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Bachelor of Science in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering

College of Engineering
Sustainable & Renewable Energy Engineering
Study System
Total Credit Hours
133 Cr.Hrs
Fall & Spring
Sharjah Main Campus
Study Mode
Full Time

Bachelor of Science Degree in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering

Program Overview
To obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in SREE, the student must complete 133 credit hours. These hours are University requirements (UR), College requirements (CR), and Program requirements (PR). The allocation of the credit hours is shown in the following table:

BS in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering ​ ​ ​ ​
Mandatory Courses18
Elective Courses6

I. University Requirements (UR)
Every student must take 24 credit hours of general education courses distributed over seven domains. Fifteen (15) mandatory credit hours are selected from domains 1, 2, 3, and 4, and (9) elective credit hours are selected from domains 5, 6, and 7 as indicated in the University section (General Education).

II. College Requirements (CR)
The list of the College's required courses and their descriptions are presented in the introductory pages of the College of Engineering section in this bulletin.

III. Program Requirements (PR)
Program requirements are categorized into core requirements (compulsory) and technical electives, which a student chooses from a list of available courses.

A.   Mandatory Courses
The BSc in SREE requires the student to complete 71 credit hours of compulsory core courses, as listed in the table below.​

Course #Course TitleCr HrsPrerequisites
Programming I4 None
1430118Physics II Lab11430116;
Pre /Co 1430117
1440262Math of Engineers31440161
0402202Circuit Analysis I3Pre/Co: 1430117 and 1440261
0402216Electric Power Engineering30402202
0402217Electric Power Engineering Lab1Pre/Co 0402216
0402241Random Signal Theory3Pre/Co 0402202
0402255Applied Electronics For SREE30402202
0402256Applied Electronics For SREE Lab1Pre/Co 0402255
0402340Engineering Computation and Linear Algebra31411116; 1440261
0402348Signals and Control Systems30402202;1440262
Professional, Social, and Ethical Issues in Engineering1Junior Standing
0406100Introduction to Energy Science and Technology3Pre/Co 1430117
0406101Statics and Dynamics31440133; 1430115
0406201Fluid Mechanics30406101
0406202Fluid Mechanics Lab1Pre/ Co 0406201
0406300Heat Transfer30406201; 0406200
0406301Heat Transfer Lab1Pre/ Co 0406300
0406302Engineering Materials30406101; 1420101
0406320Solar PV Systems30402255; 0406100
0406321Solar PV Systems Lab1Pre/ Co 0406320;
0406330Wind Energy Systems30406201, 0402210
0406331Wind Energy Systems Lab1Pre/ Co 0406330
0406420Solar Thermal Energy Systems30406300
0406451Energy Storage 30406450**
0406452Energy Storage and Efficiency Lab
1Pre/Co: 0406451
​Energy Management for Sustainability*
​Pre/Co.: 0406300 Heat Transfer 
0406490Practical Training090 Credit Hours
0406491Senior Design Project I1Senior Standing
Senior Design Project II
Design for Energy Efficiency **​3
​0406300 Heat Transfer

* 0406450-Design for Energy Efficiency course will be replaced by 0406453-Energy Management for Sustainability course from Fall 2022/2023.

** Prerequisites of 0406451-Energy Storage will be 0406453-Energy Management for Sustainability course starting from Fall 2022/2023.​

B. Elective Courses
Students in the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering must study 12 credit hours of technical elective courses. Students should select, with the help of their academic advisor from, the technical elective courses best meet their needs and aspirations. The following is a listing of the technical electives available for SREE students:

Course #TitleCr HrsPrerequisites
0406360Economics of Energy Systems30406100
0406361Engineering Management3Junior Standing
0406410Electronic Materials and Devices30402255
0406421Advanced Solar Cells and Systems30406302: 0406320
0406422PV Technology and Manufacturing30406320
0406423PV in the Built Environment30406320
0406424Passive Solar Buildings30406320
0406431Design of Wind Turbines30406330
0406432Advanced Fluid Mechanics30406201
0406433Special Machine for Wind Turbines30406330​
0406440Biomass Energy Systems30406200
0406461Special Topics in Solar Energy 3Senior Standing
0406462Special Topics in Wind Energy 3Senior Standing
0406463Fuel Cells30406200, 0406302
0406464Special Topics in Bio-Energy 3Senior Standing
0406465Hydroelectric Energy Systems30406201
0406466Geothermal Energy Systems30406300
0406468Special Topics in Energy Systems3Senior Standing
0402411Electric Power Distribution Systems for SREE
0402419Power Electronics for SREE30402255
0402430Instrumentation and Measurement for SREE
0402434Digital Control Systems for SREE
0402436Applied Control Engineering for SREE
Microcontroller Based Systems for SREE
Sustainable Engineering and Eco Design​​3

* The course will be offered from Fall 2022/2023.

