Energy for Sustainable Development

Subject 421-619 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours lectures and 12 hours set tasks; Non-contact time commitment: 84 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Lu Aye
Subject Overview: Assessment of global resources of fossil fuels and renewable energy sources; an introduction to the types of energy carriers and the implications of their development, particularly for urban dwellers; selection criteria for the large range of small scale renewable energy technologies for use in rural areas.
Assessment: One-2 hour examination (50%). One assignment of up to 2,500 words equivalent (50%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On successful completion, students should have developed:
  • an understanding of the importance of energy sources and systems in the development process
  • an appreciation of the conflicting outcomes arising from the need for increased energy use in most developing countries and the global and local needs for sustainability and minimal environmental impact
  • familiarity with and capable of using a simple model when assessing energy needs
  • an understanding of the factors which lead to making an informed choice between energy technologies, particularly for rural areas
Related Course(s): Master of Development Studies(CWT)
Master of Development Technologies
Master of Energy Studies
Master of Engineering Management
Master of Engineering Project Management
Master of Engineering Science (Development Technologies)
Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Management)
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Urban Planning
Master of Urban Planning
Master of Utilities Management
Master of Water Resource Management

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