Diploma/M.Sc.on Energy Engineering

Introduction

The role of energy in the development of modern societies is indisputably clear. The need for energy is consistently growing, almost on daily basis.

The world-wide rise in the  cost of energy production led to a growing interest and investment in the research and development of energy production techniques, means of energy transport and optimization of energy consumption in all relevant sectors: industry, agriculture, transportation and residential.

For optimum utilization of energy resources it is of vital importance now to absorb and use the state-of-the-art technologies of power production from both conventional and renewable sources. These cover resources such as water power, fossil fuel, nuclear and many more.

The Diploma/Masters program in Energy Engineering aims at a remarkable expansion in energy analysis and is expected to satisfy the needs of a considerable sector of engineers working in energy related industries.

 

Program objectives

The Energy Engineering Program attempts to fulfill the following objectives:

  1. Capacity building of the student to be able to grasp modern techniques in energy production systems.
  2. The student should be able to conduct research in current problems related to energy production systems.
  3. Provide students with an updated, state-of-the-art understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of energy engineering .

 

Admission requirements

  • The applicant must satisfy the general rules of registration as specified by the Graduate College of the University.
  • The applicant must be holding an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering of the University of Khartoum, or its equivalent.
  • If admitted, the applicant has to be a full-time student throughout the program duration .
 
 

Study plan and duration

  • The Energy Engineering program comprises a group of courses of (36 C.H.) and dissertation (Complementary research).
  • To study the courses the candidate attends two semesters during the first year, each of 15 weeks duration, followed by a two weeks examination period after each.
  • To qualify for the Masters the candidate attends another period, the duration of which is between 6 to 12 months in the second year and is expected to undertake an individual complementary research project subject to examination.

 

Examination Rules

  • The general University examinations rules for the post-graduate degrees hold for the Energy Engineering program.
  • Examinations are to be held at the end of each semester.
  • A candidate who passes all examinations and scores less than a credit in the average by the end of the second semester may be offered a Postgraduate Diploma.
  • A candidate who scores a credit at least in the average may be asked to proceed for the Masterís Degree and start his complementary research.
  • The Master candidate will be examined orally in his thesis.
  • A candidate who fails in not more than four subjects may be allowed to sit for  supplementary examinations.
  • A candidate who fails in more than four and up to six subjects may be allowed to resit all examinations. Such a candidate may be granted a Postgraduate Diploma if he passes.
  • A candidate who fails in more than six subjects or in supplementary or resit examinations will not be awarded any degree.

 

Award of Degree

The University Senate is the entity entitled to award the degree upon the recommendation of the  Graduate College Council.

 

Study Structure

The study program comprises:

  • A group of compulsory courses.
  • A group of optional courses.
  • A partial fulfillment research project, carried out by the Masterís candidates.

 

Study plan

a) First Year

First semester: 

Contact Hours/week

C.H

Course Name

Code

Practical

Lecture

.

3

3

Energy Science
MEE601

2

2

3

Numerical Techniques & Computations
MEE603

.

3

3

Energy Economics & Management
MEE605

3

2

3

Instrumentation & Experimental techniques
MEE607

2

2

3

Option 1
MEE609

2

2

3

Option 2 
MEE611

9

14

18

 

 

 

Second Semester: 

Contacts:Hours/week
C. H

Course Name

Code

Practical
Lecture

2

2

3

Hydro Power Plants
MEE602

2

2

3

Advanced I.C. Engines
MEE604

2

2

3

Steam Power Plants
MEE606

2

2

3

Gas Turbine Power Plants
MEE608

2

2

3

Option 3
MEE610

2

2

3

Option 4
MEE612

12

12

18

Total

 

  

b)  Second Year: Complementary Research (Project):

The student is expected to conduct research of a theoretical and/or practical nature in one energy related topic under the direct supervision of a staff member. The topic is to be chosen from a list provided by the department.

 

c) Optional Subjects

  • Solar and wind power plants   3(2,2)
  • Nuclear power plants   3(2,2)
  • Rocket and aircraft propulsion   3(2,2)
  • Novel power systems   3(2,2)
  • Energy systems control   3(2,2)
  • Storage and transportation of energy   3(2,2)
  • Advanced Heat Transfer   3(2,2)
  • Computational fluid dynamics   3(2,2)
  • Combustion engineering   3(2,2)