Short Title:Traditional Energy Sources
Full Title:Traditional Energy Sources
Module Code:TENS 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 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

Module Content & Assessment

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

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 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 and Environmental Engineering 1 Mandatory