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Energy Auditing and Management (PEN594)

Organisational Unit Engineering and Energy
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit covers energy management: how to minimise energy use, without reducing services, by using energy more efficiently and reducing waste. The unit delivers knowledge surrounding implementing energy management programs in commercial and industrial companies. The unit begins with a general description of energy management programs, the framework and standards for such programs, and tools and techniques of energy management, including energy auditing and energy data analysis. The unit then discusses the options for energy management for commercial and industrial premises.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:

1. Set up an effective energy management program based on sound principles.
2. Analyse the economic viability of energy management options.
3. Demonstrate how tariffs apply in energy management schemes.
4. Apply the theory and practice of energy audits, including an analysis of energy use and opportunities for energy saving energy.
5. Discuss opportunities for energy management in building design, road transport, air conditioning, lighting, and industrial plant.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/workshops: 1 x 3 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures are used to introduce the main content of the unit and are available online through the MyMurdoch Learning site. The lecture material is then reinforced by the consideration of tutorial questions in a subsequent workshop/discussion session. Software is used to allow a collaborative discussion that involves both students in the classroom and students studying online. Knowledge is further developed through a project, which provides a practical application of the skills learnt through the lecture material. The MyMurdoch Learning 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 MyMurdoch Learning site. Students should spend approximately 10 hours per week on this unit.
Other Learning Experiences For Perth-based students, there will be a two-hour laboratory on energy metering and measurement. Exercise sheets from this laboratory will be provided through the LMS for external students. For internal students there will also be a site visit to see the energy consuming equipment in a large facility. Materials from these learning experiences are made available to external students.
Assessment The assessment for this unit comprises of the following elements: * On-line quizzes (15%): quizzes are used to consolidate learning from the course materials. * Assignment (15%): an assignment is given to test student competence on analysing energy data in a range of industry applications * Project (30%): Students perform an energy audit and develop energy reduction strategies, reinforcing knowledge and skills learnt from the course material. * Examination (40%): a final, open book exam tests student competence on the application of energy management strategies. Collectively the assessment tasks provide realistic examples of activities students would undertake as graduates in the workplace if they pursued a career in energy management. Feedback on assessment components is provided by the unit co-ordinators and mentors.
Prerequisites A knowledge of high school (tertiary entrance level) Physics AND Enrolment in the Graduate Certificate of Energy and Carbon Studies, Graduate Diploma in Energy and Carbon Studies, Graduate Diploma of Energy and the Environment, Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Master of Engineering or Master of Engineering and Master of Information Technology.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed PEC594 Energy Management or OEENV594 Energy Management may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2014: PEC594
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)
Graduate Diploma in Engineering (GradDipEng)
Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (MRenSusEn)
Appears in these Minors Renewable Energy Technologies
Renewable Energy Technologies
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.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Jonathan Whale
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2102
e: J.Whale@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.003D - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Jonathan Whale
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2102
e: J.Whale@murdoch.edu.au
o: 220.2.003D - Engineering and Energy, Murdoch Campus
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