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Module Title LH Sustainable Energy and the Environment
SchoolSchool of Engineering
Department Mechanical Engineering
Module Code 04 30342
Module Lead TBC
Level Honours Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Pre-requisites LI Thermodynamics and Fluids - (04 30335)
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-10 hours
Tutorial-10 hours
Guided independent study-80 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description The aim of the module is to introduce efficient and sustainable energy systems, including CHP, combined cycles of steam and gas turbines, fuel cells and optimization of heat recovery by pinch technology. It also introduces renewable energy systems including wind energy, nuclear energy and solar energy.

  • Efficient and Sustainable Energy Systems including:
    • Combined Steam and Gas Power Cycles,
    • Combined Heat and Power
    • Combined Cooling, Heating and Power (Trigeneration)
    • Heat Exchangers and Pinch Technology for optimisation of energy recovery
    • Energy Scenario and Fuel Cells
  • Renewable Energy Systems including:
    • Wind Energy and Slip Stream Theory for Wind Turbines
    • Nuclear Energy
    • Solar Energy, Radiation Heat Transfer and Greenhouse effect.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and methodology necessary to underpin efficient and sustainable energy systems across the mechanical engineering discipline.
    • Understand and apply engineering principles that underpin efficient and sustainable energy systems and apply them to analyse key engineering processes.
      • Understand the requirement for engineering activities to promote sustainable development.
        • Demonstrate an awareness of the framework of relevant legal requirements governing engineering activities, including personnel, health, safety, and risk (including environmental risk) issues.
          • Understand the need for a high level of professional and ethical conduct in engineering.
Assessment 30342-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (75%)
30342-02 : Quiz : Coursework (25%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions In-semester assessment: 25%
Exam: 75%
Other Duplicate of Birmingham-based module 22387
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