Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Technologies

MEE40011 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours face to face + Blended

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

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to introduce students to the underlying fundamentals as well application of various renewable and hydrogen-based energy technologies. These will be focused on solar thermal, photovoltaic, wave energy, wind energy and hydrogen production and tech principles; as well as the design of these energy systems. The unit will also equip students with engineering management principle providing the basis for the design of the energy system.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Understand the astrophysical and geophysical factors affecting the calculation of renewable energy resources
ULO2Calculate the output of renewable energy systems driven by geophysical fluid flows (such as wind and waves)
ULO3Describe and analyse how solar thermal and photovoltaic electricity systems work including the major costs issues
ULO4Analyse the thermodynamics of using solar thermal for industrial applications
ULO5Evaluate hydrogen energy storage and distribution methods and develop a technoeconomic assessment of selected energy storage system
ULO6Identify energy market, marketing aspects of energy, and generate a business opportunity idea in energy sector
ULO7Discuss the supply and demand relationship in energy sector
ULO8Analyse and interpret business performance in energy sector; including apply related optimisation methods

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