Courses Catalogue

Energy Conservation And Efficiency

COURSE CODE: MEC4232
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This  course  covers  energy  efficiency/conservation  methods  available  for  energy  user

education. Energy-consuming facilities, both domestic and commercial, will be analyzed for energy efficiency opportunities. The energy savings and environmental impacts for most energy efficiency methods will  be  analysed to  identify and  assess energy conservation opportunities.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

Students understand how they use energy and how it is transformed from one type to another and some basic concepts on reducing the amount of energy required providing products and services.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  •   Identify, explain, and calculate the energy savings and economic savings,
  •   Apply   energy   efficiency   measures   to   a   given   building   site,   and   calculate environmental impacts..

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •  Create a list of all energy consuming equipment within a building and in the building envelope, and research all possible energy conservation measures (ECMs) in the areas of  HVAC  (heating,  ventilation,  and  air  conditioning), lighting,  motors,  building envelope, and other building equipment.
  •  Identify  and  operate  various  data  acquisition,  monitoring,  auditing,  and  system balancing equipment for energy analysis
  •   Demonstrate the appropriate usage of energy monitoring and measuring equipment commonly used by energy specialists and energy auditors.
  •  Identify and analyze possible energy conservation measures for performance