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ELEC295 – Fundamentals of Energy Conversion and Storage

2017 – S1 Day

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Lecturer
Nikos Kopidakis
Contact via 8232
E6B 132
Monday 1 PM-3 PM
Lecturer
Jahangir Hossain
Contact via 1098
E6B137
Tuesdat 10 AM-12 PM
Tutor
Muhammad Kashif
Contact via 0406669825
E6B
Tuesdat 10 AM-12 PM
Credit points Credit points
3
Prerequisites Prerequisites
(MATH132 or MATH135) and ((PHYS106 and PHYS107) or (PHYS140 and PHYS143))
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit develops fundamental knowledge and skills in the area of energy conversion and storage technologies and their applications. Foundation knowledge and skill in physics and mathematics is assumed. Topics covered include: Forms of energy - electric, magnetic, chemical, thermal, pneumatic, kinetic, etc. Sources of energy (especially renewable energy) - photovoltaics, wind generation, fuel cells, etc. Energy conversion - methods, efficiency, limitations. Storage of energy - batteries, supercapacitors, thermal energy, mechanical energy, embodied energy, etc. The concepts studied in this unit, and the knowledge and skills gained, are required in advanced units in the area of electrical and/or energy systems engineering.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/enrolmentguide/academicdates/

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe physical basis for, and associated performance characteristics of, various energy conversion and storage technologies.
  2. Outline the safety, and economic issues concerning energy technology and systems.
  3. Identify, formulate and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence for finding the performance of energy conversion from one form to another.
  4. Analyse energy conversion and storage systems in terms of accepted performance parameters.
  5. Evaluate energy conversion and storage requirements and design or select suitable solutions to those requirements

General Assessment Information

Student Responsibilities

Be familiar with University policy and College procedures and act in accordance with those policy and procedures.

It is the responsibility of the student to retain a copy of any work submitted. Students must produce these documents upon request. Copies should be retained until the end of the grade appeal period each term.

Student is to perform the required due diligent for their assessment grade and rectify as soon as possible upon finding any errors.

Student Responsibilities

Be familiar with University policy and College procedures and act in accordance with those policy and procedures.

It is the responsibility of the student to retain a copy of any work submitted. Students must produce these documents upon request. Copies should be retained until the end of the grade appeal period each term.

Student is to perform the required due diligent for their assessment grade and rectify as soon as possible upon finding any errors.

Notifications

Formal notification of assessment tasks, grading rubrics and due dates will be posted on iLearn. Although all reasonable measures to ensure the information is accurate, The University reserves the right to make changes without notice. Each student is responsible for checking iLearn for changes and updates.

Report and Tutorial

Tutorail problems and laboratory manual will be posted on iLearn at least one week before lab and tutorial session. Tutorial solutions will be posted within a week after the submission date. Submissions will not be accepted once the solution is posted.

Assignment submissions and plagiarism policies

All assignments and reports must be submitted electronically through iLearn turnitin for plagiarism checks. Submissions will undergo automatic plagiarism checking. For more details on the policies of academic penalties relating to academic honesty, please refer to the University policies and procedures. A template for writing  report with detail instructions will be uploaded on iLearn. Marking rubrics will be provided at the time of posting.

Late submissions

Late submissions or absences from tutorials and laboratories will not be accepted without prior arrangement made at least one week before the submission date. Extenuating circumstances will be considered upon lodgement of a formal notice of disruption of studies.

Grading, hurdle and passing requirement for unit

To be eligible to receive a passing grade  for the course, students are required to attempt and complete all types of assessment and must demonstrate a reasonable degree of competence in the required learning objectives for each type of assessment. To receive a passing grade, the student must achieve at least 40% in the final exam and an aggregate mark of at least 50% overall.

Final Examinations

Final examinations will typically take place at the end of the semester. For further information, please refer to the Examination Timetable website on www.mq.edu.au

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Tutorial 20% At the end of tutorial session
Laboratory 20% 4 PM Friday, next week
Quiz 10% During lecture time
Final Exam 50% Examination period

Tutorial

Due: At the end of tutorial session
Weighting: 20%

There are six tutorial sessions throughout the semester including the review one (last tutorial). In each tutorial you will solve several problems. A few example questions will be solved interactively by the lecturer in the scheduled tutorial class. You will be asked to solve remaining questions either individually or as a group. You will submit the solution document to the lecturer at the end of the class. The problems will be designed to help you enhance your understanding of the topics covered in lectures and provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge you have learned from lectures to solve practical problems.  

