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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

CAPE5410M Energy Management and Conservation

15 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr H Li

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is not approved as an Elective


To provide students with the knowledge and skills required for efficient utilisation and management of energy services in industrial and commercial applications.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this module, students will be able to:
- Understand the role of energy management and conservation.
- Apply the essential theories and methodologies for energy auditing, analysis and economic evaluation.
- Design and conduct an energy utilization program.
- Be equipped with the knowledge and skills for carbon footprint reduction.
- Have a detailed understanding of the techniques and measures for energy management and conservation.
- Use the CHP site assessment tool to critically evaluate the selection of CHP plant.

Skills outcomes
The students will develop the skills to perform an energy audit of an industrial process or commercial installation.


- Energy management techniques: Role of the Energy Manager. Energy audit and analysis. Energy economic evaluation. Heat transfer in buildings. Carbon audit. Degree day.
- Boilers and combustion: Combustion control. High efficiency boilers.
- Industrial energy conservation: Waste heat recovery. Heat pump applications. Total energy systems (CHP). Furnace performance. Carbon savings and regulations (EU-ETS).

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours8.00
Private study hours117.00
Total Contact hours25.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

Review of weekly lecture notes
Directed reading of relevant texts
Problem solving and coursework
The course work will involve an energy/carbon audit of an industrial process or commercial installation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Student progress and understanding will be monitored through tutorials and worked examples.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportProject report30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) 2 hr 70.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:55:30


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