جامعة النجاح الوطنية
An-Najah National University
Sustainable Energy Technology PhD Program
Duration: 48 Months (4 Years)
Degree Awarded: PhD
Student must complete 48 credit hours

Speciality Requirements Student must complete 0 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
46389912 Thesis 0

Speciality Requirements Student must complete 36 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course will address a number of advanced topics in mathematical programming with particular emphasis on optimization problems with non-linear objective function and/or non-linear constraints. Topics will include Basic of Operational Research, Linear Programming, The Transportation Model, The Assignment Model, Sequence Models and Related Problems, Advanced Topics in Linear Programming, Dynamic Programming, Probability Theory, Decision Theory, Queuing Models, Replacement Models, Inventory Models, Simulation, and Network Analysis in Project Planning, Statistical Quality Control, and Non-Linear Programming.
3
Through the course, students will develop an understanding of the physical and technological principles of photovoltaic energy systems. The course will address the solar energy resource, and assessment and measurement techniques for the available insolation. The components in a PV system, with a particular focus on the module will be central topic. Design and operation of different PV systems on- and off-grid, such as BIPV, MW scale PV plants, and micro systems will be covered, and an introduction to cost assessments for PV systems will be given.
3
This course aims to give an assessment of International Energy Policy & Regulatory Aspects; Power Sector – Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Energy Markets & Power Exchange; Electricity Regulations and Acts. This course also introduces the global perspective of the design, implementation and assessment of energy policy, with subsequent provision of basic legal, technical and economic skills needed for successful design and management of energy regulatory systems. Hence the course’s purpose is to expose students to the fundamental factors that drive energy markets, the causes of market failures, and how government interaction can mitigate those failures. It also highlights useful examples of “good practice” and explain why they are effective; hence students will also leave the course with practical knowledge of the fundamentals of tariff setting including assessment of efficient costs, cost of capital and incentive schemes.
3
This course comprises an interdisciplinary review of energy fundamentals including the basic principles necessary to understand energy systems. The technological and engineered systems for processing and using different energy non-renewable and renewable sources. The social and environmental consequences of energy production, distribution, and use, including a comparison of socioeconomic models of global energy applications.
463890 Scientific Research Publishing 0
463898 Comprehensive Exam. 0
463899 Thesies 24

