Energy Supplies

University of the South Pacific

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Energy Supplies

  • Host University

    University of the South Pacific

  • Location

    Suva, Fiji

  • Area of Study

    Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The course considers the resources and distribution of energy in the world as a whole and the region in particular. The main energy conversion processes, chemical to thermal, thermal to mechanical and mechanical to electrical are studied. Particular emphasis is placed on a detailed analysis of the physical problems involved in harnessing renewable and locally available energy sources such as solar radiation, wind, hydro-power, biomass, wave power, and ocean thermal energy. Laboratory work on small scale devices and experiments to harness these sources form a significant part of the course. Field trips to renewable energy sites form an essential component of the course.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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