Courses Catalogue

Alternative Energy I

COURSE CODE: MEC3111
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


This course covers alternative energy sources including wood mass and bioenergy.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

To familiarize the students about the utilization of various alternative sources of energy technologies for thermal and electrical needs with environmental merits.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  •  Describe  the  principles  of  operation  of  the  broad  spectrum  of  renewable  energy technologies.
  • Analyze energy technologies from a systems perspective.
  •   Articulate the technical challenges for each of the renewable sources and

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •           analyze and design energy systems to supply the electricity/heat/cooling requirements using wood mass and bioenergy