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EG552V: MARINE AND WIND ENERGY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Aims

To provide an understanding of the physical principles, technologies and systems associated with renewable energy generation from wind and marine sources. To provide an understanding of the position of these sources of energy in the current and future global energy requirements and the technical challenges in meeting the future energy demand.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nina Nikora

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course examines the renewable energy industries involving wind and marine (tidal and wave) including resources, physical principles, technologies, environmental considerations and impact, integration into the grid, commercial development, and future challenges facing the industries.

Syllabus

  • Wind energy

Ø  Resources;

Ø  Physical principles;

Ø  Offshore wind energy;

Ø  Wind turbine technologies;

Ø  Efficiency;

Ø  Installation and environmental impact;

Ø  Commercial development.

  • Marine energy I: tidal power

Ø  Resources;

Ø  Physical principles;

Ø  Tidal power generation technologies;

Ø  Environmental considerations;

Ø  Integration;

Ø  Current projects and potential projects.

  • Marine energy II: wave energy

Ø  Resources;

Ø  Physical principles;

Ø  Wave energy technologies;

Ø  Environmental impact;

Ø  Integration.


Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Feedback

Students can receive feedback on their progress at the tutorial/feedback sessions.  Students can bring their worked solutions to tutorial questions and/or past exam questions for assessment by the Lecturer. Feedback on the continuously-assessed work is provided via written comments on submitted work.

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Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Feedback

Feedback on the final exam will be via posting of the exam paper solutions on MyAberdeen. Students can request more detailed individual feedback on their exam performance by contacting the Course Coordinator.

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Formative Assessment

Class Test

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
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Feedback

The class test and online quizzes require the students to submit their reports and quizzes’ solutions for marking in order for formative assessment and feedback to be provided.

Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionUnderstand?Renewable energy from wind and marine sources.?Wind energy resources, physical principles, technologies and systems.?Marine energy, including tidal power and wave energy, resources.
ReflectionApply?Discuss and explain the sources of wind and marine energy and the technologies available to fully exploit them.?Understand where wind and marine energy fit in the future energy strategy.
ReflectionEvaluate•Evaluate difference sources of wind and marine energy.•Quantify the energy potential from wind and marine energy resources.
ReflectionCreate•Communicate in writing to technical experts and the wider public.•Demonstrate advanced reasoning skills.•Present complex information in an intelligible fashion.

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