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Master of Engineering Science (Energy Studies)

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  • Objectives
    That a graduate of the program should: * acquire key employment skills in the engineering practice of energy technologies; * gain advanced knowledge in a chosen area of interest in energy technologies, planning and use.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Engineering Science (Energy Studies)
  • Course description
    A three-semester program on a full-time basis comprising 150 points, consisting on the core subjects required for the Master of Energy Studies with the addition of two research subjects and a corresponding reduction in the number of points available as elective subjects.

    Core Subjects (50points)

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    421-616  Technology Assessment
    Nature of technology; nature of technological changes; introduction to production theory; comparative advantage; net national value added; social cost benefit analysis, environmental impact statements; environmental economics; financial analysis usin...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-642  Research Topic
    On conclusion of their project, students should have an appreciation of procedures involved in conducting research and have gained experience in scientific writing, and in poster and oral presentations.The subject includes supervision of project sele...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    421-644  Research Project
    On conclusion of their project, students should have an appreciation of procedures involved in conducting research and have gained experience in scientific writing and in delivering an oral presentation.The subject includes supervision of methodology...     Semester 1, Semester 2     50

    421-626  Design of Energy Systems
    Topics covered include: Design and selection of system components; concepts of system design; technical and economic feasibility; strength and limitation of ready made software; system modelling and simulation as design tools; design optimisation.     Semester 2     12.50

    421-629  Energy Efficiency Technology
    Potential for improvements in energy efficiency in gasoline and diesel vehicle, oil refinery system; energy efficiency technologies for the manufacturing, commercial and domestic sectors; demand side management; integrated resource planning; energy a...     Semester 2     12.50

    Restricted Elective Subjects
    25 points from:

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    421-670  Sustainable Buildings
    This subject provides a multi-disciplinary overview of the design of sustainable buildings and considers the design from an architectural, services engineering, facade engineering, environmental engineering and structural engineering, tenants and own...     Semester 2     12.50

    421-697  Heating, Ventilation and Airconditioning
    Topics covered include applications of refrigeration and air conditioning, psychrometry and conditioning process, indoor air quality, heating and cooling load, air conditioning and distribution systems, pumps and piping systems, cooling and dehumidif...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-602  Air Quality Control
    Sources of atmospheric pollutants; concentration and dispersion of pollutants; measurement of atmospheric pollutants; methods of prevention of production of pollutants; methods of control of emission of pollutants; sampling and analysis; monitoring p...     Semester 1     12.50

    421-711  Solar Energy
    Nature and availability of solar energy; radiation estimations and measuring instruments; selected heat transfer topics; radiative properties and thermal transport properties of opaque materials and glazing; materials for solar energy utilisation; fl...     Semester 1     12.50

    Elective Subjects

    25 points of subjects chosen from Electives table or other subjects as are approved by the Course Coordinator.
    See the Engineering Postgraduate handbook for electives.

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