- One semester or equivalent
- 48 Hours
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
2023 teaching periods
Higher Ed. Semester 1
Last self enrolment:
Last withdraw without fail:
Aims and objectives
This unit aims to introduce engineering students to renewable energy. This unit will introduce different types of renewable and alternative energy sources, discuss their basic principles of operation, achievable efficiency, cost, and their effect on the environment. The impact of the new energy technologies on the environment, obstacles to their wide implementation in industrial and consumer applications, and the role of social attitudes and government planning, financial investments and incentives will also be discussed.
|Unit Learning Outcomes|
|On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:|
|#||Unit Learning Outcome Description|
|ULO1||Appraise and apply the principles of the renewable energy and sustainability to generate electrical power (K2, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A4, A5, A6)|
|ULO2||Assess and justify different renewable energy systems and their suitability based on the locations and their geological environmental (K2, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7)|
|ULO3||Design and integrate energy storage systems (K2, K5, S1, S2, S3, A4, A5, A7)|
|ULO4||Design and analyze renewable energy systems using solar, wind, geothermal, fuel cell, hydro and tidal waves (K2, K5, S1, S2, S3, A4, A5, A7)|
Swinburne Engineering Competencies (A1-7, K1-6, S1-4): find out more about Engineering Skills and Competencies including the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies.