Energy Efficiency Technology

Subject ENEN90011 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours ( Lectures: 3 hours per week) per semester
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:


Dr Lu Aye
Subject Overview: This subject explores the scope and methods for improving energy efficiency across a range of sectors. Topics include: potential for improvements in energy efficiency in petrol and diesel vehicles; energy efficiency technologies for the manufacturing, commercial and domestic sectors; demand side management; integrated resource planning; energy auditing; and economic and environmental impacts

On successful completion students should be able to:

  • identify the basic issues in energy efficient technologies and their implementation
  • discuss the current possibilities for improving the ratio of energy used per unit of output in the main sectors of society, i.e. transportation, manufacturing, commercial, domestic, and energy supply industries
  • analyse the social, economic and environmental implications for the adaption of these technologies
  • One 3-hour open book examination, end of semester (50%)
  • One 2000 word report, due at the end of semester (30%)
  • One 1000 word per student group report, due mid semester (20%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation and solution
  • Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
  • Ability to manage information and documentation
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities, and commitment to them
  • Capacity for lifelong learning and professional development
Related Course(s): Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Environmental Engineering
Master of Environmental Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate in Engineering
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: B-ENG Civil Engineering stream
Climate Change
Energy Efficiency Modelling and Implementation
Energy Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Science
Master of Engineering (Civil)
Master of Engineering (Environmental)
Master of Engineering (Geomatics)

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