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Minor Program in Renewable Energy

MINOR PROGRAM IN Renewable Energy

All the civilized communities require power; however, fossil fuels are depleting and cause adverse environmental effects, which cause climate crises. The minor program in Renewable Energy aims to introduce students from all disciplines to the energy sources that do not have a finite end and replenish naturally, such as solar, wind, and geothermal. Students who complete this minor program are expected to be familiar with the basics of renewable energy in both theoretical and applied sense.

Conditions of Minor Program Completion

There are a total of 8 courses in this minor program; 4 of them are mandatory, and 4 of them are elective courses. Students must take one basic circuits, one thermodynamics, one fluid mechanics and one heat transfer course to get the fundamentals of circuits and thermal-fluid sciences, which cover the theoretical part of renewable energy. Some of these courses may be taken as a part of the students’ major program. In that case, those courses can be counted towards the Renewable Energy minor program. The remaining courses, four electives, to meet the requirement for completing a minor program must be taken as elective courses, which include the applied part of the program.

Compulsory Courses

Course Coverage Course Name Prerequisites*

Basic Circuits

EEE 201 Circuits Theory I (4-2)5
or
EEE 281 Electrical Circuits (3-2)4
or
EEE 209 Fundamentals of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (3-0)3

MAT 119

MAT 119

PHY 106

Thermodynamics

ASE 231 Thermodynamics (4-0)4
or
CHME 204 Thermodynamics I (4-0)4
or
MECH 203 Thermodynamics (4-0)4

-

-

-

Fluid Mechanics

ASE 244 Fluid Mechanics (4-0)4
or
CHME 323 Fluid Mechanics (3-0)3
or
CVE 371 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (3-0)3
or
MECH 305 Fluid Mechanics (4-0)4
or
PNGE 211 Introduction to Fluid Mechanics (3-2)4

-

-

MAT 219 & CVE 221

MAT 210 & MECH 208

-

Heat Transfer

ASE 331 Heat Transfer (3-0)3
or
CHME 325 Heat Transfer (3-0)3
or
MECH 311 Heat Transfer (4-0)4

-

-

MECH 203

*Please check the Student Affairs Information System to see the most updated course information.

Elective Courses**

Code Elective Course Name Prerequisites*

CHME 443

Resource Engineering II

CHME 204

CHME 495

Green And Sustainable Chemical Process Engineering

-

EEE 462

Utilization of Electrical Energy

EEE 361 & EEE 463

MECH 405

Energy Conversion Systems

MECH 203

MECH 415

Utilization of Geothermal Energy

MECH 311

MECH 478

Introduction to Solar Energy Utilization

MECH 311

MECH 492

Fuel Cell Fundamentals

MECH 203

MECH 495

Design of Renewable Energy Systems

MECH 203

PNGE 450

Introduction to Geothermal Reservoir Engineering

-

*Please check the Student Affairs Information System to see the most updated course information.
**Other courses may be accepted as an elective course upon the approval of the minor program coordinator. 

Summary Table for Engineering Students

The following summary table is given as information for the engineering students; thus, it is not a binding table. The detailed program should be discussed with the academic advisor in the major program and the minor program coordinator.
The minimum requirement for completing a minor, based on respective METU directive, is the completion of 6 courses and 18 credits, with no less than 4 courses outside the major program curriculum.

Major Program Circuit Thermo. Fluid Mech. Heat Tr. # of Electives Total # of Courses in Addition to the Major Program

ASE

EEE 209

ASE 231

ASE 244

ASE 331

4

4

CHME

RE

CHME 204

CHME 323

CHME 325

4

4

CNG

EEE 281

     

4

5***

CVE

   

CVE 371

 

4

5***

EEE

EEE 201

RE

   

4

4***

MECH

EEE 209

MECH 203

MECH 305

MECH 311

4

4

PNGE

 

CHME 204

PNGE 211

 

4

4***

***The remaining number of courses is calculated if two elective courses are counted towards major program as technical elective courses.

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