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Module

SPG8014 : Introduction to Hydro, Wind, Wave and Tidal Energy

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Rosemary Norman
  • Lecturer: Dr Sara Walker
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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.

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 materials281:0028:00Non-synchronous - online teaching materials including recorded lectures, notes, tutorials & quizzes
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00Online Assessment at end of Semester 1.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Preparation for online assessment.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00Independent study based on provided course materials and recommended reading.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00Scheduled PiP tutorial sessions to be recapped.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00Timetabled synchronous online 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 (PiP) 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 practiced throughout, and assessed in the online assessment.

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 exercise1M100Coursework assessment - approx 2000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The coursework tests the students' critical thinking, written communication, numeracy and subject-specific skills as students solve problems based on the learning material.

Reading Lists

Timetable