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Certificate program Solar Energy Engineering

Fraunhofer Academy
Online Full time Part time 6 - 12 months October 2017 Germany Freiburg + 1 more

Starting every year in spring and fall, the <strong>University of Freiburg</strong> in cooperation with <strong>Fraunhofer</strong> offers a series of training modules in the field of Solar Energy Engineering with a focus on photovoltaic technology. [+]

Top Online Course Studies in Engineering. Starting every year in March and October, the University of Freiburg in cooperation with Fraunhofer offers a series of training modules in the field of Solar Energy Engineering with a focus on photovoltaic technology. The certificate program will be offered in the winter and summer term. Upon successful completion of a module, participants will receive a certificate of attendance granted by the University of Freiburg. The continuing education modules are offered in a blended learning format: a combination of self-learning phases, regular online meetings and attendance phases (campus phases) in Freiburg. During the campus phases, students have the opportunity to network with faculty and fellow students, take exams and put their knowledge into practice in the labs of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE. Module Overview The certificate program "Solar Energy Engineering" consists of 5 individual modules, which can be booked separately and cover the following areas of expertise: Module 1: Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Systems Module 2: Photovoltaics and the Renewable Electricity Grid Module 3: Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics Module 4: Material and Solar Cell Characterization and Modelling Module 5: Non-conventional Cell Concepts and Advanced Processing Module 1: “Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Systems” The module “Solar Cells and Photovoltaic Systems” consists of two courses. The course “Solar Cells” provides profound insight into the physics, technology and design of solar cells. By understanding physical mechanisms, limitations and design rules the student is able to understand all different types of solar cells like silicon, thin-film, organic or dye solar cells and so on. This helps the student to develop, design and optimize photovoltaic devices with respect to efficiency, cost and lifetime. The course “Photovoltaic Systems” deals with basically everything around the solar cell once it is implemented in any kind of photovoltaic application. The student is able to design and optimize photovoltaic systems based on their understanding of the environment and its influence on photovoltaic energy conversion. They are also able to describe and design photovoltaic systems for optimized energy production, transport and storage. Module 2: “Photovoltaics and the Renewable Electricity Grid” Decentralized electricity generation and fluctuating availability pose a challenge on grid stability. This module provides comprehensive understanding of interaction between PV systems and the power grid. It is about control aspects of PV Systems and the integration of a huge amount of PV energy in the electricity grid. Furthermore, this module gives a wide overview on smart grid and renewable energy systems. Starting with basic issues of energy and efficiency, grid technology will be discussed to balance complex systems with available storage component. Module 3: “Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics” In this module students will get an overview about the value chain of silicon solar cells starting from quartz up to the finished module. Students will learn how silicon is produced from quartz and how this silicon is purified, crystallized and cut into wafers. Based on this knowledge, students should be able to develop new and optimized processing sequences and design concepts for silicon solar cells. Finally, students will learn how modules are produced from silicon solar cells and which aspects are particularly important to ensure a long module lifetime. The module contains a laboratory course “Solar Cell Processing” in Fraunhofer ISE labs in Freiburg during the final Campus Phase. Module 4: “Material and Solar Cell Characterization and Modelling” Understanding prototype solar cells is key to further development. This module provides a practical as well as theoretical insight into common characterization techniques used for solar cell characterization. The module also provides an advanced understanding of multi-dimensional effects in solar cell and material characterization. Students will also learn how a simulation package for solar cell simulation works, by providing an insight into the numerical techniques to discretize the governing equations to describe solar cells. The module contains a laboratory course “Measurement Instrumentation” in Fraunhofer ISE labs in Freiburg during the final Campus Phase. Module 5: “Non-conventional Cell Concepts and Advanced Processing” This module provides understanding of photovoltaic devices which are not wafer based silicon solar cells. The module provides comprehensive fundamental understanding of the basics for Si-based thin film (crystalline, a-Si, a/μc-Si), CIGS, and CdTe thin-film solar cells, modules, and module production. It also covers III-V material and multi-junction concepts as well as concentrator systems. The module also gives a wide overview about existing concepts to overcome the thermodynamical limit for single junction solar cells, the so-called third generation photovoltaics. Different strategies to push efficiency further up will be discussed and it will be shown how they all try to realize one thing: to absorb more photons and/or to convert a higher fraction of the photon energy to electrical energy. Target group Professionals in R&D, Equipment Production & Automation, Technical & Business Consulting, and Management who want to specialize in or make a career change to the PV industry. Admission requirements Candidates may have completed a Bachelor degree or possess professional PV background. 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Professional Certificate of Competency in Process Plant Layout & Piping Design

Engineering Institute Of Technology
Online 3 months January 2017 Australia Perth

The objective of this course is to provide the delegates the basic knowledge and skills in this discipline to facilitate faster learning curves while on the job. [+]

