CME8019 : Energy Management

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To give students an appreciation of energy, its generation and the drivers behind the management. To demonstrate tools and techniques for advanced energy management and control to reduce environmental impact. Cost/benefit and environmental assessment of renewables and energy efficient technologies.

The course will cover the objectives of energy management and associated policies. It will demonstrate how to make efficient use of energy in a wide context ranging from buildings to industrial processes. The properties of different fuels and alternative sources of energy including renewable energies will be addressed.

Outline Of Syllabus

Energy resources and their use. Energy Utilisation, heating, lighting, cooling and refrigeration systems, motors and drives. Practical energy efficiency and management in the industrial and office environment. Energy Auditing, Monitoring and Targeting. Energy economics, policies and taxes. Sources of power including coal, petroleum and natural gas, nuclear energy, solar power, tidal power, hydro power, biofuels. Overview of renewable energies.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion128:3028:30Assignment preparation and completion
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture221:0022:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork18:008:00Where possible but may be substituted with lectures
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity18:008:00group learning
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study321:0032:00Review lecture material
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures given by University staff impart key information. Visiting lecturers give an appreciation of energy management issues in industry.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902M50N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M50Assessed written report (max 1500 words)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The Exam tests knowledge gained from the lecture programme.

One assignment is set which allows students to demonstrate their research skills. The assignment shows the student has understood and can apply the tools and techniques that have been taught in the real context.

Both assessments allow confirmation that the student has assimilated the key aspects of the course.

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