European Master and Certification Program
in Risk Engineering and Management

Renewable Energies

Course code: 181772
Language of instruction: Gb
Lecturers: under appointment (ytbc)
Assessment: Defined in the module

Short description

The main core of this course is to improve knowledge about opportunities and threats related to renewable energies. The historical and societal factors explaining the rise of renewable energies will also be presented, but the focus of this course is more on the technical side. After course students are able to evaluate scenarios connected with energy costs, as well as make plans and calculation useful in practical experiences.  



The overall goal of this module is giving future industry leaders the required wherewithal to be able to cope with the difficult equation of protecting the natural resources whilst running a business. State-of-the-Art methods, techniques and tools will be presented, as well as actual research. At the end of the module, attendees are expected to be able to assess, formulate mitigating measures and control the impact of their activity on the environment (e.g. Noise, air and water quality). They should also be able to consider the problem and the respective solutions as a whole; taking into account technical, economic and social dimensions. Yet, even though all those dimension will be presented, the focus of this module will be on the technical competencies of the students –the economic and social dimension will be presented more deeply in other modules of the curriculum– and the lecturers will ensure that they are able to apply mathematics, computer know-how and engineering principles to solve environmental problems. In addition, Students will deepen their knowledge on one of the most important challenges of environmental engineering: the production and management of energy. A strong accent will be put on renewable energies (e.g. thermal, geothermal and photovoltaic processes) giving attendees the key and the outlook needed to understand and be part of this 21st century’s challenge. Last but not least, this module aims to help attendees to work effectively in an interdisciplinary context with other people in different situations and international environment.

Target Attendees / Participants

This module is targeted to current master of engineering students who want a clear understanding on control of pollution in the environment, different waste treatments, and those who are interested in using the tools of science and engineering to solve problems in the natural and built environment.

Course Content by Units

the course will cover the following topics:

solar thermal energy, photovolatics , bioenergy, hydroelectricty, wave and wind energy, geothermal energy and tidal power

chances and risks of renewable energies

evaluation scenarios (e.g. evaluation on energy costs)

Planning and calculation of regional sustainable mixed power and heat supplys

Teaching Methods

The course includes:

  • introductory note explaining aim and structure of the course, and used methodology as well
  • ex cathedra lecturing illustrated by number of examples
  • review of main topics in the end of each lecturing unit


Arzu Sencan Sahin (2012). Modeling and Optimization of Renewable Energy Systems, InTech

Aldo V. da Rosa (2005). Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes, Academic Press

Boyle, G. (2012) Renewable Energy (3rd edn) OUP Oxford

Martin Kaltschmitt, Wolfgang Streicher, Andreas Wiese (2007). Renewable Energy: Technology, Economics and Environment, Springer

Johann Köppel et al. (2010). Renewable Energies in Germany's Electricity Market: A Biography of the Innovation Process, Springer

Anil Markandya, Ibon Galarraga, Mikel Gonzalez-Eguino (2011). Handbook of Sustainable Energy, Edward Elgar Pub

José Ramón San Cristóbal Mateo (2012). Multi Criteria Analysis in the Renewable Energy Industry (Green Energy and Technology), Springer

Takeshi Yao (2010). Zero-Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009: Proceedings of the First International Symposium of Global COE Program "Energy Science in the Age of Global Warming - ... Energy System" (Green Energy and Technology), Springer

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(Course profile ID: B1-3:, generated on September 24, 2021)