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.

Analysing the UK power system, prospects for achieving CO2 emissions targets and decarbonised electrical power systems is also integral to the programme.

Preliminary schedule

Please note this is subject to change.

Monday 17 July 2017Enrolment and tour around campus
'Welcome to Cardiff' induction
Treasure hunt through Cardiff
Tuesday 18 July 2017Induction (induction to engineering, H&S, tour through engineering)
Introduction to combustion
Wednesday 19 July 2017Alternative energy systems
Introduction to combustion science
Industrial seminar
Self-study - poster preparation
Social activity
Thursday 20 July 2017Laboratories (combustion)
Laboratories (thermofluids)
Industrial visit (waste power plant/COGENT)
Friday 21 July 2017Visit to Wales (Rosili Beach and Swansea)
Monday 24 July 2017Alternative energy systems
Introduction to combustion
Self-study - poster preparation
Tuesday 25 July 2017Industrial visit (Biomass Centre/Culham Lab)
Wednesday 26 July 2017Alternative energy systems
Introduction to combustion
Self-study - poster preparation/printing
Social activity
Thursday 27 July 2017Gas turbine combustion technology
Poster competition
Farewell Dinner (Aberdere Hall)
Friday 28 July 2017Visit to London (Royal Air Force Museum)

Costs

The fee for the Summer School is £1,495.

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 15 July, drop off is 29 July) 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.