Postgraduate Course: Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals of Renewable Energy (PGEE11023)
Course Outline
School  School of Engineering 
College  College of Science and Engineering 
Credit level (Normal year taken)  SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) 
Availability  Available to all students 
SCQF Credits  10 
ECTS Credits  5 
Summary  The course will introduce fundamental concepts from mechanical engineering that will facilitate understanding and quantitative analysis of renewable energy systems. This will include concepts from the fields of structural mechanics, dynamics of mechanical systems, and fluid statics/dynamics. 
Course description 
The course provides a grounding in key physical concepts and analytical methods to enable understanding of and quantitative analysis of renewable energy systems. Lecture material will cover:
 Structural mechanics;
 Newtonian Dynamics;
 Fluid statics and dynamics.
These are presented within the context of and applied to renewable energy systems

Information for Visiting Students
Prerequisites  None 
High Demand Course? 
Yes 
Course Delivery Information

Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1)

Quota: None 
Course Start 
Semester 1 
Timetable 
Timetable 
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) 
Total Hours:
100
(
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Formative Assessment Hours 2,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
64 )

Assessment (Further Info) 
Written Exam
100 %,
Coursework
0 %,
Practical Exam
0 %

Additional Information (Assessment) 
Exam 100% 
Feedback 
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Exam Information 
Exam Diet 
Paper Name 
Hours & Minutes 

Main Exam Diet S1 (December)   2:00  
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
 Have an appreciation of the role of key mechanical engineering concepts in the design and operation of renewable energy systems;
 Have an awareness and understanding of some of the challenges of power conversion from renewable energy sources.
 Have a good knowledge of key mechanical engineering concepts from structural mechanics, dynamics of mechanical systems, fluid statics and dynamics;
 Be able to perform calculations from these concepts that facilitate the design and operation of renewable energy systems.

Reading List
The following references may be useful to students:
Solid mechanics
1. Gere, J.M and Goodno, B.J. Mechanics of Materials, SI Edition, 7th edition, 2009, Cengage Learning, ISBN13:9780495438076.
2. Beer, F.P, Johnston, E.R and Dewolf, J.T. Mechanics of Materials, Fourth edition, 2006, McGraw Hill, ISBN 0071249990.
3. Philpot, T. A. Mechanics of Materials: An Integrated Learning System, 2011, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, ISBN 9780470565148 (hardback).
4. J.L.Meriam and L.G. Kraige, 1993, Engineering mechanics, Dynamics, Vol.2, 3rd edition, John Wiley &Sons, Inc.
Fluid mechanics:
1. Douglas, J.F, Gasiorek, J.M, Swaffield, J.A and Jack L.B, 2005, Fluid Mechanics, Fifth Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall.
2. Irving Granet, 1996, Fluid mechanics, 4th Edition, Prentice Hill.
3. J.F.Douglas & R.D.Matthews, 1996, Solving problems in Fluid mechanics, Vol. 1 & II, 3rd edition, Longman Group limited.

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills 
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Keywords  Not entered 
Contacts
Course organiser  Dr John Chick
Tel: (0131 6)50 5675
Email: John.Chick@ed.ac.uk 
Course secretary  Miss Lucy Davie
Tel: (0131 6)51 7073
Email: Lucy.Davie@ed.ac.uk 

