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Unit Code: MCD653

Unit Name: Renewable Energy Technology & Sustainability

Description: Students are expected to be able to provide energy systems and renewable energy resources, with a scientific examination of the energy field and an emphasis on alternate energy sources and their technology and application. In this course, you will use focus on alternate, renewable energy sources such as solar, biomass (conversions), wind power, geothermal, and hydro. Energy conservation methods will be emphasized. You will also gain a strong foundational knowledge of sustainability and the balance between environmental, social, and economic systems. This course will also provide students with a thorough introduction to sustainability topics such as ecosystems, energy and water challenges, life-cycle analysis, new technology, and climate change science and also incorporates hands-on activities.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, you should be able to: 1. Demonstrates knowledge of the responsibilities of an engineering technician generally. 2. Identifies operational hazards and sets out relevant steps to be taken to lower the risk to public health and safety (including as appropriate to the discipline, safety in construction/fabrication, operation, maintenance, deconstruction/disposal, failing-safe and occupational health and safety). 3. Identifies practical impacts on people and the environment. 4. Identifies the major factors that have impacts on the sustainability of practical and technical project work. 5. Demonstrates an understanding of the moral responsibilities of an engineering technician including: the need to self-manage in an orderly and ethical manner, to balance the wider public interest with the interests of employers and clients, and to uphold standards in the engineering profession. 6. Contributes constructively to team decision making, earns the trust and confidence of other team members. 7. Comprehends the importance of engaging with a professional community, learning from its knowledge and standards.

Prerequisite: MER

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 12

Offered In: Semester 1