Subject details

  • Topics
    • What is energy?
    • Energy and life
    • Production and consumption of energy
    • Energy conversion
    • Energy use
    • The fossil fuels
    • Electrical energy
    • Nuclear power
    • Hydroelectricity
    • Geothermal power
    • Wind power
    • Biomass
    • Solar Energy
    • Energy storage
    • The hydrogen economy
    • Energy efficiency
    • Energy resources
    • Social and economic Issues
    • Energy and the environment
    • Energy and the future
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming

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

  1. consider issues of energy use and energy supply in a broad context of sustainability
  2. make decisions and provide advice about options of energy supply and use.
  • Assignment 1 - Project (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignments (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - 3 hour exam (50%)

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 subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is about energy sources and how they are utilised to produce power for human society. It is based on a multidisciplinary approach and covers patterns of consumption; energy conversion technology; environmental and social impacts; conventional and alternative sources; energy conservation and options for future energy supplies.

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