0402202 Circuit Analysis I (3-0:3)
Pre/Corequisite: 1430117 Physics II,
1440261 Differential Equations for Engineers
Fundamentals of DC and AC circuit laws; Mathematical models for circuit elements; Techniques for circuit analysis and for writing and solving circuit equations; Circuit theorems; Introduction to Op-Amps; Transient analysis of first order circuits; Phasor technique for steady-state sinusoidal response; Introduction to frequency response and resonance.
0402241 Random Signal Theory (3-0:3)
Pre/Corequisite: 1440161 Calculus II for Engineers
The role of Statistics in Engineering; Probability Concepts; Discrete Random Variables and Probability Distribution; Continuous Random Variables and Probability Distributions; Joint Probability Distributions; Data Summary and Presentation; Introduction to Parameter Estimation; Computation of Confidence Intervals.
0402241 Engineering Computation and Linear Algebra (3-0:3)
Pre/Corequisite:1440261 Differential Equations for Engineers,
1411115 Intro. to CS 1
Basic linear algebra: LU decomposition, normal equations and least squares solutions, eigenvalues and eigenvectors decomposition of matrices. Numerical solution of linear and nonlinear system of equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration of functions, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, use of MATLAB to solve complex engineering problems.
0403300 Professional, Societal and Ethical Issues in Engineering (1-0:1)
Prerequisite: 3rd year standing
An examination of the social impact of engineering and technology and its relationship to ethics, with the objective of identifying and clarifying obligations that might arise in technological research and its applications. The course will survey a variety of moral theories, and engineering codes of ethics. The case study method will be used: source will include the history of science and technology, and reports from professional societies. Topics covered include whistle blowing, environmental, safety, and privacy issues.
0406100 Introduction to Energy Science and Technology (3-0:3)
Introduction to energy, survey of energy technologies including steam, hydro, tidal, wave, fossil, geothermal, solar, wind, biofuels, nuclear, and fuel cells. Energy sources and conservation of energy. Energy efficiency. Energy production and uses, sources of energy, both conventional and renewable. Energy systems. Energy storage and transport. Climate change and the future of energy.
0406101 Statics and Dynamics (3-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): 1440131 Calculus I, 1430115 Physics I
Force and moment vectors, resultants. Principles of statics and free-body diagrams. Applications to simple trusses, frames, and machines. Properties of areas, second moments. Internal forces in beams. Laws of friction. Principles of particle dynamics. Mechanical systems and rigid-body dynamics. Kinematics and dynamics of plane systems. Energy and momentum of 2-D bodies and systems.
0406200 Thermodynamics (3-0:3)
Basic concepts of thermodynamics: temperature, work, heat, internal energy and enthalpy. First law of thermodynamics for closed and steady-flow open systems. Thermodynamic properties of pure substances; changes of phase; equation of state. Second law of thermodynamics: concept of entropy. Simple power and refrigeration cycles.
0406201 Fluid Mechanics (3-0:3)
Fluid properties. Units. Kinematics, dynamics of fluid motion: concepts of streamline, control volume, steady and one-dimensional flows; continuity, Euler, Bernouilli, steady flow energy, momentum, moment of momentum equations; applications. Fluid statics; pressure distribution in fluid at rest; hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surfaces; buoyancy.
0406202 Fluid Mechanics Lab (0-3:1)
Introduction to basic fluid mechanics instrumentation; experimental verification and reinforcement of analytical concepts introduced in course 0406201.
0406210 Electric Power Engineering (3-0:3)
The electric power system. Major components: induction and synchronous machines, power transformers and connections, transmission. Analysis: balanced and unbalanced three-phase systems, symmetrical components, load flow. Operation: frequency control, steady state and transient generator stability, voltage collapse, thermal constraints. Variable speed drives, power quality.
0406211 Electric Power Engineering Lab (0-3:1)
Connection of a/c and d/c electric circuits with all elements (resistance, capacitance and inductance) and measurement of current, voltage and active/reactive power and comparison to computed values. Operation of an electromagnetic field rotor and measurement of current generated versus rotating speed and magnetic field intensity. Operation of small generators, measurement and efficiency computation.
