By the end of the present course the students will be able to have:
1. - A systematic understanding of the key aspects and concepts of both, solar resource and solar energy systems.
2. -A coherent knowledge of working principles of the systems capable of transforming solar energy into heat or electricity and learning of the newer storage systems and hybridization methods of solar energy with other renewable energy sources.
3.- The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve thermal engineering problems using established methods in thermodynamics and power systems.
4.- The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to develop and realise designs of solar facilities, with/without storage, to produce heat or electricity and to meet specified requirements.
5.- The ability to conduct searches of literature, and to use weather data bases and other sources of information.
6.- The ability to combine theory and practice to solve energy efficiency problems in solar facilities.
7.- Function effectively as an individual and as a member of a team.
8.- Recognise the need for, and have the ability to engage in independent, life-long learning.