Programme And Module Handbook
Course Details in 2021/22 Session

If you find any data displayed on this website that should be amended, please contact the Curriculum Management Team.

Module Title LM Advanced Energy Technology
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 31265
Module Lead Prof. Robert Steinberger-Wilckens
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-3 hours
Tutorial-5 hours
Project supervision-5 hours
Guided independent study-167 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module provides a significant proportion of the module’s fundamental engineering concepts, specifically relating to thermodynamics and power generation processes, in addition to the impact that each generation process can have on the environment and wider economy.

The syllabus will include: the laws of thermodynamics, conventional power generation processes, renewable power generation processes, the current mix of generation processes in the UK (and wider global market) and how this is changing over time as a result of improving technology (and how distributions change as a function of geography and raw materials), the needs of a developed economy in terms of heat and power, climate change processes and climate change modelling.

Further material on how the provision of energy to non-electrical systems ties into the UK energy demand is important here. For example, heat networks and the emergence of transportation operating via non-ICE drivers. The supply of such systems should be set in context with the demand for such. Other modules may look at how supply and demand could change with time, but AET should be able to show how demand can be satisfied at any particular time, and the module will also include an overview of general energy systems such that students can understand this process.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the UK’s energy generation mix, and demonstrate an ability to thoroughly describe each of the constitute generation processes.
  • Critically discuss the UK’s energy demand across all distribution vectors, and be able to authoritatively describe how such demand (both current and future) can be met.
  • Discuss global energy demand and analyse how this changes as a function of economic development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of national and international energy systems, markets and security, and describe how these can be affected by changes in governmental policy, including how national legislation and international treaties pertain to such.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the physics behind climate change, and investigate how changes in generation technologies can mitigate its effects, taking into account the challenges associated with the implementation of such.
Assessment 31265-03 : Coursework : Coursework (80%)
31265-04 : Class Test : Exam (School Arranged) - Computer-based (20%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 20% online class test (Canvas), 80% written coursework assignment (submitted to Canvas). Reassessment - 100% written coursework assignment (submitted to Canvas)
Reading List