Study Programmes 2016-2017
WARNING : 2015-2016 version of the course specifications
AGRO0016-1  
Agriculture
  • Part 1 : Energy use and production in agriculture
  • Part 2 : Energy and biomass
Duration :
Part 1 : Energy use and production in agriculture : 11h Th, 10h Pr
Part 2 : Energy and biomass : 15h Th, 10h Pr
Number of credits :
Specialised master in sustainable energy management4
Lecturer :
Part 1 : Energy use and production in agriculture : Frédéric Lebeau
Part 2 : Energy and biomass : Manfred Greger
Coordinator :
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Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
Part 1 : Energy use and production in agriculture
Energy production and consumption in agriculture
 
Part 2 : Energy and biomass
Agriculture has become highly mechanized during ast 50 years, what resulted in a high fossil fuel consumption. The high cost of energy as well as profit margin decrease.
This course describes the major energy expenses item of mechanized agricultur.
The energetical aspects of cultural operations are detailed
Strategies to decrease energy cunsumption are presented
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
Part 1 : Energy use and production in agriculture
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Part 2 : Energy and biomass
The objective is to offer students a global understanding of the operating parameters that influence enery consumption an the mean to act on it.
The offers an insight to present situation in this sector and global trends (energy classification scheme of tractors, low consumption drive,...)
After the course, the student must understand the energetical and technical issues in the field of agriculture mechanisation. He must be able to produce a bibliographical review on a specific topic and draw conclusions for future energetical policy.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Part 1 : Energy use and production in agriculture
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Part 2 : Energy and biomass
course
Personnal work
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Part 1 : Energy use and production in agriculture
Face to face
Part 2 : Energy and biomass
8 hours Face to face
Personnal work
Recommended or required readings :
Assessment methods and criteria :
Part 1 : Energy use and production in agriculture
Written report of the personnel project
Part 2 : Energy and biomass
Evaluation of personnal report and oral defense
assesment criteria
- skilled at a professionnal level
- ability to synthetise scientific information
- ability to extract practical information from scientific litterature
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