Module title: Energy Systems Design

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

Module code: MEC09722
Module leader: Tom Grassie
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management


2018/9, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CHINA
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Dylan Ryan
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)

Embedding employability/PDP/scholarship skills: The 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.

Assessment (formative and summative):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). Assessment comprises 1 report, worth 40% of the module overall mark, where the students are able to demonstrate their understanding of key priinciples of energy sytems design and apply appropriate risk assessment techniques in an engineering laboratory based setting ( LOs 1,2,3,5 and 6) and appraise the value of alternative design outcomes. the report is scheduled for week 9, allowing formative feedback to be given prior to the exam ( worth 60%). The exam provides the opportunity for students to apply and demonstrate their understanding of LOs 1,2,3,4 and 5.

Research/teaching linkages: The module leader, as an active research member of staff, will use present research projects as case studies through out the module.

Formative Assessment:
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Summative Assessment:
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Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
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 40 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 60 1,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Hydro turbine design and selection; generator selection; Thermodynamics :- Heat pump/Heat transfer/ Fan selection and operation/ Pumps and parallel piping networks. Heat exchanger design and operation.
Principles of energy systems design for sustainability. The process and techniques of health and safety and risk assessment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: specify key design parameters for impulse type hydro turbines
LO2: define appropriate energy system system boundaries;
LO3: select appropriate pumps and fans for specific applications;
LO4: analyse simple heat transfer systems;
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

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