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INTR8018 - Energy Systems Modelling

Title:Energy Systems Modelling
Long Title:Sustainable Energy Systems Modelling
Module Code:INTR8018
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Interdisciplinary Engineering
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2010/11 ( September 2010 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MATTHEW COTTERELL
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Module Description: This module studies energy modelling for sustainable energy options, economic assessment methods of energy systems and Retscreen and Trnsys modelling packages.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the stages involved in the modelling of an energy system.
LO2 Undertake a design study using an available energy modelling software package.
LO3 Prepare and deliver an oral and visual presentation on the results of a modelling simulation.
LO4 Determine the most suitable option for an energy option case study by utilising appropriate software.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Modelling Methods:
RETScreen software backed up with hand calculations. Other software packages as needed by students to finalise their project.
Performance Indicators:
Heating, cooling and power requirements.
Energy Systems Modelled:
Energy conservation measures, solar, wind, CHP, geothermal, other.
Model Outputs:
Energy modelling and emission analysis (tCO2, GHG) for base case/proposed case project analysis.
Economic Analysis:
Case flow, payback time and IRR for base case/proposed case project studies.
Sensitivity Analysis:
Risk analysis and effect of economic factors on base case/proposed case project studies.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Stage 1 - Initial Project Selection & Scope 1,2,4 10.0 Week 4
Short Answer Questions Examination on Lecture Material 1,4 30.0 Week 8
Project Stage 2 - Poster Presentation (one per group) 1,2,3,4 10.0 Week 12
Project Stage 3 - Final Written Report Based on Research Layout (one per group) 2,4 30.0 Sem End
Project Stage 4 - Final Step-by Step Details of Simulations/Hand Calculations (one submission per student) 2,4 20.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory, discussion & Tutorials 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Computer Laboratory 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Self Study 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

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Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CARCT_9 Master of Science in Architectural Technical Design 1 Elective

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