ENG07038 2017 Project Module - Data Centres
Successful projects will demonstrate competence in reserch, design, assessemnt/analysius and reporting. Topics can include one or more of the following: measurement, data centre performance, energy management & metrics. HVAC prototype design/build, Simulation of Data Centre energy use, power system risk/reliabilities studies. Energy Efficiancy Perfroamnce Imprvement opportunity assessment, free air cooling. The Data Centre Project places emphasis on research rather than simply building a prototype of HVAC/data centre model.
The module runs full‑year with 10 credits and is full-academic year based
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
(KB) In consultation with assigned supervisor, select an area of research interest suitable for development into a L7 Data Centre project.
(KB, CR, CC & KHSR) Use appropriate peer‑reviewed academic resources to research the area of interest and to summarise the findings in a literature review
(KB, CR, CC & KHSR) Use the research from 2 above to develop appropriate research question and develop an appropriate project to address the research questions.
(CR, CC & KHSR) Assess the potential safety hazards associated with the project and complete the corresponding risk assessment form
(KB) Select and sourcesuitable hardware and software and design, build and test a project to answer certain research questions.
(KB) Draw appropriate conclusions from the project in relation to the research questions Complete a project report documenting the project research, results and conclusions
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Based on monthly progress review with Project Supervisor.
Module Assessment Strategies
WrittenReport - 60%
Presenation and Demonstration - 40%
Expect to be repeat attend or se-submit project report.
This a supervised project based on a keydata centre research topic and requires high level of peer review of published data/literature on some KPI of data centre managment and operation. It may, though not mandatory, include design/building a prototype unit of the variables being assessed and include software/hardware for VI and HMI.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Literature Review||Project||Individual Project||30 %||Week 14||1,2,3|
|2||Project Presentation & Demonstration||Project||Practical Evaluation||30 %||Week 32||4,5,6|
|3||Project Written Report||Project||Written Report||40 %||Week 32||1,2,3,4,5,6|
Distance Learning Mode Workload
|Problem Based Learning||Not Specified||Student driven Project||8||Weekly||8.00|
Resourses here will derived from Literature review coupled with supports from the taught modules on the Data Centre programme.