Power Plant Engineering (ENE428) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Power Plant Engineering ENE428 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
ENE203 Thermodynamics I or EE352 Electromechanical Energy Conversion
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Ayhan ALBOSTAN
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Provide students a broad understanding of electricity generation
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Students will have a basic understanding of conversion of coal, oil, gas, nuclear, hydro, solar, geothermal, etc. energy to electrical energy
  • Students will understand the operation and major components of electric generating plants
Course Content Analysis and design of steam supply systems, electrical generating systems, and auxiliary systems; nuclear, fossil, hydraulic and renewable energy sources, power plant efficiency and operation.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction; Energy and Electricity Fundamentals, Thermodynamics, Carnot cycle Chapter 1
2 Rankine and Brayton Cycle Chapter 4
3 Fossil fuels: Coal, Oil, Natural Gas Chapter 5
4 Combustion Chapter 6
5 Fossil fuels: By-products, Synthetic Fuels, Biomass Chapter 7
6 Solar Energy Principles, Solar Energy Calculations, Solar Thermal, Solar Photovoltaics Chapter 8
7 Gas Turbine Energy and Systems Chapter 9
8 Combined Cycle Chapter 15
9 Midterm Exam
10 Nuclear Fission Chapter 11
11 Nuclear Power Plants Chapter 12
12 Cooling Cycle; Thermal Pollution Chapter 13
13 Geothermal Power Chapter 14
14 Hydroelectric Power Chapter 16
15 Environmental Impact, Electricity Economics Chapter 17
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. M. M. El-Wakil, Powerplant Technology, McGraw-Hill, 1984 veya 2002.
Other Sources 2. Black& Veatch, Power Plant Engineering, Springer, 1996

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 5
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 45
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 40
Percentage of Final Work 60
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Adequate knowledge in mathematics, science and subjects specific to the energy systems engineering discipline; the ability to apply theoretical and practical knowledge of these areas to complex engineering problems.
2 The ability to identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; selecting and applying proper analysis and modeling techniques for this purpose. X
3 The ability to design a complex system, process, device or product under realistic constraints and conditions to meet specific requirements; the ability to apply modern design methods for this purpose.
4 The ability to develop, select and utilize modern techniques and tools essential for the analysis and determination of complex problems in energy systems engineering applications; the ability to utilize information technologies effectively.
5 The ability to design experiments, conduct experiments, gather data, analyze and interpret results for the investigation of complex engineering problems or research topics specific to the energy systems engineering discipline.
6 The ability to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams, the ability to work individually.
7 a)Effective oral and writen communication skills in Turkish; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions. b)The knowledge of at least one foreign language; the ability to write effective reports and comprehend written reports, to prepare design and production reports, to make effective presentations, to give and to receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 Recognition of the need for lifelong learning; the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology. X
9 a)The ability to behave according to ethical principles, awareness of professional and ethical responsibility; b)knowledge of the standards utilized in energy systems engineering applications.
10 Knowledge on business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness about entrepreneurship, innovation; knowledge on sustainable development.
11 a) Knowledge on the effects of energy systems engineering applications on the universal and social dimensions of health, environment and safety; b) and awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 3 48
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 15 15
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 126