Fundamentals of REEE

Module Title Fundamentals of REEE1
Module Type E
CompetencyAssessing opportunities of efficiency in the energy sector
Courses Title Teaching Method SWS Credits Performance requirements/Examination
Conversion Processes
lecture, presentation, project work 4 4
  • midterm quizzes (40%)
  • final exam (60%)
Fundamentals in Energy Efficiency
lecture 3 3
  • midterm (40%): group presentation
  • final exam (60%)
Semester winter
Responsible Khalil
Site Cairo
Lecturer(s) Adel Khalil
Mohamed El Sobki
Language English
Workload 105 hours course attendance
  70 hours self-study
Credits 7
Recommended Qualifications -
Learning Outcomes a) Conversion Processes
After the successful participation in the course Conversion Processes the students are able to:
  • perceive the basics of the different energy forms and conversion technologies
  • assess conversion efficiencies for different forms of energy.
b) Fundamentals in Energy Efficiency
After the successful participation in the course Fundamentals in Energy Efficiency the students are able to:
  • distinguish energy supply and demand patterns
  • review different energy conservation technologies/opportunities.
Contents a) Conversion Processes
  • Energy classification, sources and utilization
  • Economics and terminology
  • Principal fuels for energy conversion
  • Conversion to thermal energy / electrical energy / mechanical energy
  • Short introduction into nuclear energy conversion
b) Fundamentals in Energy Efficiency
  • Energy supply and demand patterns / management
  • Energy balance and analysis on thermal systems
  • Energy codes and standards
  • Energy auditing procedure
  • Energy conservation opportunities (e.g. high efficiency lighting)
  • Energy codes and standards
  • Power factor correction
Media Black board and beamer, measurements, use of simple computer programs.
  • A.W. Culp, Principles of Energy Conversion, McGraw-Hill College, 2nd sub edition, 1990.
  • F. Kreith and R.E. West (Editors), CRC Handbook of Energy Efficiency; CRC Press, 1st edition, 1996.
  • T.D. Eastop and D.R. Croft, Energy Efficiency for Engineers and Technologists, Longman Publishing Group, 1990.
1 REEE stands for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency.