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EG503A: GEOTHERMAL AND HYDRO ENERGY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:31


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Davide Dionisi

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

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

  • 1 Seminar during University week8
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 9 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Timed online test (10%)

Lab report (20%)

Online open book exam (70%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionUnderstand Renewable energy from geothermal and hydro sources.  Geothermal and energy resources, physical principles, technologies and systems.  Hydro energy, resources, physical principles, technologies.
ReflectionAnalyse Discuss and explain the sources of geothermal and hydro energy and the technologies available to fully exploit them.  Understand where geothermal and hydro energy fit in the future energy strategy.
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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