What energy modules are available?

The Open University offers two core energy modules at undergraduate level.  The first of these is Energy and sustainability (T213): this module typically runs from October to June and covers a broad range of energy related topics in the fossil fuels (such as coal, oil and natural gas) but also considers nuclear energy systems as well as renewables. The main text book for this module can be reviewed here but further resources and activities are included for registered students.

The second of these is Renewable energy (T313) this module also typically runs from October to June and reviews the eight main renewable energy technologies. Each technology is examined in terms of the relevant physical principles; the main technologies involved; their costs and environmental impact; the size of the potential renewable resource; and their future prospects. The main text book for this module can be reviewed here but further resources and activities are included for registered students.

A short module entitled Living without oil (S176) is also available.

The University offer an energy project (from 2016 Feb. onwards) as part of the T452 suite of subjects which is based on much of the skills and outcomes practiced T313 but takes things a bit further.

The engineering project is part of the BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) routes and if you are not linked to these awards you are advised strongly to speak with an adviser or a member of your student support team before you register on the project module.