Core Module Information
Module title: Advanced Energy Systems 1

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

Module code: MEC10710
Module leader: Zuansi Cai
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management

Module code: MEC08102 Module title:
Mechanics and Thermofluids Examples of
equivalent learning: Mechanics and
Thermofluids equivalent to SCQF level

Description of module content:

- Multi-dimensional steady-state conduction. - Performance of extended surfaces. - Transient conduction, lumped capacitance model. - Forced and naturalconvection 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

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
1. To describe the basic principles of heat transfer processes and explain these processes in advanced energy systems (e.g., heating & cooling systems, heat exchangers);
2. To select relevant principles to obtain solutions to assess performances of advanced energy systems;
3. Using a selection of energy analysis and design software, to design effective advanced energy systems;
4. To present analyses of an advanced energy system in a proper format of a written report such that a technically qualified person can follow and obtain similar findings.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2020/1, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: CHINA
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Zuansi Cai
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.

Assessment (formative and summative)
Formative and summative assessment is carried out through the course and end of module examination. In particular, a group project is the specified coursework.

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

Formative Assessment:
1) three time-sequence logbook inspections with verbal feedback
2) Peer-assessed coursework presentation
3) Weekly Guidance and Feedback Hours

Summative Assessment:
1) coursework (40%)-element of the coursework: a) Coursework log book; b) coursework report
2) final exam (60%)

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 1-3 1 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 60 1-3 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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