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Introduction to Energy Systems (ENGR90028)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeENGR90028
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

AIMS

This subject provides a general introduction to the many issues that need to be considered when examining the global energy system.

These include -

  • A brief history of different forms of energy and energy technologies
  • The historical relationship between energy use and industrialisation
  • The social, environmental and economic costs and benefits of different forms of energy and energy technology
  • An introduction to energy resources and resource economics
  • A brief review of the costs of different forms of energy
  • Historical, current and projected energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutant emissions
  • Opportunities for greenhouse gas mitigation.

Intended learning outcomes

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)

On completion of this subject students should be able to -

  1. Appreciate the historical precedents that have led to the current, global energy system
  2. Consider the social, environmental and economic costs and benefits of different forms of energy and energy technology
  3. Consider the complex relationships between the use of different primary, secondary and tertiary energies.

Generic skills

Having completed this unit the student should be able to -

  • Communicate effectively with the community at large
  • Have an understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of a professional, and the need for sustainable development.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

  • Admission to the Master of Energy Systems degree OR
  • Admission to a Masters level program AND
    • a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) or equivalent, including at least 12.5 points of mathematics, statistics or another quantitative subject at an appropriate level, or equivalent, OR
    • a weighted average mark of at least H3 (65%) or equivalent, including at least 12.5 points of mathematics, statistics or another quantitative subject at an appropriate level, and two years of documented work experience in an applicable field, or equivalent.

Approval of the subject coordinator is required for any student not enrolled in the Master of Energy Systems degree.

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Two assignments (25% each) not exceeding 12 pages each, one due mid-semester and the other at the end of semester, requiring approximately 25 hours work each.
  • One written three-hour end-of-semester examination (50%).

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorRobert Gordon
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours48 hours
    Total time commitment120 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

120 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

    Additional information for this subject

    Subject coordinator approval required

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 3 April 2019