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This subject examines in detail the main forms of non-renewable energy and their uses, including:
- The composition and origin of coal, oil, natural gas and uranium
- The performance of coal, gas, liquid fuel and nuclear power generation
- The performance of power plants featuring steam turbines, gas turbines and reciprocating engines.
Intended learning outcomes
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILO)
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Explain what determines the performance of different energy technologies
- Explain why different non-renewable, primary energies have different economic, social and environmental costs and benefits
- Estimate the potential role of different non-renewable energies and energy technologies in a sustainable energy system.
Having completed this unit the student should have:
• The ability to apply scientific fundamentals
• The ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
• The ability to use a systems approach to analysis operational performance
• The ability to communicate effectively with the community at large
• An understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of a professional, and the need for sustainable development.
Last updated: 2 December 2019