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Course Description for Department of Renewable Energy Engineering


Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

610211

Electric

Circuits I

3

Applied Physics

Basic Concepts (Charge, Current, Voltage, Power Energy). Circuit Elements (Independent and Dependent Voltage and Current Sources. Resistors. Capacitors. Inductors). KVL and KCL. Mesh and Nodal Circuit Analysis. Network Theorems (Thevenin, Norton, and superposition). Transient Analysis of RL and RC. Introduction to AC Circuits

610216

Electric Circuits Lab.

1

Electric Circuits I

DC circuits. KVL and KCL. Mesh and Nodal Circuits Analysis. Circuit Theorems. Transient Analysis of RL and RC Circuits. Power Measurement.

610314

Electric Machines I

3

Electric Circuits I

Transformers. DC Motors. DC Generators. Single-Phase and Three-Phase Induction motors. Three-Phase Synchronous Generators. AC Series Motor. Repulsion Motor.

610316

Electric Machines Lab.

1

Electric Machines I

Transformers. DC Motors and Generators. Single-phase and Three-Phase Induction Motors. Single-phase and Three-Phase Synchronous Generators. AC Series Motors.

611332

Instrumentation and Measurement

3

Electronics

Applications of Electrical and Mechanical Sensors. Data Acquisition and Applications of Logic Controllers in Power Systems. Identify the Physical Information Needed to Control and Record Data. Methods of Calibration and Correction.

 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

610336

Instrumentation and Measurement Lab.

1

Instrumentation and Measurement

Experiments on: Oscillations. Measurement of Ground Resistance. Data Acquisition. Signal Generators. Overlap and Isolation. Open and Closed Circuit Systems. Speed feedback on system Performance. Frequency Response Measurements.

611359

Engineering Project (1)

1

Engineering Workshop (1)

Theoretical Discussion. Practical Application. Supervised by a Faculty Member From the Faculty. Detailed Report and Oral Exam is Required.

610414

Automatic Control

3

Instrumentation and Measurement

Introduction to Feedback Systems. Review of System Equations. Block Diagram and Signal Flow Graphs. Time Response of Systems and Closed Loop Performance. Routh's Stability Criterion. The Root Locus Method. Frequency Methods. Compensation Techniques. Introduction to Sampled Control Systems. Computer Control Systems.

 

611458

Engineering Training

Zero

90 Cr. H.

The Student must Spend Eight Weeks after Completing 90 Credit Hours in the Industry (Inside or Outside Jordan) Under the Supervision of a faculty Member in the Department. The Student is Required to Submit Periodic Reports, Final Reports and Final Exams. This will be in a separate semester that is not synchronized with the study

611459

Engineering Project (2)

1

120 Cr. H.

The Student Must be Associated with one or more Faculty Members from the Department where a Project is Assigned to him. The Student will Study the Project, Analyze it and Submit a Proposal for its Implementation in the Next Stage.

 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

610530

Power Electronics

3

Electronics

Introduction to High-Power Semiconductor Devices. AC-DC converters: Single-phase half-wave rectifiers (uncontrolled, controlled). Single phase and bi-phase full-wave Rectifiers: Uncontrolled, fully controlled, half-controlled. Three-phase bridge rectifiers: Uncontrolled, fully controlled. DC-DC converters: Step-down, step-up, step-down/up. DC-AC converters: Single-phase inverters: PWM inverter; Three-phase inverter. AC-AC converters: Single-phase cycloconverter, single-phase transformer tap changer. The Applications of the different Converters.

611559

Engineering Project (3)

2

Engineering Project (2)

The Student Carries Out the Project Suggested by the Department Based on the Results Obtained from Engineering Project (2).

611301

Engineering Statistics

3

Calculus (2)

Data Processing. Probability Theory. Random Variables. Probability Distribution. Modeling Theory. Statistics Estimation. Tests Hypothesis. Statistics Analysis.

611312

Energy Economics and Management

3

Energy Conversion and efficiency

Principles of Energy Management. Energy Conservation. Energy Auditing and Analysis. Formulation of Energy Management Options. Economic Assessment and Conservation Technology of Energy. Energy Saving in Big Industries. Steam Generation. Electric and Distribution Energy Systems Management. Integral Planning for the Resources. Demand Management. Cogeneration. Total Power Schemes. Thermal Insulation. Energy Storage.

