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Course Learning Outcomes

(1) Possess sophisticated comprehension of the sources, utilisation technologies, storage and distribution modes of energy that presently  power cities, buildings, transportation and consumer devices.

(2) Hypothesise, using fundamental science, how alternative energy sources and technologies may disrupt conventional energy utilisation behaviours.

(3) Outline the impact of energy utilisation on the environment at local and global levels.

(4) Quantify the scale of local and global energy utilisation, contrast this to the geographical location of the energy source and understand how these factors relate to the economics of energy markets.

(5) Use knowledge of scientific and technological challenges posed by distributed electricity/power generation with computer simulation to understand electricity distribution networks.

(6) Apply science underlying conventional and sustainable energy sources including nuclear, fossil, wind, solar, biomass and biofuels to propose solutions to the clean and sustainable energy problem.

(7) Understand the physical and chemical factors defining the carbon cycle and be able to relate these to global climate change, and to the readiness of carbon capture and storage technologies.

(8) Describe how essential and consumer technologies rely on critical raw materials and have knowledge of the global impact of their extraction, refining, substitution and recovery.

(9) Create and communicate original knowledge of Energy Science by directed independent research through a combination of experimental, computational and analytical means.