Course Catalogue

Main Courses

1st SemesterMTH 101Calculus I(4 2) 57
PHY 121Physics I(3 2) 46
CHM 101General Chemistry I(3 2) 46
CHM 125General Chemistry Lab.(0 4) 23
ENE 101Introduction to Energy Engineering(1 0) 12
ENE 103Technical Drawing(1 2) 23
TUR 101Turkhish I(2 0) 21
HIS 101Atatürk Principles and History of Revolution I(2 0) 21
ENG 101Development of Reading and Writing Skills in English I(2 0) 21
OUL 101Adaptation to University Life (0 0) 00
2nd SemesterMTH 102Calculus II(4 2) 57
PHY 122Physics II(3 2) 46
PHY 172General Physics Lab.(0 4) 2 4
CHM 102General Chemistry II(2 2) 35
ENE 102Computer Programing(3 2) 45
TUR 102Turkhish II(2 0) 21
HIS 102Atatürk Principles and History of Revolution II(2 0) 21
ENG 102Development of Reading and Writing Skills in English II(2 0) 21
3rd SemesterENE 201Material Science(3 0) 36
ENE 205Material & Energy Balance(2 2) 36
ENE 203Circuit Analysis(3 0) 35
STA 231Probability & Statistics(2 2) 35
MTH 211Differantial Equations (2 2) 35
ENG 201Advanced Reading and Communucation Techniques in English I(2 0) 21
ARTFine Arts(0 2) 02
4th SemesterENE 202Engineering Thermodynamics I(2 2) 35
ENE 204Energy and Environment(3 0) 35
ENE 206Fluid Mechanics(3 2) 46
ENE 208Mechanics(3 0) 35
ENE 210Numerical Analysis(2 2) 35
ENG 202Advanced Reading and Communucation Techniques in English II(2 0) 21
ENS xxxSocial Electives(3 0) 33
5th SemesterENE 301Energy Conversion Processes I(2 2) 35
ENE 303Engineering Thermodynamics II(2 2) 35
ENE 305Heat & Mass Transfer(2 2) 3
ENE 307Electrical Power Systems(3 0) 35
ENE 309Engineering Economy(3 0) 35
ENE 3xxDepartment Electives(3 0) 35
6th SemesterENE 302Energy Conversion Processes II(2 2) 35
ENE 304Materials in Energy Technologies(2 2) 35
ENE 306Sustainable Energy(2 2) 35
ENE 308Management in Energy Engineering(3 0) 35
ENE 310Engineering Lab I(0 4) 25
ENE 3xxDepartment Electives(3 0) 35
7th SemesterENE 401Energy Design Project I(3 2) 46
ENE 403Control System Analysis(3 0) 34
ENE 411Engineering Lab II(0 4) 24
ENE 499Summer Practice (0 0) 06
ENE 4xxDepartment Electives(3 0) 35
ENE 4xxDepartment Electives(3 0) 35
8th SemesterENE 402Energy Design Project II(3 4) 56
ENE 404Graduation Project(3 0) 34
ENE 4xxDepartment Electives(3 0) 35
ENE 4xxDepartment Electives(3 0) 35
ENE 4xxDepartment Electives(3 0) 35
ENE 4xxDepartment Electives(3 0) 35


Social Electives

4th SemesterENS 260Archaelogy(3 0) 33
ENS 360Public Relations(3 0) 33
ENS 432Occupational Health & Safety(3 0) 33


Department Electives

5th SemesterENE 321Entrepreneurship(3 0) 35
ENE 323Energy & Society(3 0) 35
ENE 325Measurement & Instrumentation(3 0) 35
ENE 327Pumps and Compressors(3 0) 35
6th SemesterENE 328Composite Materials(3 0) 35
7th SemesterENE 421Gas Dynamics(3 0) 35
ENE 425Energy Storage Devices (3 0) 35
ENE 427Polymer Technology(3 0) 35
ENE 431The Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings(3 0) 35
ENE 433Fuels and Combustion(3 0) 35
ENE 435Process Control(3 0) 35
ENE 439Bioenergy and Bio-based Materials(3 0) 35
8th SemesterENE 424Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals(3 0) 35
ENE 426Silicon Technology(3 0) 35
ENE 428Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials(3 0) 35
ENE 430Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion(3 0) 35
ENE 434Hydropower(3 0) 35
ENE 436Nuclear Energy(3 0) 35
ENE 438Renewable Energy(3 0) 35
ENE 444Glass Science and Technology(3 0) 35
ENE 446Transport Phenomena(3 0) 35
ENE 450Harvesting Energy from Lignocellulosic Biomass(3 0) 35

