Energy Efficiency Resources for Undergraduate Engineering Education: Final Report

Hargroves, Karlson (Charlie), Desha, Cheryl, Hadgraft, Roger, Cooper, Paul, Knights, Peter, & Wilson, Ocean (2011) Energy Efficiency Resources for Undergraduate Engineering Education: Final Report. Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (DRET), Energy Efficiency Advisory Group, Australia.

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Abstract

This report presents the findings of an investigation of energy efficiency resources for undergraduate engineering education, undertaken by web-based research, conversations with educators, and a university survey. The investigation draws on the results of a number of previous investigations undertaken by the research team for NFEE related to energy efficiency education and presents the following findings and recommendations, as explained in greater detail in the body of the report. The findings suggest that even though certain EE concepts and principles have been identified by lecturers as being important there is little to no coverage of a number of these concepts in some programs/courses. Similarly, many topics relating to the most important EE workforce skills and significant shortages as identified in industry research, do not rate highly in terms of both perceived importance by lecturers, or coverage within existing courses. Overall, these findings suggest that despite growing awareness of the importance of EE in both industry and academia, the current depth and breadth of EE content in courses does not reflect this. It confirms that efforts in these areas can be better supported.

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ID Code: 80787
Item Type: Report
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: engineering education, energy efficiency, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (090700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > OTHER ENGINEERING (099900)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2015 06:01
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 04:34

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