406212 Applied Electronics (3-0:3)
Introduction to semiconductor materials and devices. DC, AC analysis of transistor circuits (BJT, MOSFET). Amplifier circuits, bandwidth considerations; feedback and stability. Operational amplifiers and applications in filter and oscillator circuit design. Voltage regulator and timer circuits. Switching properties of transistors and digital gates (Inverter, NAND/AND, NOR/OR); overview of TTL and CMOS technologies.
406213 Applied Electronics Lab (0-3:1)
Diode characteristics, BJT and MOS biasing circuits, spice simulation, frequency response, op amps, oscillators, logic circuits.
0406300 Heat Transfer (3-0:3)
Mechanisms of heat transfer mechanisms, conduction, convection and radiation. Steady heat conduction, insulation, cooling. Transient heat conduction. Forced convection; natural convection. Radiation heat transfer. Heat exchangers. Applications to energy systems.
0406301 Heat Transfer Lab (0-3:1)
Experiments on measurement techniques heat transfer principles of linear and radial conduction; natural and forced convection; parallel and counter flow exchangers; thermal radiation; temperature measurement; heat pipe analysis.
0406302 Engineering Materials (3-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): 1420101 and 0406101
Materials (metals, alloys, polymers); relationship of interatomic bonding, crystal structure and defect structure to material properties; polymers, phase diagrams and alloys; microstructure control and mechanical properties; material failure; corrosion.
0406320 Solar PV Systems (3-0:3)
Properties of sunlight and solar irradiation. Overview of semiconductors and pn junctions. Solar cells operation and design; solar PV modules design. PV power system components; power conditioning circuits and batteries. PV power system applications, system design and installation.
0406321 Solar PV Systems Lab (0-3:1)
Sunlight energy, photovoltaic devices, energy conversion, Solar radiation measurement; solar cell characterization; Module characterization; Effect of shading, temperature, and dust, System design, implementation and testing.
0406330 Wind Energy Systems (3-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): 0406201 and 0406210
Material in this course will cover the principles of wind energy and wind power as well as the design and operation of different types of wind energy converters. It will also present machines for water pumping, remote area power supply and grid electricity generation. Design and economic analysis of wind energy converters will be examined, including site selection, monitoring and analysis of wind data, estimating output from wind generators and their integration into hybrid power systems or the grid.
0406331 Wind Energy Systems Lab (0-3:1)
This laboratory course investigates the basics of aerodynamic characteristics of wind, dynamic behavior of wind turbine rotors and the generated wind energy.
0406310 Signals and Control Systems (3-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): 0402202, 1440262 and 0406101
Representation and analysis of signals. Fourier transforms. Linear time-invariant systems, impulse response, frequency response and transfer function. Introduction to linear feedback control. Analysis and design of classical control systems. Control system components and industrial process automation.
0406450 Design for Energy Efficiency (3-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): 0406320 and 0406330
Analysis to achieve comprehensive understanding of the efficiency of systems that involve energy generation, storage and distribution is presented. The material targets core areas of efficiency in space heating and cooling and lighting design. Design examples will be discussed in detail for applications in combustion engines, solar and wind conversion systems. Computer simulation tools will be used to calculate efficiency of power consumption.
0406451 Energy Storage and Transmission (3-0:3)
Prerequisite(s): 0406320 and 0406330
The structure, design and efficiency of electrical transmission grids will be introduced. Power electronic devices and their use in energy storage and conversion will be presented. Emphasis will be on the development of an integrated approach for the storage and transmission of energy and cost versus efficiency trade-off analysis of such systems.
0406452 Energy Storage and Transmission Lab (0-3:1)
Co/Prerequisite(s): 0406450 and 0406451
This laboratory course investigates the possibility of utilizing different types of batteries to store energy, and how to keep energy conversion and transmission process efficient.
0406420 Solar Thermal Energy Systems (3-0:3)
Characteristics of solar radiation and solar collectors. Collector efficiency evaluation and prediction of long term performance. System modeling, energy storage; computer simulation and modeling of performance and economic worth.
0406491 Senior Design Project I (0-1:1)
Prerequisite: Senior standing
Student teams develop professional-level experience by applying, integrating, and extending previously acquired knowledge in a major design project. Lectures are devoted to discussing project-related issues and student presentations. A project proposal, oral presentations, and a comprehensive final report are required. Students are introduced to the basic elements of the modern engineering design methods, including concept generation techniques. Groups of students investigate a research topic in some area of Sustainable/Renewable Energy Engineering from the current literature under the supervision of the course instructor.
