College of Engineering

Energy Enginnering Minor

Courses for a Minor in Energy Engineering

Required Courses: Fifteen credits of core courses are required in the following subject areas.

Subject Area/Satisfying Courses (one required for each subject area):

Thermodynamics

  • 10.311  Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Credits: 3) 
  • 10.347  Elements of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer (Credits: 3) 
  • 22.242  Thermodynamics (Credits: 3) 
  • 26.247  Thermodynamics (Credits: 3)

Electrical Circuits

  • 10.205  Fundamentals of Electricity (Credits: 3) 
  • 16.201  Circuit Theory I (Credits: 3) 
  • 16.211  Fundamentals of Electricity I (Credits: 3) 
  • 16.213  Fundamentals of Electricity I (Credits: 3) 

Engineering Economics

  • 10.409 Engineering Economics (Credits: 3) 
  • 14.470  Engineering Economics (Credits: 3) 
  • 23.414  Engineering Economics (Credits: 3)

Energy Policy 

  • 18.3xx  Energy, Policy, and Society (Credits: 3) 
  • 18.572  Energy and Environment (Credits: 3)

Energy Conversion Systems

  • 16.428  Alternative Energy Sources (Credits: 3) 
  • 22.3xx  Energy Conversion Systems (Credits: 3)

Elective Courses: At least 6 credits of upper division elective courses are required; students must meet all course pre-requisites or obtain permission of the instructor. While not mandatory, it is recommended that the courses be chosen to develop depth within one of the following Energy Engineering tracks.

Track/Suggested Courses

Alternative Energy 

  • 16.428  Alternative Energy Sources 
  • 16.444  Power Distribution System 
  • 22.426  Green Energy Engineering

Electric Vehicles 

  • 16.429  Electric Vehicle Technology 
  • 16.515  Power Electronics

Energy Conservation 

  • 14.579  Green and Sustainable Civil Engineering 
  • 14.581  Engineering Systems Analysis 
  • 22.545  Advanced Industrial Heat/Mass Transfer

Nuclear Engineering 

  • 10/24.331  Introduction to Nuclear Engineering I 
  • 10/24.434  Introduction to Nuclear Engineering II 
  • 24.507      Reactor Engineering and Safety

Solar Engineering

  • 22.521  Solar Fundamentals 
  • 22.527  Solar Energy Engineering 
  • 22.528  Photovoltaics Manufacturing

Wind Engineering 

  • 22.426  Green Energy Engineering 
  • 22.558  Aero/Wind Engineering

Additional courses may be added by the College of Engineering to the list of elective courses.