- Total units 24 Units
- Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Engineering, Renewable Energy, Climate, Sustainability Science
- Minor code RENE-MIN
- Academic career Undergraduate
- Academic Contact AsPr Matthew Stocks
The Renewable Energy Systems Minor brings together a diverse range of engineering disciplines to achieve a common goal: the provision of energy services to society. The Minor comprises two core units. The first provides students a broad context of the available energy resources and energy technologies, both conventional and new while the second provides a detailed introduction to the theoretical principles and operating characteristics of power systems, electric machines, and electrical energy conversion.
A selection of courses is then offered to provide flexibility in the minor, which may be tailored with a mechanical engineering emphasis or an electronics one.
Professionally apply systematic engineering methods to design optimised and sustainable solutions to problems related to the generation and utilisation of renewable energy.
Formulate and evaluate solutions to engineering problems in the field of renewable energy by selecting and applying theoretical principles and methods from the underpinning physical, mathematical and information sciences.
Formulate and model power load flow problems, determine effective solutions to the formulated problems, and critically assess the performance of the determined solutions.
Identify and critically evaluate current developments and emerging trends within the field of renewable energy technologies.
Work effectively and proactively within teams, demonstrating autonomy, professional conduct, well developed judgement, adaptability and responsibility to achieve engineering outcomes at a high standard.
This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:
12 units from completion of the following course(s):
12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
- ENGN3224 - Fluid and Heat Transfer
- ENGN4524 - Photovoltaic Technologies
- ENGN4525 - Solar Thermal Technologies
- ENGN4547 - Grid Integration
- ENGN4548 - Wind Energy