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Energy Engineering Minor

Energy Engineering Minor

The procurement of sustainable energy is one of the major challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century. The Energy Engineering minor allows students attain a greater understanding of the role of energy in human society, establishing the basis for advanced studies and for addressing our most pressing energy challenges. This minor is offered for undergraduate degree programs and is particularly well suited to technical majors such as Mechanical Engineering and Physics. 

The Energy Engineering minor consists of 21 credits.

Required Courses (15 credits)

Fifteen credits of core courses, one from each of the following subject areas, are required.

Thermal Energy

Electrical Energy

Engineering Economics

Energy Policy, Environment, Society

  • PHYS.3160 Science and Technology in an Impoverished World
  • POLI.1750 Introduction to Environmental Politics
  • POLI.4390 Justice and Trade in the Global Economy

Energy Conversion

Electives (6 credits)

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. Courses not listed below are subject to approval by the program coordinator.

Energy Conversion Systems

Electric Power

Nuclear Engineering

  • ENGY.3310 Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • ENGY.4340 Nuclear Reactor Theory
  • ENGY.4350 Nuclear Reactor Engineering
  • ENGY.5340 Fundamentals of Nuclear Security and Safeguards

Solar Engineering

Wind Engineering

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

For more information, contact Hunter Mack, program coordinator.