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Introduction to Energy Systems (ENGR90028)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
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.

Last updated: 29 April 2017