Presentation on theme: "T206 Energy for a sustainable future"— Presentation transcript:
T206 Energy for a sustainable future http://www.pteratunes.org.uk/OU/Index.html
Schedule for the day 10.00 Introduction to T206 10.15 Using Numbers and Calculations 10.45 Break 11.00 Essay Questions 11.30 Exercise 12.00 Finish
Aim of the course Key Question How can we provide access to clean, safe sustainable energy supplies for the world during the 21 st century, despite rising population and increasing levels of economic development?
Course themes Current patterns of energy use and energy sources including; Fossil fuels, Nuclear energy The use of renewable energy sources and their potential for providing sustainable energy supplies Energy management and conservation as ways of providing for more sustainable use Evaluating ways in which individual countries and the world as a whole can move towards more sustainable energy use
Course structure 60 Point course 6 TMA’s plus end exam TMA’s 2 – 5 substitutable TMA’s and exam each worth 50% of final mark. To pass the course you must pass both the coursework and the exam.
Course resources 4 text books Book 1 covers basic principles, current energy use and non-renewable resources Book 2 covers renewable energy Books 3 and 4 deal with managing the demand for and supply of energy. Computer based exercises and computer based resources via OU website Videos First class conferences Study guides
TMA Format TMAs 1 – 5 have the format 6 or 8 Short answer questions all of which should be attempted. Worth 48 Marks in total 2 Essay questions to answer one. Worth 52 Marks TMA 6 is a project TMAs 1 – 5 are each worth 15% of the in course assessment and TMA 6 is worth 25%
Short answer questions Short answer questions are roughly evenly divided between calculations and descriptive questions They are not looking for answers in great depth The question is a guide to what is needed There is a guideline word limit of 150 - 200 words This is not a rigid limit but exceeding it by more than ~ 50% may incur a penalty. Calculations should not be reported to too great a precision: 2 – 4 sig figs is usually sufficient. Unnecessary precision will be penalised.
Essay Questions Essay questions are looking for an answer in greater depth on a topic. The material for the answers to the question can all be found in the course texts. You can supplement this with material from outside sources, but will not necessarily gain extra marks. It depends on the relevance and use you make of material
Word limits Word limits for TMAs 1 – 5 are typically 1000 – 1200 words You are allowed 10% leeway either side, say 900 – 1300 words Answers outside this length will be penalised Though very short answers often penalise themselves Include a word count in your answer
Exam The end exam is a similar format to the TMAs with 8 Short Questions to answer all, worth 6 marks each (= 48 marks) 6 Essay questions to answer Two. Each question is worth 26 Marks.