Energy Management - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment - Mid-Semester assignment (20%) , Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,475.00
International 2,725.00

A study of the efficient use of energy in buildings, factories and transport systems; techniques for measuring and monitoring energy use; approaches to optimising the performance of electrical appliances and systems; design principles to minimise energy use in buildings and devices and an assessment of the relative costs of energy conservation and energy production in various applications. The unit will include an energy audit and a project report on the results and conclusions.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. set up an effective energy plan based on sound principles
  2. apply the theory and practice of energy audits
  3. demonstrate how tariffs apply in energy management schemes
  4. analyse the economic viability of energy management options
  5. discuss opportunities for energy management in building design, air-conditioning, lighting, industrial plant.
  • Assignment — Mid-Semester assignment (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Project (30%)
  • Quizzes — Online Quizzes (10%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

Knowledge of high school physics is required.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1What is Energy management - objectives and potential
2Energy management: economic evaluation - principles/electricity and metering
3Energy costs and tariffs - electricity and gas
4Energy audits
5Building design - options for energy management/air conditioning
6Ice storage for air conditioning
7Energy management - lighting/electric motors and machines
8Industrial systems - steam and compressed air
9Industrial systems - boilers and furnaces/heat recovery
10Energy management control systems/road transport

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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