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CM5553: FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY & THERMODYNAMICS (2023-2024)

Last modified: 31 Jul 2023 11:36


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 Second 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?

  • Master Of Science In Chemistry For Sustainable Energy (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

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. 


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 40
Assessment Weeks 14 Feedback Weeks 16

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Feedback

Data Analysis Exercise. 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
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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

Resubmission of failed elements (pass marks carried forward)

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

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

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