ENERGY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Why should I take this Trinity Elective?
What will I learn?At the end of this module you will be able to:
- quantify the scale of the energy supply and demand task;
- describe and compare various power generation technologies;
- estimate the potential contribution of a particular technology.
What will I do?
- Attend a series of lectures to explore the socio-economic, environmental and technological context of electricity provision in the near future;
- Develop your own overarching plan to decarbonize energy supply in Ireland using an online tool.
- Explore the interaction of weather and renewable energy generation using real world data;
How will this be delivered?
The module will be delivered primarily by in person lectures. There will also be self directed problem sets in Blackboard which will be indicative of the exam questions and will illustrate the practical application of the material covered in the lectures. To succeed in the module you will need to devote approximately 100 hours of student effort over the semester:
- Lectures: 24 hours
- Self directed problem sets: 10 hours
- Reading & study: 50 hours
- Assignments: 20 hours
- Exam: 2 hours
How will this be assessed?
The module will be summatively assessed by a 2 hour end of semester exam contributing 90% of module grade.In addition, there will be three assignments worth 10% in total.
Who can take this Trinity Elective?
- Any student eligible to take a Trinity Elective can select this Trinity Elective.