Study Plan
The Bachelor of Science program in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering encompasses 133 credit hours that can normally be completed over 8 semesters plus a summer training period in four years. The following study plan serves as a roadmap for a smooth progression toward graduation.

Year 1, Semester 1 (17 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr HrsPrerequisites
Arabic Language3 
0202112English for Academic Purposes3 
1430115Physics I
3Pre/Co 1440133
1430116Physics I Lab1Pre/Co 1430115
1420101General Chemistry I
1420102General Chemistry  I Lab1Pre/Co 1420101
1440133Calculus I for Engineers3 

Year 1, Semester 2 (16 Credits) ​ ​
Course #Title
Cr HrsPrerequisites
​Introduction to IT(English)
1430117Physics II
31430115: 1440133
1430118Physics II Lab11430116;

Pre/Co 1430117
1440161Calculus II for Engineers31440133
0406100Introduction to Energy Science and Technology3Pre/Co 1430117
0406101Statics and Dynamics31440133; 1430115

Year 2, Semester 3 (16 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TileCr HrsPrerequisites
1440261Differential Equations for Engineers31440161
0402202Circuit Analysis I3Pre/Co: 1430117 and 1440261
0402241Random Signal Theory3Pre/Co 0402202
0406201Fluid Mechanics30406101
0406202Fluid Mechanics Lab1Pre/Co 0406201

Year 2, Semester 4 (18 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #
TitleCr HrsPrerequisites
Programming I
0104100Islamic Culture3 None
1440262Mathematics for Engineers31440161
0406300Heat Transfer30406200: 0406201
0406301Heat Transfer Lab1Pre/Co 0406300
0402255Applied Electronics for SREE30402202
0402256Applied Electronics Lab for SREE1Pre/Co 0402255

Year 3, Semester 5 (17 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr Hrs Prerequisites

​University Elective 1
University Elective 23 
0402216Electrical Power Engineering30402202
0402217Electrical Power Engineering Lab1Pre/Co 0402216
0406302Engineering Materials30406101; 1420101
0406320Solar PV Systems30402255; 0406100
0406321Solar PV Systems Lab1Pre/Co 0406320

Year 3, Semester 6 (17 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr HrsPrerequisites
0202207Technical Writing30202112
0402348Signals and Control Systems
30402202; 1440262; 0406101
​Design for Energy Efficiency
​Pre/Co.: 0406300 Heat Transfer
Professional, Societal, and Ethical Issues in Engineering13rd Year Standing
0406330Wind Energy Systems30406201, 0406210: 0402241
0406331Wind Energy Systems Lab1Pre/Co: 0406330
0302200Found. Of Innovation & Entrep.33rd Year Standing

Year 3, Summer Training (0 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TitleCr HrsPrerequisites
0406490Practical Training090 Credit Hours

Year 4, Semester 7 (17 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #TileCr HrsPrerequisites
0406420Solar Thermal Energy Systems3406300
0401301Engineering Economics3 
0402340Engineering Computation and Linear Algebra 31411116; 1440261
0406451Energy Storage 30406450*
0406452Energy Storage and Efficiency Lab1Pre/Co: 0406451
04064xxSREE Technical Elective (1)3 
0406491Senior Design Project I1Senior Standing

Year 4, Semester 8 (15 Credits) ​ ​ ​
Course #Title Cr HrsPrerequisites
 University Elective 33 
0406xxxSREE Technical Elective (2)3 
0406xxxSREE Technical Elective (3)3 
0406xxxSREE Technical Elective (4)3 
0406492Senior Design Project II30406491

Course Coding
The courses offered in the SREE program are designated code numbers in the form of (0406ABC) where:

AYear (level)
BAreas (as follows)
0: General
2: Solar Energy
3: Wind Energy
4: Bio, Hydroelectric, and Geothermal Energies
5: Energy Management
6: Special Topics
9: Projects and Seminars
CCourse sequence in area

Course Description
Mandatory Courses

Descriptions of the core courses are given below.
Programming 1(3-2:4)
This course introduces basic programming techniques in a high level language to CS students. Subjects include: computer science fields, general introduction on computers and numbering systems, software development process, a high level programming language, selection structures, repetition structures, functions and procedures, structured and user-defined data types, text files, arrays, and dynamic memory allocation.
Prerequisite: None. ​ ​

