SPG8014 : Introduction to Hydro, Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Rosemary Norman
- Lecturer: Prof. Ian Arbon
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
To introduce postgraduate students from largely non-engineering backgrounds to, and provide an awareness of, the technological, economic, environmental and resource aspects of a range of renewable energy technologies. This module will focus on hydro, wind, wave and tidal energy.
Outline Of Syllabus
Renewable Energy Resources - what, where and their characteristics.
Renewable Energy technologies -water and wind, wave and tidal.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Written Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||25:00||25:00||Personal research and preparation for oral presentation and bibliography|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||10:00||10:00||Exam revision|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||42:00||42:00||Pre-school study based on provided course materials and recommended reading.|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||7||3:00||21:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
At Masters level the focus is on guided independent study and group supported learning. Pre-school learning material is delivered to students via Blackboard. The intensive school builds on and develops this information using seminars.
Subject specific cognitive and communication skills will be practised and assessed in the oral presentations. Information literacy, interpersonal communication, planning and organisation will be practised in the preparation and delivery of the presentations. Numeracy and written communication will be practised throughout, and assessed in the examination.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written exercise||2||M||12||Bibliography related to oral presentation|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The exam tests the students' written communication, numeracy and subject-specific skills as students solve problems based on the pre-school learning material. The oral presentation in a group learning seminar context practises, develops and assesses interpersonal communication and initiative, which are important professional skills, as well as providing evidence of Masters level research skills.
In order to pass the module, students must attain a minimum of 40 in each component of assessment. Failure to reach 40 in each component will result in a module mark no greater than 49. This rule has been introduced as an accreditation requirement on the Reflex or REEM programmes.