Courses & Units

Renewable and Sustainable Energy ENG769


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.
It is highly recommended for students to have a background in electrical machines and power electronics, or be concurrently enrolled in ENG231 - Electrical Machines and Transformers and ENG75X - Power Electronics.


Unit name Renewable and Sustainable Energy
Unit code ENG769
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Engineering
Discipline Engineering
Coordinator Doctor Sarah Lyden
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
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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

  • Design power converters and energy storage systems for renewable energy applications.
  • Discuss rationales for renewable energy integration and sustainable engineering practice to guide current and future decision making in professional and public domains.
  • Model components of renewable energy systems such as wind turbines, hydroelectric systems and photovoltaics using mathematical models or simulation software.
  • Design renewable energy based power systems using complementary and state of the art technologies.
  • Evaluate a renewable energy system design to ensure it meets relevant standards and requirements for a client.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,938.00

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Teaching Pattern

2 hour workshop per week, 3 hour labs weeks 7-10.

AssessmentTest (20%)|Portfolio (30%)|Renewable Energy System Design Project (30%)|Design Project Evaluation (10%)|Laboratory report (10%)
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