1430118Physics 2 Laboratory(0-3:1)
10 experiments in electricity and magnetism, covering topics in the Physics 2 course.
Prerequisite: 1430116 Physics 1 Lab and Pre/Co: 1430117 - Physics 2. ​ ​

Circuit Analysis 1(3-0:3)
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.
Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1440261 - Differential Equations for Engineers; Pre/Co 1430117 - Physics 2. ​ ​

0402216Electric Power Engineering(3-0:3)
An overview is provided of the fundamentals of energy conversion from mechanical form to electrical power. Electrical motors and generators are presented along with the basics of electrical circuits and power transmission lines.
Prerequisite: 0402202 - Circuit Analysis I. ​ ​

Electric Power Engineering Laboratory(0-3:1)
Operation of single phase ac circuits: measurement of  current, voltage, power factor, active power, reactive power and apparent power. Connection and operation of 3-phase circuits. Power measurement in three phase circuits. Measurements and calculation of transformer performance. Torque and speed measurements in rotating electric machines. Operation and voltage characteristics of DC and AC generators. Operation and characteristics of induction motor.
Prerequisite: Pre/Co: 0402216 - Electric Power Engineering ​ ​

0402241Random Signal Theory(3-0:3)
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.
Prerequisite: Pre/Co 0402202 - Circuit Analysis I. ​ ​

0402255Applied Electronics for SREE(3-0:3)
Introduction to semiconductor materials and devices. Analysis of diodes and applications. Analysis of transistor circuits (BJTs, MOSFETs). Amplifier circuits, bandwidth considerations; Operational amplifiers applications. Introduction to power electronics.
Prerequisite: 0402202  - Circuit Analysis I ​ ​

Applied Electronics for SREE Lab(0-3:1)
Diode characteristics, BJT and MOS biasing circuits, Spice simulation, frequency response, op amp applications, introduction to power electronics lab.
Prerequisite: Pre/Co 0402255 - Applied Electronics for SREE. ​ ​

0402340Engineering Computation and Linear Algebra(3-0:3)
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.
Prerequisite: 1411116 – Programming I; 1440261 - Differential Equations for Engineers ​ ​

0402348Signals and Control Systems(3-0:3)
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
Prerequisite: 0402202 - Circuit Analysis I; 1440262 - Math for Engineers; and 0406101 - Statics and Dynamics. ​ ​

Professional, Societal and Ethical Issues in Engineering(1-0:1)
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, as well as 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.
Prerequisite: 3rd year standing ​ ​

0406100Introduction to Energy Science and Technology(3-0:3)
Introduction to energy. Survey of energy technologies including steam, hydro, tidal, wave, fossil, geothermal, solar, wind, bio-fuels, and nuclear. Energy sources and conservation of energy, energy efficiency, energy production and uses, sources of energy for both conventional and renewable. Climate change and the future of energy. Free hand sketching, isometric drawing and orthographic projections. Introduction to 3D AutoCAD and Matlab.
Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1430117 - Physics 2. ​ ​

0406101 Statics and Dynamics (3-0:3)
Force and moment vectors, resultants. Principles of statics and free-body diagrams.  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.
Prerequisites: 1430115 - Physics I and 1440131 Calculus I for Engineers. ​ ​

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. Power and refrigeration cycles.
Prerequisite: 0406100 - Introduction to Energy Science and Technology. ​ ​

0406201 Fluid Mechanics (3-0:3)
Fluid properties; Units; Pressure and fluid statics: pressure distribution in fluid at rest, hydrostatic forces on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy and stability, Fluids in rigid body motion; Fluid Kinematics, dynamics of fluid motion: concepts of streamline, control volume, steady and one-dimensional flows; continuity, Euler, Bernoulli, steady flow energy, linear and angular momentum equations; flow in pipes and losses.
Prerequisite: 0406101 - Statics and Dynamics. ​ ​

0406202 Fluid Mechanics Lab                                              (0-3:1)
Introduction to basic fluid mechanics instrumentation; experimental verification and reinforcement of analytical concepts introduced in course 0406201.
Prerequisite: 0406201 - Fluid Mechanics. ​ ​