Each tutorial is worth 4% and you will loose that mark if you dont attend in the tutorial session. In the tutorial class you will analyze the performance characteristics of various energy conversion and storage technologies. Criteria & Marking: (i) calculation accuracy; (ii) communications of assumptions; (iii) methodology; (iv) completeness. Feedback will be provided in the next tutorial class. Detail of the marking criteria will also be notified on iLearn.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify, formulate and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence for finding the performance of energy conversion from one form to another.
  • Analyse energy conversion and storage systems in terms of accepted performance parameters.
  • Evaluate energy conversion and storage requirements and design or select suitable solutions to those requirements

Laboratory

Due: 4 PM Friday, next week
Weighting: 20%

The laboratories are strongly recommended; attendance, participation, and completion of all the laboratory activities are required in order to satisfactorily complete the course. You are required to record all the laboratory results (and printouts) and submit a complete report for each experiment. Completion of a laboratory activity is determined by having the laboratory tutor sign off the student log book, nominally at the end of the laboratory class.

Criteria & Marking: (i) design decision, (ii) completeness (iii) analyse results, (iv) accuracy and (v) structure and quality of the report. Detail of the marking criteria will also be notified on iLearn.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Outline the safety, and economic issues concerning energy technology and systems.
  • Analyse energy conversion and storage systems in terms of accepted performance parameters.
  • Evaluate energy conversion and storage requirements and design or select suitable solutions to those requirements

Quiz

Due: During lecture time
Weighting: 10%

During 'lecture' times in the classroom each week, you will be asked a series of questions which will reflect work in class (calculations, review of taught material, etc.) or reading assignments between classes. You will give your answer using the clickers.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Describe physical basis for, and associated performance characteristics of, various energy conversion and storage technologies.

Final Exam

Due: Examination period
Weighting: 50%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

The final exam will cover all of the course content. This will be a closed book exam, and involve short answers and problem solving. The duration of the exam will be 3 hours. This is an hurdle exam and to receive a passing grade, the student must achieve at least 40% in the final exam and an aggregate mark of at least 50% overall.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Evaluate energy conversion and storage requirements and design or select suitable solutions to those requirements

Delivery and Resources

-Aldo Vieira da Rosa, Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, Third Edition, Academic Press (Elsevier), ISBN: 978-0-12-397219-4

- Fuchs and Masoum, Power Conversion of Renewable Energy Systems. Springer 2011, ISBN 978-1-4419-7979-7.

Unit Schedule

ELEC295  S1 2017 Weekly Plan
Version 5    26/9/2016    (check iLearn for updates)     JH-Jahangir Hossain, NK-Nikos Kopidakis
W Lecture date Lecture Topics Lecturer Date Tutorial Laboratory session
1 27/2/17 Introduction and review of basic concepts JH 28/2/17 No Tutorial No laboratory session
2 6/3/17 Energy Forms and Changes, Electromechanical Energy Conversion JH 7/3/17 Review of basic concept  
3 13/3/17 Transformer JH 14/3/17   Transformer
4 20/3/17 Solar Energy Conversion NK 21/03/2017 Electromechanical Energy Conversion  
5 27/3/17 Solar Cells NK 28/03/2017   PV
6 3/4/17 Hydrogen production and storage NK 4/04/2017 Solar Energy Conversion  
7 10/4/17 Fuel cells NK 11/04/2017   Battery Storage
  17/4/17 Recess
24/4/17
8 1/5/17 Energy Storage and Batteries NK 2/05/2017 Storage  
9 8/5/17 Non-electrical Energy Storage NK 9/05/2017   Fuel Cell
10 15/5/17 Kinetic Enery Conversion (Wind) JH 16/05/2017 Wind Turbine  
11 22/5/17 Nuclear Energy NK 23/05/2017   Wind Turbine
12 29/5/17 Waste to Energy Conversion and Biomass JH   Revision  
13 5/6/17 Unit review JH+NK      

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central. Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html

Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html

Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html

Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html​

Disruption to Studies Policy (in effect until Dec 4th, 2017): http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html

Special Consideration Policy (in effect from Dec 4th, 2017): https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration

In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/

Results

Results shown in iLearn, or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au.

