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SPG8012 : Renewable Energy: Energy Management

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Miss Sharon Joyce
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To give students an appreciation of the drivers, technologies and techniques behind the management of energy. In addition to give practical experience in energy auditing, including monitoring and targeting, enabling them to identify energy efficiency opportunities.

This module gives a systematic and comprehensive overview of why we should manage the energy we use, looking at political, environmental and fiscal issues. It then goes on to give the students the tools and techniques necessary to actively manage energy in their workplace.

Outline Of Syllabus

Demand side management
Policy, regulations and fiscal drivers
Monitoring and targeting
Energy efficient techniques and technologies
Human factors
Practical energy auditing

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00PiP Lectures. Introduction and teaching sessions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Coursework Assignment - Preparation and completion.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading140:0040:00Independent study based on provided course materials and recommended reading
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities110:0010:00Individual or group research and reading for formative exercise
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
CME8019Energy Management
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

At Masters level the focus is on guided independent study and group supported learning. Online guided learning material is available to students via Canvas. The Present-in-person and any Synchronous online sessions (if necessary) will provide students with the opportunity to discuss concepts with lecturers and their peers to consolidate their understanding. Information literacy, interpersonal communication, planning and organisation, numeracy and written communication will be practiced throughout, and assessed in the assignment.

Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M100Assignment (2000 words)
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
Prob solv exercisesMCompulsory group work exercises.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The coursework assignment will provide students with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the drivers, techniques and technologies behind energy management.

Subject specific, cognitive and communication skills will also be assessed through the assignment. The other key skills will not be assessed but students will need to utilise these skills in order to access the self guided material and prepare the assignment.

Reading Lists