Module Title:   Sustainable Energy (Distance Learning)

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4064M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   E

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Telecomms, Electromagnetics etc (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr H S Rajamani

Additional Tutor(s):   Prof C Beggs, Dr E Munive, Dr S Shepherd

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To understand the available and future energy resources, and their exploitation. To be able to identify appropriate energy technologies and energy saving methods for use in projects and products. To be able to carry out life cycle analysis of the energy involved in process or technology.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, principles & theories explored in formal lectures, supported by tutorials. A formal examination will assess the learning outcomes expressed in the descriptor

Lectures:   20.00          Directed Study:   74.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   4.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

demonstrate an advanced understanding of various energy resources, technologies and their application and be informed of the current energy debate. Articulate the ethical problems associated with energy behaviours. Understand and explain the need for sustainability of energy supply.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Identify and select appropriate technologies. Critically evaluate energy behaviour of any system. 2.2 Undertake an energy life cycle analysis.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...


  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Examination - closed book

Outline Syllabus:
Fundamentals: Energy conversion technologies. Energy resources and reserves: Fossil fuels, nuclear energy, renewable energy sources and their exploitation. Energy distribution and energy security. Energy efficiency and conservation. Energy Life Cycle Analysis: Case study: Either building or manufacturing industry. Sustainability, energy policies and fuel poverty. Introduction to energy management and the energy market.

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