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EMAN404 Advanced Energy Resources

Advanced studies in the economic, environmental and technical ranking of contemporary energy sources, including non-renewable and renewable resources, energy storage, transportation, inter-conversion and end-use systems.

This paper provides students with an in-depth analysis of the world of renewable and non-renewable energy resources and technologies. Students will learn about the current trends and opportunities for renewable and non-renewable energy resources in New Zealand and internationally and will gain an advanced understanding of the fundamental physical principles behind present and future technologies that convert these resources into useful energy supply. Armed with a quantitative technical understanding, students will also grapple with some of the bigger questions about our energy future: "What are the options for renewable energy in New Zealand and elsewhere?"; "How will current technology trends impact energy systems of the future?"

Paper title Advanced Energy Resources
Paper code EMAN404
Subject Energy Management
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,268.42
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EMAN 204
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Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Dr Michael Jack
Teaching Arrangements
This paper shares lectures with EMAN 204, but has advanced assignments and a separate exam. There is no laboratory component.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
After completing this paper students will be able to:
  • Describe current trends and opportunities for renewable and non-renewable energy resources both in New Zealand and internationally
  • Understand energy-conversion technologies and their fundamental limits in terms of the fundamental physical transformations
  • Carry out accurate estimates of the energy yield from an energy resource for a variety of different resource types
  • Understand, at an in-depth level, the main environmental, social and economic issues and benefits surrounding different types of energy resources and technologies in modern society
  • Work independently to locate and use additional sources of information to form detailed, coherent written arguments about the pros and cons of alternative future energy scenarios

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system