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CODE 108172
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR MAT/09
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims at exploring tools to support networks and system management, and project management in the energy field, including environmental and green transition issues. Methods to perform networka and systems  scenarios analysis are presented, together with some Key performance indexes. Models to plan and control the project activities are proposed and time-cost trade-off analysis will be realized.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at exploring tools to support networks and system management, and project management, in the energy field, including environmental and green transition issues. It focuses on decisions related to network desing with predefined connectivity, reliability, and sustainability levels. Methods to perform system and network analysis are presented, together with some key performance indexes. Some scenarios analysis will be performed and methods to deal with uncertainty will be introduced. In the project management field, useful models will be studied to plan and control the project activities.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at providing decision support methods to face problems in the energy field, including enviromental and green transition issues.   The course will provide the knowledge of different management and optimization techniques such as math programming, decision theory, simulation, scenario analysis..  

The consolidation of the proposed methodologies is supported by the development of case studies; methods and models will be implemented and solved thanks to specific software. 

The case studies analysed will allow the development of awareness of personal learning level, of ability to apply the studied techniques, understanding one's own needs for skills development. Furthermore, the solution of the problems contextualized in real systems allows the development of imagination, creativity, critical reflection, and problem-solving.

With reference to learning outcomes, at the end of the course the students must have acquired competences that allow them to understand, describe and solve different types of real problems, develop models and methods and use dedicated software environments with a certain mastery of reference. Specifically, at the end of the course, the students will be able to: 

  • analyse a decision problem and understand the best way to face it
  • formulate a decision problem and define a solution approach
  • solve some of the typical problems in the energy field
  • critically analyse the solutions obtained by assessing their correctness and feasibility and discuss on their efficiency, reliability and sustainability. 
  • carry out scenario analyses and compare the alternatives 

 

 

PREREQUISITES

Fundamentals on mathematics and statistics 

TEACHING METHODS

Traditional lectures are integrated with lab lessons, seminars and individual/group works. During lesson are proposed activities based on active, interactive and constructive teaching techniques; these activities will contribute to the acquisition of transversal skills (see the training objectives section) and related Open Badges.

Thanks to participation in proposed activities, it is possible to obtain the following Open Badge:

Ability in learning to learn - advanced level

Project creation proficiency - basic  or advanced level

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Part I: Introduction to Optmization models  

  • Introduction to Operations Research and problem solving: from real problems to optimization models. 
  • Classification of optimization models and methods, and brief introduction.
  • Software for optimization: excel and/or Lingo

Part 2: Network Optimization

  • Graphs and  Optimization problems on graphs
  • Network design problems, sustainable and reliable networks

Part 3: uncertainty and scenarios analysis

  • Decision trees and decision theory  
  • Simulation and Scenarios analysis 
  • System performance evaluation:  Key performance indexes, trade offs

Part 4:  Project management.

  • Graphs for representing and evaluating time and costs of projects  
  • Time-cost trade-off analysis 
  • Methods to deal with uncertainty  

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bibliography will be indicated during lessons and published on AULAWEB

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

DANIELA AMBROSINO (President)

ELENA TANFANI (President)

CARMINE CERRONE

ANNA FRANCA SCIOMACHEN

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Septembre 2023 (first semester)

 

Class schedule

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile all'indirizzo EasyAcademy.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Written examination and presentation of case studies. 

In same cases a lab activity should be required.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The knowledge on the topics covered in class will be assessed through the written examination The ability to apply knowledge and communication skills and other personal competencies (learning to learn and project creation) will be assessed through the projects work and thier presentation.

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
19/12/2023 12:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
23/01/2024 11:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
08/02/2024 11:30 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
29/05/2024 12:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
12/06/2024 12:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
05/07/2024 12:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale
29/08/2024 12:00 GENOVA Scritto + Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Working students and students with certified SLD (Specific Learning Disorders), disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination arrangements so to take into account individual learning patterns, while respecting the teaching objectives. 

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Affordable and clean energy
Affordable and clean energy
Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities
Climate action
Climate action

OpenBadge

 PRO3 - Soft skills - Creazione progettuale avanzato 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Creazione progettuale avanzato 1 - A
 PRO3 - Soft skills - Creazione progettuale base 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Creazione progettuale base 1 - A
 PRO3 - Soft skills - Imparare a imparare avanzato 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Imparare a imparare avanzato 1 - A