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Module Title
Renewable Energy Management
Reference BSM158 Version 3
Created April 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 11
Approved August 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended August 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
To provide managers with an understanding of the fundamental commercial and management diversity of the renewables/sustainable low-carbon energies portfolio. This module will examine the business opportunities of low-carbon energies including the industry structure, energy policies, financing, risk management, regulatory mechanisms and technologies.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 To obtain a critical knowledge and understanding of key issues as they pertain to renewable and sustainable energy and develop a critical perspective of how the sector is developing and the ways in which it will continue to evolve.
2 Apply material to develop a critical and reflective approach to examining the debates in the renewable/sustainable energy sector.
3 Critically analyse and evaluate the key issues within the renewable energy sector including financial, commercial, political and regulatory practices developing across this sector.

Indicative Module Content
An overview of renewable and sustainable energy sources, technologies and industry structures. A critical review of the energy management challenges including energy economics, energy drivers, business drivers and energy priorities. Appraisal of business opportunities for players in the energy environment including coporate funding and the skills landscape. A consideration of the legal aspects of energy renewables in a UK, EU and International context. An introduction to energy policy within the UK, EU and International context. Case study analysis of renewable energy business opportunity appraisal and development.

Module Delivery
This module is delivered in distance learning, part-time and full-time modes. The distance learning mode is delivered by self directed learning from web−based learning materials supported by online tutor interaction. The full-time and part-time modes are delivered through a series of interactive teaching sessions with an emphasis on student participation through case studies, group discussion, student presentations and plenary review.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: Written coursework

Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework- 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to course entry requirements or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

1 ASSMANN, D., LAUMANNS, U., and UH, D., 2006. Renewable energy: a global review of technologies, policies and markets. London: Earthscan. ebook
2 BOYLE, G., 2004. Renewable energy. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
3 TWIDELL, J. and WEIR, T., 2006. Renewable energy resources. 2nd ed. London: Taylor & Francis. ebook
4 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY AGENCY, 2008. Deploying renewables: principles for effective policies. Paris: OECD/IEA. ebook
5 Journals: Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Focus

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