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SEE707 - Energy Market and Policy


2020 unit information - subject to approval

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Offering information:

available from 2021

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Nasser Hosseinzadeh




Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 2 hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2 hour online seminar per fortnight


Students will learn about the operations of energy markets along with associated government policies. Through case study analysis of various global business models, students will develop critical thinking skills associated with market design and the regulatory framework which affects the efficiency of energy industries around the world.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Apply advanced technical knowledge to design energy markets and reform policies for effective decision-making

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving


Develop critical thinking and analytical ability for new business models in energy markets

GLO4: Critical Thinking


Solve recent problems in energy industries associated with market reforms and policies

GLO5: Problem solving

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year.


Assessment table
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Topic Tests Written responses and mathematical calculations 30% (2 x 15%) Weeks 5 and 9
Case Study Report Written report, maximum 4,000 words 30% Week 11
Examination 2-hour written examination 40% Examination Period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

Students are required to obtain a 50% minimum on the final exam.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEE707 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.


There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.

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