Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Energy Systems

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

Module code: MEC10122
Module leader: Viviani Onishi
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Engineering and Mathematics

Module code: MEC08120
Module title: Thermofluids
Examples of equivalent learning: Mechanics and Thermofluids equivalent to SCQF level 8.

Description of module content:

- Multi-dimensional steady-state conduction.
- Performance of extended surfaces.
- Transient conduction, lumped capacitance model.
- Forced and natural convection for internal and external geometries.
- Regression relationships for convection, and their use.
- Thermal radiation, view factors and radiation exchange,
- Modelling of advanced energy systems, the use and significance of dimensionless parameters.
- Multi-mode heat transfer systems.
- Principles and design of heat exchangers, log-mean temperature and NTU approaches to design.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Accurately assess the basic principles of heat transfer processes and explain these processes in advanced energy systems (e.g., heating & cooling systems, heat exchangers);
LO2: Select relevant principles to obtain solutions to assess performances of advanced energy systems;
LO3: Use selection of energy analysis and design software, to design effective advanced energy systems;
LO4: Present analyses of an advanced energy system in a proper format of a written report.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, BLENDED, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Viviani Onishi
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
Formal lectures and class tutorials are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material.

Embedding of employability/ PDP/ scholarship skills
Module content is developed in consultation with employers and/or professional engineering institutions.
Communication and report-writing skills are developed through the continuous assessment component.

Research/ teaching linkages
Staff undertake scholarly and research activities in this area, and some of it is reflected in the delivery of this module.

Academic supervision and tutorial support are available each taught week of the module to support students.

Formative Assessment:
Three-time sequencing coursework logbook inspections, weekly tutorial session, one exam revision session in weeks 6 and 12 each.

Summative Assessment:
Final exam and coursework.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Online Guided independent study 89
Independent Learning Guided independent study 60
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
Project - Written 40 1,2,3,4 11 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3 14/15 HOURS= 03.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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