Courses & Units

Renewable Energy Generation ENG725

Introduction

In this unit students will explore a wide spectrum of current and emerging renewable energy power generating technologies with a particular focus on mechanical energy conversion from sources including hydropower, pumped storage, solar, wave, tidal, geothermal, wind and biofuels. Students will examine the environmental, operational and economic issues associated with power-generating technologies including recent initiatives such as the Battery of the Nation Project. Students will evaluate the technical operation and performance of energy conversion devices through application of fluid and thermodynamic theory. 

Summary

Unit name Renewable Energy Generation
Unit code ENG725
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Associate Professor Alan Henderson
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate various types of renewable energy generation devices using the principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Critically examine environmental, operational and economic issues associated with various power-generating technologies.
  • Discuss a wide range of renewable energy generation devices
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
030701 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,798.00

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Requisites

Prerequisites

ENG720 and ENG704

Teaching

AssessmentReport (40%)|Presentation (20%)|Data analysis (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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