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Energy Programme 400-Level

Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Energy Management;
Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Energy Science and Technology

At the 400-level our courses are specifically designed to help students apply previously-learned theoretical concepts to the real world. This ranges from writing technical industry reports for real clients to optimizing industrial processes. In addition to taking papers, students carry out a research project in their area of interest. Recent research projects are shown to the right.


Entry to postgraduate Energy Science and Technology or Energy M is based on your grades and generally requires a B+ average in your 300 level papers.


We offer two separate degrees at 400 level. The BAppSc Honours degree must be completed in one year. The Postgraduate Diploma can span more than one year. Both programmes consist of four 20-point papers and a 40-point research project.


The four papers are normally chosen from: EMAN 402 (Process Optimization), EMAN 403 (Linear Systems and Control Theory), EMAN 404 (Advanced Energy Resources), EMAN 405 (Energy Practice) and EMAN 410 (Energy Policy). Note that the EMAN 404 cannot be taken if you have already completed EMAN 204.


There is some flexibility in these courses. Common alternative choices include: PMAN 401 (Project Management), FINC 420 (Energy and Carbon Finance) or a 20 point 400-level PHSI paper. Note that entry to FINC 420 requires a good pass in BSNS 114 or equivalent.

To discover more about our postgraduate programme or to discus paper options contact the Director of the Energy Programme, Dr Michael Jack.

Structure of Programmes

The 400-level offering consists of four papers and a research project. The four papers are normally chosen from: EMAN 402 (Process Optimization), EMAN 403 (Linear Systems and Control Theory), EMAN 404 (Advanced Energy Resources), EMAN 405 (Energy Practice) and EMAN 410 (Energy Policy). Note that the EMAN 404 can not be taken if you have already completed EMAN 204, and it is usually restricted to students entering the program from outside the Otago University Energy Science and Technology or Energy Management undergraduate program.

Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc (Hons))

Prerequisites:

An appropriate ordinary degree in Science preferably Energy Studies or Energy Management with a B+ average at 300 level.

Programme:

-- EMAN 490 Dissertation (40 points)
-- 80 points from EMAN 402, EMAN 403, EMAN 404*, EMAN 405 and EMAN 410.

*Restriction on EMAN 404 is EMAN 20

Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci)

Prerequisites:

An appropriate ordinary degree in Science preferably Energy Science and Technology or Energy Management.

Programme:

-- EMAN 490 Dissertation (40 points)
-- 60 points from EMAN 402, EMAN 403, EMAN 404*, EMAN 405 and EMAN 410.
-- 20 points from another 400-level paper approved by the Program Director

*Restriction on EMAN 404 is EMAN 204

Applying for Admission to BAppSc (Hons) or PGDipSci


We encourage applications from qualified students. Your first step is to contact the Director of Energy Science and Technology , Dr Michael Jack, who will discuss in more detail what these courses offer, and the options available to you.
Formal application for entry into 400-level programs can then be completed online via eVision. Once the decision on admission is made by the Division of Sciences, it will be available on eVision. Please ensure you apply as soon as possible.


Pre-enrolment:


Students should pre-enrol for EMAN 402, EMAN 403, EMAN 404, EMAN 405 and EMAN 410.

Paper Code Title
EMAN 402 Process Optimization
EMAN 403 Process Simulation and Control
EMAN 404 Advanced Energy Resources
EMAN 405 Energy Practice
EMAN 410 Energy Policy

EMAN 490: Dissertation

We place a lot of emphasis on the project, and typically students find this to be the most rewarding part the programme. We offer a wide choice of topics in which you have the opportunity to carry out original research. You will work closely with a supervisor, who defines the project and will guide you through all aspects of the project, from the initial background reading to writing the final report.

Some recent 400-level projects:

  • Is the 2000 W per capita society the solution to Switzerland’s energy profile post nuclear generation? An Assessment using SEA tools of Impacts for Switzerland.
  • An energy policy that encourages the development of renewable energies will enable Chile to reduce the GHG emissions significantly by 2020.
  • Shearing Wool Off The Grid: A study of the Electricity Acts alternative supply clause for remote NZ properties.
  • The Effect of Thermal Mass on Residential Energy Use in New Zealand Houses.
  • Replacing New Zealand’s Coal Consumption with Energy from Wood Residues: A Feasibility Study
  • Energy Consumption and Attitudes in Waitati: A follow up to the Otago Energy Research Centre’s 2008 survey
  • Rural electrification in Argentina through PV panels: Case study a rural school
  • An experimental investigation into the performance of Phase Change Material based heatsinks subject to cyclic heat load.