MODULE DETAILS

 

Energy Efficiency DMEENE615

 

Nominal duration: 48 hours total time commitment

This time commitment includes the structured activities, preparation reading, and attendance at each webinar, completing exercises, practical assessments and proctored assessments.

 

It is also expected that students spend additional time on readings, personal study, independent research and learning, practicing on remote labs and required software and working on any projects and assignments.

 

This module covers a review of energy fundamentals, energy sources and forms, electricity generation and usage, and energy efficiency: assessing wastage, cost of energy and the benefits accrued from improving a facility’s efficiency.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop capabilities to reduce the energy costs at a facility with practical knowledge that can be utilised to identify and implement effective programs.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

Original module approved in 2010 (52243); 2013 (52606WA); 2016 (52810WA).  This version: V4.0

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules and units that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning DMEHVA611

Process Plant Layout Piping and Pipeline Systems DMEPPL612

 

Modules that must be delivered concurrently with this module:

None

SUMMARY OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1.    Explain fundamental concepts of energy efficiency applicable to industrial engineering

2.    Outline energy sources and forms

3.    Apply relevant principles for generation and usage of electricity

4.    Explain, using relevant examples, applications of ‘energy efficiency’ in industry

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning outcomes specify what students will be able to do as a result of the learning.

Assessment criteria provide the criteria by which achievement of the learning outcomes will be judged.

1

Explain fundamental concepts of energy efficiency applicable to industrial engineering

1.1

Outline the basic concepts of energy efficiency in the context of industry

1.2

Evaluate appropriate methods to improve efficiency when using fuel directly in industry

2

Outline practical energy sources and forms

2.1

Compare alternative energy sources

2.2

Summarise the main forms and applications of energy in an industrial context

3

Apply relevant principles for generation and usage of electricity

3.1

Identify and explain the fuels and conversion systems commonly used for electricity generation

3.2

Evaluate industrial electricity usage in terms of

(a) users

(b) efficiencies

4

Explain, using relevant examples, applications of ‘energy efficiency’ in industry

4.1

Identify, by use of relevant examples, energy efficient practices

4.2

Explain the application of energy efficiency in climate control practices

DELIVERY MODE

 

Online and/or face-to-face

SPECIALISED RESOURCES

N/A

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

 

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

Assessors should gather a range of evidence that is valid, sufficient, current and authentic. Evidence can be gathered through a variety of ways including direct observation, supervisor's reports, project work, structured assessments, samples and questioning. This will include short answer questions on the knowledge content, the use of remote and virtual labs, and writing tasks to apply the learning to academic tasks.

 

CONDITIONS OF ASSESSMENT

 

Questioning techniques should not require language, literacy and numeracy skills beyond those required in this module. The candidate must have access to all tools, equipment, materials and documentation required.

 

The candidate must be permitted to refer to any relevant workplace procedures, product and manufacturing specifications, codes, standards, manuals and reference materials.

 

Assessments will be open book assessment and may be completed off-campus. Invigilation software will be used for some assessments to ensure authenticity of work completed.

 

Model answers must be provided for all knowledge-based assessments to ensure reliability of assessment judgements when marking is undertaken by different assessors.

 

 

 

Software/Hardware Used

Software

  • N/A

Hardware

  •  N/A