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EG503A: GEOTHERMAL AND HYDRO ENERGY (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Aims

To provide an understanding of the physical principles, technologies and systems associated with renewable energy generation from geothermal and hydro 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 First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Davide Dionisi

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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course examines the renewable energy industries involving geothermal and hydro sources including resources, physical principles, technologies, environmental considerations and impact, integration into the grid, commercial development, and future challenges facing the industries.

Syllabus

  • Geothermal energy

Ø  Resources;

Ø  Physical principles;

Ø  Efficiency;

Ø  Installation and environmental impact;

Ø  Commercial development.

  • Hydro energy

Ø  Resources;

Ø  Physical principles;

Ø  Efficiency;

Ø  Environmental considerations;

Ø  Commercial development.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

Written exam (70%); essay (30%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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