 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

611311

Energy Conversion and Efficiency

3

Electric Machines I

Discussing Methods for Maximizing Available Energy. Energy Conversion. Advances in Energy Conversion from a Wide Variety of Currently Available Energy Sources. Describes Energy Sources Such as Fossil Fuels, Biomass including refuse-derived biomass Fuels, nuclear, solar radiation, wind, Geothermal, and Ocean. Then Provides the Terminology and Units Used for Each Energy Resource and Their Equivalence. A Comprehensive Description of the Direct Energy Conversion Methods, Including, Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells, Thermoelectric Conversion, Thermionics and MHD. It Briefly reviews the physics of PV Electrical Generation. Discusses the PV System Design Process. Discusses Five Energy Storage Categories: Electrical, Electromechanical, Mechanical, Direct Thermal, and Thermochemical. The Storage Methods That Can Store and Deliver Energy.

611411

Energy Legislations

3

Energy Economics and Management

Environmental legislations in Jordan and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14000). Pollution. Land Use. Waste and Resource Recovery. Pesticides and Toxic Substances. Energy. Global Environmental Law. Principles of Environmental Impact Assessment. Writing of Environmental Impact Assessment Reports. Environmental Requirements for New Industries License.

 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

611421

Solar Thermal Energy

3

Introduction to Renewable Energy

Introduction of Solar Thermal Energy. Residential. Commercial and Industrial Applications. Solar Radiation. Heat Transfer. Plane and Concentrated Collectors. Water Heating Applications. Heating and Cooling the Buildings. Thermal Industrial Applications Water Desalination. Solar Thermal Energy System.

611422

Photovoltaic Systems

3

Electronics

Introduction to Renewable and Historical Overview. Functioning of the Photovoltaic Cells Efficiency of Solar Cells. Types of Solar Photovoltaic Cells. Energy Depreciation of Photovoltaic Cells. Photovoltaic System Types. Conversion and Specifications. Charge Regulators. Power Factor. Network‐Connected Photovoltaic Systems (On‐grid). Network‐Connected Home Systems (Possibility for Own Consumption). Network‐Connected Solar Power Plants (Farms). Standalone Systems (Off‐grid) or Isolated Systems, Hybrid Systems. Independent. Systems for Economic Purposes.

611526

Solar energy lab.

1

Solar Thermal Energy

Sun Radiation Measurements. Properties of Photovoltaic Devices. Open Circuit Voltage and Short Circuit Current. Maximum Power Point (MPP). The Efficiency of Solar Cells. Parallel and Series Solar Cells. Shadow, Temperature and Dust Effect. Battery Charging and Control. Off-grid Connection. On-grid Connection.

 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

611511

Energy Environment Impact

3

Heat Dynamics I

Applications of Chemistry and Engineering Fundamentals to Understand Environmental Concepts Related to Human Activities. Mass and Energy Transfer. Environmental Chemistry for Water and Air Pollution. Pollution Management and Hazard Evaluation. Introduction to Chemical. Physical and Biological Related to Quality of Water. Air and Earth Environment. Parameters That Effect Energy Consumption and Building Utilization. Basic Resources and Utilization of Energy. Energy Conversions. Distribution and Utilization of Electricity and Heat. Environment Impact of Energy Technology.

611521

Solar Thermal Energy Technology

3

Solar Thermal Energy

Solar Energy Technology deals with All Aspects of Solar Energy Systems. Advance Topics in Solar Cell Energy. Design High Efficient Solar Cells. Reliability of Solar Thermal Energy. Monitor the System Efficiency. Maintenance and Perfect of the System.

The Fundamentals of Predicting Availability. Economic Appraisal Strategies. Specific Collector Sub-systems. Including a Proven Analytical Procedure for Predicting Performance. and Analyses of Solar Energy Systems from Dryers to Greenhouses. Passive Solar Buildings to Water Pumps, are Covered in Depth.

 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

611531

Wind Energy Systems

3

Mechanical Vibration

Historical Applications of Wind Energy. Electrical Power From The Wind and the Batteries. Wind Energy System (Rotor Blades, the Tower, Mechanical Drive, Electrical System, etc). Physical Principles of Wind Energy Conversion. Basic Concepts of Wind Energy Converters (Turbines). Aerodynamics of Turbines. Using Computer Software for Wind Energy Analysis.

611532

Design of Wind Energy Systems

3

Wind Energy Systems

Electrical Power from Wind Energy. Electrical Aspects of Wind Turbines. Wind Turbine Design. Wind Turbine Control. Wind Turbine Installation, Siting, System Design, Integration and Operation. Offshore and Onshore Wind Turbines. Wind Turbine Costs. Environmental Impact. Wind Turbine Economics. Using Computer Software for Wind Energy Analysis.

