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CM5052: RENEWABLES (2023-2024)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:38


Course Overview

Renewables is a key theme in the development of a sustainable future. This topic will be split into two themes – renewables for harnessing energy and renewables for chemical production. 

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?

  • Either Msc Advanced Energy Materials: Energy Generation & Storage Technology or Master Of Science In Chemistry For Sustainable Energy
  • 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

Renewables is a key theme in the development of a sustainable future.  This topic will be split into two themes – renewables for harnessing energy and renewables for chemical production.  Within the first theme photovoltaics and material requirements wind/tidal energy will be discussed.  The role of nuclear energy will also be discussed.  The second theme will discuss sustainable chemical production by considering how we move away from a dependence on fossil derived chemicals.  The use of biomass will be considered for the production of renewable fuels, commodity chemicals and fine chemicals.   This topic will help to build upon material covered in earlier modules. 


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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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.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 18 Feedback Weeks 20

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Written/online feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandExplain the role nuclear energy has to play within an energy transition.
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the use of photovoltaics for solar energy conversion.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the role of solid state material in wind turbines and other renewables.

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 13 Feedback Weeks 14

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Student led mini lecture

10 mins + questions per student

Written/verbal feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe how fuels can be produced from renewable routes.
ConceptualUnderstandExplain the use of catalysis in renewable chemical production.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resit those parts of the course that students failed. Pass marks carried forward.

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Where a student fails the course overall they will be afforded the opportunity to resit those parts of the course that they failed (pass marks will be carried forward).

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe the use of photovoltaics for solar energy conversion.
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstand the role of solid state material in wind turbines and other renewables.
ConceptualUnderstandExplain the role nuclear energy has to play within an energy transition.
ConceptualUnderstandDescribe how fuels can be produced from renewable routes.
ConceptualUnderstandExplain the use of catalysis in renewable chemical production.

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