Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Thermodynamic Systems

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

Module code: MEC10121
Module leader: Zuansi Cai
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

Energy systems design knowledge equivalent to SCQF level 9, or foundational understanding of thermodynamics

Description of module content:

Steam Turbines: Thermodynamic analysis of steam turbine cycles; Combined heat and power production; Carbon capture and storage. Combustion: Analysis of combustion processes and products; Fuels and environmental impacts. Internal Combustion Engines: Engines types and applications; Thermodynamic analysis of engine cycles. Gas Turbines: Types and components; Thermodynamic analysis of gas turbine cycles. Refrigeration Cycles and Heat Pumps: Refrigerants and environmental impacts; Thermodynamic analysis of refrigeration/heat pumps cycles; Heat pumps design, operation and applications. Pumps: Pumping systems design, operation and performance.
The module will introduce conventional as well as more modern, energy efficient practice. The three 'e's –economy, energy and environmental impacts– of energy generation and energy use technologies shall be addressed throughout.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Develop first and second law thermodynamic analysis of advanced energy systems;
LO2: Analyse combustion processes, applications, and their environmental impacts;
LO3: Critically reflect on the energy use and environmental impacts of advanced thermodynamic systems;
LO4: Appraise the performance of steam and gas turbines, and cogeneration systems;
LO5: Evaluate the performance, operation and applications of refrigeration cycles and heat pumps;
LO6: Accurately assess the performance of pumps and pumping systems.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, 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: Zuansi Cai
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 99
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 30
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 20
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 1,3, and 4 or 5 10 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-6 14/15 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Advanced Thermodynamic Systems