GENG5521 Renewable Energy Research Project Part 1

Credit
6 points
Offering

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2021UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
The Renewable and Future Energy Research Project is a 12-point project undertaken over two successive semesters. Parts 1 and 2 must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the project. Students can commence the project in either semester 1 or semester 2. The academic objectives of the project are to improve students' understanding of the research process and to develop their capability to conduct independent research. Students learn about recent advances and gain in-depth technical competence in at least one specialist area of renewable energy, apply elements of research design to investigate a theory or hypothesis, and appreciate how research skills support lifelong learning. They are also exposed to the University's research culture and opportunities to pursue further study.

Students negotiate a topic with an academic supervisor.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) formulate a framework to answer a research question relevant to the renewable energy sector; (2) apply appropriate methodologies and technical tools to research an engineering problem or test a hypothesis or theory; (3) critically evaluate results to draw appropriate conclusions; (4) critically evaluate relevant literature and other sources of information; (5) communicate clearly, effectively and appropriately using written, oral and visual means in a range of contexts ; and (6) execute a project to a professional standard.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project proposal; (2) oral progress report; (3) seminar; (4) research paper; and (5) professional conduct. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 points of Level 4/Level 5 units in the Master of Renewable and Future Energy
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.