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Last modified: 27 Feb 2018 13:47

Course Overview

The course studies the physical principles, technologies and systems, and effects on the environment associated with renewable energy generation from wind, marine and hydro sources. The course provides 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 demands.

The laboratory exercise is designed to reinforce many of the concepts covered in lectures. This includes experiments on the performance characteristics of a turbine.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Nina Nikora

Qualification Prerequisites


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

  • Engineering (EG) (Studied)
  • One of Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Studied) or Master Of Engineering In Elec & Electronic Eng W Renewabl En (Studied) or Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Management (Studied)
  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or Programme Level 5

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • EG551H Renewable Energy 3 (Wind, Marine and Hydro) (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?


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.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Independent Subject Study In Renewable Energy
  • MSc Renewable Energy Engineering
  • Master Of Engineering In Elec & Electronic Eng W Renewabl En
  • Master Of Science In Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Contact Teaching Time

46 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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