Bachelor of Engineering (Energy Systems): Year 4
CE471 Project ManagementThe module content includes:
CE466 Energy in BuildingsThis module introduces students to holistic energy use and systems in buildings required to support the effective provision and maintenence of thermal, visual and acoustic comfort.
ME424 Energy ConversionReview of conduction and radiation heat transfer. Review of thermodynamics. Convection heat transfer – physical mechanisms, development and use of empirical correlations. Review of the Rankine cycle and modifications (regeneration and reheat). Review of air standard cycles. Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Renewable energy technologies. Case study for integrated application of thermodynamics and heat transfer tools in design/analysis of complex energy technology (e.g. gas turbine engine, hybrid electric vehicle). Design/analysis project: each student will carry out a detailed analysis or design on a chosen energy technology, following the model of the above case study. Laboratory assignments: internal combustion engine, experiment in convection heat transfer, CFD computation of convective heat transfer.
CE463 Computational Methods in Energy Systems EngineeringThis objectives of this module are:
CT474 Smart GridThis module considers the concept of a smart grid and the infrastructure and technology required to achieve a smart grid.
EG401 Energy Systems Engineering ProjectAll final year Energy Systems Engineering students undertake a Final Year Project (FYP) through their Home Discipline (i.e. Civil, Electrical, Mechanical). FYPs are individual or group-based, depending on the requirements of the home discipline. Assessment is based on a comprehensive final report and oral presentation of project results. Students will also make an oral presentation of their PEP/SEP/POC work experience.
EG400 Advanced Energy Systems EngineeringThis module will introduce the fundamental engineering principles behind current and future energy technologies including combustion, gasification and electrochemistry, as well as economic analysis methods. These fundamentals will be combined with previously-acquired techniques to analyse complex energy systems such as conversion technologies (wind, solar, geothermal, waste-to-energy, CCS) and infrastructures (bioenergy, natural gas, hydrogen, water).
Elective A - Electrical
EE448 Power Electronics
EE442 Advanced Power ElectronicsReview of AC/DC and DC/DC converters, 3-phase inverters, motor drives, high frequency magnetic design, power semiconductors & applications, power electronics for computing loads, power electronics for renewable energy systems
EE445 Digital Signal ProcessingThis modules covers concepts and techniques for discrete-time analysis and processing of signals, and system analysis and design.
EE450 Power SystemsSources of energy, renewable energy systems. Three-phase transformers. Transmission lines. Power and load flow. Symmetrical components and unsymmetrical faults. System protection. Synchronous generators, transient analysis and stability.
Elective B - Mechanical
ME431 Systems Reliability
ME429 Polymer EngineeringDesigning with polymers, viscoelastic phenomena, mathematical models for viscoelaticity, fracture, fatigue and failure of polymers, polymer rheology, analysis of polymer processing, introduction to polymer composites
ME426 Turbomachines and Advanced Fluid DynamicsFluid dynamics of turbomachinery. Classification, system characteristics, dimensionless parameters and scaling laws, energy and angular momentum aspects, incompressible flow turbomachines (pumps, fans, turbines), compressible flow turbomachines (compressors, turbines).
EE449 Power, Machines and ControlTopics in power & machines include AC induction machines, synchronous & fractional horsepower motors and an introduction to power quality issues & measures. Control material is focussed on digital control systems; including z-plane representation, frequency folding effects and digital emulation techniques.
Elective C - Civil
CE473 Structural Design IIDesign of Concrete and Steel Structures. Design of class 1-4 beams, laterally supported and unsupported. Design of laterally-supported compound and plate girders. Web panels with intermediate transverse stiffeners. Code moment and shear interaction curves. Beam-columns. Use of Microsoft EXCEL spreadsheet design templates incorporating VBA coding for design tasks, e.g., column stacks. Design and detail reinforced concrete slabs, beams, columns, foundations and retaining walls.
CE476 The Built EnvironmentThis module is designed to introduce Engineers and Project Managers to the basic principles of architecture, planning and the considerations and common challenges involved in the successful design of both. It enables students to take up a position within the construction (or related) industry armed with a meaningful understanding of how their individual role is critical to realising good design. It allows meaningful communication with architects and planners with the mutual benefits of same.
LW361 Planning and Law IEuropean and Irish Environmental legislation. Irish and European Legal Systems. Local Government Planning Acts. Environmental Protection Agency Act. Fisheries Acts. Water Pollution Acts. Waste Act. Air Pollution Act. Role of Duchas - the Heritage Service. Environmental Impact Assessment. Statutory Instruments. Licensing. Bord Pleanala. Appeals procedures. Public inquiries. Arbitration.