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Renewable Energy (SCIE90014)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeSCIE90014
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject examines the science and technology of a broad range of renewable energy technologies including -

  • Overview of the fundamental physics of motion involved in energy in wind, water and waves
  • Overview of the fundamental physics of solar radiation
  • Technical details of wind and tidal turbines, hydro and wave power systems
  • Technical details of photovoltaic cells and concentrating solar power systems
  • Overview of the chemistry and technologies for biomass for heat and electricity and liquid biofuels
  • Systems for integrating renewables and managing variability such as storage and demand-side management.

Intended learning outcomes

Upon completion of the subject the student will be able to -

  • Accurately describe the technical details of a broad variety of renewable energy technologies
  • Describe the renewable energy resources in Australia and internationally
  • Discuss the relative merits of the different technologies in terms of cost, variability and technical constraints

Generic skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively on the technical topics to both a technically trained audience and to the general public
  • Understanding of the broad implications of technological change in the 21st century

Last updated: 11 January 2018