Institute of Graduate Studies and Research

Energy Systems Engineering (PhD)

Duration 5 Years
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About the Program

The Energy Systems Engineering program offers students, who wish to have an academic, research, industry or entrepreneurship based career, the opportunity to pursue the doctorate degree in energy systems engineering. It is important that the Ph.D. program graduates perceive the need for lifelong learning, are constantly improving themselves and are specialized engineers who have gained detailed knowledge of the related practices. For this reason, the primary aim of the Ph.D. in Energy Systems Engineering program is to train academics who can; conduct independent research on energy systems, comment on scientific events with a broad and deep perspective, continuously improve/train themselves to adapt to innovations in the field, and identify the steps needed to reveal new syntheses. Doctoral thesis will fulfill the aims of scientific innovation developing a new scientific method and/or applying a known method to a new field.

Education Opportunities

Ph.D. program consists of seven courses, a seminar, a doctoral qualification examination, and thesis work. Four of these courses must be program-specific Ph.D. courses, while the remaining three courses may be M.Sc. or Ph.D. level courses suitable for the area of specialization in which students aim at. In the last semester of course work, each student will give a seminar about the chosen thesis topic. Students who complete the course load, including the seminar, within the period determined by the Institute of Graduate Studies and Research and have a CGPA of at least 3.00, are entitled to enter the qualification examination. Students who are successful in the qualification examination can register for the thesis and continue their research. In order to be able to defend the thesis, students should have at least one journal article related to their thesis topic published in SCI or SCI-Expanded journals. After publishing the article, students can defend their thesis at a time deemed appropriate by the thesis supervisor.

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Career Areas

Graduates of the Ph.D. in Energy Systems Engineering program can work as researchers at universities or other research institutions. They can also continue their careers as academics; they can teach, in their field of specialization, at universities in North Cyprus or abroad. Graduates of Energy Systems Engineering doctorate program can follow current energy legislations, design and develop new ones, assess energy sources and supply-demand balance. They can also work on developing conversion technologies (chemical, heat, electricity, mechanics) for utilizing energy sources (oil, natural gas, coal, solar, wind, water, geothermal, biomass, wave, etc.), designing/managing energy transmission, distribution and storage processes, increasing the efficiency of energy generating systems or reducing their costs and environmental impacts of systems related to energy systems engineering.

Contact

Institute of Graduate Studies and Research
Graduate Sciences and Education Center, GE106
Tel: +90 392 671 1111 Extension: 2214-2228
Institute E-mail: ciu-institute@ciu.edu.tr

Compulsory modules

First Semester
SEMINAR

Course code

ENRE690

Credit

0

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3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE I

Course code

ENRE6X1

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE II

Course code

ENRE6X2

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

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ELECTIVE III

Course code

ENRE6X3

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ELECTIVE IV

Course code

ENRE6X4

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

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ELECTIVE V

Course code

ENRE6X5

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

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ELECTIVE VI

Course code

ENRE6X6

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

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Second Semester
THESIS

Course code

ENRE600

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

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QUAILIFICATION EXAM FOR PHD

Course code

ENRE650

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

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0

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Philosophy of Science

Course code

PHIL601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course will follow three main paths: Firstly it will introduce philosophy to doctoral students. The meaning of philosophy, its scope, its sub-branches and its different schools will be the subject topic of the first weeks. Then the course will focus on the relation of philosophy with the sources of knowledge and different sciences. Here, Rationalism, Empiricism and Intuitionism will be covered during the following weeks. In the remaining weeks the course will concentrate on philosophy of science and scientific ethics. Logical positivism, paradigm changes, falsificationism, the questions of “what is science”, “what is pseudo-science?”, “what is the relation between theory and reality?” are amongst topics that will be covered. Finally, the course will concentrate on ethical theories and will particularly cover scientific ethics.

