Short Title:Design & Materials
Full Title:Design & Materials
Module Code:SYSD H3001
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electricity and energy
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DIARMUID RUSH
Module Author:OWEN SINNOTT
Module Description:This module aims to equip students with the basic knowledge, understanding and skills required to: Identify barriers to creative thought; Analyse, propose, select and specify solutions to design problems which have relevance to energy and environmental projects. Equip students to calculate the requirements for typical components found in related systems. Provides student with fundamental knowledge in materials. Overview of the relationship between the structure & properties of materials. The student will have a knowledge of materials selection.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify barriers to creative thought.
LO2 Describe the design process.
LO3 Apply decision analysis techniques to select from a range of proposals or specifications.
LO4 Identify relevant EU and Irish legislation governing safety matters.
LO5 Explain how a risk analysis process is used to maximise safety in design.
LO6 Describe the hierarchy of standards used to ensure compliance with safety legislation.
LO7 Describe the primary features and calculate the design parameters for a range of common mechanical components.
LO8 Describe the process used and the key factors in selecting a suitable site for a wind generation system.
LO9 Describe the factors that must be considered in the design of a wind generation system.
LO10 Explain the potential environmental impacts and mitigation strategies used in wind generation system design.
LO11 Identify a material from its physical & mechanical properties
LO12 Explain the differences among metals, polymers and ceramics through their internal structures and their mechanical and physical properties.
LO13 Describe the tensile testing of materials to determine the materials properties.
LO14 Describe impact, hardness and fatigue and how these properties are determined.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Given a specification and a set of concept proposals, students will work in groups to select a suitable proposal from a range of concept solutions. 3 20.00 Week 6
Continuous Assessment Carry out a Review Report of selected Journal papers on the topic of Materials Selection with special emphasis on Environmental issues. 11 20.00 Week 11
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14 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 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classwork 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Learning Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Karl T. Ulrich, Steven D. Eppinger 2008, Product design and development, McGraw-Hill Higher Education Boston [ISBN: 9780073101422]
  • J. F. Manwell and J. G. McGowan, Anthony Rogers 2009, Wind energy explained, Wiley Chichester, U.K. [ISBN: 9780470015001]
  • M. Godoy Simões and Felix A. Farret 2004, Renewable energy systems, 1st Ed., CRC Press Boca Raton, FL [ISBN: 9780849320316]
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 6 Mandatory
TA_EAEEE_D Bachelor of Engineering in Energy and Environmental Engineering 6 Mandatory