Module code: ENGM199

Module provider

Centre for Environment & Sustainability

Module Leader


Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 7

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 120

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 100%

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module overview

The module provides the foundation skills and knowledge needed for those wishing to take up a senior, professional role in the energy sector.

Module aims

To allow participants to develop an understanding of the energy market as well as learning about the macro- economics and politics that underpin it.

To examine critically energy economics and markets, in particular supply and demand issues in the new deregulated markets, seen from UK, EU, OECD/IEA and a global perspective.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Assess the economic factors affecting energy production and supply. K
Evaluate the economics governing consumer use and purchase of energy K
Understand the philosophy of regulation for safety, environmental impact and economics K
Understand information across a broad range of subject areas, from engineering through economics C
Seek process and interpret information P
Assess the worth of a technological benefit against a financial cost C
 Write a closely reasoned case, drawing on a multiplicity of sources of evidence P
Analyse critically your findings P
Present and defend a case verbally and in a written report P
Assess arguments critically and defend them in debate P
Recognise the need to husband the Earth's resources carefully to meet the human energy needs sustainably K
Recognise the need to provide people with energy at a price they can afford so that they are able to use it domestically and commercially K

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:

The new imperatives: liberalisation and deregulation. The environment and supply security. Energy demand trends and energy efficiency.
Supply strategies: oil and gas, coal and nuclear; the ESI, the Pool, the New Electricity Trading Arrangements (NETA). Towards multi-utilities and energy services.
CHP and renewables: a more distributed future? Energy R&D and technology.
Policy instruments: the changing regulatory regimes, NFFO, levies, taxes and the new market instruments: carbon- trading permits etc.

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching methods include:

Course works

Assessment Strategy

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Coursework (written essay on a given subject)


Following an assessment, students will be given their marks and feedback in line with City University’s Assessment Regulations and Policy. More information on the timing and type of feedback that will be provided for each assessment will be available from the module leader.

Reading list


Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.