0406300 Heat Transfer (3-0:3)
Mechanisms of heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation. Steady heat conduction, insulation, cooling. Transient heat conduction. Forced convection; natural convection. Heat exchangers. Applications to energy systems.
Prerequisite: 0406200 - Thermodynamics and 0406201 – Fluid Mechanics ​ ​

0406301 Heat Transfer Lab (0-3:1)
Experiments on measurement techniques heat transfer principles of linear and radial conduction; unsteady state heat conduction; natural and forced convection; parallel and counter flow exchangers; thermal radiation; temperature measurement.
Prerequisite: 0406300 - Heat Transfer. ​ ​

0406302 Engineering Materials (3-0:3)
The course covers atomic bonding, crystal structure and defect structure, and their relationship with material properties. It also includes phase diagrams and alloys, mechanical properties, material failure, corrosion, and introduction to the structures of polymers and ceramics Prerequisite: 1420101 – General Chemistry 1 and 0406101 - Statics and Dynamics. ​ ​

0406320 Solar PV Systems (3-0:3)
Properties of sunlight and solar irradiation; Overview of semiconductors physics and PN junctions; The operation principle, materials, design and efficiency limits of PV solar cells. The design and degradation mechanisms of solar PV modules and panels. Examination of the different types of solar PV systems and their components. The design and installation of solar PV systems with examples.
Prerequisite: 0402255 Applied Electronics for SREE; 0406100 Introduction to Energy Sciences and Technology. ​ ​

0406321 Solar PV Systems Lab (0-3:1)
Basic physics of solar energy and PV devices; PV module and panel characterization; solar PV systems and components; Effects of shading and temperature on PV system performance.
Prerequisite: 0406320 - Solar PV Systems and 0402256 Applied Electronics Lab for SREE ​ ​

0406330 Wind Energy Systems (3-0:3)
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 systems. Design and economic analysis of wind energy system 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 grid.
Prerequisites: 0406210 - Electrical Power Engineering; 0406201 - Fluid Mechanics and 0402241-Random Signal Theory. ​ ​

0406331 Wind Energy Systems Lab (0-3:1)
This laboratory course investigates the basics characteristics of aerodynamics load for wind turbine blade, dynamic behavior of wind turbine systems and the generated power of wind energy conversion systems.
Prerequisite: 0406330 - Wind Energy Systems. ​ ​

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, thermal storage, concentrated solar power systems, computer simulation and modeling of performance and economic worth.
Prerequisite: 0406300 - Heat Transfer. ​ ​

0406450Design for Energy Efficiency (3-0:3)
Analysis to achieve comprehensive understanding of the efficiency of systems that involve energy generation is presented. The material targets core areas of efficiency in space heating and cooling design. Design examples will be discussed in detail for applications in combustion engines and space heating and cooling load. Computer simulation tools will be used to calculate efficiency of energy consumption
Prerequisites: 0406320 - Solar PV Systems and 0406330 - Wind Energy Systems. ​ ​

0406451Energy Storage and Transmission (3-0:3)
Examine and compare the working principles and power/energy storage characteristics of current energy storage technologies including batteries, electric-double layer capacitors and pseudocapacitors, thermal energy storage (latent/latent energy storage), and mechanical energy storage (flywheel, pumped hydroelectric storage, and compressed air energy storage).
Prerequisites: 0406300-Heat Transfer ​ ​

0406452 Energy Storage and Efficiency Lab(0-3:1)
Investigate the working principle and thermodynamic characteristics (energy, power, efficiency, cyclability, etc.) of different energy storage technologies involving chemical, electrochemical, thermal, and mechanical processes.
Prerequisites: Pre/Co 0406450 - Design for Energy Efficiency and Pre/Co 0406451 - Energy Storage and Transmission. ​ ​

0406490Practical Training(0-0:0)
240 hours of field practical training. The purpose of this training is to introduce students, first hand, to local and regional practices in area of specialization. Further, it exposes students to possible career opportunities. Upon completion, students are required to submit a technical report to the training supervisor.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least 90 credit hours ​ ​

0406491 Senior Design Project I (0-1:1)
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.  
Prerequisite: Senior standing. ​ ​

0406492 Senior Design Project II (0-3:1)
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.
Prerequisite: 0406491 - Senior Design Project I ​ ​

Elective Courses
The SREE program requires students to take 12 credits of elective courses chosen from the list given below.

