ENVR07036 2019 Energy and Sustainability

General Details

Full Title
Energy and Sustainability
Transcript Title
Energy and Sustainability
Code
ENVR07036
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Frances Lucy, Declan Feeney
Programme Membership
SG_SECOL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SECOL_H08 202000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Environmental Science with Ecology SG_SENVI_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Management
Description

This module covers current energy production and use in Ireland along with its associated fuel-mix.  It reviews the energy challenges for an island nation, and the implications for sustainability in Irish industrial, commercial & domestic environments.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Assess the roles of the main organisations involved in the generation, delivery and management of energy in Ireland.

2.

Differentiate between the mode of operation of renewable and non-renewable energy sources.

3.

Explain the concepts of energy use in buildings and the role of ecological building design in energy efficiency.

4.

Understand the significance of current EU and Irish energy policies for energy use and generation

5.

Interpret energy audit reports and offer suitable suggestions for energy management within a facility.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. online lectures (via adobe connect or similar), independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address various student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (e.g. powerpoint presentations, recordings of online lectures and supplementary reading material) and a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). The online delivery may be blended with workshops to bring the learners together to facilitate group learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Participants expected to be able to apply the theory to address practical issues in relation to the management of energy and its sustainability. An important aspect of the course therefore will be a energy management workshop where participants will get an opportunity to work as part of a group in addressing a specific issue.

The module includes three individual Continuous Assessment Assignments, group work at workshops and self directed learning.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment, where relevant, will involve assignment, assessment or examination that provides evidence that the student has met the subject and topic learning outcomes to the required standard.

Indicative Syllabus

Basic concepts in sustainability and resource efficiency in industry.

Overview of energy generations and use (renewable & conventional energy sources).

Irelands energy, trends in energy use, policy issues and sectoral indicators (industrial, transport, residential & commercial).

Energy demand in buildings, building design and energy management. Energy auditing and energy management plans.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Field trip & group work Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Multiple Choice Quizz Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
3 Assignment Data Interpretation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Week 6 3,5
4 Case Study Energy Management Scenario Continuous Assessment Assessment 15 % Week 9 4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Online On-line lectures, assignments and directed reading 4 Weekly 4.00
Workshop Not Specified Group activities, site visit 5 UNKNOWN 5.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Researching, reading and reflecting 40 UNKNOWN 40.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 9.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2015-11-26 Climate Change Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780190250171 ISBN-13 0190250178
Recommended Reading
2012-09-27 Energy Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199812929 ISBN-13 0199812926
Recommended Reading
2012 Energy Systems and Sustainability Oxford University Press
ISBN UCSD:31822039377536

Written with undergraduates and graduates in mind, this volume provides a thorough introduction to the economic, social, environmental and policy issues raised by current systems of energy use. The authors also describe the key physical and engineering features of these energy production systems.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Refer to module Moodle page for resources as set at the discretion of the lecture.

Journal Resources

Refer to module Moodle page for resources as set at the discretion of the lecture.

URL Resources

Refer to module Moodle page for resources as set at the discretion of the lecture.

Other Resources

Refer to module Moodle page for resources as set at the discretion of the lecture.

Additional Information

Module will have a dedicated Moodle page listing additional reports, internet links and information repositories.