Offered Program: MSc Energy Engineering

Introduction:

MSc Energy Engineering Program is a multidisciplinary program in which a Graduate Engineer registered with Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) can get admission. In particular the graduates of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Minning Engineering, Petroleum Engineering and Electrical Engineering can undertake this multidisciplinary course.

Program Education Objectives (PEO):

The graduates will be;

1    Employed  in  the  public  or  private  sectors  in  the  areas  of  energy  science,  energy engineering, or energy business management or pursuing an advance degree.

2    Contributing  to  the  development  of  solutions  to  society’s  current  energy  needs  by integrating key science and engineering principles while being adaptable to changing organizational and societal needs.

3    Engaged in individual projects and multidisciplinary teams designing, evaluating and recommending methods and strategies for the efficient production, processing, and utilization of renewable or non-renewable energy and addressing the associated environmental challenges.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLO):

PLO-1 Engineering Knowledge: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PLO-2 Problem Analysis: An ability to identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.

PLO-3 Design/Development of Solutions: An ability to design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PLO-4 Investigation: An ability to investigate complex engineering problems in a methodical way including literature survey, design and conduct of experiments, analysis and interpretation of experimental data, and synthesis of information to derive valid conclusions.

PLO-5 Modern Tool Usage: An ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modeling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

PLO-6 The Engineer and Society: An ability to apply reasoning informed by contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice and solution to complex engineering problems.

PLO-7 Environment and Sustainability: An ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

PLO-8 Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of engineering practice.

PLO-9 Individual and Team Work: An ability to work effectively, as an individual or in a team, on multifaceted and /or multidisciplinary settings.

PLO-10 Communication: An ability to communicate effectively, orally as well as in writing, on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

Program Structure

The M.Sc. Energy Engineering program comprises of 30 credit hours (CHs). To fulfill the degree requirements, students will be offered following combinations.

  1. Thesis option: 8 courses (24 credit hours) + research thesis (6 credit hours)
  2. Non-thesis option: 10 courses (30 credit hours) + design project (0 credit hour)

Out of 8 courses for option (a) and 10 courses for option (b), students will have to opt 4 core (compulsory) courses of worth 12 credit hours. The remaining credit hours can be obtained from elective courses. The curriculum scheme and course details are given in the following sections.

Curriculum Scheme

  1. Thesis option: 8 courses (24 credit hours) + research thesis (6 credit hours)
  2. Non-thesis option: 10 courses (30 credit hours) + design project (0 credit hour)

Group-A: Core/ Compulsory Courses

Sr.No Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
1 CERD-502 Energy Statistics and Forecasting 3.0
2 CERD-505 Energy Resources, Economics, and Environment 3.0
3 CERD-506 Energy Auditing and Conservation 3.0
4 CERD-507 Numerical Methods for Engineers 3.0

Group-B: Elective courses

Students opting for thesis option will have to pass minimum 4 elective courses (12 credit hours)

and students opting for non-thesis option will have to pass minimum 6 elective courses (18 credit hours)

Sr.No Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
1. CERD-503 Clean Coal Technologies 3.0
2. CERD-510 Advanced Materials for Energy applications 3.0
3. CERD-511 Energy Materials Characterization 3.0
4. CERD-512 Research Methodologies in Engineering 3.0
5. CERD-513 Management of complex projects and procurements 3.0
6. CERD-514 Optimization Techniques 3.0
7. CERD-515 Advanced Power Systems 3.0
8. CERD-516 Introduction to Turbo Machines 3.0
9. CERD-601  Wind Energy 3.0
10. CERD-603  Design and Management of Energy System 3.0
11. CERD-616 Bio-Fuels Development and Applications 3.0
12. CERD-618  Fuel Cell Systems 3.0
13. CERD-619 Power System Quality, Planning, and Reliability 3.0
14. CERD-620 Solar Energy Systems 3.0
15. CERD-621 Thermodynamics for Energy Systems 3.0
16. CERD-622  Waste to Energy 3.0

Group-C: Research/ Design Problem

Course Code Course Title Credit Hrs
CERD-700 Thesis 6.0
CERD-701 Design project 0.0

PLO-11 Project Management: An ability to demonstrate management skills and apply engineering principles to one’s own work, as a member and/or leader in a team, to manage projects in a multidisciplinary environment.

PLO-12 Lifelong Learning: An ability to recognize importance of and pursue lifelong learning in the broader context of innovation and technological developments.