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CH5715   Energy Conversion and Storage

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 10

ECTS credits : 5

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

In our efforts to mitigate global warming it is essential to develop new and improved methods of generation and storage of energy. Foremost among these methods are the electrochemical technologies of batteries and fuel cells. In this module we will discuss the technical details and applications of such devices. Particular emphasis will be placed on the underlying electrochemistry and materials chemistry.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Undergraduate - Before taking this module you must pass CH2501 and pass CH2701. Undergraduate - Before taking this module you must pass CH2501 and pass CH2701

Anti-requisite(s): You cannot take this module if you take CH4712

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 - 3 lectures per week over 9 - 10 weeks (within Weeks 1-11) and 2 - 3 tutorials in total.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 80

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: Oral Re-assessment = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr R T Baker, Prof J T S Irvine, Dr A R Armstrong