Master TR-NQF-HE: Level 7 QF-EHEA: Second Cycle EQF-LLL: Level 7

Course Introduction and Application Information

Course Code Course Name Semester Theoretical Practical Credit ECTS
ESE5301 Energy Production Technologies Fall 3 0 3 8
The course opens with the approval of the Department at the beginning of each semester

Basic information

Language of instruction: En
Type of course: Must Course
Course Level:
Mode of Delivery: Face to face
Course Coordinator : Dr. Öğr. Üyesi CANAN ACAR
Course Lecturer(s): Dr. Öğr. Üyesi İREM FIRTINA ERTİŞ
Course Objectives: By the end of this course, the students will have learned the basics of energy production technologies. Priority will be given to conventional systems such as fuel-based power plants, but renewable energy production technologies such as wind energy or solar energy will also be discussed.

Learning Outputs

The students who have succeeded in this course;
1) Differentiate between conventional and renewable energy production technologies
2) Describe the fundamental processes that take place within a power plant
3) Explain the process of combustion
4) Calculate the heat of combustion of different fuels
5) Calculate the power output of a turbine
6) Analyze the heat transfer processes within a condenser
7) Calculate the thermal efficiency of a power plant
8) Explain the basic operation principle of wind turbines
9) Explain the basic operation principle of photovoltaic solar cells

Course Content

fundamental processes in power plants, combustion technologies, heating value calculations, mathematical analysis of turbines, thermal processes in power generation, thermal efficiency calculations, operation principles of wind turbines, operation principles of photovoltaic solar cells

Weekly Detailed Course Contents

Week Subject Related Preparation
1) The comparison of conventional and renewable energy sources
2) Introduction to power plants
3) Combustion processes in a power plant
4) Combustion processes in a power plant (continued)
5) Calculating the heating value of different fuels
6) Calculation of the turbine power output
7) Thermal processes in power plants
8) Calculating the thermal efficiency of a power plant
9) General review
10) Operation principles of wind turbines
11) Operation principles of wind turbines (continued)
12) Operation principles of photovoltaic solar cells
13) Operation principles of photovoltaic solar cells (continued)
14) Preparation for the final exam
15) Preparation for the final exam
16) Preparation for the final exam


Course Notes: Ders notları dersten sorumlu öğretim üyesi tarafından temin edilecektir. Lecture notes will be provided by the lecturer.
References: “Energy Systems Engineering – Evaluation and Implementation”, Francis M. Vanek & Louis D. Albright, McGraw-Hill, New York (2008) ISBN-10: 0071495932 ISBN-13: 978-0071495936

Evaluation System

Semester Requirements Number of Activities Level of Contribution
Attendance % 0
Laboratory % 0
Application % 0
Field Work % 0
Special Course Internship (Work Placement) % 0
Quizzes % 0
Homework Assignments % 0
Presentation % 0
Project % 0
Seminar % 0
Midterms 1 % 40
Preliminary Jury % 0
Final 1 % 60
Paper Submission % 0
Jury % 0
Bütünleme % 0
Total % 100
Total % 100

ECTS / Workload Table

Activities Number of Activities Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours 14 3 42
Laboratory 0 0 0
Application 0 0 0
Special Course Internship (Work Placement) 0 0 0
Field Work 0 0 0
Study Hours Out of Class 16 9 144
Presentations / Seminar 0 0 0
Project 0 0 0
Homework Assignments 0 0 0
Quizzes 0 0 0
Preliminary Jury 0 0 0
Midterms 1 3 3
Paper Submission 0 0 0
Jury 0 0 0
Final 1 3 3
Total Workload 192

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

No Effect 1 Lowest 2 Low 3 Average 4 High 5 Highest
Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1) Have sufficient theoretical background in mathematics, basic sciences and other related engineering areas and to be able to use this background in the field of energy systems engineering. 3
2) Be able to identify, formulate and solve energy systems engineering-related problems by using state-of-the-art methods, techniques and equipment. 4
3) Be able to design and do simulation and/or experiment, collect and analyze data and interpret the results. 2
4) Be able to access information, to do research and use databases and other information sources. 3
5) Have an aptitude, capability and inclination for life-long learning. 3
6) Be able to take responsibility for him/herself and for colleagues and employees to solve unpredicted complex problems encountered in practice individually or as a group member. 3
7) Develop an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 1
8) Develop an ability to apply the fundamentals of engineering mathematics and sciences into the field of energy conversion. 5
9) Develop an understanding of the obligations for implementing sustainable engineering solutions. 2
10) Develop an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability 2
11) Realize all steps of a thesis or a project work, such as literature survey, method developing and implementation, classification and discussion of the results, etc.