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ENGR90028 Introduction to Energy Systems

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 27-Feb-2017 to 28-May-2017
Assessment Period End 23-Jun-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 10-Mar-2017
Census Date 31-Mar-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 05-May-2017


Timetable can be viewed here.
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

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
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects:

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability

Coordinator

Dr Robert Gordon

Contact

Email: robert.gordon@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

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.
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.
Assessment:

• 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%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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.

Related Course(s): Master of Energy Systems
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Climate Change
Master of Engineering (Mechanical with Business)
Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
Tailored Specialisation
Tailored Specialisation

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