ESC-40061 - Smart Grid and the Energy Transition
Coordinator: Jun Cao Tel: +44 1782 7 34993
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733615

Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2021/22

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the fundamentals engineering principles of all major sources of smart grid and smart energy, including a detailed understanding of the electricity power systems, renewable energy and multi-vector energy systems.

Intended Learning Outcomes

demonstrate a critical awareness of the basic principles of electrical power systems.: 1,2
demonstrate a critical awareness of multi-vector smart energy systems: 1,2
describe and critically appraise the engineering challenges associated with renewable energy and energy transition: 2
demonstrate and apply the latest technological advances in smart grid such as Artificial intelligence.: 1,2
critically evaluate present and future developments in energy infrastructure.: 2

Study hours

20 hours lectures
10 hours tutorial/project
120 hours independent study

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Assignment weighted 20%
Project assessment
Students will carry out a small project based on SEND data and produce a report including the methods and simulation results. Minimum 1500 words (excluding diagrams, equations and tables).

2: Assignment weighted 80%
A comprehensive report (3000-4000 words) on a Smart Grid.