Short Title:Renewable Energy
Full Title:Renewable Energy 1
Module Code:REEN H1001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Author:KEN MOLONEY
Module Description:This module aims to equip students with an understanding of the renewable energy technology and its potential to generate a significant portion of Europe’s total energy
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the technology associated with the production of power from current renewable energy sources.
LO2 Disseminate the geographical location of potential renewable energy sources in a European context.
LO3 Describe various emerging renewable technologies
LO4 Explain any problems associated with the production of electricity from a heath, safety and environmental perspective.
LO5 Disseminate the advantages and disadvantages and the associated economics of using renewable fuel sources.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Hydro Quiz 1,2 10.00 Week 3
Laboratory Renewable Energy Technology Pressure 3,4 10.00 Week 3
Continuous Assessment Wind fundamentals Quiz 2,3 10.00 Week 5
Laboratory Renewable Energy Technology 3,4,5 10.00 Week 6
Multiple Choice Questions Solar Quiz 2,3,4 10.00 Week 8
Multiple Choice Questions Wave and tidal Quiz 3,4,5 10.00 Week 8
Continuous Assessment Essay on Related topic 1,2,3,4 10.00 Week 9
Continuous Assessment Case study on related topic 2,3,4,5 20.00 Week 11
Multiple Choice Questions Biofuel and Geothermal Quiz 3,4,5 10.00 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class work 3.50 Every Week 3.50
Laboratories Renewable Technology Laboratory 2.00 Every Month 0.50
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Edited by Godfrey Boyle 2004, Renewable energy, 2nd Ed., Oxford University Press UK [ISBN: 978-0199261789]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Edited by Roland Wengenmayr and Thomas Bührke 2008, Renewable Energy: Sustainable Energy Concepts for the Future, 1st Ed., Wiley-VCH Weinheim [ISBN: 978-3527408047]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAEEE_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Sustainable Energy Engineering 2 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering 2 Mandatory