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Fundamentals of Energy Conversion and Storage - ELEC295

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.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Jahangir Hossain

(MATH132 or MATH135) and ((PHYS106 and PHYS107) or (PHYS140 and PHYS143)) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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