0406492 Senior Design Project II (0-3:1)
Prerequisite: Senior Design Project I
Student teams develop professional-level experience by applying, integrating, and extending previously acquired knowledge in a major design project. Lectures are devoted to discussing project-related issues and student presentations. A project progress proposal, report, oral presentations, and a comprehensive final report are required. Student apply modern engineering design methods to choose from alternative design subject to realistic constraints. Groups of students work together to design, build, refine and test complete hardware or /and software systems to meet specifications.
Program Elective Courses
0406421 Advanced Solar Cells and systems (3-0:3)
Advanced topics in solar PV cells; high efficiency cell design; thin film cells, amorphous Si cells, CdTe cells, CIGS cells. Cell and module reliability. System performance monitoring, optimization and maintenance.
0406422 PV Technology and Manufacturing (3-0:3)
The operating principles of solar cells. The strengths and weaknesses of the dominant commercial cell technologies. Different trends in commercial cell technology and the corresponding manufacturing processes and environment. The impact of various processing and device parameters on performance and product reliability. Insight is given into complete production processes for both screen-printed solar cells and buried contact solar cells with in-line quality control procedures.
0406423 PV in the Built Environment (3-0:3)
This course will examine the use of PV in the urban environment, with a particular focus on the integration of PV modules into the building envelope. The design of energy efficient buildings, building thermal and lighting performance and solar access will be introduced as an appropriate context for the use of PV. A competency in the use of building energy simulation software will be developed. Technical issues associated with the use of PV in buildings and the urban environment, such as heat transfer processes, inclusion of solar energy sources within the power grid.
0406424 Passive Solar Building (3-0:3)
Passive solar building explores the use of solar energy to passively heat and cool buildings. Topics include solar radiation, building heating and cooling loads, energy efficient design and construction, passive solar heating, proper implementation of thermal mass, and passive cooling.
0406424 Design of Wind Turbines (3-0:3)
Introductory issues related to the production of electricity from wind power. The study of the atmospheric science necessary to locate wind turbines for the production of electricity. Interpretation and understanding of experimental data. The study of design and control will allow for comprehensive knowledge of all sub-components of a wind turbine. Sizing and citing of wind turbines. Connection between wind turbines and smart grids.
0406432 Advanced Fluid Mechanics (3-0:3)
Review of control volume analysis. Dimensional analysis and similitude. Compressible flow: isentropic flow relations, flow in ducts and nozzles, effects of friction and heat transfer, normal and oblique shocks, two-dimensional isentropic expansion. Viscous flow theory: hydrodynamic lubrication and introduction to boundary layers.
0406433 Special Machines for Wind Turbines (3-0:3)
Review of different structures for wind farm generators. Characteristics of constant-speed and variable-speed wind turbine generators. Mechanical interface system between the generators and wind turbines. Operational characteristics of wind generators with variable-angle of turbine blades. Advanced power electronics for wind generation, and different structures of cycloconverter circuits. Connection of wind generators to power grids, smart grids.
0406440 Biomass Energy Systems (3-0:3)
This course will introduce a range of biomass energy sources, including forestry, wastes and crops, as well as various technologies for capturing the stored chemical energy in biomass: direct combustion, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, gasification, fermentation, landfill gas and cogeneration.
0406465 Hydroelectric Energy Systems (3-0:3)
Introduction to hydro-resource power production. Hydropower in history. Physics of hydrology. Power, head, flow-rate. Turbine hydrodynamics; Francis, Kaplan, Pelton, Turgo, cross-flow. System components; generators, governors, penstocks, spillways, valves, gates, trashracks. Large-scale and microhydroelectic systems. Pumped storage. Economic, environmental considerations.
0406466 Geothermal Energy Systems (3-0:3)
An introduction to geothermal energy resources. Discussion of heat flow mechanisms. Investigation into heat exchange systems including: binary, flash, double flash, total flow. Application of thermal dynamics in analysis, design and control of heating/cooling systems.
0406463 Fuel Cells (3-0:3)
Introduction to fuel cell technologies: PEM, PAFC, AFC, SOFC, MCFC and DMFC systems. Fuel cell components and systems; field flow plates, electrolytes, electrode materials, electrode catalysts, on-board reformers. Portable devices, utility-scale power production, transportation systems. Fuel types and fuel storage.
