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Energy in Society
Postgraduate | MUR-PEN592 | 2024
Learn about current and future energy supplies. After covering the basics of energy technology, you’ll look at environmental, economic, and political factors. Take a global perspective. Think about sustainable energy generation, storage, and consumption.
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 13 weeks
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 29 July 2024
Energy in Society
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Critically discuss global issues related to the supply of energy to meet world demand
- Develop informed and creative decisions in regard to energy supply
- Communicate principles and findings which are researched, structured and written in a professional manner
- Identify, analyse and explain the key issues in energy policy and technology in the local, national and global context
- Differentiate between the various key information sources and systems to undertake effective research and enquiry
- Establish personal, professional and social responsibility by adhering to the level of ethical conduct and behaviour required in professional practice
- Differentiate between general writing styles and outline their use in the context of multidisciplinary energy subjects
- The unit content is divided into a number of topics. The first topics look at the definition of energy, the conversion to different forms of energy, and the social, economic and political issues related to the use of energy resources. The middle set of topics investigate electricity generation, using both renewable and non-renewable resources, as well as electricity transmission and transmission. The final topics in the unit looks at technologies that can conserve and store energy as well as the environmental issues related to energy consumption.
This is a unit 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. Energy in Society is a key unit in all Energy Studies courses at Murdoch University covering a range of energy topics including economic and political issues.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
All students will have a mid-semester assignment, a major project, some weekly learning activities and some quizzes assessed in this unit. These assessment tasks will address different aspects of the material taught in the unit and provide scope for significant student engagement with the topics presented.
- Major Project and Presentation (55%)
- Quizzes (20%)
- Mid-Semester Assignment (15%)
- Weekly Learning Activities (10%)
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