Postgraduate Course: Marine Energy (MSc) (MECE11001)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The seas and oceans appear to offer opportunities for the long term, cost effective, generation of energy. Waves and tidal currents represent high density energy resources which, in the case of the tides, are highly predictable in form. The wave resource, whilst not predictable in a true sense, is more easily forecast than is the wind. The engineering difficulties associated with effective exploitation of the marine resources are considerable, however. This course will guide the students through the process of understanding the resources and how to best develop and apply techniques for exploitation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 20,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
| On completion of this module the student will be able to:
(i) Discuss and describe the nature of the both the wave and tidal current resources and be able to perform preliminary resource assessments based upon oceanographic data.
(ii) Discuss in depth, the principles of design and operation for both wave and tidal current energy systems.
(iii) Perform preliminary technology assessments for both wave and tidal energy.
(iv) Develop preliminary exploitation plans for defined regions considering the resource, technology and environmental/social limitations.
|Course organiser||Dr Vengatesan Venugopal
|Course secretary||Mr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562