Renewable Energy 4 ENG4173

  • Academic Session: 2017-18
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course will address issues surrounding the renewable (non-carbon) energy field, with an introduction to existing electrical energy demand and provision in the UK, primarily in Scotland, involving various energy technologies, resources and devices introduced to meet Scotland's potential energy gap and mix for future demand and supplies.

Timetable

2 lectures per week - single two hour slot

Requirements of Entry

None

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

100% Examination

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

The aim of the course is to provide the students with a good awareness and understanding of the renewable energy scene, including how the market operates, government policy, technical and financial risks and procedures for examining design options and economic viability.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ identify issues and challenges associated with the current development of renewable energy policies, including technical, financial and environmental risks and mitigation measures;

■ evaluate the criteria needed for concept design development and option studies of the main energy technologies;

■ apply their knowledge of other subjects, such as structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and hydraulics, in the assessment of renewable energy schemes;

■ design outline engineering solutions, including project planning and environmental impact.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must attend the degree examination and submit at least 75% by weight of the other components of the course's summative assessment.

 

Students should attend at least 75% of the timetabled classes of the course.

 

Note that these are minimum requirements: good students will achieve far higher participation/submission rates.  Any student who misses an assessment or a significant number of classes because of illness or other good cause should report this by completing a MyCampus absence report.