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Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 13:47

Course Overview

This course is to provide an understanding of the issues as well as the uses applications and conversion technologies of biomass and bioenergy.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Davide Dionisi

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Programme Level 5
  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Master Of Engineering In Elec & Electronic Eng W Renewabl En

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG501K Renewable Energy 2 (Biomass) (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

This course examines the full life cycle of biomass and bioenergy industries including resources, technologies, environmental and sustainable issues, and challenges facing the use and application of these forms of energy in the energy mix. 

Further Information & Notes

For students studying for the MSc Renewable Energy Engineering

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Master Of Engineering In Elec & Electronic Eng W Renewabl En

Contact Teaching Time

44 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


1st attempt: three hour written examination (70%) plus continuous assessment (30%).

Resit: 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




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