History of Energy Engineering Department (EnE) - Kabul University

History of Energy Engineering Department (EnE)

 

The establishment of Energy Engineering Department (EnE) at Kabul University (KU) Faculty of Engineering (FE) was proposed in 2013 to the Curriculum Committee of Kabul University by the Academic Council of Engineering Faculty after a through needs assessment and curriculum development. The Curriculum Committee of KU approved the EF’s proposal of establishing the EnED and sent an official letter to the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) for the final approval. MOHE officially approved the establishment of EnED in the second quadrant of 2013 and asked it to be included as a new department in the FE at KU. In the meantime, MOHE ordered officials to include Energy Engineering as a new major in the Kankor (Entrance Examination Exam) of 2013. Fortunately, in the spring of 2014, 50 students were admitted to this department for the first time to receive their bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering in 2017Insha Allah.

 

EnE aims to prepare its students:

  • To become valuable contributors in addressing society's energy needs and demands.
  • To enter public and private sectors in the fields of energy science, energy engineering, energy business and energy policy.
  • To design, evaluate and recommend ways to efficiently produce, process, store, distribute and utilize renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
  • To establish academic collaborations between similar national and international institutions 
  • To contribute in dissemination of energy engineering information through research and publications

 

Career opportunities of students graduating from EnE:

  • Become Leaders, Educators, Entrepreneurs, Practicing engineers, and policy experts.
  • Design, maintain and develop renewable energy systems such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass and geothermal.
  •  Design, maintain and develop coal, oil or gas based power generation schemes.
  • Design, evaluate and recommend ways to efficiently produce, process, store, distribute and utilize renewable and non-renewable energy sources.
  • Become energy auditors, specialists, managers, analysts or coordinates both in the buildings and industry fields.
  • Train and build the capacity of renewable energy installation or commissioning technicians, building operators or other related technicians and operators.

 

EnE Student Outcomes:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired need
  • Ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

 

Potential employers:

  • Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW)
  • Da Afghanistan Breshna Shirkat (DABS)
  • Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MRRD)
  • National Environmental Protection Agency (NEPA)
  • Ministry of Mines and Petroleum (MOMP)
  • Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MOCI)
  • Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation (MOTCA)
  • Private sector (suppliers, manufacturers, installers)
  • National and international development agencies

 

Kabul University

Engineering Faculty

Energy Engineering Department

Curriculum for the Department

Abbreviations used for Subject Codes are based on ABET and are as follows:

EnE: Energy Engineering

CE: Civil Engineering

ME: Mechanical Engineering

EE: Electrical Engineering

MATH: Engineering Mathematics

PHYSC: Engineering Physics

IS: Islamic Studies

ENGL: English

CHEM: Engineering Chemistry

  As an example, the code EN201 indicates 2nd year, Subject#1 of Energy Engineering Department.

 

Course Description:  Course descriptions for Energy Engineering Department are made of Subject Code and Subject Name for a single semester as well asTeaching Hours per week.  A single teaching hour is 50 minutes and is made of Lecture, Laboratory and Recitation.  Abbreviations are as follows:

Cr: Credit

Re: Recitation

Le: Lecture

Lb: Lab

Note:The first three semesters are common amongst students of Energy Engineering, Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering departments. Therefor we recommend that the students should be divided to each departmentbased on rules and regulations within the Engineering Faculty.

 

Energy Engineering Department

  The curriculum is made from variety of subjects related to energy engineering and it can be categorized into 4 main sections:                                                       1-Electrical, chemical, thermal and mechanical energy 2- Generation, transmission and distribution 3- Power Systems and 4- Energy conversion.    The four sections mentioned in above are the foundations of an economic growth in Afghanistan and the students of energy engineering department will be ready to work in these fields after they are graduated from engineering faculty of Kabul University. Moreover, the professors in this department can help government and non-governmental organization who are working in energy sector to improve their activities in areas including research, consultancy and etc. These types of activities can even benefit students while they do research tasks given by their professors.

