MEC6885 - Energy efficiency and sustainability engineering - 2019

0 points, SCA Band 2, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Chris Davies


Professor Greg Sheard (Clayton)
Dr Arshad Salema (Malaysia)

Unit guides



  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)


  • First semester 2019 (On-campus)








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.


At the successful completion of this unit you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate the concepts and dimensions of energy sustainability to the development of future sustainable energy technologies.
  2. Generate the strategy of sustainable management of energy by creating organisational structure and corporate culture as well as transforming goals and allocation of resources in the process of energy conservation and management.
  3. Apply sustainable energy management practices, from improving energy efficiency to utilising renewable resources to minimise 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%

Final Examination (2 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

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