ENGN4516 - Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies

ENGN4516 - Energy Resources and Renewable Technologies

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Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Summary

1. Knowledge and Skill base

1.1 Comprehensive, theory based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline. tick
1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics, and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline. tick
1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline. tick
1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline. tick
1.5 Knowledge of engineering design practice and contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline. tick
1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of sustainable engineering practice in the specific discipline. tick

2. Engineering Application Ability

2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving. tick
2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources. tick
2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects. tick

3. Professional and Personal Attributes

3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability. tick
3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains. tick
3.3 Creative, innovative and pro-active demeanour. tick
3.4 Professional use and management of information. tick
3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct. tick
3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership. tick

Learning Outcomes to EA Stage 1 Competency Mapping

1. Knowledge and Skill base 2. Engineering Application Ability 3. Professional and Personal Attributes

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1Explain the current status of global available energy resources and assess their trends and potential. tick tick tick tick tick tick
2Thermodynamically calculate energy conversion efficiencies for fossil fuels and all proposed renewable energy technologies. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
3Describe for each technology the size of the technical resource, capacity for integration with the grid, costs and broader contextual issues. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
4Calculate the levelised cost of electricity for any energy technology, and explain the caveats of the method. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
5Develop the ability to ask insightful open questions, with an emphasis on quantifiability,normalised numbers, and the use of appropriate units tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
6Explain the interaction between energy sources, energy efficiency measures, storage technologies and present/future demand patterns of electricity. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick
7Develop a personal, quantified, well-argued view of possible energy futures. tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick tick

Assessment Tasks

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Major project

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Questions portfolio

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Assignment?

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Opinion piece

5

Exam?

Learning Outcomes to Assessment Task Mapping

Assessment Tasks

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1Explain the current status of global available energy resources and assess their trends and potential. tick
2Thermodynamically calculate energy conversion efficiencies for fossil fuels and all proposed renewable energy technologies. tick tick
3Describe for each technology the size of the technical resource, capacity for integration with the grid, costs and broader contextual issues. tick tick
4Calculate the levelised cost of electricity for any energy technology, and explain the caveats of the method. tick tick tick
5Develop the ability to ask insightful open questions, with an emphasis on quantifiability,normalised numbers, and the use of appropriate units tick tick
6Explain the interaction between energy sources, energy efficiency measures, storage technologies and present/future demand patterns of electricity. tick
7Develop a personal, quantified, well-argued view of possible energy futures. tick tick

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