Energy Engineering Course Contents

 MTH 101 Calculus I (4 2) 5

Function, limit, continuity, derivative, application of the derivative, curve sketching, critical points, asymtote, differential, linear approximation, indefinite integral.

CHM 101 General Chemistry I (3 2) 4

A basic course emphasizing the metric system, matter and energy, fundamental of chemistry laws, structure of atoms, periodic table, chemical binding, chemical reactions, basic chemical calculations, radioactivity, fussion and fission, gases, liquids and solids.

PHY 121 Physics I (3 2) 4

A basic course emphasizing measurement standarts and units, vectors and coordinate systems, motion in one dimension, motion in two dimensions, work, energy and power;  conservation of energy, dynamics of particles, collisions, rotational kinetics and dynamics, moment, static equilibrium and elasticity, fluids, waves, oscillations, universal gravitation, heat & temperature, laws of thermodynamics.

CHM 103 General Chemistry Laboratory (0 4) 2

Determination of molecular formula and stoichiometric calculations, preperation of solutions, distillation, pH concept and measurements, acid – base reactions, qualitative analysis of cations and anions, chemical equilibrium, redox reactions, electrolysis.

ENE 101 Introduction to Energy Engineering (1 0) 1

Fundamentals of energy engineering, introduce the primary energy resources, energy generating systems, technologies, environmental impacts of energy conversion processes, and economy, historical perspective of materials in the service of mankind and civilization.

ENE 103 Technical Drawing (1 2) 2

Geometric drawing, projections, front, top and side elevations, sectional wiew, perspective drawing, 3dimensional drawing, dimensioning, İntroduction to AutoCAD and their applications.

TUR 101 Turkish I (2 0) 2

Language, relations between the language and culture, the historical periods of Turkish language, Turkish phonetics, Turkish morphology.

HIS 101 Atatürk Principles and History of Revolution I(2 0) 2

General condition of the Ottoman Empire, general appearances of main European states before World War I, Relationship with Turkey and Europe, East Quetion, wars in 1911-1913, World War I, the position of the Ottoman Empire in World War I, fronts, Dardanells Wars and its effects, partition plans on Empire during the World War I, Brest-Litowsk Treaty, principles of Wilson, other treaties with Bulgaria, Ottoman Empire, Germany and Austrian-Hungary States, Peace summit in Paris, end of the World War I, economical condition of Ottoman Empire and laborer movements, Mondros Armistice, minorities, the state of Ottoman Army,cabinets, occupation of Smyrna, the begining of the new period and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, congresses, national assembly in Ankara, fronts in independency wars, economical resources, abrogation of regency, Lousanne Treaty and its importance, National Economic Congress, the foundation of parties, the announcement of Republic, the acceptance of secular law, social and cultural reforms, economical improvements, secular education and science, Principles of Atatürk and Turkish Republic, its content and concept.

ENG 101 Development of Reading and Writing Skills in English I (2 0) 2

Tense revision within reading materials, relative clauses, used to / would, phrasal words, words easily confused, adjectives deriving from verbs or nouns, collocations, prefixes / suffixes, adverbs of manners.

OUL 101 Orientation to University Life (0 0) 0

Within the orientation programme, students are informed about the history of our university, department and the courses offered. Students are also expected to attend various activities organized by our faculty and university.

MTH 102 Calculus II (4 2) 5

Evaluation and applications of the definite integral, improper integral and their convergence, Definition of the sequence and the series, power series, Taylor’s series, multivariable functions and their limit, continuity, partial derivatives, double and triple integrals, evaluation of triple integrals in cylindric and spherical coordinates and their applications.

CHM 102 General Chemistry II (2 2) 3

A basic course emphasizing the mixtures, solutions, Raoult law, chemical kinetic, chemical equilibrium, Le Chatelier law, acid & bases, buffer solutions, reactins of aqueous solutions, ionic equilibrium, chemical thermodynomic, electro chemistry.

