Course Title: Sustainable Energy Fundamentals

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Sustainable Energy Fundamentals

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

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Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus 

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

MIET2371

City Campus

Postgraduate

115H Aerospace, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
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

MIET2371

City Campus

Postgraduate

172H School of Engineering

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2021,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Prof. Bahman Shabani

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4353

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

Course Coordinator Location: 251.02.028

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course will cover the ‘physics of energy’, including thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, chemistry of energy, and electrical energy, up to a master’s level. The emphasis will be on theory and practical methods that are particularly relevant to sustainable energy technologies and systems. The course will also be of value as a refresher and extension course for students who have been away from full-time study for some period, and/or who did their bachelor degree in an engineering or applied science discipline that did not deal with the physics of energy in a lot of detail.  


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)

2. Problem Solving and Design

  • Develop creative and innovative solutions to engineering problems



Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Describe, and investigate sustainable energy systems and associated issues.
  2. Use physics of energy fundamentals to analyse sustainable energy systems.
  3. Develop creative and innovative solutions to sustainable energy problems


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will be delivered in blended mode that includes online and / or face to face lectures and tutorials as required. The main learning activities of this course include: 

  • Attending the lectures
  • Participating in class discussions
  • Solving problems set in the class
  • Following worked examples provided after the class


Overview of Learning Resources

Guidance on resource material will be available online through the MyRMIT Canvas. These resources include, prescribed text books, journal papers, and internet resources, as well as lecture notes and other material provided through learning hub and mainly 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 (Online quizzes)
Weighting 15%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, and 3

Assessment Task 2 (Authentic assignment 1: covering weeks 1-6)
Weighting 25%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, and 3 

Assessment Task 3 (Authentic Assignment 2: covering weeks 7-12)
Weighting 25%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, and 3

Assessment Tasks 4 and 5 (Online test: covering weeks 1-12)
Weighting 35% 
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, and 3