Master of Science in Renewable Energy

By graduation, students will be able:
A. Knowledge and Understanding

At the end of the programme students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and
understanding of the following:
A1. State-of- the-art knowledge in renewable energy technologies, in terms of: the sources,
technologies, systems, performance, and applications of all the major types of renewable energy;7
approaches to the assessment of renewable energy technologies; the processes, equipment,
products, and integration opportunities of biomass-based manufacturing.
A2. State-of- the-art knowledge in process systems engineering methods, in the areas of:
modelling and simulation of process systems; mathematical optimization and decision making;
process systems design
A3. Knowledge about industrial applications with power electronics, power system dynamic and
control theory
A4. Knowledge about design, management and control of future networks with integration of
renewable energy.
A5. Knowledge of important aspects of the ESA energy supply systems and interconnectedAfrican power pools, and the international energy situation.
A6. Advanced level of understanding in technical topics of preference, in one or more of the
following aspects: process and energy integration, economics of the energy sector, sustainable
development, supply chain management.
A7. Specific subject areas and associated research directed towards advanced and emerging
technologies, as well as developing an understanding of concepts from a range of areas
peripheral to power systems engineering, such as renewable energy sources, power transmission
and conventional thermal power plant.
A8. Design as applied to conceptual and system engineering problems.
A9. Codes of practice, standards and quality issues as applicable to a career as a professional
engineer, with an awareness of intellectual property issues and of environmental ethical issues
within the modern industrial world.
A10. Project management skills appropriate for a career in engineering and an understanding of
the application of these skills in a commercial and/or research environment.
A11. The requirement to communicate effectively in both formal report writing and in oral presentations.
B. Cognitive/ Intellectual Skills/ Application of Knowledge
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
B1. Identify and define a power engineering problem that may be unfamiliar and generate
practical as well as innovative solutions
B2. Apply appropriate methods to model such solutions and assess the limitations of the method.
B3. Successfully undertake a design or a research project, taking into account of constraints such
as time, cost, health and safety as well as environmental issues.8
B4. Develop and apply relevant and sound methodologies for analysing the issue, developing
solutions, recommendations and logical conclusions, and for evaluating the results of own or
other’s work
B5. Identify and implement appropriate information and communication technology solutions.
B6. Develop and exercise written and oral communication skills in preparation for a professional engineering career.
C. Communication/ICT/Numeracy/Analytic Techniques/Practical Skills
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
C1. Analytically model the available renewable sources systems using mathematics technics.
C2. Optimally design and select appropriate collection and storage, and optimise and evaluate
system design
C3. Apply efficiently generic systems engineering methods such as modelling, simulation, and
optimization to facilitate the assessment and development of renewable energy technologies and
C4. Work effectively as a member of a small team.
C5. Arrange appropriate work schedules to meet specified deadlines.
D. General transferable skills
At the end of the programme students should be able to:
D1. Provision of training in topics representing current state-of-the-art developments in electrical
power engineering, including modern approaches to the analysis of properties, dynamics and
limitations of power networks, machines and converters, advanced numerical methods in
application to: electrical power engineering problems across various scales; power conversion,
transmission, distribution and end-use processes; emerging technologies; cross-disciplinary
D2. Appreciation of the significance of the Renewable Energy system in a wider context
including its economic and social development aspects.
D3. Provision of training in teamwork, innovation and scientific communication.
D4. Development of skills in the planning and execution of a tailored research project, which
would produce original scientific outcomes suitable for publication in a peer reviewed journal.
D5. Fostering of the ability to work autonomously, and critically assess results in the context of
the current state-of-the-art within a particular area.
D6. Organizing, planning of work, reporting and essay writing


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