This unit covers many 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.
2-hour lecture and 1 hour seminar per week; field trips
Essay (50%), quantitative assessment (20%), seminar talk (20%), quizzes (10%)
Junior Physics units or Intermediate Environmental Science units
12 credit points of Intermediate unitsProhibitions
ENVI3001 or PHYS3600