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MSc Renewable Energy and Clean Technology with Extended Research / Course details

Year of entry: 2022

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Course unit details:
Zero Carbon Built Infrastructure

Course unit fact file
Unit code EEEN60422
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

The energy demand of buildings is significant and yet demand reduction is not often considered when the use of renewable energy sources is being considered. This unit deals with the key issues associated with demand reduction strategies within buildings, encompassing not only technical but also financial and human factors. It also considers and evaluates the options for the use of renewable power

Aims

This course unit detail provides the framework for delivery in 2020/21 and may be subject to change due to any additional Covid-19 impact.  Please see Blackboard / course unit related emails for any further updates.

The programme unit aims to:

  • Teach students about the importance of energy demand within buildings and the importance of taking measures to reduce that demand;
  • Enable students to calculate likely levels of demand and to identify economically robust strategies for demand reduction
  • Enable students to identify appropriate strategies for the provision of renewable energy for buildings

 

Learning outcomes

On the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

Developed

Assessed

ILO 1

Appraise the technical options by which energy demand within buildings may be reduced and how renewable energy sources might be applied to dwellings

X

X

ILO 2

Identify how human factors influence the choice of both demand reduction and renewable energy strategies

X

X

ILO 3

Devise appropriate demand reduction strategies and renewable strategies for specified buildings

X

X

ILO 4

Apply a range of energy consumption prediction methods

X

X

ILO 5

Write an extended report that presents and synthesizes energy systems design options for a building

X

X

 

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 50%
Report 50%

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Lectures 30
Independent study hours
Independent study 120

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Rodger Edwards Unit coordinator

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