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The Energy Engineering Interdisciplinary Minor is designed to provide students in engineering and the sciences with an understanding of renewable and non-renewable energy systems; clean energy technologies; basic principles of operation of energy extraction, conversion, storage, and transmission systems; and depth in current and new energy methods and applications (e.g., PV, batteries, biofuels, etc.).

The goal of the program is to empower engineers and scientists to be technological catalysts for sustainable solutions to the grand challenges of energy.

The interdisciplinary minor requires completion of 23-24 credits, with at least 12 credits greater than or equal to 300-level courses. All undergraduates are required to complete 6 credits of core courses and a 3-credit science elective. The remaining 14-15 credits of technical electives are chosen from a select set of engineering courses according to the student¹s major and interests.

Effective Fall 2012

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Core Courses
ECE 465Electrical Energy Generation Technologies3
MECH 303Energy Engineering3
Core Science Energy Elective
Select one course from the following:3
Science of Global Climate Change
Global Change Ecology, Impacts and Mitigation
Core Engineering Science Energy Elective
Select one course from the following:3-4
Thermodynamic Process Analysis
Electromagnetic Fields and Devices I
Introduction to Thermal Sciences
Physical Thermodynamics
Energy Technical Electives 1
Select a minimum of 11 credits from the following:11
Electromagnetic Fields and Devices II
Control Systems
Optical Electronics
Antennas and Radiation
Power Systems
Integrated Lighting Systems
Control Systems
Engineering of Nanomaterials
Internal Combustion Engines
Building Energy Systems
Space Propulsion and Power Engineering
Program Total Credits:23-24