Courses & Units

Renewable and Sustainable Energy ENG433


This unit provides students with knowledge of renewable energy technologies, energy storage systems, power electronics interfaces and associated control, and renewable energy system design and implementation. Students will be able to practice their design skills in renewable energy systems through modelling and implementation. The unit utilises the laboratory resources of the Centre for Renewable Energy and Power Systems (CREPS) enabling comprehensive experimental studies in renewable energy systems to be completed.


Unit name Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Unit code ENG433
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering

Sarah Lyden

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

1. Design power converters and energy storage systems for renewable energy applications, including solar, wind, and hybrid systems.

2. Consider key factors of renewable energy integration, including operational issues and sustainability.

3. Derive and implement models for components of renewable energy systems such as wind turbines, hydroelectric systems and photovoltaics.

4. Communicate the results of power system design through technical reports and presentations.

5. Design and evaluate renewable energy based power systems.



Band Field of Education
2 031301

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Teaching Pattern



Four major assessments:  laboratories (0%), in-semester test (10%), renewable energy design project (50%) and 3-hr end of semester exam (40%)

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