Courses Catalogue

Energy And Climate Change

COURSE CODE: MEC4233
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Elective
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This course covers evolution of the modern energy system, discusses the important historical

advances in the applications of energy, highlights the energy-related problems with particular emphasis on the threat of global climate change. It concludes with a discussion of options for a more sustainable energy future.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

To develop the ability to understand the idea that energy use impacts the environment and different types of renewable and nonrenewable energy sources, as well as the impacts of energy consumption.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  •   Learn the human-induced climate change and the actions that must be promoted to ensure a more sustainable global future

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Outline the changes needed in energy systems to minimise the disruptive impact of current practices for future climate.