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Unit Overview


This capstone unit provides students with the opportunity to bring together technical skills to develop an engineering design concept for an energy export project based around low-emissions energy sources. Students will first have the opportunity to learn about how local and regional industry assess large-scale energy projects, based on a wide array of case studies from multiple energy sources. Students will be asked to consider an energy export opportunity of interest, and will work through the remainder of the semester on an individual basis to produce an engineering design and concept definition report for the proposed export system.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2OnlineOnline flexible

Students are able to (1) communicate technical details of a field-scale production system effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences; (2) assimilate a range of field information to make reliable technical decisions; (3) apply relevant engineering techniques for designing subsea or land-based technologies; (4) design a production schedule; (5) develop a related economic evaluation of field viability over the short, medium and long term; and (6) assess how emissions-reducing technologies can be applied to a field-scale project, inclusive of economic and productivity risks.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) individual project proposal; (2) individual project report; and (3) individual project presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Zach Aman
Unit rules
Enrolment in
62520 Master of Low Emission Energy Technologies
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  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.