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Energy in Society (PEN592)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Murdoch S2
Description This is a unit about energy sources and how they are utilised to produce power for human society. It is based on a multidisciplinary approach and covers patterns of consumption; energy conversion technology; environmental and social impacts; conventional and alternative sources; energy conservation and options for future energy supplies. Energy in Society is a key unit in all Energy Studies courses at Murdoch University covering a range of energy topics including economic and political issues.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you should be able to:
1. Critically discuss global issues related to the supply of energy to meet world demand
2. Make informed and creative decisions in regard to energy supply
3. Present principles and findings which are researched, structured and written in a professional manner.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/tutorials: 1 x 3 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is through lectures and tutorials. The unit is based on a multidisciplinary approach and includes a discussion of scientific, engineering, social, political, environmental and economic issues. Students are guided in their studies by academic supervisors with research experience. Students are expected to spend approximately 10 hours per week for this unit.
The whole unit is designed to support students acquire knowledge in energy and its resources, independent learning skills and creative problem solving skills. Online discussion board is available and this is primarily for student use and for discussion among students and they can post any queries to the unit-coordinator.
Assessment All students will have two assignments, a major project and a final examination assessed in this unit. These assessment tasks will address different aspects of the material taught in the unit and provide scope for significant student engagement with the topics presented.
Assignments (2) 20%
Final Project Report & Presentation 30%
Final Examination 50%
The students will receive written feedback for each assignment (Assignments 1&2, and Final Project).
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Energy Studies, Graduate Certificate in Energy and Carbon Studies, Graduate Diploma in Energy Studies, Graduate Diploma in Energy and Carbon Studies, Graduate Diploma in Energy and the Environment, Master of Renewable Energy or Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy.
Exclusions Students who have previously completed PEC592 Energy in Society or OEENV592 Energy in Society may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: PEC592
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Energy and Carbon Studies (GradCertEnCbSt)
Graduate Diploma in Energy and Carbon Studies (GradDipEnCbSt)
Graduate Diploma in Energy and the Environment (GradDipEnEnv)
Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (MRenSusEn)
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.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
PEN592
Dr Manickam Minakshi Sundaram
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2017
e: minakshi@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.004F - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
PEN592

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
MURDOCH: S2-External
Dr Manickam Minakshi Sundaram
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2017
e: minakshi@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.004F - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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