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Energy Systems and Sustainability

CENGG020 M.Sc.
CENGM010 M.Eng.

Course Leader

Prof. Dan Brett Room 212C d.brett@ucl.ac.uk


Course Overview
Fundamentals of energy science.
Conventional energy generation and the electricity
grid.
Fuel cells, hydrogen and electrochemical energy
storage.
Vehicle technology
Nuclear energy.
Renewable energy technologies.
Wind
Biofuels
Solar
Energy science and engineering
Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research

Physics, electronics, mechanical engineering, chemistry, fluid


dynamics, heat transfer, quantum dynamics, power electronics,
nuclear engineering, sociology, oceanography, geology,
economics, chemical engineering, geophysics, thermodynamics,
materials engineering, metrology, mathematics, finance, civil
engineering, process design, computer science, control systems,
biology, land management, optimisation, electrochemistry,
combustion, policy, life cycle analysis, ecology, safety,
biochemistry, law, aerodynamics, network communications
Aims and Objectives of this Course:

Understand the fundamentals of energy science.


Appreciate the challenges facing society for
sustainable energy production.
Have a broad understanding of renewable /
alternative energy as well as conventional energy
systems and how they interact with the national
energy supply system.
Be able to perform a mini design project on an
aspect of energy science at an advanced level.
Critically review energy technology.
Assessment

Assessment
40% Coursework
60% Final exam (2 hours)
Coursework Assignments
Mini design project (individual project)
Technology review (group project)
Reading

Energy science, Andrews and Jelly


(26.99) course text

Energy systems and sustainability,


Boyle et al. (29.44)

Renewable Energy, Boyle (29.44)

Energy for Sustainability:


Technology, Planning, Policy,
Randolph and Masters (55.50)
Reading (for coursework)
Fuel Cell Systems Explained, 2nd
Larminie and Dicks

Fuel Cell Fundamentals by OHayre,


Cha, Colella, and Prinz

Designing and Building Fuel Cells by


Colleen Spiegel

Handbook of Fuel Cells: Fundamentals,


Technology, Applications by Vielstich,
Lamm, and Gasteiger
Online Resources

UKERC www.ukerc.ac.uk
IEA - www.iea.org
National Grid 7 year Statement -
www.nationalgrid.com/uk/Electricity/SYS/
BERR - www.berr.gov.uk/energy/index.html
USDoE - www.doe.gov
IPCC - www.ipcc.ch/
Draft course timetable (2017)
Week 9 Jan 16 Jan 23 Jan 30 Jan 6 Feb 13 20 Feb 27 Feb 6 March 13 March 20 March
Feb

Day Mon Thurs Mon Thurs Mon Thu Mon Thurs Mon Thurs Mon Thurs Mon Thurs Mon Thurs Mon Thurs Mon Thurs
rs

Lecturer Panel

Diary CW1/ Reading CW 1 CW2


Week
2 IN IN
SET NO
LEC

Subject Intro to the Thermal Fuel cells and Energy Vehicle Nuclear Nuclear Nuclear Renewable energy 3-min
Fuel
(approx) course and power plants hydrogen storage tech. 1 2
Cycle
biofuels, wind, solar power Present
coursework. and ations
Introduction to conventional
Energy. electricity
generation
and
distribution

Name e-mail address Room Tel. Ext.

Guest Lecturer B.C.Hanson@leeds.ac.uk U. Leeds


Prof. Bruce Hanson
Prof. Dan Brett (DB) d.brett@ucl.ac.uk 212C 33310
Course notes and related material

Available on Moodle

Some material and examples will only be given in


lectures.

Course key: Energy Systems