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Energy Systems Engineering

“I want to study Energy Systems Engineering because …”

I know that this is one of the most important professions needed by our country and others because of the depletion in fossil fuels, the environmental problems caused by energy and the increase in the cost of energy resources. It is possible to understand this department’s value considering the fact that we depend on the existence of various energy sources. As an energy system engineer, I aim to successfully study the reduction of dependence on foreign sources of energy, determining strategies to produce efficient and sustainable environmentally friendly energy sources and use them.

Educational Content

The Energy Systems Engineering Department aims to train qualified students able to use energy resources and types in an efficient way, who can plan energy production, usage and transmission and who understand energy-related laws. Most importantly, the Department trains engineers capable of critical thinking using ethical and social values in their work and management of available technologies and produce new technologies.

In the Energy Systems Engineering Department, the education curriculum covers basic sciences in the first year and, in the second year offers a programme involving technical lessons involving tools such as thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, reaction kinetics. From the second year lectures are given in topics related to energy systems, such as the use of renewable energy power plants, electric power plants, nuclear reactions and reactors, fuel characteristics, combustion, energy production and utilization, geographical distribution of energy resources, energy problems throughout the world, depletion of fossil fuels and energy control. Within these practical lectures subjects covered include the world’s energy consumption, energy-related international law, control of air pollution from combustion chambers, the global environmental impact of energy systems of climate change, acid rain and the ozone layer thinning, energy systems design and modelling.

What are my career opportunities?

Energy Systems engineers can develop careers in a broad range of workplaces in the public and private sectors. Energy investment has recently increased resulting in an increase demand for engineers in the energy sector. Graduates work in energy efficiency, its conservation and energy law issues. Today, in response to demand for clean energy, investments are increasing in renewable energy such as solar, wind, bio energy, geothermal and hydroelectric power plants. In addition, thermal power plants and nuclear power plants are available. These developments also create a significant source of employment.

Energy Systems Engineering in Brief

It is a branch of engineering that conducts studies examining systems of energy production, resources, systems modelling, simulation, optimization, analysis, design, energy storage and energy efficiency. The legislation, management and policies inherent in the modern energy sector are important within Energy Systems Engineering.

Research and Applications

Like other engineering departments, Energy Systems Engineering is a practical subject where the students use the fully equipped laboratories in their research studies utilising the Thermodynamics and Heat Transmission, Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency, Electrical Power labs. Most of the lectures given in the third and fourth years are in the practical labs to allow the consolidation of students’ education. The practise of education in real life is undertaken by attending training courses where students see the studies conducted in the field of energy in other institutions. At the end of four years, each student receives a graduation Project the main purpose of which is to help students conduct studies in topics learnt during the four years and find solutions to recent problems.


There is a need for engineers who are able to create a variety of energy sources, design and develop sustainable and environmentally friendly energy systems, as they are vital in respect of our country’s energy resources and its energy profile in order to remove a dependency on foreign sources.
The present increasing investments in civil and private sectors creates a need for Energy Systems Engineers. Our Department aims to meet the needs of society by training graduates able to sole problems, have a life-long learning philosophy, develop the ability of design and the basis of producing technology. At this point, we invite all the students who are interested in energy related topics to our department to create a sustainable and clear future.
Assoc. Dr. Serkan Abbasoğlu, Head of Department
Fossil fuels, which are consumed everyday and whose cost is increasing, lead to new investments and highlight the importance of the need to find alternative energy systems, making use of existing ones to produce energy effectively. These new investments create a need for Energy Systems Engineers. The reason of choosing this department is that I am aware of the fact that this profession is among the today’s and the future’s most important professions.
Bilal Gurkan, Department Student

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