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Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Offshore Renewable Technologies (IDCORE) (PGEE11094)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course will provide a synoptic overview of the modules that follow. Leading staff from the IDCORE and guest lecturers will deliver the material. The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the background to and challenges of large-scale deployment of offshore renewable energy devices. An additional aim of the course is to help integrate the student body and to give an overview of the EngD programme and the topics covered.
Course description 1. Research techniques 1 literature searching
2. Research techniques 2 statistical methods
3. Research techniques 1 paper writing
4. Forms of renewable energy
5. Principles of wind energy extraction
6. Principles of wave energy extraction
7. Principles of tidal energy extraction
8. Taxonomy and classification of devices
9. The power train: prime mover to generator
10.Exporting energy
11.Stages of device development: TRLs
12.Experience from Industry
13.Permission: finance, consenting and regulation
14.Guest lecture 1 - offshore win
15.Guest lecture 2 - tidal energy
16.Guest lecture 3 - wave energy
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) 1. Paper review, 20%
2. Statistics exercise, 10%
3. Marine energy review, 20%
4. Group presentation, 50%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course the students should have a basic
understanding of:

The principles underpinning energy conversion from wind, wave and tidal energy,

A systematic approach to the taxonomy of energy converters, and
The issues relating to the consenting, deployment and operation of offshore renewable energy technologies

The roll for offshore renewable energies in meeting the UKs targets of carbon reduction in energy generation. In addition the students will understand the structure of the EngD programme, have demonstrated basic literature searching and review techniques, and understand the roll of statistical methods in testing hypothesis and summarising data.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsOffshore Renewable Energy,Professional Doctorate
Course organiserProf David Ingram
Tel: (0131 6)51 9022
Course secretaryDr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023
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