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 of subjects related to mathematics, natural sciences, and Electrical and Electronics Engineering discipline; ability to apply theoretical and applied knowledge in those fields to the solution of complex engineering problems. X
2 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems, ability to choose and apply appropriate models and analysis methods for this. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process under realistic constraints to meet desired needs, and ability to apply modern design approaches for this. X
4 The ability to select and use the necessary modern techniques and tools for the analysis and solution of complex problems encountered in engineering applications; the ability to use information technologies effectively
5 Ability to design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret results for investigating complex engineering problems or discipline-specific research topics.
6 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams, and ability of individual working.
7 Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; knowledge of at least one foreign language; active report writing and understanding written reports, preparing design and production reports, the ability to make effective presentation the ability to give and receive clear and understandable instructions.
8 Awareness of the necessity of lifelong learning; the ability to access knowledge, follow the developments in science and technology and continuously stay updated.
9 Acting compliant with ethical principles, professional and ethical responsibility, and knowledge of standards used in engineering applications.
10 Knowledge about professional activities in business, such as project management, risk management, and change management awareness of entrepreneurship and innovation; knowledge about sustainable development.
11 Knowledge about the impacts of engineering practices in universal and societal dimensions on health, environment, and safety. the problems of the current age reflected in the field of engineering; awareness of the legal consequences of engineering solutions. X

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
Project 1 10 10
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 15 30
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 10 10
Total Workload 126