Energy Systems Project

Subject ENGR90031 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

Semester 2, Parkville - 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

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment:

400 hours


All of the following subjects -

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
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.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Prof Michael Brear


Subject Overview:

This subject involves students working individually on a particular project topic in agreement with an academic staff supervisor and, preferably, an external supervisor. The student will undertake a cross-disciplinary analysis of the agreed topic, spanning at least 2 of the technological, economic/financial and policy areas.

As part of the external supervision, it is preferred that the student spend time undertaking a placement at the external supervisor's organisation working on this project.

Students can undertake this project only if their average mark for the subjects previously undertaken in this degree is at least 75%, and can find a suitably qualified member of the University academic staff to supervise them.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students should be able to -

  • undertake a cross-disciplinary analysis of energy system issues, in particular evaluating the social, environmental and economic costs and benefits of different forms of energy and energy technology;
  • make decisions/recommendations based on this cross-disciplinary anlaysis.

This project must be completed individually.

Assessment will be

  • One 20 minute oral presentation summarising progress mid-way through the project (20%)
  • One 20 minute oral presentation followed by an oral examination summarising the project findings shortly after project submission (20%)
  • One project report of no more than 50 pages in length to be submitted at the end of the project (60%).
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 communicate effectively with the community at large
  • Understanding of the social, cultural, global and environmental responsibilities of a professional, and the need for sustainable development.
Related Course(s): Master of Energy Systems

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