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Course Overview

This course is one of the key courses for MSc Energy Transition. The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills of critical analysis, multi-criteria assessment and planning of various multi-energy systems by taking into account system integration considerations. The course will provide the opportunity of putting the acquired knowledge and skills into practice by delivering hands on individual and group system integration projects.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme
  • Master Of Science In Energy Transition Systems And Technologies

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Course Description

The course covers the following main topics:

  • Fundamentals of energy systems, including demand load analysis; reliability, power and lifespan cost analysis, renewable resource data analysis; technical characteristics of renewable energy and storage technologies
  • Energy systems integration considerations, including overall technical measures and their techno-economic characterisation; performance measures; incentives, requirements and limitations; network expansion and densification; digitisation of the energy system and smart grid; flexible supply and demand
  • Energy systems planning and design, including system configuration and size optimisation and multi-criteria assessment of system performance

One individual and one group coursework assignments will assess the intended learning outcomes. These assignments are carefully designed to include all the topics covered in the course. Students will work on real-world system integration cases either provided by tutors or brought forward by themselves.  The objective of the assignments is to develop energy transition solutions which can be integrated to the existing energy system for the problem at hand.

Students will be assessed informally for learning during the workshop sessions. Discussion with tutor and reflection on their performance will allow them to continuously monitor their performance and feed this forward for improvement.  

Contact Teaching Time

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

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