Short Title:Energy Science 1
Full Title:Energy Science 1
Module Code:ENSC H1005
Credits: 5
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

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Basic units and density measurements 1,2 6.00 Week 2
Laboratory Graphical exercises/ Hooke's Law 1,2 6.00 Week 3
Laboratory Dynamics, measurements on the linear air track 1,2 6.00 Week 4
Continuous Assessment Mid Term Test 1,2 10.00 Week 5
Laboratory Resistivity measurement/ Ohm's Law 1,2,3 6.00 Week 6
Laboratory DC circuit analysis 1,2,3 6.00 Week 8
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

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 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
  • Energy Science 1 course notes
Recommended Book Resources
  • Keith Johnson,Simmone Hewett,Sue Holt,John Miller 2015, Advanced Physics for You, 2nd Ed., Oxford University Press [ISBN: 9781408527375]
  • John Andrews,Nick Jelley 2017, Energy Science, 3rd Ed., Oxford University Press [ISBN: 9780198755814]
  • Roger Hinrichs,Merlin Kleinbach 2013, Energy: Its Use and the Environment, 5th Ed., Cengage Learning [ISBN: 9781111990831]
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