Renewable Energy Engineering

Urged by the growing desire to maintain balance, to preserve the natural environment and to slow down climate change, mankind is turning towards nature. As a result, global energy is changing.

Renewable energy includes solar, wind, water and other renewable energy sources. Currently, it is probably the most progressive and rapidly expanding field of technology and energy in the world. It is understandable – the future of all of us depends on this area.

While studying bachelor’s in Renewable Energy Engineering at KTU, you will expand your engineering knowledge and skills, will master the knowledge on the use of environmentally friendly types of energy, on the application of solar, wind, hydro, biofuel heat pump technologies in the fields of electricity and heat. Your knowledge will be supplemented with practical workshops at state-of-the-art laboratories equipped by Siemens, Schneider Electric, Omicron, ABB and DE Lorenzo.

  • Next to the basic subjects of the study programme, you will be able to choose two more specialised module groups additionally
  • The students and lecturers work as partners, the innovative attitude of students to the studied objects is highly valued
  • Hands-on experience using contemporary lab equipment acquire practical skills which are highly regarded among the employers

 

Description of Study Programme Apply
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Cycle First cycle
Field Power Engineering
Language Lithuanian, English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 4 y. (Day-time)
Degree awarded Bachelor of Engineering Sciences
Specialisations Smart Electric Power Systems,
Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems
Yearly Price  i Full-time studies - 3426 €
Partial tuition fee waiver
 

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B2, or equivalent

High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B2, or equivalent

High school certificate

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.

 

Score structure

Subject Coefficient Type
First subject

Mathematics

0,4

Final exam

Second subject

Physics or Chemistry

or Information Technology

0,4

Final exam

Third subject

English language

0,2

IELTS, TOEFL, CEFR or equivalent

 

Tuition fee

The tuition fee applied for the academic year 2021-2022 is indicated below.

Full-time studies 3426 €
Price per credit 57,1 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 3426 €
Price per credit 57,1 €
Partial tuition fee waiver can be applied for the study price. Find more information HERE.

 

Financial support

 

 

 

 

 

Subjects of the study programme by semesters

Skills

Energy sources – properties, potential, effective use
Power plants – solar and wind energy, environment-friendly energy sources
Technologies – microprocessor devices, controllers, fuel elements
Design – intelligent energy systems, power plants, autonomous energy systems
Design and application of energy sources Development of control systems energy sources Design of active and smart electrical networks Application of energy conversion technologies

 

 

Values

Studies

The possibility to choose the specifics of studies

The students are provided with an opportunity to choose two more specialised groups of study modules (alternatives) in addition to the basic modules of the study programme, i.e. Control Systems of Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Sources.

Skills

Great knowledge in the field of renewable energy engineering

During the studies, the students deepen their knowledge of the use of environment-friendly energy types, application of solar, wind, hydro-, and biofuel power plants, fuel elements, heat pump technologies in the fields of electricity and heat. When performing the practical tasks, they learn how to design, develop, and use electricity and heat sources, energy devices and apply information technologies.

Environment

The students and lecturers work as partners

The students and lecturers of Renewable Energy Engineering programme work as partners, the innovative attitude of students to the studied objects is highly valued and the most favourable conditions to seek knowledge and improve are created.

Infrastructure

Modern renewable energy laboratories are used in the process of studies

Working in the laboratories with modern laboratory equipment that is constantly renewed by using the funds of the European Union and the partners of the faculty, the students acquire modern practical skills which, after the completion of studies, are highly regarded among the employers.

Demand on the labour market

The growing demand for the graduates

Renewable energy is rapidly developing both in our country and in the world. The technological progress conditions the market demand for specialists who are able to work with renewable energy technologies.

The graduates work in such companies as “ABB”, “ESO”, “Lietuvos energija”, Achema Group, “Schneider Electric”, “Siemens Osakeyhtio”, “Empower”, “Kauno energetikos remontas”, “Energotechnika”, “Elinta”, “Renerga”, “Dalis GERO”, “Vėjų spektras”, the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania, and other state and business institutions and international companies.

 

Career

Student’s competences:
– Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative principles of operating modes, organisation and management of energy systems;
– Analysis of new and sustainable principles of electricity generation, transmission and distribution technologies and assessment of the possibilities of their use;
– Identification and assessment of energy problems, provision of solutions;
– Design and management of energy systems, efficient use of renewable energy sources for generation, transmission and use of electricity and thermal energy.

 

Student’s skills:
– Able to plan and manage energy economy of distribution networks and companies, design and operate electricity and thermal energy supply systems and solve financial tasks;
– Able to make engineering decisions assessed in terms of ethics, social norms, environmental protection and safety;
– Able to manage various technological processes and technical systems of energy system.

 

 

You may become

– Design of electrical installation and circuits, preparation of drawings according to the provided list of technical specifications;
– Preparation of detailed estimations of the amount of materials, costs and labour costs required for production and installation according to the provided list of technical specifications;
– Technical control of production, installation, use, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment, planning of installation methods, inspection of safety and control of the installed equipment, equipment’s initial start-up.

– Design of electronic devices and parts thereof, circuits, semiconductor devices and systems, and provision of consultations on these issues;
– Establishment of production or installation methods, materials and quality standards, management of production or installation of electronic products and systems;
– Establishment of control standards and procedures ensuring efficient operation and safety of electronic systems, engines and equipment.

– Supervision, control and monitoring of electricity generation, transmission and distribution systems;
– Design of electric engines, electric traction and other equipment or electrical household appliances systems and consultations on these issues;
– Establishment of control standards and procedures for monitoring of operation and safety of electricity generation and transmission systems, engines and equipment.

– Design of superstructures and propulsion systems, mechanical devices and equipment for discharge, control and disposal of energy;
– Establishment of control standards and procedures, ensuring efficient operation and safety of machinery, mechanisms, tools, engines, industrial devices, equipment of systems;
– Insurance of equipment’s’ compliance with technical specifications and safety standards.

– Mounting, regulation and repair of parts of various electrical equipment;
– Installation, testing, commissioning, technical maintenance and repair of electrical equipment, installation and control systems;
– Design, installation, technical maintenance and repair of electrical and hydraulic lifts for the transport of persons and goods, escalators, moving walks and other lifting equipment.

– Management and control of electricity generation systems and equipment;
– Timely registration of diagrams, readings of meters, trouble shooting, repair of defects;
– Registration of power plant’s data and preparation of reports, assessment of equipment’s operation.

 

 

Testimonials

Ramūnas Bikulčius

Ramūnas Bikulčius

Head of Strategy and Research Division at AB “Litgrid”

 

We have employed several graduates from the renewable energy engineering The control, use, and development of the electrical power system require high-qualification specialists who are prepared in this study programme. It is important that the students are involved in joint projects of the University and the companies during their studies where they acquire valuable practical skills and, having completed the studies, can successfully join the collectives of employees.

Linas Pušinaitis

Linas Pušinaitis

Senior Specialist of the Electricity Sector Division of the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Lithuania

 

Renewable Energy Engineering studies in the Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering formed a strong basis for my further working activity and career. This is a step that I have never regretted taking. The acquired skills, active student life, internships during the studies formed me as a person and as a specialist I am today.