Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Renewable Energy Engineering (RNEE)

Renewable Energy Engineering Program

Renewable Energy Engineering (RNEE) is a 4-year program that consists of 150 credits and aims at educating engineers to acquire the necessary competencies to design, build and operate the green energy infrastructure.

In addition to basic science and math, the program begins by building solid grounding in fundamentals comprising elements from material, mechanical, thermal, and electrical engineering.

This is followed by 4 semesters of advanced engineering courses that cover Solar and Wind Energy, Photovoltaic Cells, Hydropower Generation, and Geothermal Energy.

The curriculum provides students with strong theory and practical hands-on enabling them to devise effective solutions for the generation, distribution, and utilization of green energy for grid-connected and off-grid applications.

The major culminates in a two-semester capstone where students, working in small groups, demonstrate their mastery of the required engineering competencies and the design process.

Program Aim / Objective

To prepare experts in the various aspects of energy and alternative energy sciences and technologies, in particular energy conservation strategies and engineering practices for clean energy production.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates from the Renewable Energy Engineering (RNEE) program are expected to:

  • Design, build and operate green energy infrastructures.
  • Pursue graduate studies in energy or other related multidisciplinary areas.
  • Acquire professional leadership in their fields of expertise and commitment to environment, community, and global society.

Career Opportunities

Renewable Energy Engineers acquire a broad spectrum of skills needed for every profession in the energy industry that is booming worldwide.

A graduate from RNEE program will be qualified to work in Clean Power Generation and Distribution, Solar Energy Systems, Wind Energy Systems, Hydropower Plants and Geothermal Energy Systems, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Energy System Modelling, and Energy Audit.

Other career options include prominent chances to work in research and development spending huge budgets on green energy studies.

Offered Courses

  • Fundamentals of Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable and Passive Building Design
  • Solar Thermal Energy Systems
  • Green Buildings and LEED
  • Renewable Energy Lab
  • Geothermal Energy & Heat Pump Applications
  • Wind Energy
  • Energy Management
  • Hydraulic Machinery and Stations
  • Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Control Systems
  • Modern Drives
  • Power System Operation
  • Grid Integration
  • Photovoltaic Systems

Program Requirements

The RNEE curriculum consists of the following components:

General Education Requirements 20 Cr.
Basic Science and Mathematics 27 Cr.
General Engineering Topics 15 Cr.
Engineering Topics from Outside the Major 20 Cr.
Renewable Energy Engineering Major 51 Cr.
Technical Electives 12 Cr.
Final Year Project 4 Cr.
Internship 1 Cr.

For further information, please contact:

Prof. Ali Hammoud
Dr. Eddie Hanna
+9617985858 ext. 3438
+9617985858 ext. 3452
ahammoud@bau.edu.lb
e.hanna@bau.edu.lb

Faculty of Engineering

Address

Debbieh Campus

Phone number

Tel: +961 7 985985

Fax

Fax: +961 7 985060