Module Catalogue 2024/25

NUS8206 : Energy Storage

NUS8206 : Energy Storage

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jun Jie Chong
  • Visiting Lecturer: Dr Kok Hin Kang
  • Owning School: NUIS
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
  • Capacity limit: 50 student places

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0
European Credit Transfer System

Modules you must have done previously to study this module

Pre Requisite Comment

Engineering first degree or other equivalent qualification


Modules you need to take at the same time

Co Requisite Comment



To develop systematic knowledge and understanding of the role of and technologies available for energy storage, with a particular focus on their impact for the exploitation of renewable energy resources.

Outline Of Syllabus

• Energy storage for grid management: centralised energy storage, distributed storage.
• Energy storage for renewable energy resource exploitation: renewable energy in grid and isolated systems, distributed (local) storage e.g. for isolated systems.
• Energy storage technologies (in addition to those covered in SPG8007, SPG8008 and SPG8028): pumped, flywheel storage, compressed air, etc.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to demonstrate:
1. Describe the roles energy storage can play in both grid and isolated systems and in the exploitation of renewable energy resources.
2. Discuss the science, technologies and benefits associated with energy storage, with a particular emphasis in this module on pumped storage, flywheel storage and compressed air storage.
3. Discuss the impact of generation systems used in renewable energy exploitation on the choice and design of energy storage systems.

Intended Skill Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Identify situations where energy storage could impact positively on the exploitation of renewable energy resources and evaluate the credibility of these.
2. Explain appropriate energy storage technology for a particular context involving renewable energy resources
3. Describe the factors that will impact on the design of an energy storage installation associated with renewable energy exploitation.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion241:0024:00Revision for exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Preparation for quizzes
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture301:0030:00Lectures and tutorials
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Directed reading which includes IEEE papers and web refs
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture61:006:00Drop-In/Surgery
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:0038:00Personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The scheduled teaching sessions are intended to reinforce and consolidate that initial independent study and to progress students towards the Intended Skills Outcomes.

The course work enables students to develop a deeper understanding of the topic by focusing on using their acquired knowledge to demonstrate the Intended Skills Outcomes.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A6024 hrs Take home exam (to be submitted within 24 hours of being set)
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M20Quiz 1 (Short questions)
Written exercise1M20Quiz 2 (Short questions)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Written Examination tests the students’ ability to work effectively under time constraints as well as giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their systematic knowledge and critical and cognitive skills across the module syllabus. This assessment includes written examination, problem-solving and numeracy skills.

In addition to these skills, the quizzes involves problem solving and theoretical questions to assess the students’ progress.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


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