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CM5053: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY & THERMODYNAMICS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 22 Aug 2022 13:20


Course Overview

Fuel cell technology is an important consideration for an advancing hydrogen economy. These devices convert chemical energy into electrical energy by utilising a wide range of fuels, with efficiencies of > 80% and limited harmful emissions. 

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 Alan Mccue

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

  • Msc Advanced Energy Materials: Energy Generation & Storage Technology
  • 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

Fuel cell technology is an important consideration for an advancing hydrogen economy. These devices convert chemical energy into electrical energy by utilising a wide range of fuels, with efficiencies of > 80% and limited harmful emissions. The thermodynamic theory behind fuel cell operation will be discussed, as well as solid state ionic theory. The course will offer an in-depth run down of fuel cell types and materials design; detailing common techniques used to characterise the performance of fuel cell components. 


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week s 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 14 Feedback Weeks 16

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Feedback

Written/online feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateBe able to critically evaluate material choice/design for fuel cells.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and describe key principles behind electrochemical conversion devices.
ConceptualUnderstandGain technical knowledge of common techniques used in research and development.

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Written/verbal feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateBe able to critically evaluate material choice/design for fuel cells.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and describe key principles behind electrochemical conversion devices.
ConceptualUnderstandGain technical knowledge of common techniques used in research and development.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Continuous assessment mark carried forward

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

Look up Week Numbers

Feedback

Written/verbal exam

Continuous assessment mark carried forward

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
Sorry, we don't have this information available just now. Please check the course guide on MyAberdeen or with the Course Coordinator

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandGain technical knowledge of common techniques used in research and development.
ConceptualEvaluateBe able to critically evaluate material choice/design for fuel cells.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand and describe key principles behind electrochemical conversion devices.

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