Modern society relies on stable and readily available energy supplies. Renewable energy is an increasingly important component of energy sources. The program covers energy conversion and the utilization and storage of renewable technologies such as wind, solar, biomass, fuel cells, and hybrid systems. Thermodynamics forms the basis for modeling renewable energy systems. The program also touches upon the environmental consequences of energy conversion and how renewable energy can reduce air pollution and global climate change.
We also offer this program as a bachelor's or Ph.D.
Renewable Energies Online via distance learning
This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma, or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is an enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. For example Electrical Engineering - Energy Engineering - Energy Science - Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering - Petroleum & Natural Gas Production - Petroleum Industry Management.
Method of instruction: Distance Learning Higher Education
This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflects your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide.
Students enrolling in this distance education program should be aware that:
Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
Language: Book reading and report writing in another language other than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs, or religion.
Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program.
Duration - Renewable Energies Online via distance learning
For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.
Master's Degree - Renewable Energies Online
Tuition Fee: Min. 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) | Max. 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online: 36 - 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: Renewable Energies via distance learning = 39 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Engineering & Technology from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. For example Sustainable Architecture. + 13 Academic credits (Research methodology and final project or thesis).
Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credits (30 hours of study).
You may study any subject as an independent online continuing education course.
This course explores the usefulness of various types of energies and the application of engineering in designing alternative energy systems. It includes passive and active solar systems, fuel cells, hydroelectric power, geothermal heat transfer, and wind energy. It involves the inventory, evaluation, planning, design, installation, and maintenance of a wide variety of energy-producing systems.
Academic Supervisor: Eduard Bes FusterEnergy Science
This course of energy science studies different options of energy generation and conversion, and the design of energy systems for a sustainable future. It studies matter and energy at the electronic, atomic, and molecular levels to improve the efficacy of the power supply.
Academic Supervisor: Higinio Menendez MilanesThermodynamics
This course reviews the main principles and laws of thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and fluid dynamics. It introduces the use of entropy and free energy, energy conversions and energy systems, combined heat and power, tri-generation systems (power, heating, and cooling), hybrid systems, and energy conversion efficiencies. It offers an understanding of the role of chemical thermodynamics in the development and design of energy systems.
Academic Supervisor: Ashraf Elsayed MohamedEnergy Distribution Systems
This course describes both overhead and underground energy distribution system and their characteristics. It considers load, line, and cable models, distribution transformers, power flow, and fault analysis, overcurrent protection, power factor correction, and energy distribution system planning and automation.
Academic Supervisor: Higinio Menendez MilanesFuel Cells
This course reviews the operation of fuel cells and technical applications of a fuel cell in providing electricity and heat. It explores hydrogen as a fuel, energy efficiency, and the utilization of hydrogen and fuel cell technology in transportation, shipping, industrial, and residential settings. It studies the involvement of proton exchange membrane, alkaline electrolyte fuel cells, and methanol fuel cells in the conversion of hydrogen fuel to useable forms of energy.
Academic Supervisor: Higinio Menendez MilanesWind & Tidal Energy
This course deals with the production of electricity from wind power and ocean waves. It provides an assessment of resources and the energy potential of wind and tides, turbine technologies, wind farms, wave and tidal power technologies and power plants, and ocean thermal energy conversion systems.
Academic Supervisor: Eduard Bes FusterBiofuels & Bioenergy
This course covers the alternative and renewable fuels derived from biological sources and their applications as energy sources for homes, industry, and transportation. Wood, urban, and agricultural solid waste are discussed as potential sources of energy conversion. In addition, the production of methane and alcohol-based fuels and their roles as transportation fuels are considered an opportunity to replace fossil-based fuels. Bio-diesel and vegetable oil topics are necessary to show a true alternate energy source for internal combustion engines.
Academic Supervisor: Eduard Bes FusterSolar Energy
This course introduces solar energy utilization in thermal processes and electricity production. It includes solar radiation, seasonal variation, heat transfer, photovoltaic cells (PVs), photovoltaic systems and collectors, and solar applications for the generation and storage of electricity and heat. It explores the use of solar energy in solar water heating systems, in energy-efficient design and construction, in passive solar heating, and the efficient use of electricity.
Academic Supervisor: Higinio Menendez MilanesGeothermal Energy
This course reviews the main characteristics of geothermal systems, low temperature, and high-temperature geothermal fields. It overviews the methodology of geothermal exploration and exploitation, geothermal heating systems, geothermal heat pumps, and geothermal power plants. It explores the combination of heat and power systems to achieve maximum energy efficiency and minimum environmental impact.
Academic Supervisor: Eduard Bes FusterEnergy Pollution Control
This course examines energy supply, conventional fuel reserves (coal, oil, natural gas), alternative sources (nuclear, solar, geothermal), and their corresponding pollution levels, economic, and environmental impacts. It presents current methods and technology for energy pollution control and the regulatory standards for environmental protection.
Academic Supervisor: Eduard Bes FusterRenewable Energies
This course reviews the new energy paradigm: local energy resource availability in different countries, the need to reduce CO2 and other gas emissions, implications of global warming and climate change, the political and economic implications of increasing scarcity of conventional oil, and the importance of renewable energy. Finally, it explores the principles for sustainable energy development and how to accomplish them.
Academic Supervisor: Higinio Menendez MilanesEnergy Process Engineering
This course explains the concepts and process of energy conversion. It presents power systems structure, components, and operation. It deals with the applications of power transmission lines and transformers, energy system representation, load flow, power system protection, symmetrical components, faults, and stability.
Academic Supervisor: Higinio Menendez MilanesEnergy Engineering
This course deals with energy efficiency, energy services consumption, facility management, plant engineering optimization, environmental compliance, and alternative energy technologies. The main job of energy engineers is to find the most efficient and sustainable ways to operate buildings and manufacturing processes.
Academic Supervisor: Higinio Menendez Milanes
Admission requirements - Renewable Energies
For official admission status at Bircham distance education university; you need to send in a filled out, dated, and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from the website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to our address. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in a PDF Format.
Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the number of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the number of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.