• Offered by Research School of Engineering
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Engineering
  • Areas of interest Engineering, Solar Energy
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Wojciech Lipinski
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ENGN4525
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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This course conveys the principles of solar thermal engineering. The topics covered include low- and high-temperature solar thermal energy collectors, solar thermal conversion processes, thermal energy storage, systems design and control. Theoretical material is balanced with practical experience in laboratories and design case studies. It is a capstone course for Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer stream in the Renewable Energy Systems major.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand the concepts of energy quality and energy services in a systems engineering context
  2. Discuss the niche/roles for solar thermal systems
  3. Understand the potential impact of solar thermal systems
  4. Understand the solar resource and be able to use this knowledge for design of solar thermal systems
  5. Balance theoretical and practical aspects of solar thermal design
  6. Analyse simple solar thermal systems through software modelling and understand the limitations of such models
  7. Carry out experimental investigations of solar thermal systems and understand the implications of the results
  8. Apply multi-disciplinary engineering science principles to analyse complex solar thermal systems

Professional Skills Mapping: 
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies 

Indicative Assessment

  1. Homework assignments (30%)
  2. Laboratory (20%)
  3. Exam (50%)

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Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with ENGN4525

Prescribed Texts

The recommended textbook is:
  • D.Y. Goswami. Principles of Solar Energy Engineering. CRC Press, Boca Raton, third edition, 2015.

Assumed Knowledge

Sound understanding of the principles of heat transfer.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8190 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person

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