Optional modules

EXERGY AND EXERGY-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF RENEWABLE SYSTEMS

Course code

ENRE606

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF ENERGY SYSTEMS

Course code

ENRE633

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

TECHNO-ECONOMICAL ANALYSIS OF ENERGY APPLICATIONS

Course code

ENRE502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED SOLAR ENERGY UTILIZATION

Course code

ENRE607

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Course code

ENRE613

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
RENEWABLE ENERGY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
POWER SYSTEMS PROTECTION AND CONTROL

Course code

ENRE612

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

RESEARCH METHODS

Course code

EMNT525

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

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0
This course is designed to be a background pass to graduate studies. The ability to formulate a research question, finding the data relevant to research questions, analyze those data, and presentation of research findings are skills that will be acquired through this course. Scientific thinking skills and methods of research, using library and online archives, experimental design, and presenting quantitative data are modules covered within the scope of this course. Scientific communication, writing research proposals, scientific reporting and thesis writing are also supported. Conference presentations, time management in research projects, ethical issues, plagiarism and skills of working in a group and networking are also highlighted throughout the semester.
ENERGY SECURITY AND GEOPOLITICS

Course code

ENRE610

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

POLICIES & FUTURE R&D OF FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY

Course code

ENRE618

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

NUCLEAR ENERGY POLICIES

Course code

ENRE611

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS-MODELING & OPTIMIZATION

Course code

ENRE619

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS OF ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEMS

Course code

ENRE634

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

The course content includes the analysis and modelling of energy systems. It will help students to understand the science behind the energy generation systems and their working principles. The main topics of discussion will be of advanced energy generation systems such as power generation systems. The discussion will also include gas cycles, including Brayton cycle as well as the vapour compression refrigeration cycles, vapour absorption refrigeration cycles. It further includes the economics of power cycles, fuels and combustion (solid fuels, liquid fuels, and gas fuels), steam generators, steam turbines (single stage, multi-stage, tandem and compound etc.) and the main components of steam and gas turbine systems. The contents mentioned above will be analyzed for their perspective of first and second laws of thermodynamics.
ENERGY - PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE

Course code

ENRE501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

0
ENERJİ - GEÇMİŞ, BUGÜN & GELECEK
HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER

Course code

ENRE302

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

ENERGY DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS

Course code

ENRE624

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED GAS TURBINES

Course code

ENRE514

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

THERMODYNAMICS

Course code

ENRE301

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

CIRCUIT THEORY I

Course code

EEE202

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

ENERGY SYSTEMS II

Course code

ENRE306

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

PROJECT SCHEDULING

Course code

EMNT503

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED TECHNIWUES FOR ENERGY SYSTEMS

Course code

ENRE601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

FLUID MECHANICS

Course code

CVL331

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

CIRCUIT THEORY II

Course code

EEE301

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

6
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ENGINEERING ECONOMY

Course code

INDE232

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT

Course code

EMNT502

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

POWER ELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS

Course code

ENRE505

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SOLAR POWER DESIGN

Course code

ENRE507

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

MODERN ECONOMIC ISSUES IN ENERGY SYSTEMS

Course code

ENRE527

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

DESIGN OF ZERO EMISSION 100% RENEWABLE CITIES

Course code

ENRE537

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SOLAR - THERMAL ENERGY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

Course code

EELE581

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ENGINEERING ETHICS

Course code

EMNT560

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

OPTICAL COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Course code

CMPE622

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Optical network design. Optical network modeling, routing and wavelength assignment algorithms. Optical network simulation tools and techniques. Optical grid/cloud networks. Optical Burst Switching (OBS) and EPONs (Ethernet Passive Optical Networks).
ANALYTICAL DECISION MAKING

Course code

MISY602

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

OPERATIONS RESEARCH TECHNIQUES

Course code

EMNT517

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLES

Course code

ENRE512

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTERMEDIATE FLUID MECHANICS

Course code

ENRE521

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

INTERMEDIATE HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER

Course code

ENRE522

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED ENGINEERING THERMODYNAMICS

