentation||ASSESSMENT 2: MCQ TEST||30|
|Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation)||ASSESSMENT 3: GROUP PROJECT||65|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate that they have understanding of the energy issues in terms of the accounting, data analysis and economics as well as a grasp of the core components of energy economics. It will also give the students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to develop their understanding of a relevant energy topic, and transfer skills and knowledge to empirical and real world aspects of energy economics.
- Ensure all students have been exposed to the core components of energy economics and relevant empirical studies
|001||Have knowledge of the UK, and world energy situation.||K|
|002||Understand the economic fundamentals of energy demand and supply.||KC|
|003||Understand the economic fundamentals underpinning energy types.||KC|
|004||Be familiar with the important theoretical work that underpins the study of energy economics.||KC|
|005||Appreciate the important energy policy issues.||KPT|
|006||Be familiar with empirical research in energy economics||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- ensure that all students are exposed to the basic core components of energy economics and different types of empirical studies in the field.
The learning and teaching methods include:
2 hour lectures x 11 weeks
128 hours of guided independent study.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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As part of introducing different empirical studies in energy economics, some studies using econometrics will be discussed in relation to wider energy implications, however the use of econometrics method is not a requirement for this module and/or assessments.
Programmes this module appears in
|Business Economics BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Economics and Finance BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Economics BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Politics and Economics BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Economics and Mathematics BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.