MAE305 - Energy, Environment and Sustainability


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Energy and Renewable Resources


MAE101 or MAE233* 

*NOTE: Students from other faculties with exposure to basic economic principles may also be eligible on a case by case basis. 

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour class, 1 x 1 hour lab per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 3 scheduled online seminars


This unit begins by addressing the issues associated with future energy demand, supply, and prices.  For example, how OPEC members determine production quota for themselves? How peak and off-peak electricity prices are determined? What are the consequences of fossil fuel consumption and challenges for renewable industries? The unit then progresses to look more generally at the use of resources as economies develop, by addressing questions such as: How market internalize the externalities? Is our resource use sustainable? What impact does resource use have on future generations?

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the end-of-unit assessment task to evidence a minimum proficiency in the aligned discipline learning outcomes included in this unit.

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