Sustainable Energy Systems Engineering Curriculum

Minors must be officially registered through PeopleSoft and communicated with Prof. Powers before approval.

A total of 21 credits is required for this minor. Depending upon the student’s major, between 9-12 hours of this 21-credit total are in addition to the major’s core requirements. A student must complete the course requirements as follows:

Required Courses (3 credits each):

  • ES238 Introduction to Energy Systems
  • Thermodynamics ES340, CH340 or CH260
  • Capstone Design (or energy related research) (one of: AE451, CE490, CE491, CE492, CH420, EE412, ES456, ME446, ES443)

Environmental Impacts (choose one):

  • CE486 Industrial Ecology
  • ES436 Global Climate Change: Science Engineering and Policy
  • EV305 Sustainability and the Environment

Policy Choice (choose one):

  • POL375 Environmental Law
  • POL470 Environmental Policy
  • EC360 Environmental Economics
  • POL471 Energy Policy
  • PHIL405 Sustainability Theory and Practice
  • PHIL370 Environmental Ethics

Technology Choice (choose two; at least one must focus on energy technologies):

  • *Energy technologyas related research project e.g. ES443
  • *EE438 Alternative Energy Systems
  • *EE331 Energy Conversion
  • EE333 Power Systems Engineering
  • *CE409 Fundamentals of Building Systems
  • CE410 Sustainable Infrastructure and Building
  • *EV3902 Sustainability Project Experience (2)
  • *ME310 Thermodynamic System Engineering
  • CE4861 Industrial Ecology (1)
  • ES4361 Global Climate Change: Science Engineering and Policy (1)
  • CH434 Air Pollution Control
  • CM/CH413 - Carbon Capture and Sequestration

(1) If ES459 Electrochemistry for Sustainability is not taken as an environmental impacts choice.
(2) Applicability of this class changes annually based on specific class topic
*at least one of the two technology choice classes must have this designator