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Unit description

Applies a systems-based engineering approach to analysis, design and management of energy and power systems, including renewable energy systems and smart grids. There is a particular focus on regional and national energy and power systems with special emphasis on electricity and thermal systems. A scenario-based learning approach is used to guide students in applying a range of practical tools and techniques along with skills in systems analysis, engineering design and project management to a real industry-based engineering project.

Unit content

Module 1: Fundamentals of energy systems and sources

Module 2: Energy analysis, energy transfer, and energy transformation

Module 3: Energy economics and management

Module 4: Introduction to power systems and power system fundamentals

Module 5: Power system protection, dynamics and control

Module 6: Renewable and sustainable energy systems and smart grids

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1employ a systems approach that integrates a detailed technical knowledge of energy analysis, energy systems planning and management, renewable energy technologies and smart grid technology with other relevant contextual factors to address a complex problem related to energy and power systems
2evaluate and creatively apply advanced engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources to analyse and design solutions to a complex problem related to energy and power systems
3select, define, successfully complete and communicate the outcomes from a complex project related to energy and power systems
4self-assess conduct and performance as a professional engineer in contributing to the successful completion of a complex project related to energy and power systems.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. employ a systems approach that integrates a detailed technical knowledge of energy analysis, energy systems planning and management, renewable energy technologies and smart grid technology with other relevant contextual factors to address a complex problem related to energy and power systems
  2. evaluate and creatively apply advanced engineering methods, techniques, tools and resources to analyse and design solutions to a complex problem related to energy and power systems
  3. select, define, successfully complete and communicate the outcomes from a complex project related to energy and power systems
  4. self-assess conduct and performance as a professional engineer in contributing to the successful completion of a complex project related to energy and power systems.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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