KB5038 - Fluids and Energy

What will I learn on this module?

This module gives you opportunities to build on fundamental thermodynamic knowledge and examine practical and applied fluid flow and energy systems, including the areas associated with different types of flow and how they may influence engineering considerations, as well as energy conversion systems. The application of governing equations relating to fluid motion and the influence they have upon the specification and performance of engineering equipment and systems will be explored. Based on the application of mathematical and engineering principles, you will use analytical and computational techniques to solve problems in fluids and energy that have some degree of uncertainty in their definition. By addressing such issues using an informed and skilled engineering approach incorporating creativity and curiosity, you will be able to derive substantiated conclusions as a result of your investigations.

How will I learn on this module?

Active learning sessions will be used to allow you to engage with elevated material and assist you in exploring key concepts and topics within the module. Sessions will involve a combination of content delivery and practical learning exercises to enable you to apply your learning to authentic, broadly-defined engineering problems that may involve conflicting and/or incomplete information. A problem-solving focused curriculum will allow you to explore and understand how well-proven solutions can be applied to more open-ended problems and provide further opportunity for innovative discovery of alternatives. Learning activities will enable students to work collaboratively through the further development of teamwork and communication skills, and the encouragement of creative thinking to solve engineering problems.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

During your active learning sessions, academic support will be available to facilitate your exploration of the problem-solving activities. Formative feedback will be provided by the module team, including answering student queries and providing guidance concerning the module such as assessments and your academic progress. The electronic learning platform (eLP) provides a comprehensive resource for integrated learning incorporating learning materials and reading lists that will facilitate directed and self-directed learning. Contact with academic tutors and your peers outside formal teaching hours is encouraged through dedicated ‘office hours’, discussion boards and messaging systems within the eLP. Professional support staff, such as Ask4Help, provide the first point of contact for a range of queries, including, for example, those concerning assessment submission, late submission/extensions, and other administrative issues.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
MLO1. Relate knowledge of mathematics, statistics, natural science, and engineering principles to broadly defined problems relating to fluids and energy systems.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
MLO2. Compare and contrast appropriate computational and analytical techniques relating to the field of fluids and energy to model broadly defined problems.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
MLO3. Apply creativity and curiosity to analyse broadly defined fluids and energy problems reaching substantiated conclusions.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment
Academic staff on the module will assess you in a formative manner to help build your confidence and highlight any misunderstandings you may have of the theoretical and professional concepts presented in the module. Your formative feedback will be given to you either verbally by academic staff on the module during formally scheduled teaching sessions or using the eLP. Your formative feedback aims to help you learn and prepare for the submission of your summative assessment.

Summative Assessment
Academic staff on the module will assess you in a summative manner by two pieces of assessment
Component 1 to assess your knowledge and understanding of the application of computational and analytical techniques to broadly defined problems in fluids and energy systems (MLOs 1 and 2) through completing an industry compatible written submission.
Component 2, will evaluate your ability to apply creativity and curiosity to solve broadly defined problems in fluids and energy systems reaching substantiated conclusions (MLOs 1 & 3) in an industry compatible written submission.

Feedback will be provided electronically through the eLP or student email within 20 working days of the date of submission.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

This module gives you opportunities to build on fundamental thermodynamic knowledge and examine practical fluid flow and energy systems, including the areas associated with different types of flow and how they may influence engineering considerations, as well as energy conversion systems. Energy systems and their practical and real-world characteristics will be considered and investigated, and how these relate to the underlying theoretical principles that support the development of systems in this topic. In the module, you will be encouraged to investigate and gain confidence in research and critical thinking through the application of appropriate knowledge and methodologies to tackle broadly-defined problems in the subject area. Active learning sessions will be used to allow you to engage with new material and assist you in exploring key concepts and topics within the module. Sessions will involve a combination of content delivery and practical learning exercises to enable you to apply your learning to authentic engineering problems. The module utilises the electronic learning platform (eLP) to provide a comprehensive resource for integrated learning incorporating learning materials and reading lists that will facilitate directed and self-directed learning.

Course info

UCAS Code H314

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 4 years full-time or 5 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2022

Fee Information

Module Information

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