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Module

SPG8012 : Renewable Energy: Energy Management

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Miss Sharon Joyce
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials301:0030:00Non Synchronous - Online teaching materials including lectures, notes, tutorials and quizzes.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Coursework assignment
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading147:0047:00Independent study based on provided course materials and recommended reading.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching22:004:00PiP - Introduction & Tutorial. Online session also for those who cannot attend.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time41:004:00Synchronous - Introduction and Tutorial Sessions
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

At Masters level the focus is on guided independent study and group supported learning. Online guided learning material is delivered to students via Canvas. The Present-in-person and Synchronous online sessions 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 practised throughout, and assessed in the assignment.

Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.

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

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M100Assignment (3000 words)
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

Timetable