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ES4E0 - Renewable Energy

  • Module code: ES4E0
  • Module name: Renewable Energy
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module is intended to present and assess some of the important renewable energy technologies and give some sense of the engineering design and development of some of these technologies. Starting with a brief outline of existing and proposed renewable energy systems, the course adopts an active solution-seeking approach, assessing these technologies against economic, engineering and other criteria. Two of the most promising technologies, wind power, and solar energy are treated in some depth as an example of optimisation in mechanical and electrical engineering design. Other technologies studied include geothermal, biomass, ocean and hydro power.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to… • Interpret, apply and resolve the scientific concepts and principles underpinning renewable energy technologies. • Evaluate design processes and methodologies for renewable energy systems and apply them to new situations. • Apply concepts from a range of areas such as business, economics, legislation (H&S, environmental and social impacts) for assessment of renewable energy technologies and systems in order to evaluate their suitability and efficacy. • autonomously apply mathematical and computer based models for solving problems in renewable energy systems, critique these methods and advance independent hypotheses for the scope of their applicability and the limitations of these models for practical application. • discuss current practice and its limitations as well as likely new and advanced developments at the forefront of renewable energy technology

Timetabled teaching activities

30 hours of Lectures, 2 x 1hr Seminars, 2 x1hr Examples classes and 2 x 1hr Feedback sessions. Site visit 6 hrs Total 42 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year4

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material and past examination questions Students are required to pass exam and coursework »40%

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES4E0-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Report on Wind Turbine Modelling 15%
  Mathematical Analysis of Solar Collector 15%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 70%
D1 (Assessed/examined work) 3 hour examination (MSc Students) NOT IN USE 100%
D2 (Assessed/examined work) 3 hour examination (MEng Students) NOT IN USE 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H20B) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30H) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Sustainable Energy Technologies (H1A0) - Year 2
  • MEng Systems Engineering (H63B) - Year 4
Optional
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 5
  • MEng Engineering (H10C) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10D) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10G) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10K) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10L) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering (H10M) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H20A) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering (H211) - Year 4
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Intercalated Year (H212) - Year 5
  • MEng Civil Engineering with Year in Research (H213) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30G) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H30P) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering (H311) - Year 4
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (H312) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (H313) - Year 5
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering with Exchange Year (H320) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H331) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Intercalated Year (H332) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering with Year in Research (H333) - Year 5
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33A) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33B) - Year 4
  • MEng Automotive Engineering (H33C) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37A) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37B) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (H37D) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH37) - Year 4
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH38) - Year 5
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (HH39) - Year 5
  • MEng Systems Engineering (HH63) - Year 4