611536

Wind Energy Lab.

1

Wind Energy Systems

Study of the Conversion of Kinetic Wind Energy Into Electrical Energy. Study of the Conversion of Kinetic Wind Energy Into Electrical Energy. Determination of the Typical Parameters of The Aerogenerator (Short Circuit Current, Open-Circuit Voltage, Maximum Power), and I-V Curve. Study of Voltage, Current and Power in Function of Different Loads and the Influence of the Load Variation on the Aerogenerator. Study of the Power Generated By the Aerogenerator Depending on the Incident Angle of the Air. Study of The Aerogenerator Operation in Function of the Blade Configuration (Aerogenerator With 6, 3 Or 2 Blades), and the Optimum Number of Blades. Study of the Efficiency of a Wind Power Unit. Study of the Connection of Loads to Alternating Voltage of 220V. Study of the Inverter Connected to the Grid Simulator.

 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

611341

Introduction to Renewable Energy

3

Energy Conversion and Efficiency

Introduction to Renewable Energy Include Photovoltaic, Wind power, Micro Hydropower, Biomass Energy, Waste Power,   Solar Thermal Power, Geothermal Power, Ocean Energy (Tidal, Tide-Flow and Wave), and Ocean Energy (OTEC). Comparison of Characteristics and Cost of Renewables. How Sun, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Resources, and Water Can be Used to Generate More Sustainable Energy. The Fundamentals of Energy, Including the Transfer of Energy, As Well As the Limitations of Natural Resources. Starting With Solar Power. How Energy From The Sun is Transferred and Stored, Used for Heating, Cooling and Lighting, Collected and Concentrated, and Converted Into Electricity.

611541

Bioenergy system

3

Introduction to Renewable Energy

Introduction to Biomass Energy. Bioenergy systems. Organic Materials (Plants etc.). Biomass Energy. Waste power. Transfer of Solid Material to Gas, Gas collection Technologies Burning and Digestion of Wet Wastes.  Biomass as a Source of Renewable Energy.

611542

Geothermal Energy

3

Heat Transfer

Introduction to Heat Transfer. Geothermal Resources. Heat Transfer Mechanisms. Different Heat Exchange Systems. Thermodynamics Applications. Analysis, Design and Control of Heating and Cooling Systems.

 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

611543

Hydraulic and wave energy

3

Fluid Mechanics

Fluids and Fluid Flow. Hydraulic and Air System Implementations. Installation and Modeling of Principles of Performance. Function and Applications of Hydraulic and Air Component, Valves, Cylinders and Pumps. Linear and Circular Motion Control Circuits. Design Principles and Implementation in Hydraulic and Air Systems. Systems and Devices of Hydraulic Energy Generation. The Transfer and Control of Energy. Drawing and Installation of Circuit and Hydraulic Systems. Performance Improvements for the Systems in Industrial Processes.

611544

Special Topics in Renewable Energy

3

Department Approval

Special Topics in Renewable Energy Engineering.

620211

Statics

3

Calculus I

Introduction to Mechanics of Rigid Bodies. Basic Principles in Forces and Vectors Analysis, forces Systems, Equivalent forces Systems, Static Equilibrium, Simple Structures Analysis, Friction, Geometric Properties, Centroids and Moments of Inertia.

620212

Dynamics

3

Statics

Kinematics of Particles. Rectilinear and Curvilinear Motion in Various Coordinate Systems. Kinetics of Particles. Newton’s Second Law. Central Force Motion. Work-Energy Equation. Principle of Impulse and Momentum. Impact, Conservation of Energy and Momentum. Application to a System of Particles. Kinematics of Rigid Bodies. Relative Velocity and Acceleration. Instantaneous Center, Analysis in Terms of a Parameter. Plane Kinetics of Rigid Bodies With Application of Newton’s Second Law. Energy and Impulse-Momentum. Vibrations.

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

620213

Solid Mechanics

3

Statics

Axial Loading. Material Properties Obtained from Tensile Tests. Stresses And Strains Due to Axial Loading. Thermal Stresses. Elementary Theory of Torsion, Solid and Hollow Shafts. Thin-Walled Tubes. Rectangular Cross-Section. Stresses in Beams Due to Bending, Shear and Combined Forces. Composite Beams, Analysis of Plane Stress, Mohr’s Circle. Combined Stresses. Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels. Deflection of Beams, Buckling of Columns. Energy Methods.

