Module title: Energy Materials

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MEC11110
Module leader: Neil Shearer
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Mechanical Materials and Manufacturing Management
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, 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: Neil Shearer
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
LOs1 to 4 will involve the use of traditional lecture and tutorial methods; LO1 and LO4 will also involve the use of practical exercises and 'real-life' case studies.

Employability and PDP skills will be embedded into all face-to-face sessions and the classes on processing and heat transfer calculations involve high levels of numeracy, problem solving and communication, all of which will enhance the employability of students on this module.

The assessments will be a formal examination and an assignment. Throughout the module, there will be example sessions and tutorial discussions where a student's progress can be monitored. All LOs are assessed in both the formal examination and the assignment.

Materials research carried out by the teaching team at Napier on fuel cells, wind turbines and solar panels will complement the teaching material.

The module has traditionally been attended by students of different nationalities and this, allied to the multi-national aspects of energy materials will ensure that equality, diversity and international issues will be addresed at every opportunity.
Supporting equality and diversity
The nature of the delivery of the various components that make up this module provides scope for engaging students in the module content in ways which can be varied to accommodate a wide range of needs. Particular attention will be given to students with specific special needs, on an individual basis, to ensure that they receive an equivalent experience.

Internationalisation
Equality, diversity and International issues will be addressed at every opportunity and European/Overseas students will be encouraged to discuss practices adopted in their home country.

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 52
Independent Learning Guided independent study 145
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Report 40 1, 3 11 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Materials in energy production and storage, such as: fuel cells, wind turbines, solar panels, offshore structures, biomass, nuclear catalytic materials, nanotechnology, processing techniques, heat transfer in materials and instrumentation. The role of materials engineering in the circular economy from cradle to grave.

Learning Outcomes for module:

On completion of this module you will be able to:
LO1: critically appraise the importance of materials properties in terms of their use in energy production
LO2: Compare the processing techniques for materials in various energy applications
LO3: Display mastery of engineering activities that should promote sustainable development in the field of energy
LO4: Exercise appropriate judgement of professional standards in materials selection and application including economic, ethical and regulatory standards

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
Energy Materials