41125 Sustainable Energy Studio6cp; 2hpw, on campus
Requisite(s): 18 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Degree owned by FEIT OR 18 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Honours Embedded owned by FEIT OR 18 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Degree owned by FEIT OR 18 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours owned by FEIT OR 18 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Degree co-owned by FEIT OR 18 credit points of completed study in Bachelor's Combined Honours co-owned by FEIT
The world's energy systems need to be transformed radically to ensure a sustainable environment and resilient power supply in the long term.
This studio invites students to explore multiple possible ways of achieving sustainable solutions, for example by (i) implementing improved technologies for harnessing fossil fuels to reduce their environmental and social impacts if they are continued to use; (ii) deploying renewable energy sources at an appropriate scale to ensure a sustainable energy transition; and (iii) developing advanced methods for improved energy efficiency in the generation, transmission and usage of energy.
Students investigate present energy systems and their sustainability problems globally, together with some of the possible solutions, equipping students with knowledge and skills to gain a foundational understanding of the principles of development and sustainability in the context of renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
Social, environmental, and financial implications of technologies to de-carbonise emissions and technologies that can offer a future non-carbon energy supply will be evaluated. The impacts of sustainable energy systems on communities both locally and globally are explored.
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