University of Technology Sydney

42912 Sustainable Energy Resources

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Civil and Environmental Engineering


Postgraduate

Description

The adverse effects on climate change through the continuing depletion of non-renewable fossil-fuel energy sources, as well as urbanisation and rapid population and economic growth have all led to increased demand for sustainable energy resources. In this subject, students model the interaction between non-renewable energy usage and climate change to reveal current challenges and future direction of sustainable energy with respect to technical, societal, environmental and economic implications. Aspects such as energy efficiency and energy conservation strategies and policies are included. On completion, students are able to evaluate and respond to the impact of present and emerging technologies and systems on sustainable energy production and use and the ethical and community issues associated with them within local and national contexts. Further, students are able to apply concepts and principles of renewable energy systems such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydrothermal, hydrogen and fuel cell, biomass and biofuels, wave and tidal.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus


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