Renewable Energy

EEE80015 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

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
ULO1Appraise and apply the principles of the renewable energy and sustainability to generate electrical power (K2, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A4, A5, A6)
ULO2Assess 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)
ULO3Design and integrate energy storage systems (K2, K5, S1, S2, S3, A4, A5, A7)
ULO4Design 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.