PHY 122 Physics II (3 2) 4

Charge and matter, electric fields, Gauss’ s law,  electric potential, capacitance and dielectrics, current and resistance, electromotor force, direct current circuits, magnetic fields, sources of the magnetic field, Amper’s law, Faraday’s law of induction, inductance, alternating currents, electromagnetic waves, geometrical optics.

PHY 172 Physics Laboratory (0 4) 2

Length measurement, error analysis, motion in one and two dimensions, harmonic oscillation, collision and conservation laws, DC current circuits, semiconductor diodes, circular electrodes, accelerating and deflecting electrons.

ENE 102 Computer Programming (3 2) 4

Problem solving, algorithm development, introduction to computer programming, computer programming with C, aritmetical and logical statements, data types, input/output, application of fundamental  structures and arrays, functions.

TUR 102 Turkish II (2 0) 2

Fundamental diction knowledge, exercises on some important diction matters (emphasis, tone, pronunciation etc.), the rules of Turkish orthography, daily correspondences (petition, curriculum vitae etc.), some comprehensive knowledge relating to written expressing, sentence and paragraph analysis, theoretical and practical studyings on some literary texts.

HIS 102 Atatürk Principles and History of Revolution II (2 0) 2

Turkish revolution and basic characteristics of Turkish revolution, the other revolutions that effected Turkish revolution, the aim of Turkish revolution, Democratic Law State, establishment of secular Turkish law system establishment of Turkish secular education system, reconstruction of Turkish economy, national economic and globalization, novelties that made the Turkish society contemporary, general quality of Kemalist principles and Republicanism, Nationalism, Etatism and Populism, Secularism, Revolutionism, Criticisms agaist Kemalist ideology and answers to them.

ENG 102 Development of Reading and Writing Skills in English II (2 0) 2

Time clauses, conditional sentences, modals, passive, clauses of concession, reported speech, clauses of result, compound nouns, collocations, prepositional phrases-all examined in reading texts again.

ENE 201 Materials Science (3 0) 3

Classification of materials and their properties, atomic structure, atomic and molecular bonding, the structure of crystalline and noncrystalline materials, atomik coordination and packing, structure types in crystalline solids, Miller indices, theoretical density ve atomic packing factor, imperfections in solids; point ve line dislocations, deformation, strengthening mechanism, mechanical properties of materials; elasticity, strength, plastic deformation, thermal, optical, electrical, magnetic properties of materials.

STA 231 Probability and Statistics (2 2) 3

Fundamentals, probability and probability spaces, random variable, expected value, discrete random variables and probability distributions, continuous random variables and probability distributions, some discrete random variables, random variable conversions, sampling and statistical sample distributions, parameter estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation.

ENE 203 Circuit Analysis (2 2) 3

Description of electrical quantities, description of simple electrical components, introducing analysis methods of circuit including dc sources, analyzing of electrical characteristics of L and C passive circuits elements, natural and step response of RL, RC and RLC circuits, introducing analysis, concept and methods in electrical engineering.


ENE 205 Material and Energy Balances (2 2) 3

Basic engineering calculations and mathematical methodologies on material and energy balances in energy systems, methods for preparing process flowcharts, material and energy balance diagrams, computational techniques on material and energy balances.

MTH 211 Differential Equations (2 2) 3

Fundamentals, first-order equations, equations that cannot be solved for the derivative, second-order lineer differential equations with constant coefficient, second-order lineer differential equations with inconstant coefficient, quadrature method.

ENG 201 Advanced Reading and Communication Techniques in English I (2 0) 2

Tense revision through upper intermediate reading texts, would-was/were going to, collocations connected with crime, strong adjectives, verbs starting with re-comparisons.

ART 103 Sculpture(0 2) 0

Students creates a cubic forms, cylindrical forms, triangular prisms and masks.

ART 107 Painting(0 2) 0

Fundamentals of basic drawing, comprehend theoretical informations, practising of texture, perspective, colors and colors pespective, practising of perspective elements.

