ENME405-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Energy Systems Engineering

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


Energy resources, conversion and management. Energy conservation in industrial, commercial and residential sectors. Advanced power cycles, energy analysis, thermal system modelling. Fuels and combustion, environmental aspects.

Lectures will cover each energy conversion technology in the following manner:
   • Resource – Characteristics of the energy resource, availability, environmental impacts…
   • Energy Conversion Technology – Fundamental principles and design relations
   • Regulations and Economics – Any current or pending factors for the particular technology
   • Utilization and Integration – How this energy resource fits into the energy system.  
   • Safety, Security and Sustainability – Issues and opportunities for the future

The Energy System, Energy Introduction and Un-sustainability
Comfort and Productivity, Factory Conditions
Heating and Cooling Loads Calculation
Infiltration and Latent Loads
Building Energy Systems
HVAC Equipment
HVAC Controls
Energy Audit
Energy Audit Analysis
Energy Management
Demand Side Management
Energy Economics and Risk Analysis
Demand Management Economic Decision Analysis & Development Path Analysis
Energy Conservation and Efficiency
Renewable Energy Resource Prospecting
Solar Energy Technology
Solar Hot Water System Design
Solar System Design and Modelling
Passive Solar, Central Solar
Wind Energy Conversion Technology
Wind System Design and Control
Wind Farms and Power Supply
Geothermal Technology  
Combustion Engineering, Solid Fuels, Clean Coal, Air Pollution
Peak Oil and looking for Alternative Energy
Biofuels and Politics
Transport Futures: Electric Cars, Hydrogen, Re-Development
Carbon Capture and Storage, Hydrogen, Fuel Cells, Waves and Ocean
EROI, The Future, The Transition and Sustainability

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes and National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
Knowledge outcomes:

  • You will be familiar with the wide range of technology and engineering involved in converting fuels or heat sources to electric power or energy services.
  • You will understand the state of the art for efficiency, alternative, and renewable energy technologies, and understand the technical and energy issues involved in any future development.
  • You will be familiar with the operating principles and state of the art for renewable energy.
    Skills outcomes:
  • You will be able to calculate the useful energy that could be produced from renewable energy resources to provide feasibility analysis and decision analysis for renewable energy options.
  • You will be able to perform an energy audit and write an professional report for a client.
    Personal attributes developed:
  • You will understand and be able to articulate the salient issues in energy with regards to security and sustainability of complex energy and environment systems.


ENME305 or ENME315


ENME445, ENGR404

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 111 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 111 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 12:00 Civil - Mech E201 Mech Computer Lab 10 Sep - 23 Sep
1 Oct - 14 Oct

Contact Person

Susan Krumdieck


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Assignment 5%
Assignment 15%
Energy Audit Report 10% Due end of week following field trip
Walk-through Energy Audit & Data Collection 5% Due on leaving Field Station
Final exam 65%


Recommended Reading

Vanek, Francis M & Albright, Luis D; Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation & Implementation; McGraw Hill, 2012.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,144.00

International fee $5,210.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Mechanical Engineering.

All ENME405 Occurrences

  • ENME405-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018