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.
Prerequisite: 0406100 - Introduction to Energy Science and Technology. ​ ​

0406361 Engineering Management (3-0:3)
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.
Prerequisite: Junior Standing. ​ ​

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.
Prerequisite: 0402255 - Applied Electronics for SREE. ​ ​

0406421 Advanced Solar Cells and systems (3-0:3)
Overview of Emerging PV technology. Solar cells detailed device physics and operation principles; Characterization and measurement techniques for solar cells. Three generations of solar cells and their applications; Tandem solar cells; Concentrator (CPV and HCPV) and hybrid solar PV systems.  
Prerequisite: 0406320 - Solar PV Systems and 0406302- Engineering Materials ​ ​

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 of both silicon-based solar cells, third generation solar cells and heterojunction solar cells. These cells are studied in terms of materials, manufacturing technology and suitability for the application.
Prerequisite: 0406320 - Solar PV Systems. ​ ​

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.
Prerequisite: 0406320 - Solar PV Systems. ​ ​

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.
Prerequisite: 0406300-Heat Transfer. ​ ​

0406424Design 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.
Prerequisite: 0406330 - Wind Energy Systems. ​ ​

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.
Prerequisite: 0406201 - Fluid Mechanics. ​ ​

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.
Prerequisite: 0406330 - Wind Energy Systems. ​ ​

0406440 Biomass Energy Systems (3-0:3)
This course will introduce (1) a range of biomass energy sources (forestry, wastes and crops), and details of biomass characterization techniques, (2) the biochemical and thermochemical conversion processes: direct combustion, biomass co-firing, gasification, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, fermentation, landfill gas and cogeneration, (3) Chemical Reactors and basic process design, and (4) Biofuels from Biomass (Biodiesel, Syngas, Biogas…).
Prerequisite: 0406200 - Thermodynamics. ​ ​

0406461 Special Topics in Solar Energy (3-0:3)
This course covers emerging and ad­vanced topics in the field of solar ener­gy. The contents will vary depending on the topic.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing. ​ ​

0406462 Special Topics in Wind Energy (3-0:3)
This course covers emerging and ad­vanced topics in the field of wind en­ergy. The contents will vary depend­ing on the topic.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing. ​ ​

0406463 Fuel Cells (3-0:3)
The course will cover basic principles of thermodynamics of fuel cells, chemical reaction engineering, electrochemical engineering  and the development/design of major fuel cell types: Polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC), Direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC), Alkaline fuel cell (AFC),Urea Fuel Cells, molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC),  solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC), metal air fuel cells (MAFCs), and  microbial fuel cells(MFCs). The electrodes and membrane materials will be also included for each type.
Prerequisite: 0406200 – Thermodynamics and 0406302 – Engineering materials ​ ​

0406464 Special Topics in Bio-energy (3-0:3)
This course covers emerging and ad­vanced topics in the field of bio-ener­gy. The contents will vary depending on the topic.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing.

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, trash racks. Large-scale and microhydroelectic systems. Pumped storage. Economic, environ­mental considerations.
Prerequisite: 0406201 - Fluid Mechanics. ​ ​

0406466 Geothermal Energy Systems (3-0:3)
Overview of geothermal energy, Geothermal exploration and heat mapping, Geothermal reservoir characterization, Analysis of temperature and heat transfer in a borehole, Dry steam, flash steam and binary cycle power plants, Geothermal well test analysis for electricity generation, Ground source heat pumps, District heating and cooling, Financial appraisal of geothermal projects.
Prerequisite: 0406300 – Heat Transfer. ​ ​

0406468 Special Topics in Energy Systems (3-0:3)
This course covers emerging and ad­vanced topics in the field of energy systems. The contents will vary de­pending on the topic.
Prerequisite: Senior Standing. ​ ​

Electrical Power Distribution Systems for SREE
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.
Prerequisite: 0402310-Electromechanical Systems. ​ ​

0402419 Power Electronics(3-0:3)
Applications of power diodes and silicon controlled rectifiers. Static converters. AC voltage controllers. DC power supplies. Choppers, Inverters in power systems.
Prerequisite: 0402255 – Applied Electronics for SREE. ​ ​

Instrumentation and Measurement for SREE
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
Prerequisite: 0402348 - Signals and Control Systems; 0402255 – Applied Electronics for SREE. ​ ​

Digital Control Systems for SREE
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.
Prerequisite: 0402330 - Feedback Control Systems ​ ​

Applied Control Engineering for SREE
Introduction to process control, feedback and feed forward 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 control systems and digital control issues.
Prerequisite: 0402330 - Feedback Control Systems ​ ​

Microcontroller Systems for SREE(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.
Prerequisite: 0402255 - Applied Electronics for SREE ​