ENVR09035 2019 Energy Systems and Management

General Details

Full Title
Energy Systems and Management
Transcript Title
Energy Systems and Management
Code
ENVR09035
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Declan Feeney, Margaret Savage, Steve Tonry
Programme Membership
SG_SENVP_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SENVP_M09 201900 Master of Science in Environmental Protection
Description

On completion of this module the student will be able to appraise different energy systems and energy efficient technologies, understand and implement a strategic energy management campaign and make a business case for appropriate energy investments.  

The module will provide the student with the building blocks to assess an organisation in terms of energy efficiency.  It will provide a structured approach to determine opportunities using best practice for a range of sectors/technologies.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Appraise different energy systems, differentiate between them and critique their performance and impacts on the environment

2.

Evaluate the potential benefits from a range of energy technologies

3.

Compare energy technologies and assess their appropriateness for various scenarios

4.

Develop and defend a business case for energy management within an organisation

5.

Communicate the need and benefit of energy management systems 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered part‑time. This will include lectures, practicals, and site visits augmented by independent learning and directed learning.  This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 50% Continuous Assessment and 50% Final exam.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Indicative Syllabus

Climate Change - the science, background and impacts

Energy systems (Conventional, Renewable & Emerging technologies)

Energy and the environment

The business of energy management

Building energy management

Energy auditing

Strategic energy management

Energy efficient technologies

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 Quizzes Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 8 1,2,3
2 Energy Systems Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % Week 10 2,3,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % Week 15 1,2,3,4
             
             

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite On Line Lecture / Self Study Manual 2.0 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Not Specified Site Visit, Lecture, Practical 7.5 Once Per Semester 0.50
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 10 Weekly 10.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
Energy Systems and Sustainability; Power for a Sustainable Future Oxford University Press

Recommended Reading
Energy What Everyone Needs to Know Oxford University Press

Module Resources

Journal Resources

See Module Moodle page for resources as directed by the lecturer.

URL Resources

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Other Resources

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Additional Information

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