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K14ESA Energy Systems Performance and Appraisal
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Registration on MSc Energy Conversion and Management

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: Registration for an MSc course in the School Department of Architecture and Built Environment

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module will introduce students to specific energy supply technologies for various end-use e.g. heating, refrigeration, cooling, air-conditioning and electricity. The module employs a wide range of evaluation methods to assess the technical & economic performance of the technologies. The latest regulations and policies relating to the application of energy systems will be examined where applicable.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 12 weeks1 per week2 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Private study

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 Project report 3000 words 

Professor J Darkwa

Education Aims:  This module aims to develop the students' skills and knowledge in identifying energy systems for specific energy requirements and needs, and in selecting and making use of appropriate assessment methodologies to aid the sizing and appraisal of possible solutions.

Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and understanding of energy supply technologies for buildings, the technical, economic and environmental appraisal of these technologies and their selection

Intellectual skills in identifying and assessing appropriate energy systems for specific energy requirements and needs

Professional practical skills in sizing and appraisal techniques applied to energy supply technologies

Transferable (key) skills in the application of economic and engineering principles for analysing energy systems.

Offering School:  Department of Architecture and Built Environment

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