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EG552U: MARINE AND WIND ENERGY (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

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 None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Nina Nikora

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

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

The course examines the renewable energy industries involving wind, hydro 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.

Wind energy

Resources

Physical principles

Wind turbine technologies

Efficiency

Installation and environmental impact

Commercial development

Marine energy I: tidal power

Resources

Physical principles

Tidal power generation technologies

Environmental considerations

Integration

Current projects and potential projects

Marine energy II: wave energy

Resources

Physical principles

Wave energy technologies

Environmental impact

Integration


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 25 - 35
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: Three hour written examination (70%); plus essay (30%).


The re-sit will comprise of re-doing the failed element/s (exam and/or coursework assessment/s) from the 1st attempt with a maximum CGS mark of D3. The marks for other elements (successfully passed) will be carried over. Resit mark of either RP or RF will be recorded.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

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