ART 109 Music(0 2) 0

Knowledge about the formation of music, discusses the musical culture of ancient civilizations, discuss the music culture of middle ages and renaissance, discuss the music culture of baroque, explains the music culture of romantic period, discusses the culture of jazz music, evaluates the music culture of 20.century.

ENE 202 Engineering Thermodynamics I (2 2) 3

Some concepts and definitions: Dimensions and units, thermodynamics and energy, system and control volume, properties of a system, state and equilibrium, heat and energy, energy forms etc. Thermodynamic property realations. Fundamental laws of thermodynamics: The zeroth, first and second laws of thermodynamics. Properties of pure substances (ideal and non-ideal gas behaviour, equations of states).  Chemical and materials thermodynamics. Electrochemistry. Mass and energy analysis of control volumes

ENE 204 Energy and Environment (3 0) 3

Describe basic energy concepts, account for conventional and renewable energy technologies respectively and their application, reflect and evaluate the environmental impact of energy production and the relationship between energy production, consumption and climate change, reflect on energy costs and global incentives, analyse the consequences of today’s energy consumption.

ENE 206 Fluid Mechanics (3 2) 4

Properties of fluids, fluid Statics, dimensional analysis, fluid mechanics, Newton’s law of viscosity, kinematics of fluid flow, viscous flow, boundry layer theory, laminer and turbulent flow, basic equations in integral form, the Bernoulli equation, flow in pipes, external flows, compressible flow, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications.

ENE 208 Mechanics (3 0) 3

Material point static, single point force systems, free body diagrams, vector calculus, force vector, moment, equilibrium of rigid body, truss and frame system analysis, center of gravity, moment of inertia, stress, strain and elasticity, torsion, axially and laterally loaded members.

ENE 210 Numerical Analysis (2 2) 3

Error analysis, finding roots of equations, numerical solutions of linear equations, numerical solutions of non-linear equations, solutions of systems of equations, iterative methods, interpolation and extrapolation, curve fitting, numerical differentiation and integration, solving of ordinary differantial equation, solving of partial differential equation.

ENG 202 Advanced Reading and Communication Techniques in English II (2 0) 2

Statement, questions, commands and requests, causative form, compound nouns, phrasal verbs and various upper intermediate reading materials.

ENE 301 Energy Conversion Processes I (2 2) 3

Importance of energy conversion, overview of fossil fuel combustion and plants, comparison of fuels (oil, natural gas and coal), cycle analysis (Brayton, Rankine review; combined cycles,), nuclear power, nuclear reactions, nuclear reactor designs, nuclear fusion and fission, nuclear waste disposal.

ENE 303 Engineering Thermodynamics II (2 2) 3

Basic thermodynamic processes (isobaric, isochoric, isothermal, adiabatic, isentropic, polytropic). Application of the second law: Reversible and irreversible processes, heat engines, refrigerators and heat pumps, the Carnot cycle. Power cycles: Gas power cycles (The Carnot, Otto, Diesel, Stirling and Ericsson, Brayton etc.). Second law analysis of gas power cycles. Vapour and combined power cycles (The Carnot, Rankine). Second law analysis of vapour power cycles. Refrigeration cycles.

ENE 305 Heat and Mass Transfer (2 2) 3

Introduces the fundamentals of heat and mass transfer, one dimensional and two dimensional conduction, forced and free convection, radiation, heat exchangers, diffusion mass transfer, Fick’s law, molecular mass transfer, mass transfer between phases, mass transfer in a moving medium.

ENE 307 Electric Power Systems (3 0) 3

Fundamentals of electric circuits, power electronic circuits such as inverters, and electromechanical apparatus, modeling of magnetic field devices and description of their behavior using appropriate models, simplification of problems using transformation techniques, analysis of power electric circuits, magnetic circuits, and elements of linear and rotating electric machinery, use of lumped parameter electromechanics to understand power systems, models of synchronous, induction, and DC machinery, the interconnection of electric power apparatus and operation of power systems.

ENE 309 Engineering Economy (3 0) 3

Fundamental concepts of economy, introduction to engineering economy, methods of economic analysis in engineering, cost estimations, interest and envestment costs, selection rules for alternative investments, income taxes and equipment depreciation, inflation, profitability and feasibility analyses.

