Wind Energy Technologies (ENE312) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Wind Energy Technologies ENE312 3 1 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
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. Aysel ATIMTAY
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To teach the fundamentals of wind and wave energy conversion systems. To introduce the basic design parameters in projecting wind turbines.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To understand the wind and wave energy
  • To understand why such energy resources are needed and utilized
  • To apply some experiments related with wind energy
  • En önemli parametrelerin kullanımı ile rüzgar türbini tasarımı
  • To discuss projecting, planning, installation and commissioning of wind turbines
  • To learn wave energy conversion systems
Course Content Wind characteristics, wind energy, wind turbines, design of wind turbines, projecting, planning and economy, wave energy and wave energy conversion systems.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Physics of Wind Chapter 1
2 Wind Energy and Power Chapter 2
3 Small Turbines Chapter 3
4 Utility Scale Turbines Chapter 4
5 Electrical Components of Turbines Chapter 5
6 Aerodynamics of Wind Turbine Blades Chapter 6
7 Project Sitting Chapter 7
8 Midterm Exam
9 Wind Resource Assessment Chapter 8
10 Wind Speed and Direction Measurement Chapter 9
11 Assessment and Planning of Wind Projects Chapter 10
12 Installation and Commissioning of Wind Projects Chapter 11
13 Wind Energy Economics Chapter 12
14 Wave Energy
15 Wave Energy Conversion Systems
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. Wind Energy Engineering, 1st Edition, Pramod Jain, 2011, Mc-Graw Hill
Other Sources 2. Ocean Energy Tide and Tidal Power, Roger H. Charlier &Charles W. Finkl, Springer, 2009
3. Wave Energy Conversion, John Brooke, Elsevier Ocean Engineering Series Volume 6, 2003.
4. Wind Energy Renewable Energy and the Environment, Vaughn Nelson, Taylor& Francis, 2009
5. Wind and Solar Power Systems: Design, Analysis, and Operation, Second Edition, Mukund R. Patel, Taylor Francis (2005)
6. Wind Energy Explained, Theory, Design and Application, J.F. Manwell, J.G. Mcgowan and A. Rogers, Wiley 2002
7. Wind Energy, Fundamentals, Resource Analysis and Economics, Sathyajith Mathew, Springer-VBH, 2006.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation - -
Project 1 20
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
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. X
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. X
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.
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 14 2 28
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 5 5
Project 1 15 15
Homework Assignments 4 2 8
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 15 15
Total Workload 129