Program #19: Energy and Renewable Energy Engineering Program

Program Description

The program is an interdisciplinary program that covers the energy studies from electrical and mechanical points of view. It aims to study both conventional energy and renewable sources energy. Energy’s flows, constraints, generation, transmission, distribution, consumption, and management knowledge are acquired through the period of study. Students are provided with a deep knowledge of conventional and renewable energy technologies generation and applications. Thermal power plants, machine construction, design, and stability are topics covered. Hydro, tidal, wave, wind, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal, concentrated solar power, biomass, geothermal and others are studied. Renewable energy applications are illustrated and evaluated both theoretically and economically. Power system networks (transmission and distribution) control and modelling are explained. Energy management is discussed in detail using demand side management, energy efficiency, and energy consumption and audit are explained in detail. Finally, the program encourages problem identification and solving as well as critical thinking skills. All topics under study prepare the program graduates for the national, regional and international energy job market.

Career Prospects

This program qualifies its graduates to work in electrical power engineering, mechanical power engineering, energy and renewable energy engineering fields. Graduates can join electrical sector entities such as generation (conventional and renewable), transmission, and distribution companies either public or private. Power plants, control centres, petroleum industry, factories, maintenance applications, and energy management sectors can be a target for the program’s graduates. Distribution installations, refrigeration and Air Conditioning, water desalination and distillation applications, and solar pumping fields are candidate jobs for the energy graduates.

Program Concentrations

There are two concentrations in this program:

1. Power generation: This concentration focuses on the Power generation field taking into consideration conventional (thermal) and renewable energy (hydro, tidal, wave, wind, solar photovoltaic, concentrated solar power, biomass, geothermal …etc.), and waste conversion generating power stations. Power system analysis, stability, reliability, modelling, and advanced control are a core direction in this concentration. Graduates from these concentrations are qualified to join electricity utilities such as generation (public and private) and transmission entities. The graduation project could focus on the design and the evaluation of possible uses of renewable energies, power delivery systems analysis and control …etc.

2. Energy management: This concentration tackles the energy management field that includes: energy auditing, energy efficiency, clean energy technologies, and demand side management, taking into consideration power quality standards and economical aspects. This management as it is carried out is subject to international and national quality control, and quality systems and assurance methodologies. Renewable energies applications are studied such as: water desalination and distillation for industrial and residential activities, local production of energy in remote areas, energy storage …etc. Graduates from this concentration are qualified to work in electrical distribution systems’ installations, design and operation of refrigeration and air conditioning systems, management departments of large projects/industries, distribution companies (public and private) …etc. The graduation project could focus on energy efficiency standard applications, wiring in distribution level, solar pumping, Power generation for domestic purposes and their impacts on power quality, compressor work requirements for cooling loads in air conditioning projects…etc.

Agreements with another University

The program is in partnership with the University of East London (UEL), United Kingdom for a Bachelor Dual Degree. Students joining this agreement will pay an additional fee, to substitute expenses for the external Quality Audits/Moderation Boards that will take place in Egypt. The Graduates should receive two B.Sc. certificates, one from the University of East London, and one from Ain Shams University. Students are allowed to study a full year or more in London with a 10% reduction in the UK tuition fees.

Program Competences

In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level), the Energy and Renewable Energy Engineering Program graduate must be able to (D-Level):

  • Model and analyse electrical power systems and electrical machines by applying energy systems concepts of: generation, transmission, distribution and protection of electrical power systems;
  • Select, analyse and control appropriate driving systems for different energy applications;
  • Model, analyse and design energy systems by applying energy concepts of: Thermal-fluid Mechanics, solid Mechanics, Material Properties and processing, Measurements, Control Systems, Dynamics and Vibrations;
  • Design of mechanical energy systems using appropriate materials via both traditional and computer-aided tools;
  • Select proper mechanical equipment according to the required specification;
  • Adopt suitable standards and codes to: design, build, operate, inspect and maintain mechanical energy systems;
  • Identify, analysis and evaluate the energy’s conversion processes and management techniques;
  • Indicate and relate smart applications for energy systems; and
  • Test and evaluate the performance and suitability of energy systems.
  • Distinguish the layout and the key parameters to the field of the concentration as listed below


Graduate attributes

Power generation

10a. Distinguish the layout for Power generation stations and their related distribution networks.

Energy Management

10b. Distinguish and manage the energy demand for different applications to enhance their efficiency.

Required Courses

In order to get a Bachelor of Science Degree in this program, and to satisfy the Program Competences, the following set of courses need to be completed.

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours