Module Title:Sustainable Energy
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to exercise judgement in appraisal of projects and operations; with specific emphasis on energy management and conservation.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Analyse the theory and principles behind the current new energy efficient technologies, and the emerging SMART technologies the the potential opportunities that may develop.
LO2 Evaluate facilities for potential energy savings projects.
LO3 Carry out energy audits of industrial & commercial facilities and produce professional reports with recommendations.
LO4 Develop a structured approach to Energy Management: EN 50001(IS 393) S.E.A.I. E MAP process
LO5 Design and analyse industrial processes for drying, concentrating, heating and cooling of solids, fluids and mixtures.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
New Green Energy Technologies
Biomass, production systems, sustainability and energy conversion. Wind Power, evaluation of site-wind energy potential, wind farm planning, and layouts. Selection of turbines, Gate connection and control type. Biofuels Fuel Cell technology. Gasification, and waste to energy hierarchy. Marine Current Turbines (MCT) design and development.
Industrial Energy Auditing
Electrical load profile analysis and opportunity for cost reduction from tariff structure. Reviewing Max Demand ,M.I.C.
Air Conditioning
Psychrometric properties of humid air, Air conditioning processes: - Mixing, - Sensible heating, - Sensible cooling, - Humidification, - Dehumidification Air conditioning systems.
Process Heating and Drying
Heating Technologies, Mechanical vapour recompression, Process drying, Steam heating system design.
Refrigeration & Cooling
Chillers, Cooling towers.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment 5.00%
End of Module Formal Examination45.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Psychrometrics 5 5.00 Week 5
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Industrial Energy Audit - following the EN standard for industrial auditing 2,3,4 15.00 End-of-Semester
Project Wind Turbine 1,4 35.00 Week 7
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Questions based on the LO's 1,3,5 1,2,3,4,5 45.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 6.00
Laboratory 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 10.27
Total Hours 250.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_EFARG_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Agricultural Systems Engineering 8 Mandatory
CW_EMMEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering 8 Mandatory