GENG5522 Renewable Energy Research Project Part 2

6 points
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
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
GENG5521 Renewable Energy Research Project Part 1
  • 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.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.