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Master of Science in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering

College
College of Engineering
Department
Sustainable & Renewable Energy Engineering
Level
Masters
Study System
Thesis and Courses
Total Credit Hours
33 Cr. Hrs
Duration
2-4 Years
Intake
Fall & Spring
Location
Sharjah Main Campus
Language
English
Study Mode
Full Time and Part Time

Master of Science in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering


Introduction
The University of Sharjah is the first university in the region to offer the unique specialty of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering. With a strong world momentum towards exploring new technologies for energy conversion, storage and management, the department has graduated hundreds of engineers since its establishment who have proven themselves as distinguished ambassadors for the University.

Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering is a intertwine between all engineering specialties that caters for energy conversion, efficiency, storage and sustainability. The discipline is often claimed by classical engineering department, such as mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering, while sometimes architecture engineering lay claim to certain aspects of building design. Thus, classifying oneself as a sustainable and renewable energy engineer includes individuals working on materials science, mechanical power, electrical power, chemical processes, energy management and environmental engineering. Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineers are involved in the design, analysis, management and problem solving of a variety of projects that are linked to their community.

The Department of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (SREE Department) at the University of Sharjah (UoS) currently offers one undergraduate program in sustainable and renewable energy engineering which leads to a Bachelor of Science in sustainable and renewable energy Engineering (BScSREE) degree. The program has become fully accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education in 2018.

The SREE Department at the University of Sharjah is proud to have obtained the initial accreditation for a Master of Science in Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (MScSREE) Program from the Ministry of Education, UAE.

The overall objective of the MScSREE Program is to provide the opportunity for qualified engineers and scientists to advance their knowledge and expand their skills in the energy engineering specialization. The intent is also to prepare students to conduct independent and collaborative research in academic, governmental and industrial contexts. Throughout the process, students will participate in knowledge exchange and improvement, research design and analysis and knowledge/technology transfer. The program is also intended to support the development of a critical mass of researchers, especially applied research, in pertinent fields to UAE and the region.

Program Goals
The goals of the program are to enable students to:
  1. Assume leading roles as academics, researchers and professionals engaged in identifying, formulating and solving current and emerging energy engineering problems;
  2. Advance the scientific body of knowledge in energy engineering through original contributions communicated in scientific and professional publications and forums;
  3. Demonstrate, embrace and foster principles of ethics and professionalism in research and practice and actively engage in community service. Will embrace the principles of professional ethics, energy efficiency, environmental consciousness and sustainability, personal responsibility, and service to the community.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
  1. Integrate concepts and applications of sustainable and renewable energy engineering in adopting strategic solutions for advanced energy problems.
  2. Formulate new ideas through experimental research, simulation and scholarly activities that contribute to advanced problem solving skills in sustainable and renewable energy engineering.
  3. Apply life-long skills earned in carrying out research, analysis, technical and policymaking in the sustainable energy area.
  4. Communicate complex and diverse topics in sustainable and renewable energy effectively to variety of audiences, such as academics, specialists and professionals.
  5. Design, manufacture and analyze advanced processes, devices and systems, in academic, research, and professional contexts.
  6. Implement comprehensive quality processes related to advanced sustainable and renewable energy concepts with professional teams, peer groups and self.
  7. Evaluate the sustainable energy implementation leading to the reduction of harmful emissions, protecting the environment and other related ethical issues.

The program learning outcomes have been aligned with the level 9 of QFEmirates as follows:

NQF Emirates Strand
Program Learning Outcomes ​
Strand Descriptors
Knowledge
comprehensive, highly specialized knowledge in a field of work, discipline and/or professional practice, and at the interface between different fields, including frontier concepts and recent developments - Integrate concepts and applications of sustainable and renewable energy engineering in adopting strategic solutions for advanced energy problems.

- Formulate new ideas through experimental research, simulation and scholarly activities that contribute to advanced problem solving skills in sustainable and renewable energy engineering.
advanced knowledge of applicable research principles and methods - Formulate new ideas through experimental research, simulation and scholarly activities that contribute to advanced problem solving skills in sustainable and renewable energy engineering.

- Apply life-long skills earned in carrying out research, analysis, technical and policymaking in the sustainable energy area.
critical awareness of knowledge issues, as the basis for original thinking; encompassing appropriate processes of enquiry and current processes of knowledge production - Formulate new ideas through experimental research, simulation and scholarly activities that contribute to advanced problem solving skills in sustainable and renewable energy engineering.

- Apply life-long skills earned in carrying out research, analysis, technical and policymaking in the sustainable energy area.
detailed body of knowledge of recent developments in a field of work, and/or discipline - Integrate concepts and applications of sustainable and renewable energy engineering in adopting strategic solutions for advanced energy problems.

