ENERGY AND SINGAPORE: DYNAMICS, DILEMMAS AND DECISIONS
2018/2019, Semester 2
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (Residential College 4)
Modular Credits: UTC2718 ( 4 ) / UTS2709 ( 4 )
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
Apply systems thinking concepts and modeling methodology to describe the complexities associated with energy systems in Singapore context.
Demonstrate both qualitative and quantitative system dynamic modeling skills to build models to understand key local energy issues/challenges.
Perform scenario analysis and policy evaluations based on the case studies and corresponding models pertinent to key energy challenges.
Evaluate models and policies to articulate their findings, and communicate complex challenges related to energy systems and challenges in Singapore.
Seminar style teaching and learning
Debates/discussions through case study examples, journal/news articles etc.
In-class quizzes/homework assignment
Peer-based group modeling (Qualitative and quantitative) activities
In-class participatory active learning and problem solving
Energy in Singapore depends mainly on imported fossil fuels/petroleum/natural gas.
Obviously, in the quest for alternatives
, future energy demand and mix,
challenges/dilemmas arise naturally in Singapore context: would
be feasible? Is wind energy a
would a complete
This module offers a systems and system dynamics approach to deal with such issues and the corresponding dynamics, dilemmas and decisions that arise while addressing them. Students gain insights into the political, socio-economic and environmental aspects of these challenges through relevant case studies/models.
Class participation : 20%
In-promptu quizzes/homework : 15%
Mid-term test : 25%
Final project* : 40%
(Total : 100%)
(*Final project comprises 20% for Group Model report and 20% for Individual Presentation)
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week