Clean Energy full-time second-cycle studies (master's degree)
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Language of instructionEnglish
FacultyFaculty of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics
The profile of the “Clean Energy” graduate
Education in this branch of study provides the knowledge necessary to solve problems concerning the utilization and transformation of various types of energy. Student understands the processes of energy conversion in biosphere and has a knowledge of acquiring various forms of energy from environment and their conversion to the effective types of energy. As far as Clean Energy field of study is concerned, particular attention was paid on following issues: acquire and conversion of renewable energy sources, highly effective and environmentally friendly energy technologies, energy conservation and rationalization of its use, as well as methods of short- and long-term energy storage. Also particular emphasis was put on hydrogen as an universal energy carrier and storage. In addition, the abilities of calculation which allow the description of conversion and transport of mechanical and thermal energy, are developed, as well as the knowledge and skills related to organization and implementation of transport processes, which include renewable energy sources.
The knowledge of methods of conservation and effective conversion of energy is supplied with fundamental aspects of building energy audit and energy facilities. Student obtains knowledge and skills which enable the design and contracting of systems using conventional and renewable energy sources in multi-source and multi-receiver heat energy production and distribution systems, including multi-generation systems. The knowledge of application of algorithms and systems optimizing the operation of small energy systems, are provided also. Issues related to the production of hydrogen and its use in energy storage and its role as an energy carrier, with particular emphasis on applications in various means of transport, have a significant share in the study program.
Based on knowledge of processes of conversion and absorption of renewable energy sources, student acquires knowledge in the field of modelling phenomena, which occur in energy devices. Moreover, the knowledge of energy acquiring and conversion is supplemented with the issues of environmental and social costs of their implementation and methods of their minimization. Student is conversant with the organization of the energy market and the ability of utilization of local energy resources and raising funds for this purpose.
Graduates obtain skills necessary to work in corporations designing and installing small and medium-sized energy systems, in companies utilizing energy systems and in companies using hydrogen as an energy carrier and storage and designing and installing appropriate devices and installations. For this reason, particular emphasis is placed on including the specific properties of renewable energy sources and their cooperation with conventional energy sources. Design skills include the integration of energy installations and allow for solving more advanced problems in the field of energy devices.
Graduates also gain knowledge essential to deal with energy issues in local government units. The curriculum covers the topics of using local energy resources, exploiting the energy infrastructure of a local government unit and planning local energy development and raising funds for this purpose. The knowledge acquired during the studies will allow the participation in the Polish and EU programs concerning transformation and development of the energy sector.