Renewable Energy Engineering
The Renewable Energy Engineering program is a five-year program aiming at educating engineers to acquire the necessary competencies to design, build and operate the green energy infrastructure. The program begins by building, for the first five semesters after the foundation year, a solid grounding in engineering fundamentals, comprising elements from material, mechanical, thermal, and electrical engineering. This is followed by three semesters of advanced engineering courses that cover: concentrating solar energy (CSP), photovoltaic systems (PV), wind energy (WE), energy storage, and integration with the electric grid. All courses will have an integrated experimental and/or design elements. Taken together these courses will provide the students with strong theoretical and practical training enabling them to devise effective solutions for the generation, distribution, and utilization of green energy for grid-connected and off-grid applications. The program culminates in a two-semester graduation project where students, working in small groups, demonstrate their mastery of the required engineering competencies and the design process.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
The Renewable Energy Engineering program aims to:
1- Educate engineers to acquire the necessary competencies to design, build and operate the green energy infrastructure.
2- Impart to the future engineers a solid grounding in engineering fundamentals, comprising elements from material, mechanical, thermal, and electrical engineering.
3- Provide the students with strong theoretical and practical training enabling them to devise effective solutions for the generation, distribution, and utilization of green energy on- and off- grid.
4- Foster multidisciplinary abilities in thinking and execution enabling the future engineers to work on innovative energy generation based on a variety of physical principles.
Student Outcomes (SO) According to ABET SO Criteria
General Engineering Student Outcomes
|1-||An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.|
|2-||An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.|
|3-||An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.|
|4-||An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.|
|5-||An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.|
|6-||An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.|
|7-||An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.|
Program Specific Student Outcomes
|8-||An ability to analyze, design, and operate concentrating solar power (CSP) systems and components thereof.|
|9-||An ability to analyze, design, and operate photovoltaic (PV) solar power systems and components thereof.|
|10-||An ability to analyze, design, and operate wind energy conversion systems and components thereof.|
|11-||An ability to integrate renewable sources of energy with the electric grid and analyze, design, and operate the electric, control, and energy storage components thereof.|
Program Educational Objectives Mapping to Student Outcomes