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Postgraduate Course: Resilience, Regulation & Certification (IDCORE) (PGEE11190)

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 expose the students to the need for and operation of standards and certification for ORE technologies. Standards create an important expected benchmark for quality, design and manufacturing processes for the different stakeholders (manufacturers, investors, and operators, insurers).

This course will introduce students to applicable offshore standards. The will gain and apply knowledge in the mechanisms and processes for certification, covering the principal stages in the certification process. The course delivered will make extensive use of case studies and involve the students in a role-play simulation exercise.
Course description The course will include be delivered as a distance learning-module, including interactive webinar lectures from academics and industry practitioner, role-play exercises for certification and a final online exam.

1. Overview, introduction and relevance of standards and certification
2. Engineering design basis & evaluation
3. Type testing & certification
4. Evaluation of manufacturing processes
5. Final System Evaluation
6. Component certification
7. Product certification case studies and role play applications
8. Management System Certification
9. Management System Certification I
10. Role Play Brief & simulation

1 hour tutorials will follow the individual lectures. Online seminars will be offered to discuss the role-play simulation.

The course has been designed to provide some initial material on the relevance and benefits of standards and certifications and how they are making engineering products, processes and operations more resilient.

To give students a detailed technical appreciation of the role and implementation of applicable standards they will learn about the most relevant design standards for ORE (spanning offshore wind turbines, tidal turbines and wave energy converters).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 20, Online Activities 20, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 10, Summative Assessment Hours 10, Revision Session Hours 10, Other Study Hours 18, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Self study
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Online exam/quiz 50%
Simulation Role play 50%
Feedback Formative feedback during tutorial quiz and role play seminars
Summative Feedback on coursework and exam.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the range of applicable standards for ORE and recognise the key stipulations of engineering design codes
  2. To appreciate and follow the structure of product and component certification
  3. To comprehend the application and limitation of management system certification
  4. Understand and evaluate different roles and stakeholders in the certification and regulation process
  5. To generate engineering design in light of offshore engineering standards
Reading List
W÷bbeking, M. (2016). How to certify in offshore wind ┐ Risk mitigation on a new level. Stahlbau. Vol 85 (9). Pp. 630-635.
Sirnivas et al. (2014). Assessment of Offshore Wind System Design, Safety and Operation Standards. NREL report
Court (2014). Offshore renewable energy standardisation review. BSI report.
Renewable UK (2014). Offshore Wind and Marine Energy Health and Safety Guidelines. Issue 2
Det Norske Veritas (2013) Design of Floating Wind Turbine Structures. Offshore, Standard DNV┐OS┐J103.
Det Norske Veritas (2008) Offshore Mooring Chain. Offshore Standard DNV┐OS┐E302.
Det Norske Veritas (2011) Design of Offshore Wind Turbine Structures. Offshore. Standard DNV┐OS┐J101.
67 Det Norske Veritas (2008) Certification of Tidal and Wave Energy Converters. Offshore, Service Specification DNV┐OSS┐312.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserMr Philipp Thies
Course secretaryDr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023
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