Clarkson University offers a minor in sustainable energy systems engineering to all students who meet the prerequisite requirements.
Our reliance on energy-rich sources of fossil fuels has enabled growth of modern society, increasing our mobility, industrial growth, domestic comfort, abundant food supply and economic prosperity. This fossil fuel combustion though also generates over three-quarters of the worlds’ carbon dioxide emissions and contributes to other air pollutants that are harmful to public health. Engineers are among the many types of professionals that need to understand the limits of our present energy systems and lead us to a future in which we can continue to provide reasonable energy resources for human quality of life.
This minor emphasizes that all engineering disciplines are necessary to develop and assess technologies to both increase the efficiency of our energy use and advance renewable and alternative energy sources.
All courses are 3 credits unless noted.