Master of Sustainable and Renewable Energy

Sample Two Year Study Plan

 Year 1, Semester 1 
Code Course Title Cr
MEPM 511 Project Management Fundamentals 3
MSRE 511 Energy Conversion 3
MSRE 512 Energy Systems Modeling and Optimization 3
Total 9
Year 1, Semester 2 
Code Course Title Cr
MSRE 513 Energy Economics 3
MSRE 515 Energy Efficiency and Management 3
MSRE 514 Direct Research 3
Total   9
 Year 2, Semester 1
Code Course Title Cr
MSRE Elective (1) 3
MSRE Elective (2) 3
MSRE 590 Thesis 3
Total 9
Year 2, Semester 2
Code Course Title Cr
MSRE Elective (3) 3
MSRE 590 Thesis 3
Total
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MEPM 511 - Project Management Fundamentals (3 credits)
Pre-requisite(s): None; Co-requisite: MEPM 532

The fundamentals of project management including: overview and concepts of project management (principles, body of knowledge, strategies); planning successful projects (defining, specifying, delivery options, scheduling, budgeting); implementing (organizing the team, work assignments, team building, effective leadership); executing (performance measurement, maintaining the schedule, adjustments/mid-course corrections, record keeping, status reporting, communications, managing conflict, time management); and closeout (performance measurement, maintaining the schedule, adjustments/mid-course corrections, record keeping, status reporting, communications, managing conflict, time management).

MSRE 511 - Energy Conversion (3 credits)
Pre-requisite(s): None; Co-requisite: None        

Forms of energy. Energy needs and available sources of energy. Conversion of thermal energy into mechanical energy, including power, and heat engine cycles, internal and external combustion systems and turbines. Basic technical and economic criteria for the design of efficient energy conversion systems, including traditional as well as alternative power systems.

                          

MSRE 512 - Energy Systems Modeling and Optimization (3 credits)
Pre-requisite(s): None; Co-requisite: None        

Review of renewable energy resources; solar energy and photovoltaic, wind energy, wave energy, biomass energy conversion, fuel cells and batteries. Hydroelectric power and geothermal energy. Modeling methodology including system conceptualization. Model construction and validation (computational accuracy). Model evaluation and calibration. Simulation of energy and environmental systems. Optimization techniques; Classical direct search-for-optimum methods, Golden Mean, Conjugate Gradients, Modified Newton Method. Methods for constrained optimization such as Lagrange Multipliers, Search methods, Linear and Dynamic Programming. Use of software packages.

                   

MSRE 513 - Energy Economics (3 credits)
Pre-requisite(s): None; Co-requisite: None

Comprehensive understanding of energy markets. Technological, cost, and environmental fundamentals of energy sources and environmental systems. Economic principles underlying the supply and demand for energy in a modern economy, through considerations of topics such as energy demand at the individual and economy-wide level, the supply of renewable and non-renewable energy resources, the rationale for energy policy and energy policy instruments. Advanced tools to analyze how energy and environmental policies affect the demand and supply of different types of energy.

MSRE 515 - Energy Efficiency and Management (3 credits)
Pre-requisite(s): None; Co-requisite: None

Techniques and approaches adapted to improve the efficiency of energy generation, utilization, conversion, transport, storage and management. Energy audits. Energy conservation opportunities for efficiency improvements in different sectors: industrial, commercial, transportation and domestic. Economic evaluation of energy conservation opportunities using engineering economic formulas, simple pay-back analysis, and life-cycle cost models. Short- and long-term planning. Restructuring and Privatization. Models of electricity industry, contract issues, markets and transmission pricing. De-regulation of the energy market around the world. Electrical demand control and power factor correction. Load forecast and generation side management.

MSRE 514 - Direct Research (3 credits)
Pre-requisite(s): Department Approval; Co-requisite: None

Under the guidance of an engineering faculty member, the Directed Research Project provides the student with a meaningful research experience. It requires that the student conduct a research topic or issue of significance to the field of renewable and sustainable energy.

MSRE 590 - Thesis (9 credits)
Pre-requisite(s): Department Approval; Co-requisite: None

A research-based thesis course that offers students the opportunity to work on a comprehensive, individual project. Topic to be agreed in consultation with a supervisor. The project will be of suitable complexity for results to be published for an expert audience.

MSRE 590 - Thesis (9 credits)
Pre-requisite(s): Department Approval; Co-requisite: None

A research-based thesis course that offers students the opportunity to work on a comprehensive, individual project. Topic to be agreed in consultation with a supervisor. The project will be of suitable complexity for results to be published for an expert audience.