Course code

ENRE605

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Course code

CVLE601

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS FOR ENGINEERING

Course code

ENGI660

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
This course covers data analysis using statistical methods, e.g., descriptive and multivariate analysis. Furthermore, the course covers the topics of correlation, sampling, estimation, and hypotheses testing. The logic and key assumptions underpinning the multivariate ordinary least squares regression model will be given together with more advanced subjects such as the analysis of time series and panel data analysis. The emphasis will be on achieving a smooth transition between theory, model definition, and outcome presentation. It will illustrate several methods of data analysis, presenting the findings of analyses (for example, visually, using graphics, tables, and text), and understanding their meaning. Students will gain hands-on experience with the techniques discussed in this course by applying them to various datasets using statistical software
PRODUCTION PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

Course code

EMNT501

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING ANALYSIS

Course code

ENVE528

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Aims to understand the working principles of modern analytical instruments, and how they can be used to solve analytical problems encountered in environmental engineering. Includes optical methods, ultra violet, visible, infrared, X ray absorption, emission and flame spectroscopy, selective ion electrodes, mass spectroscopy, gas and liquid chromatography theory and applications, total organic carbon analyzer, electrical separation methods. Laboratory experiments.
ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

Course code

ENVE614

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Advanced level topics in biotechnology. Different topics will be covered according to the need of students and interest of the instructor.
STATISTICS AND DATA ANALYSIS

Course code

BIOE605

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

BIOSEPERATIONS

Course code

BIOE606

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENERGY SYSTEMS OPTIMIZATION

Course code

ENRE533

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Course code

ENVE633

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

Various advanced level topics will be covered on environmental engineering, according to the need of students and interest of the instructor.
POWER GENERATING SYSTEMS

Course code

ENRE534

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

This course focuses on to provide students with the understanding of energy generating systems and their working principles. The topics of steam power plants, power generation, steam cycle (Rankine cycle, Kalina cycle, combined gas and steam cycles) including the Brayton cycle, economics of power cycles, fuels and combustion; including solid, liquid and gases fuels, steam generators, steam turbines, gas turbines and the circulating water systems will be discussed in greater depth and complexity than is done in undergraduate courses. Design of economizers and feed water heaters, condensing systems, fuel preparation methods, water treatment, environmental concerns, location of plants will also be discussed. Power transmission systems will be introduced as part of the course.
SMART POWER GRIDS

Course code

ENRE535

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

FLUID MECHANICS

Course code

MCLE382

Credit

0

Theoretical

0

Practical

0

Ects

6
Definitions, physical properties. Hydrostatic, forces on plane and curved surfaces, buoyancy, hydrostatics in moving and rotating containers. Lagrangian and Eulerian descriptions, derivatives, rate of deformation, flow lines. System and Control volume approach, Reynolds Transport Theorem, principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy, Bernoulli equation. Dimensional analysis, Buckingham pi theorem, similitude
INTERMEDIATE THERMODYNAMICS

Course code

MCLE511

Credit

3

Theoretical

3

Practical

0

Ects

8
The main aim of this course is to enhance the understanding of thermodynamics principles and their relevance to the problems of humankind. The course provides the students with experience in applying thermodynamic principles to predict physical phenomena and to solve engineering problems. The course starts with fundamental definitions of related concepts to build up the unique vocabulary necessary in the course. The course continues with a quick introduction to the fundamental laws which are zeroth, first, second and third law of thermodynamics. The course continues with their applications to the common engineering problems such as steady flow device analysis, unsteady problem analysis and thermal system analysis.

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  • Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Diploma
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Fee pe​r course     € 650,00
Fee for thesis (4 Semesters)     € 2.600,00
Fee for seminar     € 200,00 
Scientific Foundation per course     € 150,00
Registration and other fees* € 245,00
Student Union fee € 50,00    
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*Applies to 1st. Year students. € 195,00 for others.