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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LM Energy Systems and Policy
SchoolChemical Engineering
Department Chemical Engineering
Module Code 04 31267
Module Lead Dr. Iain Kings, Dr. Jonathan Radcliffe
Level Masters Level
Credits 10
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Guided independent study-80 hours
Total: 100 hours
Description The aim is to give students an overview of the demand for and supply of energy, the technologies involved, and the main economic and policy issues.

The topics covered are: The demand for energy, fossil fuels, electricity generation (conventional, nuclear and renewable), hydrogen, electricity networks, electricity markets, investment decisions, energy security, energy and the environment, and energy policy.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the main demands for energy and how they are currently met.
  • Critically appraise how demands for energy are likely to change in future.
  • Critically analyse the main economic, environmental and political forces affecting the energy industries, particularly in the UK.
Assessment 31267-01 : Coursework : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 20% Group exercise (online), 80% coursework (submitted on Canvas)
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