Course Title: Electrical Energy Storage Systems

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Electrical Energy Storage Systems

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MIET2131

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016

MIET2131

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Bahman Shabani

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4353

Course Coordinator Email: bahman.shabani@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will provide you with state-of-the-art information on conventional electrical energy systems and their applications in sustainable energy systems. This mainly includes hydrogen systems, batteries and super-capacitors for sustainable stationary and mobile power supply applications. This course will develop your capabilities in assessing the sustainability of the above-mentioned systems by considering economic, environmental, and social criteria.    


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Needs, Context and Systems
  • Describe, investigate and analyse complex engineering systems and associated issues (using systems thinking and modelling techniques)
  • Exposit legal, social, economic, ethical and environmental interests, values, requirements and expectations of key stakeholders

  1. Problem Solving and Design
  • Develop and operate within a hazard and risk framework appropriate to engineering activities

 

  1. Analysis
  • Comprehend and apply advanced theory-based understanding of engineering fundamentals and specialist bodies of knowledge in the selected discipline area to predict the effect of engineering activities

 

  1. Professional Practice
  • Demonstrate effective team membership and team leadership
  • Communicate in a variety of different ways to collaborate with other people, including accurate listening, reading and comprehension, based on dialogue when appropriate, taking into account the knowledge, expectations, requirements, interests, terminology and language of the intended audience

 

  1. Research
  • Be aware of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
  • Acknowledge (clearly) your own contributions and the contributions from others and distinguish contributions you may have made as a result of discussions or collaboration with other people


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply engineering fundamentals to design and implement electrical energy storage technologies, such as hydrogen-based systems and batteries, to support sustainable energy solutions.
  2. Exposit how energy storage systems can play a role to improve economic, social, and environmental performance of sustainable energy solutions.
  3. Develop innovative and sustainable solutions for storing and using renewable sources of energy sustainably (for both mobile and stationary applications).
  4. Operate and investigate the performance of selected energy storage solutions (e.g. hydrogen-based systems) while considering the hazards and risks associated with them.
  5. Model electrical energy storage systems when used in conjunction with sustainable energy solutions (e.g. renewables).
  6. Advise on electrical energy storage systems designs, proposals and/or R&D activities


Overview of Learning Activities

 

You will be studying through a series of lectures, seminars, and workshops. Typical learning activities will be:

  • Attending the lectures delivered on fundamentals and practical aspects of conventional electrical energy storage systems.
  • Participating in the class and online discussions on relative merits of the various alternative energy storage technologies.
  • Attending the possible site visits to and demonstrations of energy storage systems and demonstrations.
  • Attending the laboratory activities to operate and investigate hydrogen-related technologies (e.g. fuel cell, electrolyser, hydrogen storage systems)
  • Solving problems relating to energy storage systems
  • Working within a group to complete a research project related to electrical energy storage systems
  • Giving presentations to the class
  • Providing constructive feedback on others’ designs


Overview of Learning Resources

Guidance on resource material will be available online through the MyRMIT Blackboard. These resources include prescribed text books, journal papers, and internet resources, as well as lecture notes and other material provided through the MyRMIT Blackboard and available through the RMIT website/library


Overview of Assessment

 

 X This course has no hurdle requirements.

☐ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

Assessment tasks: 

Assessment task 1 (basics of fuel cells and electrolysers and a report on laboratory activities)
Weighting: 20%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 4 and 5

Assessment task 2 (hydrogen storage, transportation and stationary applications of hydrogen systems)
Weighting: 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 and 5

Assessment task 3 (batteries and super-capacitors: fundamentals, applications and sustainability assessment)
Weighting: 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 and 2 

Assessment task 3 (project proposal, report and presentation)
Weighting: 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6