ENRG06018 2018 Energy Management

General Details

Full Title
Energy Management
Transcript Title
Energy Management
N/A %
Subject Area
ENRG - Energy
ESCI - Environmental Science
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Declan Feeney, Mel Casserly, David Doyle
Programme Membership
SG_SWATE_E06 201800 Certificate in Water and Wastewater Operations SG_SWATE_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Science in Water and Waste Water Operations SG_SWAST_E06 202100 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment Operations SG_SDRIN_E06 202100 Certificate in Drinking Water Treatment Operations

This module will familiarise students with the fundmentals of thermal, electrical, chemical and mechanical energy systems and how energy transitions between these systems. The module will then explore the various ways of metering and recording these energy transfers and their associated metric, US and imperial units. 

As motors & pumping systems are particularly relevant - the operation and management of these will be explored in detail along the principles of power factor and power factor correction. 

The principles of energy management and energy amangement systems will be examined, particularly in the context of Irish Water. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Quantify different energy types in appropriate units


Describe the various forms of energy (mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical etc) and common conversion processes between them (kinetic to electric, etc).


Describe the operation of an AC induction motor and a simple pumping system and perform calculations based on the Affinity laws of pumping systems. 


Discuss the hierarchical principles of energy management.


Conduct a brief energy survey highlighting potential for improved energy management in a practical scenario.


Write report in relation to this survey suggesting improved future practice based on the principles of energy management.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered via the IT Sligo VLE platform Moodle. A range of learning activities e.g. live and recorded online lectures (via Adobe Connect), self directed and directed learning will be availble from this portal. 

Moodle will be used to host all learning material for the module e.g. lecture and tutorial notes, quizzes, prerecorded videos and recordings of online lectures as well as recommended reading & supplementary resources.

Moddle will facilitate assessment needs also - via the use of online quizzes encorporating numerical, cloze and MCQ type questions. Students will upload their assignments via Moodle and detailed feedback on these will be provided using Rubrics and audio recordings which are emailed back to the students.

Module Assessment Strategies

Fianl Exam 50%

CA1  Online quiz (cloze, numeric and MCQ)        10%     

CA2  Energy survey of small facility                   20%

CA3  Presentation of report on energy survey     20%    

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment, where relevant, will involve repeat exam and/or continious assessment element (e.g. MCQ or practical test) that provides evidence that the student has met the subject and topic learning outcomes to the required standard.

Indicative Syllabus

Fundamentals of energy

Forms and types of energy

Units of energy

Energy Metering

Operation of an AC induction motor

Pumping systems and their operation

Power factor and power factor correction

Principles of energy management

Managing energy in Irish Water

- Pumping and the affinity laws

- Lighting/Heating etc.

Conducting an energy survey.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Online Quiz Coursework Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 8 1,2,3,4
2 Energy Survey Coursework Assessment Individual Project 20 % Week 11 4,5,6
3 Report presentation Coursework Assessment Performance Evaluation 20 % Week 12 1,2,4,5,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1 Weekly 1.00
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop/Seminar Not Specified Workshop 2 Twice Per Semester 0.27
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.27 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2017-06-15 Energy Science: Principles, Technologies, and Impacts OUP Oxford
ISBN 0198755813 ISBN-13 9780198755814

Module Resources

URL Resources