Module Catalogue 2023/24

NUS8207 : Renewable Heating and Cooling

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Jun Jie Chong
  • Lecturer: Dr Kok Hin Kang
  • Owning School: NUIS
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semester 1 Credit Value: 15
ECTS Credits: 8.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

Engineering first degree or other equivalent qualification

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



To develop systematic knowledge and understanding of thermal science and technologies relevant to evaluating implementation opportunities and framing design specifications for renewable heating and cooling.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       Solar thermal heating
•       Heat and cooling storages
•       Design building to be energy efficient and
•       Utilisation of passive solar heating, cooling and lighting
•       Biofuel and biogas production and applications
•       Renewable heating and cooling applications

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate:
• Identify different renewable heating and cooling methodologies.
• Discuss the science and technologies associating with:
- Solar thermal;
- Thermal energy storage;
• Describe of the science and technologies associating with meeting building and process heating and cooling demands.
• Through the use of appropriate insight, be able to develop and design appropriate renewable energy technologies for heating and cooling purpose.

Intended Skill Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

• Specify the application of appropriate technologies for renewable heating and cooling;
• Scope opportunities for technically evaluate proposals and develop design requirements and renewable heating and cooling installations.

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 completion135:0035:00Complete lab assessment. Preparation for quiz
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture301:0030:00Lectures
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 study133:0033:00Personal study throughout teaching period to follow up taught classes
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
EPE8208Renewable Energy Heating and Cooling
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students are expected to use the Guided Independent Learning to assimilate the necessary knowledge content from the applied course materials and their own further reading around the syllabus indicated by these, working at their own pace.

The scheduled teaching sessions are intended to reinforce and consolidate that initial independent study and to progress students towards the Intended Skills Outcomes and will include exposure to relevant technology in an installation or laboratory. Time within that week also allows for independent revision towards the end of week Written Examination.

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)
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
EPE8208Renewable Energy Heating and Cooling1N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M20Laboratory Assignment (problem solving exercise using simulation software)
Written exercise1M20Quiz (Short questions)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Written Examination tests the student’s 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.

The Assignment requires students to demonstrate their abilities to apply their learning to the design focussed Intended Skills Outcomes. In addition to these skills, the Assignment assesses information Literacy Skills. The quiz involves problem solving and theoretical questions to assess the students’ progress.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


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