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FEEG6024 CDT in Energy Storage and itsApplications - Mini Project

Module Overview

This module is a mini-project for students within the CDT in Energy Storage and its Applications. It is undertaken in a concentrated 4 week period and is to allow students to study the context, technology and policy one aspect of energy storage, whether of a specific technology e.g. batteries or SMES, or an energy storage application e.g. stationary or vehicular. It allows each student to undertake a brief, yet reasonable comprehensive study or modelling project of a subject as described above, to gain a deeper understanding of the given subject.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aims of this module are to develop a reasonably comprehensive understanding of one specific energy storage technology or application thereof, as an introduction to project work on energy storage and as a mechanism to introduce the CDT students to detailed project work.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Learning through reading and note taking.
  • Learning through problem solving.
  • Learning through independent research, and - depending on the chosen project - design, use and validation of models (numerical or analytical) and experiments.
  • Learning through independent production of report
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Think, observe, communicate, evaluate information and data, and report/present on a specific topic to a technical audience.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Search and critically review technical literature.
  • Write a detailed, referenced report on a technical topic.
  • Present a summary of the report via an oral presentation and field questions on the topic.

Syllabus

This module is an individual mini-project (i.e. only 15CATS) which will be defined in advance of the commencement of the project with the student, and be undertaken in a concentrated fashion over a period of 4 weeks. The mini-project will involve 3 hours of supervision contact per week, and then independent research, study, analysis and reporting by the student. An interim report is due by the end of the 1st week, with appropriate feedback given to the student the following week. A final report and separate oral presentation (using powerpoint) with Q&A completes the delivery and assessment of this module.

Special Features

This module will be delivered in a concentrated timeframe to suit the needs of the split site (Sheffield/Southampton) CDT in Energy Storage and its Applications. Southampton based students will have a primary supervisor from Southampton (and vice versa for Sheffield based students) however in either case the second supervisor may be from either Institution.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The teaching methods employed in the delivery of this module include: • Example reports • Library seminars on literature reviews and use of search engines • Direct supervision meetings with project supervisor The learning activities include: • Individual reading of background material and related references • Report and presentation preparation and delivery

TypeHours
Project supervision12
Independent Study138
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

University library and associated search engines and reference material. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

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Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Final Report 75%
Interim Report 15%
Oral examination 10%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Essay 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

The mini-project will involve 3 hours of supervision contact per week, and then independent research, study, analysis and reporting by the student. Appropriate oral feedback will be provided by the supervisor during this contact.

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