Faculty of Engineering

print version

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

Monash University

0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Organisational Unit

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Dr Hung Yew Mun



  • First semester 2016 (Day)


This unit explores the theory and practice of the supply of energy, energy management and auditing, and the design of sustainable energy facilities. It deals with the systems needed to create low-energy, sustainable buildings, including passive solar design, energy-efficient heating and air-conditioning, and combined heat and power.

In addition, it includes coverage of transport energy and energy economics. Case studies from a variety of energy-focused industries such as building services, environmental engineering, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and architectural technology will be discussed.


On successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Relate the energy sustainability as criteria of sustainable development to future energy development by recognizing the concepts and dimensions of energy sustainability.
  2. Develop the strategy of sustainable management of energy by creating organizational structure and corporate culture as well as transforming goals and allocation of resources in the process of energy conservation and management.
  3. Implement sustainable energy management practices, from improving energy efficiency to utilizing renewable resources to minimizing risk in buildings and power plants.
  4. Appraise the sustainable energy development level by indicators of development in line with the implementation of energy efficiency audit, energy management risk, and environmental investments risk assessment.


Continuous assessment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Students are required to achieve at least 45% in the total continuous assessment component and at least 45% in the final examination component and an overall mark of 50% to achieve a pass grade in the unit.

Workload requirements

3 hours lectures, 2 hours labs/tutorials and 7 hours of private study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)