Renewable Energies

Universidad del Norte

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Renewable Energies

  • Host University

    Universidad del Norte

  • Location

    Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sustainability, Mechanical Engineering

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Contact Hours

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview


    This course provides students the basic principles of emerging renewable energies.


    In this course, the basics knowledge about alternative energy is offered, allowing students
    to identify, quantify, and understand the transformation process of different forms of
    alternative energies.


    Due to growing demand for energy and the impending shortage of fossil resources, it is
    necessary for engineers to learn and become familiar with renewable/alternative energy


    The students must acquire the fundamental knowledge to understand the different forms of
    energy contributed by nature, and how this energy could be recovered.


    1. Identify how the different alternative energies are presented by nature.
    2. Determine how these energies can be recovered or transformed in a useful form of
    3. Quantify the amount of energy.
    4. Develop models that will allow determining if the recovery is possible.


    There will be a general explanation about the different forms of alternative energies that
    will introduce during the course.
    The students will form groups to study the different energies to be considered in the course.
    The students will prepare presentations regarding the energy assigned for their study.
    The students must participate in the different presentations prepared by their peers.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.