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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 futureTOPICS:The Energy System, Energy Introduction and Un-sustainability Comfort and Productivity, Factory ConditionsHeating and Cooling Loads CalculationInfiltration and Latent LoadsBuilding Energy SystemsHVAC EquipmentHVAC ControlsEnergy 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 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.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Vanek, Francis M & Albright, Luis D;
Energy Systems Engineering: Evaluation & Implementation;
McGraw Hill, 2012.
Domestic fee $1,144.00
International fee $5,210.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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