This online unit in Energy Management provided by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Murdoch University offers a comprehensive understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of energy management.
The first section of the unit examines the broad principles of energy management, particularly the factors that determine energy costs and how energy audits are conducted. You will then learn how to analyse the options for businesses in terms of building design as the unit looks at optimum design for commercial buildings and industrial systems. For example those used in factories and transport systems. Using such examples, you will learn how to apply various design principles to lower energy consumption and cost. The impact of various energy incentive programs on energy costs will also be examined as a part of the unit.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
Be accepted into Graduate Diploma in Energy Studies
It is recommended you also complete the unit, Energy in Society
Have knowledge of physics
Have 18 credit points (6 OUA units) at level 1
Areas of study
In this Energy Management unit, the topics you will study include:
Energy management – objectives and potential
Energy management: economic evaluation – principles/electricity and metering
Energy costs and tariffs – electricity and gas
Building design – options for energy management/air conditioning
Ice storage for air conditioning
Energy management – lighting/electric motors and machines
Industrial systems – steam and compressed air
Industrial systems – boilers and furnaces/heat recovery
Energy management control systems/road transport
Energy management program/energy management incentive programs
Case studies and site visit
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Graduate Diploma in Energy Studies, Murdoch University
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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The Energy Management online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Murdoch University offers you a comprehensive understanding of the efficient use of energy in commercial applications. If you are looking to start an engineering career within an energy-intensive industry, this unit will provide an excellent introduction to the field of energy management.
The first section of this unit introduces the fundamentals of energy management. This section looks at how projects can be evaluated, how energy is priced, and what procedures businesses can implement to track energy costs. This introduction will ground your knowledge within a commercial context, giving you practical tools that would be useful in a commercial setting.
Completing this unit will allow you to demonstrate your expertise in this area to potential employers.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Energy Management from Murdoch University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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