- Formulate new ideas through experimental research, simulation and scholarly activities that contribute to advanced problem solving skills in sustainable and renewable energy engineering.
Skills advanced skills required in research, analysis, evaluation and/ or innovation of complex ideas, information, concepts and/or activities - Apply life-long skills earned in carrying out research, analysis, technical and policymaking in the sustainable energy area.

- Design, manufacture and analyze advanced processes, devices and systems, in academic, research, and professional contexts.
skills to develop new knowledge and procedures and to integrate knowledge from different fields using highly developed cognitive and creative skills and intellectual independence to the field of work or discipline - Integrate concepts and applications of sustainable and renewable energy engineering in adopting strategic solutions for advanced energy problems.

- Formulate new ideas through experimental research, simulation and scholarly activities that contribute to advanced problem solving skills in sustainable and renewable energy engineering.
advanced problem-solving skills to analyse highly complex issues with incomplete data and develop innovative solutions and proposals relevant to an academic/ professional field, field of work or discipline - Formulate new ideas through experimental research, simulation and scholarly activities that contribute to advanced problem solving skills in sustainable and renewable energy engineering.

- Apply life-long skills earned in carrying out research, analysis, technical and policymaking in the sustainable energy area.
planning skills to develop and execute a major project or comparable activities (that includes a significant range of variables and complexity) with appropriately selected research methodologies producing sound conclusions - Formulate new ideas through experimental research, simulation and scholarly activities that contribute to advanced problem solving skills in sustainable and renewable energy engineering.

- Apply life-long skills earned in carrying out research, analysis, technical and policymaking in the sustainable energy area.
highly developed specialist communication and information technology skills to present, explain and/or critique highly complex matters - Communicate complex and diverse topics in sustainable and renewable energy effectively to variety of audiences, such as academics, specialists and professionals.
Autonomy and responsibilityRole in context
can function autonomously and/ or take responsibility for managing professional practices, work, processes or systems, or learning contexts that are highly complex, unpredictable and unfamiliar, and require new strategic approaches and/or intervention or conceptual abstract solutions - Formulate new ideas through experimental research, simulation and scholarly activities that contribute to advanced problem solving skills in sustainable and renewable energy engineering.

- Apply life-long skills earned in carrying out research, analysis, technical and policymaking in the sustainable energy area.
can account for high level governance of processes and systems - Implement comprehensive quality processes related to advanced sustainable and renewable energy concepts with professional teams, peer groups and self.

- Evaluate the sustainable energy implementation leading to the reduction of harmful emissions, protecting the environment and other related ethical issues.
can analyse and reflect on sociocultural norms and relationships and act to build and transform them - Communicate complex and diverse topics in sustainable and renewable energy effectively to variety of audiences, such as academics, specialists and professionals.

- Implement comprehensive quality processes related to advanced sustainable and renewable energy concepts with professional teams, peer groups and self.
can initiate and manage professional activities that may include a highly complex environment - Formulate new ideas through experimental research, simulation and scholarly activities that contribute to advanced problem solving skills in sustainable and renewable energy engineering.

- Communicate complex and diverse topics in sustainable and renewable energy effectively to variety of audiences, such as academics, specialists and professionals.

- Implement comprehensive quality processes related to advanced sustainable and renewable energy concepts with professional teams, peer groups and self.
can take responsibility for leading the strategic performance and development of professional teams and self - Communicate complex and diverse topics in sustainable and renewable energy effectively to variety of audiences, such as academics, specialists and professionals.

- Implement comprehensive quality processes related to advanced sustainable and renewable energy concepts with professional teams, peer groups and self.
Self-development can self-evaluate and take responsibility for contributing to professional knowledge and practice including unfamiliar learning contexts - Apply life-long skills earned in carrying out research, analysis, technical and policymaking in the sustainable energy area.

- Communicate complex and diverse topics in sustainable and renewable energy effectively to variety of audiences, such as academics, specialists and professionals.
can develop and implement further learning consistently and sensitively - Apply life-long skills earned in carrying out research, analysis, technical and policymaking in the sustainable energy area.

- Implement comprehensive quality processes related to advanced sustainable and renewable energy concepts with professional teams, peer groups and self.
can consistently and sensitively manage highly complex ethical issues leading to informed, fair and valid decisions - Implement comprehensive quality processes related to advanced sustainable and renewable energy concepts with professional teams, peer groups and self.

- Evaluate the sustainable energy implementation leading to the reduction of harmful emissions, protecting the environment and other related ethical issues.
 

