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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Energy resources, conversion process and conversion efficiencies
    • Renewable energy systems
    • Environmental impacts of energy use
    • Energy recovery methods for thermal systems
    • Energy management techniques in industry, transport and buildings
    • The energy audit
    • Financial and environmental evaluation techniques
    • Role of the energy manager
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Standard Media

At the completion of this subject 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 1 - Tutorial Solutions (15%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 (40%)
  • Assignment 3 - Invigilated Exam (45%)

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

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 subject 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.

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