BY THE END OF THIS 3-MONTH INTERACTIVE LIVE ONLINE COURSE YOU WILL LEARN: Plant layout fundamentals and work flow procedures Terminology and symbols used in plant layout Plot plans, elevations and 3-D models Fundamental principles of chemical process technology Process flow diagrams (PFDs) Equipment used in process plants Instrument symbols and abbreviations Piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs) Piping design and engineering principles Terminology, symbols and abbreviations used in piping design Piping materials Piping specifications and piping codes Components of piping systems - fittings, flanges and valves Piping isometrics and bill of material OVERVIEW Process plants, such as refineries and petrochemical plants, are complex facilities consisting of equipment, piping systems, instruments, electrical systems, electronics, computers, and control systems. The design, engineering and construction of process plants involves a multidisciplinary team effort. Plant layout and design of piping systems constitutes a major part of the design and engineering effort. The goal is to design safe and dependable processing facilities in a cost effective manner. The fact is that there are very few formal training programs that focus on design and engineering of process plants and piping systems. Therefore, most of the required skills are acquired while on the job, reducing productivity and efficiency. The objective of this course is to provide the delegates the basic knowledge and skills in this discipline to facilitate faster learning curves while on the job. This course will cover the fundamental principles and concepts used in process plant layout and piping design. Upon completion of this course the delegates will have a clear understanding of the design and engineering principles used in plant layout and piping design. COURSE FEES What are the fees for my country? The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located all around the world – it is one of the very few truly global training institutes. Course fees are paid in a currency that is determined by the student’s location. We aim to give you a rapid response regarding course fees that are relevant to your individual circumstances. We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student begins to study. For a rapid reply to your query regarding courses fees and payment options, please contact a Course Advisor in your region via the below button and we will respond within two (2) business days [-]

Professional Certificate of Competency in Instrumentation, Automation and Process Control

Engineering Institute Of Technology
Online 3 months January 2017 Australia Perth

This course is for engineers and technicians who need to have a practical knowledge of selection, installation and commissioning of industrial instrumentation and control valves. [+]

Top Online Course Studies in Engineering. BY THE END OF THIS 3-MONTH INTERACTIVE LIVE ONLINE COURSE YOU WILL LEARN: Instrumentation terms, concepts, diagrams and symbols How to implement an instrument and wiring number system An overview of the use of PLCs in industrial applications Pressure sources and the basic terms of pressure measurement Level measurement and the basics associated with it Temperature measurement and the various associated transducers Flow measurement techniques Control valve principles and common valve types New technologies such as smart instrumentation and fieldbus How to integrate a complete system (considering instrumentation and total errors) as well as selection criteria, commissioning and testing An overview of HMI, SCADA and DCS systems Different tuning rules latest ISO requirements for a company HAZOP studies About reliability centred maintenance and spare parts analysis To appreciate factory and site acceptance testing Considerations for building in-house panels and installations OVERVIEW This course is for engineers and technicians who need to have a practical knowledge of selection, installation and commissioning of industrial instrumentation and control valves. In many respects a clear understanding and application of these principles is the most important factor in an efficient process control system. This course is for those individuals primarily involved in achieving effective results for the industrial processes they are responsible for. This would involve the design, specification and implementation of control and measurement equipment. The course focuses on real applications, with attention to special installation considerations and application limitations when selecting or installing different measurement or control equipment. COURSE FEES What are the fees for my country? The Engineering Institute of Technology (EIT) provides distance education to students located all around the world – it is one of the very few truly global training institutes. Course fees are paid in a currency that is determined by the student’s location. We aim to give you a rapid response regarding course fees that are relevant to your individual circumstances. We understand that cost is a major consideration before a student begins to study. For a rapid reply to your query regarding courses fees and payment options, please contact a Course Advisor in your region via the below button and we will respond within two (2) business days. [-]

Professional Certificate of Competency in Industrial Data Communications

Engineering Institute Of Technology
Online 3 months January 2017 Australia Perth

Modern industrial control and information systems employ a proliferation of technologies, including various hardware standards and protocols. For many of the personnel working with these systems the technologies are 'plug and play' and are just there to be used. [+]

BY THE END OF THIS 3-MONTH INTERACTIVE LIVE ONLINE COURSE YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO: Identify, prevent and troubleshoot industrial communications problems Fix over sixty of the most common problems that occur in industrial communications systems Successfully troubleshoot industrial communications systems OVERVIEW Modern industrial control and information systems employ a proliferation of technologies, including various hardware standards and protocols. For many of the personnel working with these systems the technologies are 'plug and play' and are just there to be used. The problems arise when decisions have to be made regarding the most suitable technologies for a given application, or when things go wrong and troubleshooting has to be performed. Without a thorough grasp of the working of the technologies involved, and without the availability of (and the ability to use) suitable diagnostic tools, this becomes a formidable challenge. The world of industrial communications abounds with three-letter acronyms, protocols, layered communication systems, fieldbuses and device networks. There are numerous networking and industrial bus standards, synchronous and asynchronous protocols, baseband and broadband systems, bus and star topologies, connection-oriented and connectionless protocols. In addition, there is a pronounced migration towards the use of Ethernet and TCP/IP. No wonder some of us are feeling a little confused. To complicate matters, many technicians and electricians who were initially trained in process instrumentation or electrical maintenance are now expected to perform network maintenance - truly a major challenge. This program demystifies the jargon and places the most popular systems, technologies, hardware standards and protocols in an OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) perspective. It explains how these technologies operate and equips participants with the tools and skills to do basic hardware and protocol-related troubleshooting on both serial (RS-485) and Ethernet type networks. [-]

