Module title: Energy Systems Design

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

Module code: MEC09122
Module leader: Dylan Ryan
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management

Examples of equivalent learning Mechanics and Thermofluids equivalent to SCQF level 8
Thermodynamics to appropriate level

2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tom Grassie
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning and teaching methods : Face-to-face activities undertaken in lectures and tutorials, covering the main subject themes, are supplemented by activities where the students are required to enhance their independent learner skills. Individual tutorial and topical research activities are set on a weekly basis. Guest lectures and site visits are used to further enhance the students understanding and aid in their contextualisation of module content. (all LOs, LOs 1-6)

he key skills are: a) Demonstration of an ability to grasp key concepts pertinent to the successful design of energy systems. b) Communication of ideas c) Analytical and reflective thinking through consideration of systems components characteristics interaction.

Through a series of laboratory sessions, supported by accompanying lectures and tutorials, the students experience a range of energy equipment and are then able to define operating characteristics,key performance criteria and system boudaries. (LOs 1 and 2). Through components interaction analysis they gain experience and understanding of the salient points of simple energy systems design techniques. (LOs 3,4 and 5).
The module leader, as an active research member of staff, will use present research projects as case studies through out the module.

Formative Assessment:
Individual face to face discussion during prescribed laboratory times to allow formative feedback on progress at various times during module delivery.(LO1-6)

Summative Assessment:
1 x CW ( 30%) with feedback before exam (LOs 2,3,4,5,6)

1 x centrally timetabled exam (70%) (LOs 1,3,4,5)

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 36
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 137
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 30 1 - 6 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Electrical generator design operation and specification
(Including synchronous machines)
Thermodynamics. Heat pump/Heat transfer/ Fan selection and operation/ Pumps and piping networks.
Principles of energy systems design for sustainability.
Building thermal load analysis. Thermal storage. Compressor control.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: specify design of electrical generators;
LO2: define energy system boundaries;
LO3: select appropriate pumps and fans for specific applications;
LO4: analyse simple heat transfer system;
LO5: design simple energy system (specify main components for a heat pump system).
LO6: undertake risk assessment analysis and define health and safety in the context of general engineering practice

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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