SUSTAINABILITY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY DESIGN

EMS2SRE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will introduce students to the issues of climate change and sustainability before moving on to renewable energy design as part of a solution to address these issues. Students will undertake multidisciplinary design of a renewable energy project (e.g. wind/solar farm or similar renewable energy generation facility), integrating a number of specialist activities in Mechanical, Civil and Electrical Engineering. Issues covered include: energy requirements, environmental impact, health, safety, project cost modelling along with structural, mechanical and electrical aspects of the proposed system. In this subject we specifically focus on the sustainability of the energy industry. We investigate factors that affect the social, environmental and the economic elements of sustainable energy production, distribution and consumption. We also explore technologies in this space to move toward a more sustainable future. Students will work to achieve the following Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies: 1.1, 1.2, 1.5, 1.6, 2.1 and 3.2 (see intended learning outcomes for details).

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMitchell Sesso

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesELE1IEL

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsELE2PWR OR ELE3PWR

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Green Illusions

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorOzzie Zehner

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PublisherNebraska Press.

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Sustainable Energy - without the hot air

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDavid MacKay

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PublisherUIT Cambridge Ltd.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe the electrical, structural and mechanical aspects of power generation techniques and distribution networks.
02. Identify and explain the economic, social and environmental issues that are faced when moving towards a sustainable future and the way these issues interrelate.
03. Design sustainable renewable energy solutions for real world problems which address geographical, environmental and financial constraints.
04. Describe various renewable and non-renewable energy technologies and identify their socioeconomic and environmental impact, and reflect on their potential to contribute to a sustainable future.
05. Perform a feasibility study into replacing an existing non-renewable power station with a renewable energy alternative.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMitchell Sesso

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 43
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group Project (20-30 pages)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

2 hour written Exam

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

4 Online Multiple Choice Quizzes

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMitchell Sesso

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.

TutorialWeek: 32 - 43
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 32 - 43
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group Project (20-30 pages)

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

2 hour written Exam

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

4 Online Multiple Choice Quizzes

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5