Admission Requirements
In accordance with the university requirements for graduate degrees the MSc Committee grants regular enrollment for applicants to the MSc program who satisfy the following academic qualifications and criteria:
  1. The applicant must have a Bachelor's degree Engineering (or a closely-related field) from a recognized college or university with an overall Bachelor's grade point average of 3.00 (out of 4.0) or higher.
  2. Students with a CGPA of 2.5 to 2.99 may be admitted conditionally provided that they register maximum (6) credit hours (Master's level) in the first semester of their study and obtain a CPGA of 3 out of 4. If he/she does not meet this requirement, the student is entitled to register only 3 credit hours in the second semester. The student will be expelled from the program, if he/she does not obtain a CPGA of 3 out of 4 at the end of the second semester.
  3. The multi-disciplinary nature of this program will require the engagement of several faculty members specialized in a variety of specializations such as Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Chemical Engineering, Architecture Engineering, as well as across disciplines from other specialties such as Applied Physics, Material Engineering Sciences, Chemistry, and Biotechnological Sciences. As such, this will add to the research diversity and research potential of both students and the faculty in the University.
  4. Candidates are required to demonstrate English language proficiency by obtaining: A minimum score of 1400 in EmSAT, or 550 on the Institutional TOEFL (administered at the University of Sharjah) or its equivalent on the iBT or CBT; or 6 on the academic IELTS. Students may be admitted conditionally if they obtain 1250 or higher in EmSAT, 530 or higher on TOEFL. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to dismissal:
  • must achieve an EmSAT score of 1400 or equivalent, by the end of the student's first semester of study;
  • may take a maximum of six credit hours in the first semester of study, not including intensive English courses;
  • must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in the first six credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied for the graduate program;

Degree Completion Requirements
The requirements for graduation from the MSc in SREE Program are:
  1. Passing all courses required for graduation in the study plan.
  2. Accumulating a GPA with a minimum of 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  3. Completing all the other requirements of the study plan.
  4. Spending the minimum period stipulated for the award of the MSc degree and not exceeding the maximum.

Program Structure
The program requirements for the MSc in SREE Program comprise of 33 credits and are classified into the following categories:
  1. Compulsory Courses
  2. Elective Courses
  3. Thesis

Requirements Credits Hours
Compulsory Courses 12
Elective Courses
12
MSc Thesis 9
Total 33
 
Study Plan: Course List

Compulsory Courses
No. Course Code Course Title اسم المساق Credits
1.         0406510 Research Methodology مناهج البحث العلمي 3
2.         0406511 Simulation and Modeling of Energy Systems محاكاة ونمذجة أنظمة الطاقة 3
3.         0406512 Numerical Methods in Energy Technology الطرق العددية في تكنولوجيا الطاقة 3
4.         0406513 Advanced Mathematics رياضيات متقدمة 3
5.         0406534
Thesis رسالة الماجستير 9


Elective Courses
No. Course Code Course Title اسم المساق Credits
1.         0406514 Chemical Thermodynamics of Energy Systems الديناميكا الحرارية الكيميائية لأنظمة الطاقة 3
2.         0406515 Cooling Systems for Buildings نظم التبريد للمباني 3
3.         0406516 Energy and Environment الطاقة والبيئة 3
4.         0406517 Heat Exchanger Design تصميم المبادلات الحرارية 3
5.         0406518 PV Nanostructures and Nanotechnology الهياكل النانوية الكهروضوئية وتكنولوجيا النانو 3
6.         0406519 PV (Optoelectronic) Device Physics and Modeling فيزياء ونمذجة الأجهزة الكهروضوئية 3
7.         0406520 Energy Management and Optimization إدارة وتحسين الطاقة 3
8.         0406521 Sustainable Transportation Technologies تقنيات النقل المستدام 3
9.         0406522 Thermal Devices الأجهزة الحرارية 3
10.     0406523 Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer  انتقال الحرارة والمادة المتقدم 3
11.     0406524 Bioenergy الطاقة الحيوية 3
12.     0406525 Integration of Renewable Energy into the Electrical Grid دمج الطاقة المتجددة في الشبكة الكهربائية 3
13.     0406526 Low Energy Buildings مباني منخفضة الطاقة 3
14.     0406527 Desalination with Renewable Energy تحلية المياه بالطاقة المتجددة 3
15.     0406529 Hybrid Energy Systems أنظمة الطاقة الهجينة 3
16.     0406530 Solar Energy Systems for Buildings أنظمة الطاقة الشمسية للمباني 3
17.     0406531 District Heating and Space Cooling Systems أنظمة التبريد والتدفئة المركزية 3
  

Study Plan: Course Distribution
First Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course #
Course Title
Type
Cr.Hr
Course # Course Title
Type Cr.Hr
0406510 Research Methodology C
3
0406512 Numerical Methods in Energy Technology C
3
0406513 Advanced Mathematics
C
3 0406511 Simulation and Modeling of Energy Systems C 3
  Elective course 1 E 3  
Elective course 2 E 3
Total ​ ​ 9 Total ​ ​ 9
Second Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course # Course Title
Type Cr.Hr Course # Course Title Type Cr.Hr
  Elective course 3 E 3 0406541 Thesis C 6
  Elective course 4 E 3
0406540 Thesis proposal C 3
Total ​ ​ 9 Total ​ ​ 6
C: Compulsory                   E: Elective