Introduction to Energy Management Technology

ES -070.-62Z, Call# 2614
Instructor: Steve Murphy
Fall 2002, 1.0 Unit
De Anza College Distance Learning Center
Office Location: LCW-102
Phone: 408-864-8969 • FAX: 408-864-8245
Office Hours: M-Th, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri: 8:30 a.m.-12 noon

This new live video conference class is an overview of the topic of Energy Management and its importance in today’s society, including future implications, and discussion of careers and impact on modern culture and society.  This module introduces the subject of reliability of today’s energy systems and related operational and conservation issues.



Eligibility for English 100A; Reading 201; ESL 161-163 is advised.

Office Hours: 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Days/Hours: Tuesday evening prior to class
Phone/Voicemail: (408) 395-6299
FAX Telephone(s): (408) 864-8245, (408) 864-5546
Office Location: LCW 26
E-mail Address: mrph@gte.net

Be prepared to spend six hours per week attending class and using and studying the course materials.

  1. Read over the Online Orientation and submit the Student Information Form by October 22 by 12:00 noon. (Online Orientation may be found at:http://distance.deanza.fhda.edu/). The last day to add the class October ??, 2002
  2. Participate in the three, three-hour videoclasses.
  3. Complete one three-hour field trip or lab activity (assignment to be announced).
  4. Complete all reading assignments.
  5. Complete class assignments.
  6. Complete activities associated with supplemental lab activity.

  7. Complete and turn in Class Journal/Notes as assigned.

After completing the reading assignments and participating in the video programs, you should be able to:

  1. Evaluate and analyze energy management and energy conservation issues
  2. Identify and understand the value of energy management.
  3. Identify and understand the principles of energy management
  4. Explore the career opportunities in the energy field


The course materials for off-campus students will be at:  www.deanza.fhda.edu/faculty/murphy/es70/      
         class folder/website location or mailed to each individual broadcast site.

For on-campus students, at the De Anza College Bookstore:
class folder/website location www.deanza.fhda.edu/faculty/murphy/es70 or distributed in class.


Three, three-hour Introduction to Energy Management Technology video programs.

Viewing Options for Introduction to Energy Management video programs.

1.   AT&T subscribers may view the class live on CCN1.

2.   A videotape of the class may be made for later viewing.

3.   On-site (De Anza) Students check out tapes from the Open Media Lab to view overnight at home.  .

           SMART DASB Card required. The Smart Card Office is located in the lobby of the Administration building (408-864-5551).

           DLC ID Card required (available at the De Anza College Distance Learning Center, LCW-102).

           One tape at a time may be checked out for 3 days.

           Return tapes to Open Media Lab or in the drop box outside of Learning Center West (please report any videotape technical problems).

          Late fines: $2.00/day (maximum fine-$25.00); replacement/lost tape charge: $50.00/tape.

The course content comes from the videoclasses and assigned readings. Your activities will be from both the readings and video programs . If, for any reason, you miss watching a video program during the assigned week, you should still keep current with your reading assignments.

Work on the lessons in the following order:

  1. Read the textbook assignment (prior to the class).
  2. Participate in the video conference lecture:
    1. at your receive site, or
    2. on videotape in the local Media Lab, in the
      De Anza Learning Center, or
    3. on videotape checked out from the Media Lab (limited copies) to view at home.
  3. Complete any required written assignments (see the Assignment Schedule).


1.                  Homework Assignments:  There is 1 homework assignment and a final “Energy Research Activity”. Student “Class Journals/Folders” also need to be turned in for credit. The due dates for each assignment are listed in your lecture schedule. 

2.                  Lab Activity:  Your lab is scheduled (Association of Energy Engineers joint meeting; Oct 24th @ 6 PM).   

Submitting Assignments: [copy and attach the cover sheet on the last page of this syllabus]:

Graded homework is returned to on-campus students to the DL Center about 7–10 days after its due date. Please present your DASB Photo ID to the Distance Learning Center staff to retrieve your work. Off-campus students send a self-addressed envelope along with you assignment and your homework will be returned.


 Final Grading and Point Breakdown: 

Points Breakdown: GRADING SCHEDULE
Class attendance/participation 10 A             90 – 100%
Homework 1 (50 ea) 20 B             80 – 89%
Lab Activity Report 10 C             70 – 79% 
Class Journal/Folder 20 D             60 – 69%
Final Presentation/Report 40 F             59% & below
Total Points    100 points 

Policy on Copying and Cheating
Students who submit the work of others as their own or cheat on exams or other assignments receive a failing grade in the course and are reported to college authorities.

You may access your final grades through the Star System at 408-777-9394 or 650-917-0509 or the Internet at https://regserv.fhda.edu/da-grades.html.

Distance Learning Center Homework Cover Sheet
Please make a copy of this cover sheet and attach it to all assignments that you turn in or fax to the Distance Learning Center.

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