ENE 302 Energy Conversion Processes II (2 2) 3

Solar-thermal energy, solar energy collection and conversion systems, Stirling cycle, solar towers/heliostats. Photovoltaic technology, photovoltaic cells, wind energy, wind turbine design. Betz’s  theory, operating conditions of wind turbines, economics of wind energy, geothermal and ocean current energy, biomass and waste to energy, thermal, chemical and bio-chemical conversion process of biomass, syngas and liquid fuel production.

ENE 304 Materials in Energy Technologies (2 2) 3

Materials for energy systems and applications, overview of key theories and technologies for materials relevant to energy systems and applications, membranes, catalysis, supercapacitors, semi-conductors and adsorbents.

ENE 306 Sustainable Energy (3 0) 3

Assessment of current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner; introduction to various renewable and conventional energy production technologies; energy end-use practices and alternatives and consumption practices in different countries; evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, social, economic, and environmental goals.

ENE 308 Management in Energy Engineering (3 0) 3

Managing within the dynamic business environment, how economics affects business,  competing in global markets, demonstrating ethical behavior and social responsibility, entrepreneurship and starting a small business, leadership and management, product development, project management, marketing, understanding financial information and accounting.

ENE 310 Engineering Laboratory I (0 4) 2

Fluid mechanics experimental setups, heat transfer experimental setups, development of experimental capabilities of students, measurement of oral and written description abilities.

ENE 401 Energy Design Project I (3 2) 4

A team work on research, project and computer-aided design on the energy and/or materials related subjects and applications. Teams are expected to present their progress in the form of reports and presentations.

ENE 403 Control System Analysis (3 0) 3

Introduction to linear systems, Modeling, transfer functions and block diagrams, Time domain specifications, Feedback system properties, Stability concepts, State space formulation, Digital control and optimal control, Routh and Hurwitz stability criteria, Root locus, Bode plots and Nyquist criteria. 

ENE 411 Engineering Laboratory II (0 4) 2

Energy systems experimental setups, development of experimental capabilities of students, measurement of oral and written description abilities.

ENE 402 Energy Design Project II (3 4) 5

A team work on research, project and computer-aided design on the energy and/or materials related subjects and applications, teams are expected to present their progress in the form of reports and presentations.

ENE 404 Graduation Project (3 0) 3

Students conduct the theoretical or application-oriented, computer-aided and/or laboratory research, review, and interpret project study with current issues related to the energy and material engineering under the supervision of department members. Students presented a technical report prepared in accordance with the principles of the department.

Social Electives

ENS 260 Archaeology (3 0) 3

Definition and subjects of archeology, the advent of science into archeology, the history of archeology in Turkey,  excavations, museums, Basic information on the chronology of Anatolia is described in the accompanying visuals. The beginning of human history from the Paleolithic period to the Neolithic, Chalcolithic, Bronze and Iron ages, Hittite, Urartian, Phrygian, Lydian, ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, historical development of people, are examined in this course.

ENS 362 Public Relations (3 0) 3

The rise and development of public ralations, public relations in the public sector, public relations in the private sector, tools and methods in public relation, applications of public relations, crysis management and public relations.

ENS 432 Occupational Health and Safety (3 0) 3

An overview of occupational health and safety, occupational health and safety in Turkey and the world, law on occupational health and safety, operating environment surveillance, physical, chemical, biological and psychosocial risk factors, fire, occupational health and safety in electrical work, occupational health and safety in hand tools, emergency plans, health and safety signs, risk management and assessment, ventilation and air conditioning principles, occupational health and safety in working with pressure vessels, occupational health and safety in studies conducted in confined spaces, occupational health and safety in constructions and height operations, occupational health and safety in mining workplaces, personal protective equipments, occupational accidents, ethics in professional life.


ENE 321 Entrepreneurship (3 0) 3

Entrepreneurship, properties of entrepreneurship, business idea development and creativity exercises, concept of a business plan, market research, marketing plan, production plan, management plan, financial plan, business plan writing and presentation.

ENE 323 Energy & Society (3 0) 3

Major fuel types and sources, carbon-fueled civilizations, electricity (hydro, nuclear, biomass, alternatives), the perennial energy debate, the curse of natural resources, the future of the automobiles.

