6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2017 (Day)
This unit examines the thermodynamics of renewable energy systems (principally solar, wind, tidal, hydro, biomass and variants of these); their efficiency; the design of such systems and their selection for differing environments around the globe; reliability of the energy source; trends in renewable energy systems; and the associated environmental and economic factors. The unit also examines the regulatory environment as a predictor for the uptake of renewable energy systems.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Analyse and compare the efficiencies of current and research renewable energy systems
- Design a renewable energy system for different sites in Australia and around the world based on renewable energy resource maps and predict the energy output from the system.
- Predict the trends in development and deployment of renewable energy systems in terms of the regulatory, economic, and social environment.
- Engage in regular self-assessment and peer-assessment of individual and team performance as a primary means of tracking continuing professional development.
Continuous assessment: 50%
Examination (2 hours): 50%
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. Students failing to achieve this requirement will be given a maximum of 45% in the unit.
3 hours lectures/workshops, 2 hours of tutorial/practical classes and 7 hours of private study per week.
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