 

First year

First Semester

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credits

Lectures

Lab

Recitation

Category

ENGL101

English-I

3

2

2

x

University Subject

MATH 101

Calculus-I

4

4

X

x

Basic Subject

ME 101

Engineering Drawing-I

3

1

6

x

Basic Subject

EE 101

Fundamentals of engineering

3

2

3

x

Basic Subject

IS 101

Islamic Studies-I

1

1

X

x

University Subject

HIST 101

History

1

1

X

x

University Subject

PHYS 101

Engineering Physics-I

4

3

3

x

Basic Subject

 

Total

19

14

14

0

 

 

Second Semester

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credits

Lectures

Lab

Recitation

Category

ENGL 102

English-II

3

2

2

x

University Subject

MATH 102

Calculus-II

4

4

X

x

Basic Subject

CHEM 101

Engineering Chemistry-I

3

2

3

x

Basic Subject

EE 102

Computer Programing

3

2

3

x

Basic Subject

ME 102

CAD(Drawing II)

3

1

6

x

Basic Subject

PHYS 102

Engineering Physics-II

4

3

3

x

Basic Subject

IS 102

Islamic Studies-II

1

1

X

x

University Subject

 

Total

21

15

17

0

 

 

Second year

Third Semester

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credits

Lectures

Lab

Recitation

Category

ENGL 203

English-III

3

2

2

x

University Subject

MATH 203

Calculus-III

4

4

X

x

Basic Subject

PHYS 203

Engineering Physics-III

4

3

3

x

Basic Subject

CHEM 202

Engineering Chemistry-II

3

2

3

x

Basic Subject

CE 201

Statics

3

3

X

x

Basic Subject

IS 203

Islamic Studies-III

1

1

X

x

University Subject

 

Total

18

15

8

0

 

 

Fourth Semester

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credits

Lectures

Lab

Recitation

Category

ENGL 204

English-IV

3

2

2

x

University Subject

MATH 204

Differential equations

4

4

X

x

Basic Subject

ME 203

Dynamics

3

3

X

x

Basic Subject

EE 203

Circuit analysis-I

4

3

3

x

Basic Subject

EnE 201

Energy Application & Recourses

3

3

X

x

Professional Subject

IS 204

Islamic Studies-IV

1

1

X

x

University Subject

 

Total

18

16

5

0

 

 

Third year

Fifth Semester

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credits

Lectures

Lab

Recitation

Category

ME 305

Fluid Mechanics

4

3

3

x

Basic Subject

EE 305

Electric Circuits & Machines

3

3

x

x

Professional Subject

MATH 305

Optimization & Data Analysis

3

3

x

x

Professional Subject

EnE 303

Energy & Environment

4

3

3

x

Professional Subject

ME 304

Thermodynamics-I

3

3

x

x

Basic Subject

IS 305

Islamic Studies-V

1

1

x

x

University Subject

 

Total

18

16

6

0

 

 

Sixth Semester

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credits

Lectures

Lab

Recitation

Category

EnE305

Energy & Economy

3

3

x

x

Professional Subject

EnE306

Energy distribution

3

3

x

x

Professional Subject

EnE307

Petroleum & Gas Engineering

4

3

3

x

Professional Subject

EnE308

Renewable Energy-I

4

3

3

x

Professional Subject

ME311

Thermodynamics-II

3

3

x

x

Professional Subject

IS 306

Islamic Studies-VI

1

1

x

x

University Subject

 

Total

18

16

6

0

 

 

Fourth year

Seventh Semester

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credits

Lectures

Lab

Recitation

Category

ME412

IC Engine

3

3

x

x

Professional Subject

EE411

Power System-I

3

3

x

x

Professional Subject

EnE412

Renewable Energy-II

3

3

x

x

Professional Subject

EnE413

Energy Efficiency

4

3

3

x

Professional Subject

ME413

Heat & Mass Transfer

3

3

x

x

Professional Subject

EnE 4xx

Seminar-I

1

1

x

x

Professional Subject

IS 407

Islamic Studies-VII

1

1

x

x

University Subject

 

Total

18

17

3

0

 

 

Eight Semesters

Subject Code

Subject Name

Credits

Lectures

Lab

Recitation

Category

EnE 415

Energy Policy

3

3

x

x

Professional Subject

EnE 416

Project Design

3

1

6

x

Professional Subject

ME-309

Management-I

3

3

x

x

Professional Subject

EnE 417

Seminar-II

2

0

6

x

Professional Subject

EnE418

Thermal power plants

4

4

x

x

Professional Subject

EnE4xx

Technical elective

3

3

x

x

Professional Subject

IS408

Islamic Studies-VIII

1

1

x

x

University Subject

 

Total

19

15

12

0

 

 

 

Technical elective:

1-Rural Electrification

2-Design of solar energy conversion systems

3-Fuel combustion

4-Risk management in energy industries

5-Wind and hydro energy conversion

6-Sustainable energy options

7-Energy Economics

8-Solar Energy Building System Design

 

Total credits of Energy Engineering department= 149

Professional Subjects = 65

Basic Subject =63

University Subjects = 21