July 26, 2021
July 26, 2021
July 19, 2022
Ocean and Marine
The world demand for electricity is increasing and conventional energy resources are depleting, making the renewable energy based electricity one of the alternative. Today the renewable energy is one of the most rapidly growing rapidly energy industry. Over the last decades the renewable energy has gone through significant technological advances and extended uses for electricity and other industrial applications. One the other hand, the industry has significantly increased its demands for qualified engineers who can understand and cope with the difficulties inherent in the wide range of disciplines involved in these technologies. Universities are introducing renewable energy courses into their curricula, to empower students to work in this rapidly developing industry. Renewable energy technologies are highly interdisciplinary and are crossing over a number of engineering and science fields making difficult to be covered in a single course. However, renewable energy has a great potential for multi-disciplinary projects, both at undergraduate and graduate levels. Such projects can involve electrical, mechanical, civil, and chemical engineering aspects while still being accessible to undergraduate students. Design and development of renewable energy projects allow students to work on projects that can be relevant to current leading edge research and technologies. The development, content and structure of an alternative energy course as part of this effort to embed renewable energy into our curriculum are also presented. Course motivation is outlined and a detailed description of the topics covered is also given. This course is also part of the efforts of to establish an energy engineering concentration at our university. We would also like to thank in advance any feedback and suggestions provided by educators involved in similar enterprises. This paper presents our experience of teaching renewable energy systems at the undergraduate level.
Belu, R. G., & Belu, A. (2021, July), An Undergraduate Course on Renewable Energy Systems with Enhanced Marine Energy Content Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36682
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