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PgCert Zero Carbon Engineering

Academic Year 2020/21

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

PgCert Zero Carbon Engineering

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

CHE-PC-ZC

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100143

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

12 Weeks

Total Credits for Programme

60

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Engineering (2019)

Accreditations (PSRB)

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

Programme Specific Regulations

All three taught modules (60 CATS) must be passed in order to graduate.

Students with protected characteristics

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

On completion of the programme the student will be able to:

Demonstrate awareness of the various low-carbon technology options and evaluate how these can be deployed in different scenarios.

Exercise investigation and critical analysis of the published literature to produce technical and economical evaluations of low-carbon technologies.

Build skills in the modelling of systems and understand the complexity of achieving net-zero carbon.

Effectively communicate net zero carbon options to a wide range of stakeholders ranging from the general public though industry and policy.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Critically review their work, as well as that reported by others, as available in the public domain

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars. Feedback from formative assessments enables students to build and develop these problem-solving skills

Methods of Assessment

Written examinations; oral presentations

Read, understand, and assimilate new information and subsume acquired knowledge into a concise format

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars; practical classes and associated pre-reading

Methods of Assessment

Written and oral assignments and presentations

Reflect on experimental outcomes and use this in relation to overcoming research and development orientated problems

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars

Methods of Assessment

Written and oral assignments and presentations

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate problem solving skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars

Methods of Assessment

Written and oral assignments and presentations

Demonstrate advanced mathematical skills, mathematical model development and analysis of results

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Activities associated with Module on Tools assessment and Applied technologies

Methods of Assessment

Written and oral assignments and presentations

Provide evidence for time management and personal prioritisation skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Written assignments

Methods of Assessment

Written and oral assignments and presentations

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Provide evidence of the skills required to produce a high-quality energy audit report and technical evaluation

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Written assignments

Methods of Assessment

Written and oral assignments and presentations

Demonstrate the proficient use of primary scientific literature

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars

Methods of Assessment

Written and oral assignments and presentations

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Provide evidence of detailed knowledge of the principal areas and underpinning science of low-carbon technologies and renewable energy systems and their integration/deployment at varying scales

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures; problem classes and seminars

Methods of Assessment

Written and oral assignments and presentations

Demonstrate a high degree of specialised knowledge in specific and relevant areas of carbon assessment and mitigation

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Problem solving classes

Methods of Assessment

Written and oral assignments and presentations

Perform the practical design and modelling skills associated with the characterisation and operation of low-carbon technologies

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Problem solving classes

Methods of Assessment

Written and oral assignments and presentations

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Applied Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Technologies

CHE7201

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Sustainability and Net Zero Carbon Criteria

CHE7202

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Tools for Assessing Energy and Carbon

CHE7203

1

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes