Short Title:Energy Science 1
Full Title:Energy Science 1
Module Code:ENSC H1005
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:This module aims to introduce the student to the fundamentals of physics relevant to the analysis of energy and energy conversion systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Use SI units to measure and evaluate quantities relevant to energy systems.
LO2 Explain the principles of power, energy, forces and solve fundamental problems involving these quantities
LO3 Explain the operation of simple electrical circuits.
LO4 Explain the process of energy conversion between electromagnetic and kinetic energy sources
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) %
The ISO units and definitions for distance, time, force, mass, volume, energy, power, voltage, current electrical resistance, density, pressure and temperature.
Displacement velocity, acceleration, momentum, force, work, power, angular velocity, torque, efficiency, potential and kinetic energy, Newton’s Laws of motion.
Electric charge, Coulomb's law, electric potential, potential difference, capacitance, dielectric materials. Ohm’s Law, resistance, power in electrical circuits. Heating effect of an electric current.
Kirchoff's Laws, Potential Divider, DC circuit analysis.
Magnets, magnetic fields; force on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field; magnetic field due to a coil and a solenoid. Electromagnetic induction; Faraday's law; Lenz's law; The AC generator and DC motor.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Basic units and density measurements 1,2 4.00 Week 2
Laboratory Graphical exercises 1,2 4.00 Week 3
Laboratory Dynamics, measurements on the linear air track 1,2 4.00 Week 4
Continuous Assessment Mid Term Test 1,2 10.00 Week 5
Laboratory Resistivity measurement/ Ohm's Law 1,2,3 4.00 Week 6
Laboratory Multimeter measurements 1,2,3 4.00 Week 7
Laboratory DC circuit analysis 1,2,3 4.00 Week 8
Laboratory The DC motor 1,2,3,4 6.00 Week 10
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 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 Classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
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
  • John Andrews and Nick Jelley 2007, Energy Science; Principles, technologies and impacts, 1 Ed., Oxford Press UK [ISBN: 9780199281121]
  • Roger A. Hinrichs, Merlin Kleinbach 2006, Energy: It's use and the Environment, 4th Ed., Thomson Brooks/Cole Belmont, CA [ISBN: 0495010855]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Johnson, Hewett, Holt and Miller, Nelson Thornes 2000, Advanced Physics for You, 1st ed Ed. [ISBN: 0-7487-5296-X]
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