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Area/Catalogue
MENG 5005

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
100944

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Engineering

Course aim

To expose students to contemporary technologies, methodologies and practices, evaluating energy in the broader context of the society we live in, and the multitude of environmental impacts associated with our use of different forms of conventional and renewable energy resources. 

Course content

Energy, society, the environment and technology changes
Where , why and how energy is used.
Case studies: Societal response to the energy crises – past, present and future Australia’s and International energy policy frameworks
Current and future sources of energy, and the international implications of such choices  Fossil fuels, and their economic dimension
Sustainable energy: technology, application, practices and policies
Greenhouse gases and their emission: why, how much, when, where
National and international environmental implications of our energy consumption patterns
Integrating sustainable energy into existing and future energy scenarios
Energy markets: understanding their role, function and implication for participants
Contemporary instruments in energy finance: hedges, options, futures
Energy tariffs: the role and influence of the Government, regulators, generators, transmitters, retailers and consumer, ethical negotiation
National and international visions of a sustainable energy future: of sources, markets, policies and practices.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
External (On line delivery of lectures) 39 hours x N/A
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, KAPLAN HIGHER EDUCATION - SINGAPORE (INTENSIVE)
Lecture 20 hours x 1 week

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Assignment 2000 words 20% N/A
Assignment 2000 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
EXTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES, ONLINE
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Assignment 2000 words 20% N/A
Assignment 2000 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours
INTERNAL, OFFSHORE, KAPLAN HIGHER EDUCATION - SINGAPORE (INTENSIVE)
Continuous assessment N/A 10% N/A
Assignment 2000 words 20% N/A
Assignment 2000 words 20% N/A
Examination N/A 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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