Applied Energy Systems is an elective class in Thermal-Fluids area. The course focuses on energy and fluids engineering by covering topics such as current and developing energy sources and their impact on the environment. One of the outcomes of this class is to identify and compare energy resources such as solar, wind, ocean, geothermal energy, and hydropower by covering their working principle, system components, cost analysis, benefits and drawbacks. During the semester, several small scale projects were introduced to students. These projects included a debate session on wind energy, a feasibility study on wind energy, research on a Tesla turbine, and testing of a hydro turbine. This study provides the description of each project and shows examples of student work, survey results and the assessment of the work.

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