|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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 -
- Appreciate the historical precedents that have led to the current, global energy system
- Consider the social, environmental and economic costs and benefits of different forms of energy and energy technology
- Consider the complex relationships between the use of different primary, secondary and tertiary energies.
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
- 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.
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
- 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 coordinator Robert Gordon Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 48 hours Total time commitment 120 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
- 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.