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Energy Supply and Management (ENG338)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description The first section of this unit deals with the tools required to set up an energy management program such as measurement of electricity and natural gas consumption, tariff analysis and energy auditing. The second section provides a summary of the key energy systems and technologies, both conventional and emerging, that can provide our electrical energy needs. The third section provides more detailed consideration of some of the key renewable energy systems such as photovoltaic and wind systems.
Unit Learning Outcomes At the end of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Explore Energy Management Systems and investigate some of the tools and techniques involved in Energy Management Programs
2. Analyse the economic viability of energy management options
3. Demonstrate an understanding on the various technologies used in electricity and heat generation, their current status of development and key issues
4. Apply advanced technical knowledge and approaches in designing and sizing Wind and PV systems.
5. Communicate effectively as part of an engineering team and contribute in designing project.
6. Apply problem-solving and research skills as part of developments of energy audit systems.
7. Where a group has been formed, communicate and perform effectively as part of an engineering team.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/workshops: 1 x 3 hours per week for 12 weeks (notionally 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial)
Laboratory: 1 x 3 hours per week, apart from Week 1.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures are used to introduce the main content of the unit, which is then reinforced by the consideration of tutorial questions in a subsequent tutorial session. The student is expected to attend the lectures and then engage with the material in preparation for the tutorial in the following week.
A two hour lecture and a 1 hour workshop per week provides you with the opportunity to review important concepts with the unit coordinator and tutor and discuss a number of problems related to the study program.
This knowledge is then further developed through the laboratory sessions which will provide a mixture of practical application of the lecture material (such as undertaking an energy audit), practical use of equipment such as power analysers, light meters, and problem solving sessions. An important part of the unit is this laboratory component (3 hours per week) where you have the opportunity to explore simulation/experimental activities related with the theory.
An LMS site will be used to provide details of the activities and also to allow discussion of issues that arise during the unit via Forums on this LMS site.

Other Learning Experiences Students may need some outside of class time to undertake aspects of the energy audit project.
Assessment The assessments were set to fulfil the learning outcomes as mentioned above.
* There will be Quizzes and mini tests through which students will be tested their overall understanding on the topics. All outcomes tested.
* Through field visit report learning outcomes 3 and 4 will be tested
* Energy Audit Project will test learning outcomes 1,4, 5, 6 and 7
* An Open book exam to test learning outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.
Prerequisites PEN120 General Physics/PEN152 Principles of Physics and BEN100 Transitioning into Engineering.
Exclusions Students who have completed PEC294 Energy Management or PEC390 Energy Systems may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Engineering Technology (BSc) [New in 2014]
Environmental Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Renewable Energy Engineering Honours (BE(Hons)) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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