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Postgraduate Course: Marine Energy System Design Interdisciplinary Group Project (IDCORE) (PGEE11101)

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 exposes the students to the challenges and excitement of synthesis of knowledge spanning engineering,environmental science, economics, business and societal areas. The basis of the course is an interdisciplinary a group design exercise, led by an external expert from the private sector. The course will be taught as an intensive two-week block, suiting both the nature of the work and the availability of leading external experts.
Course description The technical żvehicleż for the project could come from any
part of the offshore energy landscape (wave, tidal or wind),
though it should be a real-life scenario, adapted as little as
possible. It is the exposure to the real, holistic process of
engineering design that is critical. Aspects of team-working
and communication skills will also be developed during this
The student groups will be assisted in structuring their
approach by submissions according to the schedule below,
with feedback provided after each stage.
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 2
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) Coursework (100%)
Action Plan/Inception Proforma 5% (end of Day 1)
Feasibility Study Presentation 5% (end of Day 3)
Interim Progress Report 15% (end of Day 5)
Final Tender Document 60% (end of Day 9)
Final Design Presentation 15% (Day 10)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
This course is intended to:
- reinforce an engineering approach characterised by
questioning and creative thinking;
- develop skills in problem identification and study planning;
- provide a realistic team working environment;
- develop advanced communication skills.
By the end of the project the student should have:
- highly-developed team working and communication skills;
- a detailed appreciation of project planning issues;
- an insatiable appetite for creative engineering and planning.
Specific learning outcomes will include
- demonstrated ability to identify technical, environmental,
economic and societal issues and constraints;
- demonstrated ability to optimise a whole system design
within these constraints using a rational design process
supported by critical review at all stages;
- demonstrated ability to communicate the synthesised
solution and persuade experts of its optimisation, technically,
economically and environmentally.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements None
KeywordsOffshore Renewable Energy,Professional Doctorate
Course organiserDr Tom Bruce
Tel: (0131 6)50 8701
Course secretaryDr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023
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