University of Technology Sydney

68412 Energy Science and Technology

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. There may also have been changes to the assessment requirements. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes may be published in an Addendum to the Subject Outline which is available through your LMS (Blackboard or Canvas).
Requisite(s): (68201 Physics in Action OR 68037 Physical Modelling) AND (33290c Statistics and Mathematics for Science OR 33230 Mathematical Modelling 2)
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This subject explores the physics and thermodynamics of energy systems, both in theory as well as in an authentic application of scientific work. It builds on the thermodynamics studied in introductory level subjects, and develops an understanding of the physics and thermodynamics underlying conventional and renewable energy systems. It expands on scientific reporting skills acquired in introductory level subjects and leads to the production of an energy science and technology-related scientific publication. The subject builds problem-solving skills in practical applications of energy science. Energy systems and related issues are explored in lecture and tutorial workshops and project-based group work. Students develop teamwork skills by completing a real-world assignment in an authentic research setting.

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Spring session, City campus

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