Core Module Information
Module title: Renewable Energy and Sustainability

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC09117
Module leader: Viviani Onishi
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

Mechanics and thermofluids equivalent to SCQF level 8 or foundational understanding of thermodynamics

Description of module content:

Analysis of renewable resource data. Wind turbine design and selection. Solar heating and solar electric systems design and specification. Hydro turbine selection and design. Building thermal load analysis. Wave and tidal power overview. Biomass systems and carbon accounting. Stastical Analysis of wind speed data.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: analyse renewable energy resources data;
LO2: specify the design of renewable energy systems and their ranges of application.
LO3: demonstrate an understanding of key factors that influence the balance of components in autonomous electrical systems.
LO4: demonstrate an understanding of the techniques involved in life cycle analysis and carbon accounting, and assess the relativesustainability of alternative energy systems..
LO5: demonstrate an awareness of the accuracy and validity of renewable energy system design software and systems potential.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Renewable Energy and Sustainability