ENG07038 2017 Project Module - Data Centres

General Details

Full Title
Project Module - Data Centres
Transcript Title
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Subject Area
ENG - Engineering
MENG - Mech. and Electronic Eng.
07 - NFQ Level 7
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Tom OCallaghan
Programme Membership
SG_EDATA_J07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Data Centre Facilities Engineering

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

Learning Outcomes

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%

Repeat Assessments

Expect to be repeat attend or se-submit project report.

Indicative Syllabus

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

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Problem Based Learning Not Specified Student driven Project 8 Weekly 8.00
Total Distance Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 8.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Resourses here will derived from Literature review coupled with supports from the taught modules on the Data Centre programme.