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to improve your marks and take control of your study.

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

Graduate Capabilities

Discipline Specific Knowledge and Skills

Our graduates will take with them the intellectual development, depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content in their chosen fields to make them competent and confident in their subject or profession. They will be able to demonstrate, where relevant, professional technical competence and meet professional standards. They will be able to articulate the structure of knowledge of their discipline, be able to adapt discipline-specific knowledge to novel situations, and be able to contribute from their discipline to inter-disciplinary solutions to problems.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcome

  • Describe physical basis for, and associated performance characteristics of, various energy conversion and storage technologies.

Assessment tasks

  • Quiz
  • Final Exam

Problem Solving and Research Capability

Our graduates should be capable of researching; of analysing, and interpreting and assessing data and information in various forms; of drawing connections across fields of knowledge; and they should be able to relate their knowledge to complex situations at work or in the world, in order to diagnose and solve problems. We want them to have the confidence to take the initiative in doing so, within an awareness of their own limitations.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcome

  • Identify, formulate and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence for finding the performance of energy conversion from one form to another.

Assessment tasks

  • Tutorial
  • Final Exam

Effective Communication

We want to develop in our students the ability to communicate and convey their views in forms effective with different audiences. We want our graduates to take with them the capability to read, listen, question, gather and evaluate information resources in a variety of formats, assess, write clearly, speak effectively, and to use visual communication and communication technologies as appropriate.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Describe physical basis for, and associated performance characteristics of, various energy conversion and storage technologies.
  • Analyse energy conversion and storage systems in terms of accepted performance parameters.

Assessment tasks

  • Laboratory
  • Final Exam

Capable of Professional and Personal Judgement and Initiative

We want our graduates to have emotional intelligence and sound interpersonal skills and to demonstrate discernment and common sense in their professional and personal judgement. They will exercise initiative as needed. They will be capable of risk assessment, and be able to handle ambiguity and complexity, enabling them to be adaptable in diverse and changing environments.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcome

  • Evaluate energy conversion and storage requirements and design or select suitable solutions to those requirements

Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking

We want our graduates to be capable of reasoning, questioning and analysing, and to integrate and synthesise learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments; to be able to critique constraints, assumptions and limitations; to be able to think independently and systemically in relation to scholarly activity, in the workplace, and in the world. We want them to have a level of scientific and information technology literacy.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • Identify, formulate and provide solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence for finding the performance of energy conversion from one form to another.
  • Evaluate energy conversion and storage requirements and design or select suitable solutions to those requirements

Assessment tasks

  • Tutorial
  • Final Exam

Creative and Innovative

Our graduates will also be capable of creative thinking and of creating knowledge. They will be imaginative and open to experience and capable of innovation at work and in the community. We want them to be engaged in applying their critical, creative thinking.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcome

  • Analyse energy conversion and storage systems in terms of accepted performance parameters.

Assessment tasks

  • Laboratory
  • Final Exam

Engaged and Ethical Local and Global citizens

As local citizens our graduates will be aware of indigenous perspectives and of the nation's historical context. They will be engaged with the challenges of contemporary society and with knowledge and ideas. We want our graduates to have respect for diversity, to be open-minded, sensitive to others and inclusive, and to be open to other cultures and perspectives: they should have a level of cultural literacy. Our graduates should be aware of disadvantage and social justice, and be willing to participate to help create a wiser and better society.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Assessment task

  • Laboratory

Socially and Environmentally Active and Responsible

We want our graduates to be aware of and have respect for self and others; to be able to work with others as a leader and a team player; to have a sense of connectedness with others and country; and to have a sense of mutual obligation. Our graduates should be informed and active participants in moving society towards sustainability.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcome

  • Outline the safety, and economic issues concerning energy technology and systems.

Changes from Previous Offering

This is a new unit and is offering first time in Semester 1 2017