Energy Management for Sustainability - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2018: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 2 (40%) , Invigilated Exam (45%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,120.00
International 2,370.00

Energy conversion is a pivotal aspect of energy management. Energy Management for Sustainability provides an overview of the principles behind and the methods used for energy utilisation and energy recovery methods. The aim of this unit is to gain an understanding of the physical principles underlying energy conversion processes in engines, and energy management aspects as applied in industry, transport and buildings. You will apply this knowledge to implement meaningful energy savings and energy efficiency process improvements, while becoming aware of the sustainability implications of the various energy options available.

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

  1. understand and apply the physical principles underlying energy conversion processes
  2. understand and apply the principles of energy efficiency as applied to thermal processes
  3. identify, plan and implement an energy recovery and energy savings program
  4. understand the energy and associated flows in industry, transport and buildings
  5. conduct energy audits in industry, transport and buildings
  6. understand, evaluate and ethically apply environmental, social and economic ramifications of different energy scenarios
  • Assignment 2 (40%)
  • Invigilated Exam (45%)
  • Tutorial topics — Tutorial Solutions (15%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Additional materials
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address and Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

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.

1Energy resources, conversion process and conversion efficiencies
2Renewable energy systems
3Environmental impacts of energy use
4Energy recovery methods for thermal systems
5Energy management techniques in industry, transport and buildings
6The energy audit
7Financial and environmental evaluation techniques
8Role of the energy manager

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web 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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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