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ES4B3 Energy Conservation

sus.jpg15_cats.jpgModule Leader: Dr A. Shah


Module Information


This module is one of the Masters - level modules for:

Core: Optional:
  • None
  • MEng Automotive Engineering
  • MEng Civil Engineering
  • MEng Engineering
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering.
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • MEng Systems Engineering



To provide a firm grounding in the design of and current practice in energy conserving technologies.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to...

  • Understand the importance of the Kyoto agreement.

  • Understand the principles of a range of energy saving methods and their applicability.

  • Understand the thermodynamic principles and design of sorption and vapour compression cooling and heat pump systems.


Carbon dioxide emissions, Kyoto agreement. Heat exchangers, heat pumps, thermal transformers and energy storage as a means of manipulating energy flows. Run around coils, heat pipe heat exchangers, compact heat exchangers, sorption and vapour compression cooling/heat pumping, combined heat and power.

Teaching Methods

This module includes 30 hours of lectures.

Required self-study: 120 hours


A 15 CATS module: 80% examined via a 3 hour paper

Exam rubric information

  • All compulsory questions

and 20% assessed consisting of an assignment.

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