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):

  • D1: Model and analyse electrical power systems and electrical machines by applying energy systems concepts of: generation, transmission, distribution and protection of electrical power systems;
  • D2: Select, analyse and control appropriate driving systems for different energy applications;
  • D3: 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;
  • D4: Design of mechanical energy systems using appropriate materials via both traditional and computer-aided tools;
  • D5: Select proper mechanical equipment according to the required specification;
  • D6: Adopt suitable standards and codes to: design, build, operate, inspect and maintain mechanical energy systems;
  • D7: Identify, analysis and evaluate the energy’s conversion processes and management techniques;
  • D8: Indicate and relate smart applications for energy systems; and
  • D9: Test and evaluate the performance and suitability of energy systems.
  • D10: Distinguish the layout and the key parameters to the field of the concentration as listed below
Concentration 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.

Table 34 List of Energy and Renewable Energy Engineering Program Requirements courses.

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
University Requirements Courses 14 21 525 14 8 0 22
Faculty Requirements Courses 42 92 2300 36 25 14 75
PHM113 Differential and Partial Differential Equations 3 5 125 3 2 0 5
MDP111s Mechanical Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
MDP112s Machine Construction 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP211s Machine Elements Design 4 8 200 3 2 2 7
MDP181s Manufacturing Technology (1) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5
MEP111s Thermal Physics 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
MEP211s Thermodynamics 4 6 150 3 2 1 6
MEP212s Heat Transfer 4 8 200 2 2 3 7
MEP311s Combustion 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
MEP221s Fluid Mechanics and Turbo-Machinery 4 7 175 3 2 1 6
MEP321s Incompressible Flow Machines 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
MEP322s Compressible Flow Machines 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
MEP426s Solar Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP427s Wind Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP231s Measurement and Instrumentation 2 5 125 1 0 3 4
EPM113s Electrical Measurements 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
EPM114s Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits 3 6 150 2 2 1 5
EPM115s Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Fields 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
EPM117s Energy Resources and Renewable Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
EPM151s Industrial Electronics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
EPM221s Electrical Machines (1) 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
EPM222s Electrical Machines (2) 3 6 150 3 1 1 5
EPM231s Electrical Power Engineering 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
EPM232s Automatic Control Systems 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
EPM251s Power Electronics for Energy Applications (1) 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
EPM311s Fundamentals of Photovoltaic 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
EPM334s Economics of Generation, Transmission & Operation 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
EPM354s Power Electronics for Energy Applications (2) 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
EPM454s Renewable Energy Resources Interfacing 3 6 150 3 1 0 4
EPM463s Power System Protection 4 7 175 3 2 0 5
Energy And Renewable Energy Concentration Elective Course, Pool A (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Energy And Renewable Energy Concentration Elective Course, Pool A (2) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Energy And Renewable Energy Concentration Elective Course, Pool A (3) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Energy And Renewable Energy Concentration Elective Course, Pool B (4) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Energy And Renewable Energy Concentration Elective Course, Pool B (5) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
EPM493s Energy Graduation Project (1) 3 6 150 1 4 0 5
EPM494s Energy Graduation Project (2) 3 6 150 1 4 0 5
Total 170 320 8000 129 104 38 271
Energy And Renewable Energy Concentration Elective
Power Generation Concentration Elective
Pool A
EPM335s Fundamentals of Power System Analysis 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
EPM436s Computer Application in Electrical Power Systems 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP312s Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MEP313s Thermal Power Plants 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
Pool B
EPM435s Advanced Control on Power Systems 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
MEP414s Biomass and Waste Conversion Technology 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP423s Hydro-Tidal and Wave Energies 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Energy Management Concentration Elective
Pool A
EPM336s Electrical Distribution Systems Installations 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
EPM412s Microprocessor-Based Automated Systems 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
EPM413s Energy Management Essentials 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
EPM455s Electric Drives 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
EPM456s Power Quality for Energy Applications 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Pool B
MDP433s Quality Control 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP434s Quality Systems & Assurance 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP341s Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
MEP434s Water Desalination and Distillation 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Total 170 320 8000 129 104 38 271

