6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Department of Civil Engineering
- First semester 2018 (On-campus)
Energy resources, chain, and energy conversion processes; non-renewable (fossil, nuclear) and renewable (photovoltaic, wind, hydro-, biomass) sources of energy; environmental impact of electricity generation; energy storage technologies; direct and indirect energy conversion; overview of the world and Australian energy production and consumption; the future energy scenarios.
To understand: the principles of energy conversion technologies, the environmental problems associated with these technologies, alternative energy technologies the environmental benefits of these technologies, engineering and economical aspects of alternative energies.
Continuous assessment: 60%
Examination: (2 hours) 40%
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 and 3 hours laboratory and practice classes, and 6 hours of private study per week
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