Master in Renewable Energy Engineering


Program Description


The master's program in Renewable Energy Engineering provides state-of-the-art education in the fields of solar energy, power generation, energy utilization, turbomachinery, and transformation of energy systems.

This course is suitable for engineering, maths or science graduates who wish to specialize in renewable energy engineering. This course will equip students with the advanced interdisciplinary skills required to design, optimize and evaluate the technical and economic viability of renewable energy schemes. Renewable energy is now at the heart of every informed discussion concerning energy sustainability, security, and affordability.

After the completion of this program, the students will be able to manage technical problems from a systems perspective, with a holistic view of their life cycle, from concept to specification, development, operation and decommissioning. They will also be confident in characterizing an energy challenge, determine the necessary resource consumption and manage processes for problem-solving/realization. This program intends to prepare students for engagement in the development and implementation of sustainable energy technology, leadership positions in the field, as well as academic research. The future is bright, and, with properly trained engineers, society will reach sustainability in energy systems on a regional as well as global level.

Part A: Core Courses

Part B: Elective Courses (two courses must be elected)

Part C: Seminar

Part D: Project

Basic of Renewable Energy (1)

Course contents:

First and Second law of Thermodynamics, Irreversibility, Power, and Heat cycles in renewable energy applications, Heat transfer, radiation and Convection, Fundamentals of solar energy, Solar collectors, Investigation of Solar Heating Systems, Investigation of Renewable Systems

Basic of Renewable Energy (2)

Course contents:

An introduction to statistical thermodynamics, Quantum mechanics, solid phase and plasma, Fundamentals of fuel cells, Fundamentals of thermodynamics and magnetic hydrodynamics, Fundamentals of generating electricity at photovoltaic, Generating hydrodynamics electricity, Generating electricity at Thermionic and Piezoelectric, Solid and liquid phase converters and other converters

Applied Statistics and Mathematics

Course Contents:

Matrix and Determinant, Integral, multiple integral, differential, Time series and forecasting, Overview and Primary concepts of Statistics, Normal, Gaussian & Poisson distribution, t, F Test, Means comparison, Regression correlation , Parameters types(Qualitative & Quantitative), Sampling methods, Principles test design, Complete factorial design by two faces, Trivial factorial design by two faces, Complete and trivial factorial design by three faces, Uncertainty, Covariance analysis types (one and multiple variables)

Renewable Energy Systems Design

Course Contents:

Development and execution of renewable energy project, consist of execution and employing reasons, Feasibility Analysis, evaluation and micro renewable energy systems, Economical evaluation of renewable energy systems, “Ret Screen” software for feasibility analysis and “RAPSIM” software for simulation, Noticing students about the Institute’s solar site, Designing renewable energy systems using “RAPSIM” software, “TRNSYS” simulation software and designing renewable energy systems using this software, Designing renewable energy systems using “F-chart” method simulation results analysis, Designing passive systems in building

Energy & Environment

Course Contents:

Energy technology influences on environment, Evaluation of energy field influence on environment, Environmental controls in energy field, Chemistry and environment, Energy consumption and climate changing, Greenhouse gases, Energy and Sustainable Development, Air pollution caused by energy field, Water pollution caused by energy field, Nuclei pollution caused by energy field, Green energies

Lab Experiments (Indoor & Outdoor)

Course contents:

Air and water flat collector’s efficiency measurement , Concentration ratio and efficiency determination of concentrating collectors, Photovoltaic energy conversion system efficiency determination, Fuel cells efficiency determination, Conversion of water wave energy to electricity experiment, Optimum angle and distance of wind turbine blades determination, Visit Bushehr power plant and AmirAbad research reactor and take a report

Energy Auditing and System Analysis

Course Contents:

Energy Auditing methods, Energy efficiency evaluation methods (Pinch analysis, energy equilibrium), Methods of optimization of energy consumption in systems, Renewable Refrigeration systems and power, heating and refrigerating cycles, Case study in domestic systems, Case studies in industrial systems

Solar Energy

Course Contents:

An introduction to solar radiation, Solar radiation measurement, An introduction to heat transfer, Solar collectors at low temperature, Solar heating systems at low temperature, the components of flow distribution systems, system design, optimum collector surface determination, heating storage, production, installation and maintenance costs, Solar collectors at medium temperature, concentration coefficient, solar concentrator types, V-type solar reflectors, Parabolic reflectors, concentrators efficiency calculation, heat transfer in concentrators, Solar energy applications, solar water heating systems, solar heating, passive solar heating systems, solar refrigeration systems, solar heating and solar pools industrial process

Nuclear Energy

Course Contents:

Nuclear fission and Nuclear fusion, Fission chain reaction, Nuclear fuel cycle, Nuclear Power plant, Comparison between the nuclear power plant and other power plants, Nuclear energy and environment, Reactor safety, Radiation protection, Nuclear waste

Wind Energy

Course Contents:

The history of using of wind energy, Types of Anemometer and its application, Using of wind energy for making electricity & Rinse, Vertical & horizontal wind turbines structure, Anemometry & Weibull & Riley Statistical functions, Determination of wind energy, Wind rose curves of power continuity, Introduction to lateral systems (generator tower) and turbine control systems

Hydrodynamic Energy

Course Contents:

Overview of seas and waves, Wave energy and fundamental techniques in converting of Wave energy (Vertical & angular vibrating float, Reservoir vibrators of pressure chambers, Bumpy back and forth Converters, butterfly bumpy converter), Advanced techniques in converting of wave energy (Shelter cam method, Colorale floating board, Russell rectifier, Wave concentration technique), Transfer & conversion of wave energy methods, Tide energy, Tide reason, Ocean heat energy, Hydroelectric power plants

Biomass Energy

Course Contents:

Renewable Energies, Biomass resources, Heat & mass transfer, Design of Reactor, Destruction & conversion mechanism


Course Contents:

  • BioFuel: Methanol, Ethanol, Biodiesel, Diesel Fisher-Tropsh, Hydrogen
  • Ethanol production from sugar & starch resources
  • Biophotolysis and hydrogen production
  • Cellulose Recourses and ethanol production

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell

Course Contents:

Steady energy resources, Hydrogen & energy, Resources, production, storage, hydrogen transferring as a fuel, Fundamental, system types & applications of fuel cells, Fundamental of thermodynamics and kinetics of fuel cells’ reactions, Fundamental of mass transfer in fuel cells, Fundamental of heat transfer in fuel cells

Energy Sources & Consumption

Course Contents:

Energy sources (Fossils fuel, Nuclear energy, Renewable energy resources, Solar energy, Heat, Biomass, Water and …)

Energy Consumption:

  • Energy Consumption in transportation
  • Energy Consumption in industry
  • Energy Consumption in Domestic use
  • Energy Consumption in services

Management & Energy Economics

Course Contents:

Management of energy good and demand and renewable energy replacement potential, Renewable energy technology development and application, Energy planning models investigation, Primary concepts of energy economics, Different techniques of investment and cash flow evaluation, Sensitivity Analysis, Case study

Last updated Mar 2018

About the School

Kish International Campus was established in 2007 in order to facilitate the enrolment of foreign students.

Kish International Campus was established in 2007 in order to facilitate the enrolment of foreign students. Read less