The master/training programme can be subdivided into three major modules namely renewable energy resources, low emission power plants and environmental management.
The renewable energy resources module includes the studies of solar, wind, wave, and tidal as well as geothermal energy. The courses serving this module are to be prepared by mechanical as well as electrical engineers in order to assure a broader coverage of the subject under consideration.
The low emission power plants module devotes itself towards the study of pollutant reduction technologies applied to conventional power plants. The courses cover the following areas: pre- and post-combustion treatment to fuel, the oxidizing medium and/or flue gases. Modifications to the combustion process to minimize emissions are to be considered as well. The module includes different technologies for carbon capture and storage. The module targets to trigger the awareness of engineers (master students) and/or trainees of the international legislations/protocols concerning the environment and pollutant emissions. Topics concerning the use of biomass as an alternative fuel are covered in this module
The environmental studies module focuses on the mechanical and biological treatment of solid waste as well as design of solid waste treatment plants. The module covers waste water treatment of urban areas and industrial processes drainage. Air quality control is also covered within this module where air pollutant measurements and sampling are focused as well as flue gas treatments.
A double-degree modular Master of Science program between AAST and AU is planned, where core courses are to be distributed among the first two semesters whereas courses serving a specific module are distributed among second and third semesters. The last (fourth) semester is devoted to the master’s thesis.
The following plan describes the anticipated master’s program where the credit hours and/or ECTS equivalent system is adopted.
Core Courses:
Basics of utilization of renewable energy I & II (3 + 3 Cr.) - Combustion and Firing (3 Cr.) - Basics of air quality control (3Cr.)
Elective Courses serving each specific module:
Module I: Renewable Energy
Developed Courses: Solar Energy (3Cr.) – Photovoltaics I & II (3+ 3 Cr.) – Utilization of Wind Energy I & II (3 + 3 Cr.) – Wave and Tidal Energy (3Cr.) – Geothermal Energy (3Cr.) -
New Courses: Wind power technology and development (3Cr.) – Meteorology for wind power (3Cr.) – Solar irradiation and energy data modeling (3Cr.) – Meteorology for solar energy (3Cr.) – hydrological calculation, social and environmental impacts (3Cr.) – Hydropower potential and types (3Cr.).
Module II: Low Emission Power Plant
Developed Courses: mission management and control (3Cr.) – Power Plants Combustion and Emissions (3 Cr.) – Firing Systems and Flue Gas Treatment (3Cr.) – Biomass as an alternative fuel (3Cr.) – Carbon Capture and Storage (3Cr.) – Internal Combustion Engines Pollution Control (3Cr.) -  Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) (3Cr.) – Control of Power Plants and Distribution Grids I & II (3 +3 Cr.) – Steam Generation (3Cr.) – Engine Combustion and Emissions (3Cr.) – Transport Phenomena (3Cr.).
New Courses: Advanced zero emission power plant design (3Cr.) – Magneto-hydrodynamic power generation (3Cr.).
Module III: Environmental Management
Developed Courses: Pollutant formation and Air Quality Control (3Cr.) – Chemistry and Biology for Environmental Engineers (3Cr.) – Measurement of Air Pollutants (3Cr.) – Firing Systems and Flue Gas Treatment (3Cr.) – Mechanical and Biological Waste (3Cr.) – Design of Thermal Waste Treatment Plants (3Cr.) – Urban Drainage and design of waste water treatment plants (3Cr.) – Industrial Waste Water (3Cr.) – Disposal Methods in Industrial Processes (3Cr.) – Air quality management (3Cr.).
New Courses: Global atmospheric chemistry (3Cr.) – Life cycle assessment (3Cr.) – Advanced air noise and control (3Cr.).

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20 May 2012

This meeting is the second meeting between all partners, which serves as a gathering