Speciality Optional Requirements Student must complete 12 credit hours

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours Prerequests
3
This course give an assessment for Energy conservation Act; Energy Conservation: Basic concept, energy conservation in Household, Transportation, Agricultural, service and Industrial sectors, Lighting, Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning. Tariffs and Power factor improvement in power system, Demand Side management concept, Energy Efficient Practices and Technologies.
3
This course analyze the role of building design and building services to evaluate the energy performance in buildings. Study of Climate and its influence in building design for energy requirement, Principles of energy conscious design of buildings, Building Envelope, Orientation, Building Configuration, Passive Cooling, Basic Principles of Day-lighting.
3
The objective of this course is to present the principles and practice of C.H.P. (Combined Heating and Power) systems. Utilizing heat recovery from different types of prime mover including steam turbines, gas turbines, and diesel engines. In addition to heat recovery equipment, typical district heating distribution systems are also discussed.
3
Thermodynamic basis for power and cogeneration cycles. Models and design practice for components like gas turbines, steam turbines, boilers and condensers. It will be emphasized on topics like system selection/configuration, economic considerations, adaptation of components, and off-design and part-load behavior of components and systems. The use of alternative working fluids for air in Brayton cycles and water in Rankine cycles. Novel cycles are discussed. Control philosophies are discussed. Environmental aspects and methods are discussed. Processes with CO2 capture are discussed.
3
This course analyze how the environmental impacts of fossil fuels in general can be minimized, how syngas can be generated and used , understand issues relating to industrial CCS , how a range of technologies, including more advanced power cycles and/or more efficient heat recovery and utilization, can minimize the costs of CO2 avoidance , understand CO2 capture from a range of processes, including how efficiency drops for power stations are calculated , understand CO2 storage , and consider issues of media reporting of CCS.
3
This course helps students to develop a more sustainable and cost-effective way of managing waste in both a local and national context. It follows the principles of the waste management hierarchy to underpin good practice in waste management, in a way that recognizes waste as a resource. This will both help to protect the environment and maximize profit. Students will learn to use a range of tools to explore opportunities in waste prevention, re-use and recycling; and in so doing, reduce management costs and create commercial opportunities. Opportunities for energy generation from biological waste, including food waste, will also be identified.
3
This course addresses how cities can be planned and built to promote low carbon lifestyles. Students will explore how ecological development can mitigate climate change and promote more sustainable ways of living.Students will gain a critical understanding of the forms of development that badge themselves as sustainable or low carbon and will develop the skills to take forward innovative environmentally friendly urban developments that are sensitive to the needs of sustainable spaces.
3
This course deals with topics in advanced renewable energy system technology. The full spectrum of alternative and renewable energy is introduced and analyzed, including methods of integrating these solutions in the society in order to fulfill requirements for energy services in a sustainable way. The principles, possibilities, and limits of alternative and renewable energy is discussed.
3
Through the course, students will develop an understanding of the physical and technological principles of photovoltaic energy systems. The course will address the solar energy resource, and assessment and measurement techniques for the available insolation. The components in a PV system, with a particular focus on the module will be central topic. Design and operation of different PV systems on- and off-grid, such as BIPV, MW scale PV plants, and micro systems will be covered, and an introduction to cost assessments for PV systems will be given.
3
This course aims to give an introduction to effective modelling and simulation methods applicable for assessing the dynamic behaviors’ of complex systems for energy supply and conversion.
3
This course introduces students to energy storage systems and provides a broad understanding and appreciation of the scientific principles that underpin the operation of such systems. The emphasis is on grid-scale (or utility-scale) energy storage as a means of addressing the intermittency of renewable energy components (e.g. solar or wind power systems) of modern electricity networks. Smaller energy storage systems are also discussed for benchmarking and comparisons. Topics covered include: electrical, chemical, thermal, mechanical, electrochemical, thermochemical and thermomechanical energy storage systems.
3
Focus on the nanomaterials principles and physics, nanomaterials properties, applications in R.E. in specific and energy in general. The course aims at providing students with a general and broad introduction to the multi-disciplinary field of nanotechnology. During the course students will acquire the basic knowledge of the physical phenomena, theoretical concepts and experimental techniques behind the recent vastly improved ability to observe, fabricate and manipulate individual structures on the nanometer scale. Another aim of the course is to familiarize with the on-going merge of the top-down approach of microelectronics and micromechanics with the bottom-up approach of chemistry/biochemistry; a development that is creating new and exciting cross-disciplinary research fields and technologies. The recent scientific and technology work in the nano world will be presented to demonstrate the potential of nanoscience and industrial applications of nanotechnology.A final goal is to give students an insight into complete systems where nanotechnology can be used to improve our everyday life.
3
The general purpose of this course is to provide students with the latest knowledge of the different existing technologies involving the use of solar energy to drive desalination techniques. More specifically, the course will instruct students on the basic principles of desalination using solar energy, the state of the art of the most promising technologies and the experiences acquired so far.
3
This course will train students on the various and most common solar thermal system installations. The course will review the different components and the respective functions of a solar thermal system. The course also covers the financial aspects of installing different solar thermal systems such as cost, energy savings, and return of investments. The course will involve the inspection and installation of various types of solar thermal systems. Individual components are discussed and multiple labs will be performed. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on training.
3
Wind Energy course covers the full spectrum of wind energy from the underlying physics of wind and wind generation technologies, to practical issues including site prospecting, project financing, regulation and societal aspects. The course will perform calculations of the energy potential in wind. Methods of measuring wind velocity will be taught, for the calculation of area or site energy potential. Different technologies for wind- power plants will be shown. The course consists of a projects concerning a specific technology within the field of wind-energy.
3
The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills you need to plan, build and operate a biogas plant The course focuses on Bio-Energy and in particular on the exploitation of biomass and biomass waste for energy recovery. The course encompasses thermochemical energy processes (combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, reforming), mechanical and chemical processes (oil extraction and trans-esterification), finally biochemical processes (fermentation and anaerobic digestion). Emphasis is given to thermochemical processes.

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