Renewable Energy

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


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48

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

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

Aims and objectives

 This unit has replaced RME30001 Introduction to Renewable Energy
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

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Apply the principles of the renewable energy and sustainability to generate electrical power. [K2, K5, K6, S1, S2, S3, S4, A4, A5, A6]
2. Understand 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]
3. Design and integrate energy storage systems, [K2, K5, S1, S2, S3, A4, A5, A7]
4. Design and analyze renewable energy systems using solar, wind, geothermal, fuel cell, hydro and tidal waves [K2, K5, S1, S2, S3, A4, A5, A7]