Professional Certificate of Competency in Advanced TCP/IP-Based Industrial Networking

Engineering Institute Of Technology
Online Full time 3 months January 2017 Australia Perth

This course is for engineers and technicians who need a practical and extensive knowledge of the design and troubleshooting of Industrial Ethernet networks, as well as the selection, installation, and configuration of components such as routers and switches. [+]

Top Online Course Studies in Engineering. BY THE END OF THIS 3-MONTH INTERACTIVE LIVE ONLINE COURSE YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO: Design an Ethernet network with switches and routers Select appropriate Industrial Ethernet components Troubleshoot Ethernet and TCP/IP by means of a protocol analyzer Deploy Ethernet in Intrinsically Safe environments Configure and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 Set up a DHCP or BootP server Design IP subnets Troubleshoot TCP connection issues Set up a managed Ethernet switch Set up an IEEE802.1 p/Q VLAN Set up an industrial router Add an Access Control List to a router Extend an Ethernet network with wireless technologies Select appropriate Ethernet-based field buses for real-time applications OVERVIEW This course is for engineers and technicians who need a practical and extensive knowledge of the design and troubleshooting of Industrial Ethernet networks, as well as the selection, installation, and configuration of components such as routers and switches. It deals in depth with the underlying TCP/IP protocols, and specifically addresses both design and configuration issues related to IPv4 and the more recent IPv6. This course extends your skills and know-how well beyond that covered in our fundamental courses in Ethernet and TCP/IP. It also covers the more advanced aspects and applications of Ethernet such as advanced switching and routing, CCTV over IP, Modbus, Industrial Security, Intrinsically Safe applications, switched rings (including the latest IEC 62439-3 redundant ring standard), and highly-deterministic Ethernet-based field buses (e.g. for servo control) capable of 1 millisecond repetition rates and jitter of less than 1 microsecond. A strong practical hands-on focus with real equipment as detailed in the list of practical sessions ensures you apply and test out your knowledge and skills. [-]

Professional Certificate of Competency in Substation Design (Main Equipment)

Engineering Institute Of Technology
Online Full time 3 months January 2017 Australia Perth

Depending on the functions performed by a substation, the configuration and complexity can be quite varied. [+]

BY THE END OF THIS 3-MONTH INTERACTIVE LIVE ONLINE COURSE YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO: Calculate substation capacity based on load requirements and decide upon a suitable location Select a suitable configuration of the substation and size the main equipment Plan for appropriate system studies and draw up a specification for system studies Decide on the layout of an outdoor HV switchyard showing main and auxiliary equipment Choose equipment for fault limiting, VAR compensation and harmonic control and adjust the switchyard layout to include these systems Plan indoor substations with medium voltage switchgear and select the required equipment ratings Work out a suitable layout for the MV switchgear and associated equipment OVERVIEW Depending on the functions performed by a substation, the configuration and complexity can be quite varied. The skill of the designer is to anticipate the present and future needs that the substation will cater to, select appropriate design configuration and calculate the ratings of main equipment such as busbars, transformers and switchgear so as to ensure trouble free service over a number of decades. Sufficient thought should be given to the need for maintaining critical substation equipment and appropriate redundancies must be planned as well. This is essential as otherwise the consumers fed by the substation can suffer frequent supply outages, which is undesirable from service as well as financial point of view. It is also necessary to ensure that the substation will work satisfactorily under various normal and not-so normal situations (such as short circuits and other types of abnormal events which can occur in a system) without any failures. This is done by means of various calculations which are performed to reflect a set of simulated conditions. These calculations are collectively called as system studies. The type of studies will depend upon the complexity and criticality of the substation and the loads connected to it. The simulations are carried out using specialised computer software. A designer should have clear understanding of the studies that need to be performed in a given case and should also be able to decide the conditions that are needed to be simulated for each study. System studies can often bring out problem areas in the design. These need to be addressed by appropriate solutions involving equipment for voltage improvement, fault limiters and flicker compensation. Modern industries give rise to sizeable harmonic components which can result in premature equipment failures by heating and sometimes by harmonic resonance. Harmonic filters and other measures to inhibit resonance will have to be planned in such cases. These studies, when performed at the design stage, permit the designer to include the required corrective equipment proactively and integrate them with the rest of the system by providing proper space and switchgear as a part of the substation design, rather than as an afterthought. These complex issues will be dealt in this program using a simple step-by-step approach through real life examples. At each step, the basic design approach and calculations will be performed by the students to clearly understand the concepts that are being taught. [-]