Alternative Energy and Combustion

Developing sources of energy to meet the demands of the future is one of the foremost challenges facing engineering.

Our Alternative Energy and Combustion Summer School gives you a comprehensive overview of the key themes and theories around developing alternative energy sources and systems.

Developing sources of energy to meet the demands of the future is one of the foremost challenges facing engineering. This Summer School offers you the opportunity to develop your understanding of a number of different types of alternative energy sources whose outputs are suitable for conversion into electrical and thermal power energy.

You will be able to practice a range of skills as part of this Summer School, including working effectively in a small group environment and solving problems using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Saturday 21 July 2018Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)
Sunday 22 July 2018Social event
Monday 23 July 2018Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt
Tuesday 24 July 2018Induction (Induction to engineering, health and safety, tour through engineering)

Introduction to combustion
Wednesday 25 July 2018Alternative energy systems

Introduction to combustion science

Industrial seminar

Self-study - Poster preparation
Thursday 26 July 2018

Laboratories (combustion)

Laboratories (thermofluids)

Industrial visit (waste power plant/COGENT)
Friday 27 July 2018Research methodologies lecture

Laboratories
Saturday 28 July 2018Field trips and free time
Sunday 29 July 2018Field trips and free time
Monday 30 July 2018

Alternative energy systems

Introduction to combustion

Self-study - Poster preparation

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Industrial visit (Biomass Centre/Culham Lab)
Wednesday 1 August 2018Alternative energy systems

Combustion lecture
Thursday 2 August 2018Gas turbine combustion technology

Laboratories
Friday 3 August 2018Final assessment day

Final Gala Ceremony

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,995.

This includes tuition fees, accommodation, 10 meals per week (breakfast and lunch, Monday to Friday), airport pick up and drop off from Heathrow airport on fixed dates (pick up is on 21 July, drop off is 4 August) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).

Contact us

If you have any questions or for more information, please email pse-iss@cardiff.ac.uk.