620323

Thermodynamic I

3

Calculus II

Thermodynamic Concepts and Definitions. Pure Substances. Equation of States, Table of Properties. Work And Heat. The First Law. Internal Energy And Enthalpy. Conservation of Mass. The Second Law. Heat Engines and Refrigerators, Reversible Processes. Carnot Cycle. Entropy, Clausius Inequality. Principle of the Increase Of Entropy. Efficiencies.

620320

Fluid Mechanics I

3

Engineering Analysis II

Introduction. Fluid Properties. Basic Units. Fluid Statics. Pressure and Its Measurements. Forces on Plane and Curved Submerged Surfaces. Buoyancy & Floatation. Fluids in Motion. Flow Kinematics and Visualization. Basic Control Volume Approach. Differential And Integral Continuity Equation. Pressure Variation in Flowing Fluids. Euler’s and Bernoulli’s Equations. Applications of Bernoulli Equation. Momentum Principle and Its Applications. Navier-Stokes Equations. Energy Equation, Hydraulic and Energy Grade Lines. Dimensional Analysis and Similitude. Surface Resistance and Introduction to Boundary Layer Theory. Flow in Conduits, Laminar and Turbulent Flows. Frictional and Minor Losses, Piping Systems.

 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

620414

Mechanical Vibration

3

Dynamics

Simple Harmonic Motion. Elements of Vibratory Systems. Systems With Single Degree of Freedom and Applications. Damped Free Vibration. Rotating and Reciprocating Unbalance. Vibration Isolation And Transmissibility. Period Excitation. Systems With Multiple Degrees of Freedom and Applications. Methods of Finding Natural Frequencies.

620420

Heat Transfer

3

Thermodynamics I

Introduction to Modes of Heat Transfer; One-Dimensional Steady State Conduction, Unsteady State Thermal Conduction. Lumped Heat Capacity System. Convection Heat Transfer. Empirical and Practical Relations for Convection Heat Transfer. Free Convection Heat Transfer. Condensation and Evaporation.  Introduction to Heat Exchangers. Introduction to Thermal Radiation.

620324

Thermodynamics II

3

Thermodynamics I

Study of Standard Energy Cycles for Steam Refrigeration. Thermodynamic Relations. Ideal and Real Gases and Generalized Charts. Non-reacting Mixtures and Solutions, Chemical Reactions and Combustion.

620427

Heat Transfer Lab.

1

Heat Transfer

Experiments Related to the Subjects Covered in Heat Transfer Course.

 

Fluid Mechanics Lab.

1

Fluid Mechanics I

Experiments Related to the Subjects Covered in Fluid Mechanics I Course.

630211

Logic Circuits

3

Programming Language

Number Systems: Decimal, Binary, Octal, and Hexadecimal. Boolean Algebra. Basic Equivalence and Algebraic Operation. Truth Tables and Karnaugh Map. The Quine – Mc Cluskosy Method. Design of Combinational Circuits. Sequential Circuits. Counters and Registers.

 

Course No.

Course Title

Cr. H.

Prerequisite

Course Description

630414

Embedded Systems

3

Logic Circuits

Specifications, Architecture and Detailed Design of the Microprocessor 8086. Connect to I/O Devices. Memory Connection. Interrupt Processing Systems. Direct Access Memory DMA. Data and Addressing Lines. System Design Based on Microprocessor:   Specifications and engineering applications.

630522

Modeling and Simulation

3

Engineering Analysis II

Physical Model. Symbolic Model. Methodological Modeling: Analysis And Formulations of Solution Strategy and Verification, Certificate Validation. Intermittent Simulation. Simulation Continuation. Oriented Approach Process, Random Number And Random Variables. Simulation Language. Analysis And Study Induction and Prediction Methods Using Computer for Available Data.

650242

Electronics

3

Electric Circuits

Semiconductor Circuit Analysis. Full Wave and Half Wave Semiconductor Diodes Rectifiers. Zener Diodes, Clippers, Clampers. Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT), Biasing Circuits. Common Emitter Amplifier. Common Collector Amplifier. Common Base Amplifier. Design of BJT Amplifier. Field Effect Transistor (FET): JFET & MOSFET. JFET Amplifiers. Design of JFET Amplifier. Introduction to OP-AMP & Its Applications.

630262

Engineering Analysis II

3

Calculus II

Methods of solving nonlinear equations numerically. Correlation. Numerical calculus. Direct Methods of Solving Linear Equation Systems. Using Advanced computer Programs to Solve Problems on the Mentioned Subjects.