Courses & Units

Energy Systems Modelling ENG763


This unit provides students with the skills and knowledge required to model energy systems in an environment where generation, demand and energy storage in power systems are rapidly evolving. Students will develop energy balance models for individual power systems components, based on realisation of physical processes associated with for example hydro storage and generation, battery storage, renewable sources of generation and fixed and flexible demand, and will then develop simulations of complete power systems under a range of different scenarios. Students will gain skills in running energy system simulations and appropriately interpreting outcomes in order to formulate well-articulated rationale for and descriptions of future energy systems. Students will gain an understanding of energy markets and their role in shaping future energy systems.


Unit name Energy Systems Modelling
Unit code ENG763
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Associate Professor Evan Franklin
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key elements required for energy systems modelling, based on physical power systems components
  • Evaluate approaches for energy delivery in power systems, including energy services not currently electrified
  • Interpret large energy system modelling study assumptions, data inputs and key outcomes
  • Quantify key enablers for renewable energy based power systems via energy system modelling
  • Quantify the interaction of renewable generation with energy markets by applying knowledge of energy economics and energy markets
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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ENG767 Power Systems 1


Teaching Pattern

Teachng will consist of interactive workshops and lab sessions, totalling 3 hours per week on average. 

AssessmentIn-semester Test (20%)|Major Project (40%)|Energy System Dispatch Model Assignments (x 2) (30%)|Presentation (10%)
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