Conserve energy and learn efficient ways to measure, minimise and monitor energy use in buildings, infrastructure and devices. Consider conservation costs versus production. Source and compare heating and cooling systems. Conduct an energy audit.
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- 02 Mar 2020
- 31 Aug 2020
This research-based university in Perth has a strong interdisciplinary focus and a reputation for outstanding teaching and ground-breaking research. With more than 22,000 students and 2,000 staff from over 90 countries, and campuses in Dubai and Singapore, Murdoch embraces free thinking, shared ideas and knowledge to make a difference, and Open Universities Australia is certainly part of that.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- set up an effective energy plan based on sound principles
- apply the theory and practice of energy audits
- demonstrate how tariffs apply in energy management schemes
- analyse the economic viability of energy management options
- discuss opportunities for energy management in building design, air-conditioning, lighting, industrial plant.
- What is Energy management - objectives and potential
- Energy management: economic evaluation - principles/electricity and metering
- Energy costs and tariffs - electricity and gas
- Energy audits
- Building design - options for energy management/air conditioning
- Ice storage for air conditioning
- Energy management - lighting/electric motors and machines
- Industrial systems - steam and compressed air
- Industrial systems - boilers and furnaces/heat recovery
- Energy management control systems/road transport
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
- Printable format materials
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:
Knowledge of high school physics is required.
No special requirements
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 subject will include an energy audit and a project report on the results and conclusions.
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.
- Open book invigilated exam (40%)
- Mid-Semester assignment (20%)
- Energy Audit (30%)
- Online Quizzes (10%)
Textbooks are not required.
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.