Energy and the Environment (ENVI3114)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit covers the following aspects of energy and the environment: energy resources and use; electrical power generation including fossil fuelled and alternate methods; environmental impacts of energy use and power generation including greenhouse gas emissions; transportation and pollution; energy management in buildings; solar thermal energy, photovoltaics, wind power and nuclear energy; embodied energy and net emissions analysis and, importantly, socio-economic and political issues related to energy provision.
Further unit of study information
2-hour lecture and 1-hour seminar per week.
Major case study/essay, tutorial presentation, and assignments (100%).
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
12 credit points of Intermediate units
Junior Physics units or Intermediate Environmental Science units
ENVI3001 or PHYS3600
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.