ENE 325 Measurement & Instrumentation (3 0) 3

Importance of experiments in engineering, experimental methods, basic concepts, measurement and dynamic response, statistical analysis of experimental data, error types and error analysis, uncertainity, probability, chi-square test, least square methods, coefficient of correlation, measurement of basic electrical quantities, pressure, flow, temperature, force, torque, deflection, velocity, acceleration, displacement, collecting and evaluating data, experimental design and computer aided experimental design, report writing and presentation techniques.

ENE 326 Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (3 0) 3

What is the nanotechnology, importance and future of nanotechnology, applications of nanotechnology, nanochracterisation, nanofabrication, nanoelectronic, nano-biotechnology, nanorobotic.

ENE 327 Pumps and Compressors (3 0) 3

Introduction to pumps and compressors, Determine which type of pumps and compressors can be used in the systems, determination of optimum pipe diameter, pump and compressors design, characterisctic of pumps, cavitation,

ENE 328 Composite Materials (3 0) 3

Principles of composites, natural composites, reinforcement and reinforcement- matrix interface, fiber reinforced composites, laminated composites, role of fiber, matrix and fiber-matrix interface in composite behavior, continuous and discontinuous fiber strengthening, calculation of thermoelastic properties and strength, tensile and compressive behavior, fracture behavior and toughness, corrosion and degradation of composites, metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, polymer matrix composites, applications of composite materials in energy industry.

ENE 421 Gas Dynamics (3 0) 3

A review of the fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and thermodynamics; compressible fluid flow and the phenomenon of wave propagation; one-dimensional, steady and isentropic flow; moving and reflected normal shock waves; one-dimensional and basic flow with friction in constant area ducts; and oblique shock waves and Prandtl-Meyer expansion waves. Applications include wind tunnels, supersonic jet engine inlets, pilot tubes and shock tubes.

ENE 424 Corrosion and Oxidation of Metals (3 0) 3

Definition and importance of corrosion, electrochemical and chemical principles of corrosion; review of thermodynamic approach as related to corrosion tendency, polarization, passivity, types of corrosion damage, corrosion in various environments, high temperature corrosion, corrosion tests, principles of corrosion control: design; material selection, surface coatings, treatment of environment, anodic and cathodic protection, oxidation and its kinetic, oxidation resistive metals and alloys, tarnish of metals.

ENE 425 Energy Storage Devices (3 0) 3

Fundamentals of electrochemistry, electrochemical thermodynamics and transport. Energy storage and conversion devices such as primary and secondary batteries, fuel cells and solar cells. Principles of their operation, design concepts and materials considerations. Advances in secondary lithium batteries, cathode and anode materials, and hydrogen storage materials.

ENE 426 Silicon Technology (3 0) 3

General information about semiconductor materials, silicon based materials, diodes and transistors; preparation and characterization of silicon wafer; general information about doping, doping types and methods; atomic diffusion and atomic diffusion calculations; introduction of different diode and transistor materials, transistor as a circuit component.

ENE 427 Polymer Technology (3 0) 3

Classification of poymers, polymer structure and molecular weight; polymer synthesis and reaction kinetics; measurement and characterization of molecular weight; solid-state properties of polymers; polymer degradation and the environment; polymer additives, blends and composites; engineering and specialty polymers; polymer processing methods; polymers for advanced technologies.

ENE 428 Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Materials (3 0) 3

Electron energy states and energy bands. Metals, semiconductors, insulators and superconductors. Electron movement, electrical conduction and resistance in metals. Doped and undoped semiconductors. Electrical properties of junctions and their fabrication methods. Magnetic properties of materials; diamagnetic, paramagnetic and ferromagnetic materials.

ENE 430 Fundamentals of Advanced Energy Conversion (3 0) 3

Fundamentals of thermodynamics, chemistry, flow and transport processes as applied to energy systems; analysis of energy conversion in thermomechanical, thermochemical, electrochemical, and photoelectric processes in existing and future power and transportation systems; energy conversion systems utilizing fossil fuels; hydrogen, nuclear and renewable resources; different forms of energy storage and transmission, and optimal source utilization and fuel-life cycle analysis.

