Foundation courses are mainly in mathematics, physics, chemistry and computer science, and provide a broad and in-depth knowledge foundation. This part of the curriculum provides an important basis for all engineering studies, with adjustments according to the specific subject requirements.
Basic Engineering Courses
Courses such as introduction to energy, introduction to materials engineering, mechanics of fluids, mechanics of solids, heat and mass transfer and introduction to control – provide broad basic knowledge in the various disciplines, serve as the foundation and interface with gas and petroleum energy engineering, all in the aim of qualifying graduates for any professional field related to this industry.
Courses such as fuels and their characteristics, power and heat facilities, separation processes, crude petroleum oil and its products, bio-fuels, renewable energy, drilling gas and petroleum wells and environmental quality – that include topics at the core of the engineer’s work in the gas and petroleum energy industries and in the renewable energy industries.
Courses such as statistics and reliability, geology, energy and the environment, economics for engineers, energy economics, legislation, quality and reliability in energy engineering, and general studies.
In the course of their four years of study students will receive a taste of gas and petroleum energy research practices and will conduct experiments in six laboratories: general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, hydrodynamics and gas, dynamic and process simulation, and separation processes.
Final Practical Project
Students conduct the project in their last year of study under the guidance of professionals from industry, applying the knowledge they acquired in the course of their studies in order to solve a significant engineering problem.
In each of their four years of study students participate in an expert-guided student tour to one of the industries pertaining to their field of study. The tours aim to acquaint students with engineering activities in the range of fields in the energy industry, with an emphasis on the developing gas industry.