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Postgraduate Course: Sustainable Energy Group Design Project (MSc) (PGEE11162)

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 is intended to be a compulsory course in Semester 2 for the MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems programme. Students on this MSc typically come from varied backgrounds across all Engineering disciplines, mostly mechanical and electrical.
The course takes the form of a multi-disciplinary design project. The project is scheduled to run on one supervised afternoon per week, and students will need to devote substantial self-study time also.
In order to allow this course to be delivered within the number of hours that correspond to a 10 credits course, the emphasis is on conceptual engineering design rather than detailed design.
However, the design task is challenging enough to make it a level 11 course. This will be achieved by taking account of commercial and environmental as well as health and safety concerns, and also by requiring a thorough justification of the design selection and decisions made with a solid critical review at the end.
The project is also an inter-disciplinary group project (with elements of at least two disciplines, e.g. electrical and mechanical engineering) that requires team effort.
A 3 hour interactive workshop delivered by the School┐s Health and Safety Adviser covers ILO Regulations, Health and Safety Management Systems and Risk Assessments. An online exercise assesses this component.
Course description This is intended to be a compulsory course in Semester 2 for the MSc in Sustainable Energy Systems programme. Students on this MSc typically come from varied backgrounds across all Engineering disciplines, mostly mechanical and electrical.
The course takes the form of a multi-disciplinary design project. The project is scheduled to run on one supervised afternoon per week, and students will need to devote substantial self-study time also.
In order to allow this course to be delivered within the number of hours that correspond to a 10 credits course, the emphasis is on conceptual engineering design rather than detailed design.
However, the design task is challenging enough to make it a level 11 course. This will be achieved by taking account of commercial and environmental as well as health and safety concerns, and also by requiring a thorough justification of the design selection and decisions made with a solid critical review at the end.
The project is also an inter-disciplinary group project (with elements of at least two disciplines, e.g. electrical and mechanical engineering) that requires team effort.
A 3 hour interactive workshop delivered by the School┐s Health and Safety Adviser covers ILO Regulations, Health and Safety Management Systems and Risk Assessments. An online exercise assesses this component.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. This course is intended to develop the design experience of our MSc students on the Sustainable Energy Systems programme. In particular, it should enhance and assess the students┐ ability to generate an innovative design for products, systems, components or processes to fulfil new needs.
  2. It should also enhance and assess the awareness of the need and ability to make general evaluations of risk issues in the context of the particular specialisation, including health & safety, environmental and commercial risk.
  3. In addition, the course aims at encouraging questioning and creative thinking; developing skills in problem identification and study planning; providing a realistic team working environment; further developing communication skills.
  4. By the end of the project the student should have: improved team working skills; improved communication skills; a better appreciation of project planning issues; an appetite for creative engineering and planning.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsDesign group project,sustainable energy
Contacts
Course organiserProf Gareth Harrison
Tel: (0131 6)50 5583
Email: gareth.harrison@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr James Foster
Tel: (0131 6)51 3562
Email: James.Foster@ed.ac.uk
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