0402411 Electrical Power Distribution Systems (3-0:3)
Introduction to electric distribution systems, distribution system indices and load characteristics, different topologies and configurations of distribution systems, distribution system equipment, single-phase and three-phase distribution transformers, over-head distribution lines, underground cables, distribution protective systems, protective equipment and devices, voltage drop over distribution feeders, voltage regulation, distribution system compensation, distribution generation units, power quality issues and electric distribution within the buildings.
0402320 Field Analysis (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: 1430117, 1440262
Vector algebra, coordinate system and transformation, vector calculus, electrostatic fields, electric field in material space, electrostatic boundary-value problem, magnetostatic fields, Maxwell’s equations and wave propagation.
0402430 Instrumentation and Measurement (3-0:3)
The measurement process. Errors and sources of errors, signals and noise in instrumentation, filtering. Display and recording systems. Elements of signal processing in instrumentation. Transducers. Sensors. Microprocessor-based instrumentation systems, data logging, interfaces and data processing.
0402434 Digital Control Systems (3-0:3)
Discrete-time systems and the Z-transform. Sampling and reconstruction. Open-loop and closed-loop discrete-time Systems. System time-response characteristics. Stability analysis techniques. Digital controller design. State-space representations of discrete-time Systems. Pole-assignment design and state estimation. Linear quadratic optimal Control.
04024346 Applied Control Engineering (3-0:3)
Introduction to process control. Feedback and feedforward control configurations. Modeling of dynamic systems: Time delays, high order systems, multivariable systems. Process identification. Analysis and controller design performances. PID controller tuning. Intelligent controller tuning. Advanced control techniques. Process interaction and decoupling control. Introduction to distributed computer control systems and digital Control issues.
0402450 Power Electronics (3-0:3)
Power transformers. DC and AC motors. Power semiconductor devices: Thyristors, Triacs, MCTs, IGBTs. Converter circuits: controlled AC to DC rectifiers, choppers, DC to AC inverters, AC voltage controllers, cycloconverters. Protection of conversion circuits. Applications to high-efficiency control of electric machines and electromechanical energy conversion devices.
0402450 Opteoelectronics (3-0:3)
Physics and operating characteristics of optoelectronic semiconductor devices. Modern optoelectronic components such as waveguides, optical fibers, photodetectors, light emitting diodes and semiconductor lasers.
0406410 Electronic Materials and Devices (3-0:3)
Review of solid-state theory, conductors, semiconductors, superconductors, insulators, and optical and magnetic properties. Devices used in modern high speed electronic and communication systems: transistors, lasers, photodiodes, fiber optics, Josephson junctions. Implications of material properties on fabrication and operation of devices and circuits.
0406411 Microcontroller-Based Systems (3-0:3)
Study of the basic architecture of a microcontroller including its applications in a microcontroller system. Implementation of the principles of microprocessing, interfacing, and total system design by implementing projects. Application of top-down design to microcontroller software development in C language. Introduction into the evaluation of hardware and software trade-offs.
0406360 Economics of Energy Systems (3-0:3)
This course reviews the objectives, strategies and economic factors of renewable energy policies worldwide. The course examines policy drivers, including environmental impact, community service obligations and industrial/technological developments, as well as policy and financial instruments. The policies, economic analysis and strategies are illustrated with international case studies for renewable energy programs.
0406 361 Engineering Management (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Junior Standing
Introduction to engineering management of new products, management of manufacturing processes, management of the linkages between new products and manufacturing processes. Current theories, concepts and techniques are stressed, using a combination of readings, cases and guest speakers.
0406461 Special Topics in Solar Energy (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
This course covers emerging and advanced topics in the field of solar energy. The contents will vary depending on the topic.
0406462 Special Topics in Wind Energy (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
This course covers emerging and advanced topics in the field of wind energy. The contents will vary depending on the topic.
0406464 Special Topics in Bio-energy (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
This course covers emerging and advanced topics in the field of bio-energy. The contents will vary depending on the topic.
0406468 Special Topics in Energy Systems (3-0:3)
Prerequisite: Senior Standing
This course covers emerging and advanced topics in the field of energy systems. The contents will vary depending on the topic