Program Study Plan

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours Prerequisites
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
Semester 1
PHM012 Mathematics (1) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5
PHM021 Vibration and Waves 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM031 Statics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5
MDP011s Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
PHM041 Engineering Chemistry 3 5 125 2 1 2 5
CSE031s Computing in Engineering 2 4 100 2 0 0 2
Total 17 30 750 13 9 6 28
Semester 2
PHM013 Mathematics (2) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( PHM012 )
PHM022 Electricity and Magnetism 3 5 125 3 1 1 5
PHM032 Dynamics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( PHM031 )
CEP011s Projection and Engineering Graphics 3 6 150 1 3 2 6
MDP081s Production Engineering 3 5 125 2 0 3 5
ENG011s Fundamentals of Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 17 30 750 13 9 7 29
Semester 3
PHM113 Differential and Partial Differential Equations 3 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( PHM013 )
MEP111s Thermal Physics 2 4 100 1 2 0 3
EPM114s Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( PHM022s )
EPM115s Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Fields 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( PHM013s ) AND ( PHM022s )
EPM117s Energy Resources and Renewable Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MDP151s Structures & Properties of Materials 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM041s )
Total 16 30 750 12 11 2 25
Semester 4
MDP111s Mechanical Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6 ( MDP011s )
MDP181s Manufacturing Technology (1) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5 ( MDP081s )
MEP211s Thermodynamics 4 6 150 3 2 1 6 ( MEP111s )
EPM113s Electrical Measurements 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( EPM111s OR EPM114s )
PHM111 Probability and Statistics 2 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( PHM013 )
EPM119s Engineering Economy and Investments 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 17 30 750 13 10 6 29
Semester 5
MEP212s Heat Transfer 4 8 200 2 2 3 7 ( MEP211s )
MEP221s Fluid Mechanics and Turbo-Machinery 4 7 175 3 2 1 6 ( PHM112s )
EPM221s Electrical Machines (1) 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( EPM114s ) AND ( EPM115s )
EPM232s Automatic Control Systems 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( PHM113s )
EPM411s Project Management for Electrical Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
Total 16 30 750 12 8 5 25
Semester 6
MDP112s Machine Construction 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( MDP111s )
MEP231s Measurement and Instrumentation 2 5 125 1 0 3 4
EPM151s Industrial Electronics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
EPM222s Electrical Machines (2) 3 6 150 3 1 1 5 ( EPM221s )
EPM231s Electrical Power Engineering 3 5 125 3 1 1 5 ( EPM115s )
ASU112s Report Writing & Communication skills 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
Total 17 30 750 13 8 5 26
Semester 7
MEP311s Combustion 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( MEP212s )
MEP321s Incompressible Flow Machines 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( MEP221s )
EPM251s Power Electronics for Energy Applications (1) 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( EPM151s )
EPM311s Fundamentals of Photovoltaic 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( EPM151s )
Asu Elective A Course 2 3 75 2 1 0 3
Energy And Renewable Energy Concentration Elective Course, Pool A (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Total 17 31 775 12 11 3 26
Semester 8
MDP211s Machine Elements Design 4 8 200 3 2 2 7 ( MDP112s )
MEP322s Compressible Flow Machines 3 6 150 2 2 1 5 ( MEP212 s) AND ( MEP221s )
MEP426s Solar Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( MEP212s )
EPM354s Power Electronics for Energy Applications (2) 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( EPM251s )
Asu Elective B Course 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Energy And Renewable Energy Concentration Elective Course, Pool A (2) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Total 18 31 775 13 10 4 27
Semester 9
MEP427s Wind Energy 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( MEP322s )
EPM334s Economics of Generation, Transmission & Operation 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( EPM117s ) AND ( EPM231s )
EPM463s Power System Protection 4 7 175 3 2 0 5 ( EPM231s )
EPM493s Energy Graduation Project (1) 3 6 150 1 4 0 5
ASU113s Professional Ethics and Legislations 3 4 100 2 2 0 4
ASU114s Selected Topics in Contemporary Issues 2 2 50 2 0 0 2
Total 18 29 725 12 12 0 24
Semester 10
EPM454s Renewable Energy Resources Interfacing 3 6 150 3 1 0 4 ( EPM232s ) AND ( EPM354s )
EPM494s Energy Graduation Project (2) 3 6 150 1 4 0 5 ( EPM493s )
ASU111s Human Rights 2 2 50 2 1 0 3
Energy And Renewable Energy Concentration Elective Course, Pool A (3) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Energy And Renewable Energy Concentration Elective Course, Pool B (4) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Energy And Renewable Energy Concentration Elective Course, Pool B (5) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Total 17 29 725 12 12 0 24