Impact of Alternative Energies
Developing sources of energy to meet the demands of the future is one of the foremost challenges facing engineering.
Climate change, the global consumption of energy and the use of fossil fuels to provide us with heat, power and transportation are all engineering challenges which need addressing now and in the future. It is clear that solutions to these long-term problems will involve ensuring the best use of resources and developing new more sustainable ways to produce and use energy.
New trends on the horizon of energy use provide technical challenges that not only impact the way we produce energy, but also on the manner engineers must approach maintenance programs.
Our Impacts of Alternative Energies Summer School gives you a comprehensive overview of the key themes and theories around developing alternative energy technologies and how these technologies impact the systems needed for their implementation.
This Summer School provides you the opportunity to develop your understanding of several different types of alternative energy sources (i.e. wind, marine, hydrogen) of which the outputs are suitable for conversion into electrical and thermal power energy. We will also provide you with a comprehensive background on the corrosion impacts that these technologies present across equipment required for their deployment.
You will 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. You will also learn from internationally recognised specialists through lectures, hand-to-the-job laboratories and group presentations, thus giving you the confidence to pursue specialisation in the development, implementation and management of various alternative energies.
Please note, this itinerary is not final and is subject to change.
|Saturday 20 July 2019||Arrival in Cardiff (Pick up from Heathrow provided)|
|Sunday 21 July 2019||Social event|
|Monday 22 July 2019||Welcome lecture and orientation scavenger hunt|
|Tuesday 23 July 2019||Induction (Induction to engineering, health and safety, tour through engineering)|
|Wednesday 24 July 2019||Corrosion lecture (combustion systems)|
Combustion Principles lecture
|Thursday 25 July 2019||Corrosion labs and lecture (gas turbine systems)|
|Friday 26 July 2019||Academic skills and mentoring|
Presentation skills (English)
|Saturday 27 July 2019||Field trip and free time|
|Sunday 28 July 2019||Field trip and free time|
|Monday 29 July 2019||Corrosion lecture (hydrogen)|
Combustion labs and lecture (hydrogen and ammonia blends)
|Tuesday 30 July 2019||Industrial visit|
|Wednesday 31 July 2019||Corrosion lecture (marine energy)|
Marine energy labs and lecture
|Thursday 1 August 2019||Combustion laboratory (alternative fuels, fuel injection, control systems, advanced measurement techniques)|
Final project preparation
|Friday 2 August 2019||Final assessment |
|Saturday 3 August 2019||Departure day (drop off to Heathrow provided)|
Guest lecturer - Dr Alec Groysman
We are excited to have Dr Alec Groysman involved in this year's Summer School. Dr Groysman will be delivering lecturers and laboratory sessions on topics including combustion systems, gas turbine systems, hydrogen and marine energy.
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 20 July, drop off is 3 August) and excursions organised by Cardiff University (such as Stonehenge and industrial visits).
If you have any questions or for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.