ENE 431 The Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings (3 0) 3

A first course in energy and thermo-sciences with applications to sustainable energy-efficient architecture and building technology; introductory thermodynamics and heat transfer, the leading order factors in building energy use; and fundamentals and knowledge of building energy use in innovative building design projects.

ENE 433 Fuels and Combustion (3 0) 3

Gaseous, liquid, and solid fuels, stoichiometry, thermodynamics and kinetics of combustion, adiabatic flame temperature, combustion of gaseous and vaporized fuels, combustion of liquid fuels ,combustion of solid fuels, flue gas and orsat analysis.

ENE 434 Hydropower (3 0) 3

Potentials of hydropower, water as a source of energy, hydropower theory, hydro turbines, hydroelectric systems, hydropower regulations and efficiency, hydroelectric energy productions, hydroelectric power plants, type of hydroelectic power plants and working principles.

ENE 435 Process Control (3 0) 3

Fundamentals and basic concepts of process control, Laplace transforms, transfer functions, transition functions, block diagrams, control in steady systems, control in dinamic systems, controllers and type of controllers, controller tuning,design of controllers, design of feed-back control systems, computer aided applications in process control.

ENE 436 Nuclear Energy (3 0) 3

Introduction to nuclear physics, radioactivity, atomic structure and bonding energy, nuclear particles, radioactive decay, nuclear reactions, neutron-core interactions, neutron diffusion, neutron emission, fission, fusion, nuclear power, nuclear reactors, nuclear reactor design, nuclear materials and fuels, nuclear contamination, protection methods against nuclear contamination.

ENE 438 Renewable Energy (3 0) 3

Introduction to energy systems and renewable energy resources, generation and evaluation of renewable energy, types of renewable energy resources (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, hydrogen, hydrolic etc…), engineering economics of renewable energy systems, political and environmental assessment of renewable energy systems, the use of renewable energy resources in certain countries.

ENE 439 Bioenergy and Bio-based Materials (3 0) 3

This course will cover an introduction to biomass, chemistry of biomass (carbohydrates, lignocellulose, oils and proteins), pretreatment/fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass, major conversion technologies of biomass into energy: thermal conversion (gasification, combustion, pyrolysis), fermentation and transesterification,  synergies between biorefineries and oil refineries for the production of energy from biomass, bio-based materials from renewable resources, environmental impact of biomass, economics of manufacturing bio-based products, future of biorefineries.

ENE 444 Glass Science and Technology (3 0) 3

Definition of glass, structure of glass, principles of glass formation, nucleation and crystallization in glasses, oxide and chalcogenide glasses, glasses for various applications, viscosity of glasses, glass melting, batch calculations, mechanism of batch melting, melting accelerants, principles of glass working, forming processes in glass technology, stresses and stress relaxation in glass; annealing and tempering, corrosion and weathering of glasses, strengthening of glasses, optical and elastic properties of glasses, glass defects, immiscibility.

ENE 446 Transport Phenomena (3 0) 3

The aim of this course is to provide students with an understanding of momentum, energy and mass transfer problems at microscopic and macroscopic levels. The course will cover the following: vectors and tensors, viscosity and the mechanisms of momentum transport, shell momentum balances, velocity distributions in laminar flow, Non-Newtonian fluids, the equations of change for isothermal systems, velocity distributions with more than one independent variable, conservation of energy, thermal conductivity, equations of change for nonisothermal systems, temperature distributions with more than one independent variable, conservation of chemical species, diffusivity, concentration distributions in solids and in laminar flow, equations of change for multicomponent systems.

ENE450 Harvesting Energy from Lignocellulosic Biomass  (3 0) 3

The course will cover an introduction to lignocellulosic biomass, classification of feedstocks, cell wall biochemistry, cell wall polymers; cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, recalcitrance of lignocellulosic biomass, recent technologies for lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment; chemical techniques (steam explosion, acid pretreatment, alkaline pretreatment, etc) and green techniques; supercritical CO2 and ionic liquid pretreatments, enzymatic hydrolysis,  fermentation, production of platform chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass via catalysis in the absence or presence of ionic liquids; production of 5-hydroxymethyl furfural (HMF) from structural polysaccaharides, valorization of lignin to produce functionalized aromatics, etc. Students are expected to work in groups to carry out a research project throughout the term and present their work at the end of the term.