MODULE DETAILS

 

Renewable Energy Systems DMEREN616

 

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 the step-by-step process of designing, installing and commissioning photovoltaic and wind powered systems, plus an overview of power system development, operation and management using wind power as an example.

MODULE PURPOSE

The purpose of the module is for participants to develop a broad knowledge of important issues in renewable energy systems, enabling them to complete simple designs and then investigate the design and installation issues in more detail after the module either by further study or in conjunction with experts in the field.

MODIFICATION HISTORY

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

PREREQUISITE AND/OR CO‑REQUISITE MODULES

 

Modules that must be delivered and assessed before this module:

 

Energy Efficiency (and pre-requisites) DMEENE615

 

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.    Outline fundamental characteristics of renewable energy systems

2.    Explain the elements of a basic photovoltaic (PV) energy system

3.    Explain the elements of a basic wind energy system

4.    Outline core principles of wind power system development, operation and management

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

Outline fundamental characteristics of renewable energy systems

1.1

Summarise the economic rationale for renewable energy and driving forces behind the technologies

1.2

Outline key features of renewable energy systems in typical applications

2

Explain the elements of a basic photovoltaic (PV) energy system

2.1

Identify significant PV system components

2.2

Perform basic PV design calculations for a given location

2.3

Evaluate key features of the mechanical design and installation of PV systems

3

Explain the elements of a basic wind energy system

3.1

Identify and explain the features of wind that should be considered for power generation

3.2

Calculate the available wind power at a given location

3.3

Summarise the core characteristics of wind turbine technology

4

Outline core principles of wind power system development, operation and management

4.1

Identify key considerations for the development of wind power installations

4.2

Outline key considerations for the operation and management of wind power installations

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

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Hardware

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