Objective: The goal of this minor is to provide students with a course work experience that will enhance their background, knowledge and skills in the topical area of energy engineering. The minor covers classes in several fields of science and engineering, including the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering; the Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering; and the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science.
A minor in energy engineering requires the completion of 18 units selected from the following menus. It is open to any undergraduate student pursuing an engineering major, a major in the sciences (biology, chemistry, physics) in Arts & Sciences, or the environmental studies major.
Interested departments should expose students to energy and related concepts in their introductory courses.
Basic and Applied Sciences (fundamental content) (two courses):
|EECE 205||Process Analysis and Thermodynamics (fall)||4 or 3|
|or MEMS 301||Thermodynamics|
|EECE 301||Transport Phenomena I: Basics and Fluid Mechanics||3|
|or MEMS 3410||Fluid Mechanics|
|EECE 303||Transport Phenomena III: Energy Transfer Processes (spring)||3|
|ESE 332||Power, Energy and Polyphase Circuits (spring)||3|
Social Science/Policy/Economics Elective (one course):
|EnSt 357||Environmental Problem Solving||3|
|EnSt 451||Environmental Policy (fall)||3|
|EnSt 350W||Environmental Issues: Writing (spring)||3|
|EnSt 340||Energy Governance in Israel and the Middle East||3|
Students choose three courses. One of the courses is required to be chosen from outside of the student's major degree department. A partner department may approve the use of a course listed under basic and applied sciences as an elective.
|EECE 311||Green Engineering (fall)||3|
|EECE 411||International Experience in EECE (summer/fall)||3|
|EECE 413||Energy Conversion and Storage||3|
|EECE 512||Combustion Phenomena (fall)||3|
|EECE 552||Biomass Energy Systems and Engineering (spring)||3|
|ESE 434||Solid-State Power Circuits and Applications (fall)||3|
|ESE 435||Electrical Energy Laboratory (spring)||3|
|MEMS 412||Design of Thermal Systems (spring)||3|
|MEMS 5420||HVAC Analysis and Design I (fall)||3|
|MEMS 5421||HVAC Analysis and Design II (spring)||3|
|MEMS 5422||Solar Energy Thermal Processes (summer)||3|
|MEMS 5423||Sustainable Environmental Building Systems (fall)||3|
|MEMS 5705||Wind Energy Systems (spring)||3|
Committee to Oversee Energy Engineering Minor
The committee ensures that any course added to the above lists contains a significant amount of energy topics and that the entire program is cohesive.