Short Title:Traditional Energy Sources
Full Title:Traditional Energy Sources
Module Code:TENS H1001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:KEN MOLONEY
Module Description:This module aims to equip students with knowledge of the formation, reserves, extraction, processing, and transport to markets of various fuel sources.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the formation of various traditional fuel sources and classify the geographical location of fuel reserves and the estimated quantities remaining.
LO2 Explain the processes involved in the exploration and extraction of these resources
LO3 Describe the various processing technologies associated with a variety of fuel sources.
LO4 Explain how traditional fuels are transported to markets and the associated costs.
LO5 Describe the Heath, safety and environmental issues associated with the extraction, processing and transport of fuels to markets including the effects of CO2 on the environment.
LO6 Disseminate the advantages and disadvantages and the associated economics of using various fuel sources.
LO7 Describe the environmental issues associated with fossil fuel and uranium extraction
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Coal
Coal (anthracite, coal, brown coal and peat), geology, exploration, extraction, processing, worldwide resources and reserves and transport to markets. Health, safety and environmental issues.
30.00%
oil and gas
Petroleum and gas, geology, exploration, extraction, processing, worldwide resources and reserves and transport to markets. Health, safety and environmental issues.
30.00%
Nuclear
Nuclear, geology, exploration, extraction, processing, worldwide resources and reserves and transport to markets. Health, safety and environmental issues.
20.00%
Alternatives
Emerging technologies, oil shales, coal gasification and as new technologies as they appear
20.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Essay on related topic 1,2,3 10.00 Week 8
Written Report Case study 4,5,6 10.00 Week 10
Multiple Choice Questions Quiz 1 1,2,3,4 10.00 Week 5
Multiple Choice Questions Quiz 2 4,5,6,7 10.00 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 60.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght 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 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Outside 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
  • Roy L. Nersesian 2007, Energy for the 21st century, M.E. Sharpe Armonk, N.Y. [ISBN: 9780765613233]
  • Neil Morris 2008, Fossil fuels, Franklin Watts London [ISBN: 9780749677640]
  • Frederick K Lutgens, Dennis Tasa 2007, Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology, 9th ed Ed. [ISBN: 978-0132410663]
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 1 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy & Environmental Engineering 1 Mandatory