Sustainable Energy Systems (ELEC5206)
UNIT OF STUDY
The unit builds upon the knowledge of engineering mathematics, electronic devices and circuit theory and simulation techniques. It deals with both technical and business aspects of sustainable electrical energy systems. In technical aspect, it focuses on energy conversion and electrical characteristics of different renewable energy sources and integration of multiple energy sources into power system both at distribution and transmission levels. In business aspect, it focuses on economical, marketing and political aspects of installing and managing sustainable electrical energy systems in present and future society. It lays a solid foundation of practical and managerial skills on electronics and electrical (power) engineering and later studies such as intelligent electricity networks and advanced energy conversion and power systems. The following topics are covered: modern power systems; distributed generation; co-generation; tri-generation; microturbines; fuel cells; renewable energy sources: solar, wind, hydro, biomass, wind turbines; photovoltaic; grid-connected power systems; stand-alone power systems.
Our courses that offer this unit of study
- Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Honours)
- Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Honours) (Advanced)
- Graduate Certificate in Engineering
- Graduate Diploma in Engineering
- Master of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)
- Master of Engineering (Power Engineering)
- Master of Engineering (Software)
- Master of Engineering (Sustainability and Environmental Engineering)
- Master of Engineering (Telecommunications Engineering)
- Master of Professional Engineering (Electrical)
- Master of Professional Engineering (Power)
Further unit of study information
Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial 2 hrs/fortnight; Laboratory 2 hrsfortnight; Project Work - own time 2 hrs/week.
Through semester assessment (50%) and Final Exam (50%)
G. M. Masters/Renewable And Efficient Electric Power Systems/2004/978-0-471-28060-6//
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
Following concepts are assumed knowledge for this unit of study: familiarity with transformers, ac power, capacitors and inductors, electric circuits such as three-phase circuits and circuits with switches, and basic electronic circuit theory.
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.