BSEN40350 Renewable Energy Systems Analysis

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module introduces the concepts behind the analysis of renewable energy systems. Choice awareness of energy resources are considered in the uptake of renewable energy systems. The fundamentals of generation, cogeneration, and tri-generation are explored for low-carbon/renewable energy systems. Methods and tools for hybrid energy systems integration and optimisation to provide specified service loads (electricity, heating, and cooling) are applied considering energy flows, energy systems integration, and bases for sustainable energy systems. Design and analyses of renewables is based on special purpose computer tools with capability for integration of renewable energy resources and/or conversion technologies for multiple energy systems/sectors including energy demand and supply modelling.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this module, students will be able to: (1) Describe and characterise energy supply and demand, and the main energy technologies for electricity, heating and cooling; (2) Describe technology solutions for integration (energy systems design) with specific focus on renewable and sustainable energy systems (including micro-generation, cogeneration and tri-generation); (3) Analyse and optimize integrated energy systems as basis for creation of 100% renewable energy systems.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning








Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The teaching on this module be delivered through lectures.
There are scheduled lab sessions based on active-learning approaches. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
EEEN40110 - Renewable Energy Systems

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Assignment 3: System Integration Modelling - Optimisation Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: Assignment 1: Choice Awareness Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: Assignment 2: System Integration Modelling - Fundamentals Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: Assignment 4: Renewable Energy System Analysis Week 12 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students are required to complete a number of assignments over the course of the module. Feedback will be provided to each student after each assignment is completed.

Name Role
Dr Fionnuala Murphy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Maneesh Kumar Mediboyina Tutor
Charlene Vance Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Computer Aided Lab Offering 1 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33 Wed 09:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 14:00 - 14:50