Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
10 x 1-hour tutorials per semester
6 x 2-hour practicals per semester
Prerequisites
1 1 of ENGR2731, ENGR8771
2 Admission into MEE-Master of Engineering (Electronics)
2a Admission into MESCEE-Master of Engineering Science (Electrical and Electronic)
2b Admission into MEMC-Master of Engineering (Mechanical)
Must Satisfy: ((1) or ((2 or 2a or 2b)))
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR4762 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Physics or equivalent.
Topic description

Introduction to renewable energy sources: hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, solar thermal, photovoltaic and biomass. Systems for energy conversion and storage, e.g. microturbines, induction generators, fuel cells, batteries. Integration of alternative energy sources, interconnection of alternative energy sources with the grid, distributed generation. Social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of renewable energy systems.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Develop an understanding of the physical principles of operation of renewable energy systems
  • Study systems and equipment used in renewable energy systems
  • Study issues regarding distributed power generation and interconnection
  • Investigate the social, economic, cultural and environmental impact of renewable energy systems
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the physical principles of operation of renewable energy systems
  2. Analyse, specify and design common systems and components of renewable energy systems
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the issues related to distributed power generation and interconnection
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of renewable energy systems

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.