Energy Option

This option covers the major areas of current interest in the energy field. The required courses provide students with a general background knowledge of fossil fuels, nuclear power, solar energy, and other alternative energy resources. The elective courses will permit the student to study topics of special interest in more depth or gain a broader perspective on energy and some closely related subjects. Three courses are required, and a minimum of two additional courses of at least three credits each should be selected from the electives list. Students interested in the energy option should declare their intention during the sophomore year to the department faculty. They may consult with Prof. Russell Carr.

 

Required Courses

Abbreviation
Course Number
Title
Credits
CHE
705
Natural and Synthetic Fossil Fuels
4
CHE
706
Electrochemical Methods for Energy Applications
4
CHE
712
NUCLEAR Engineering
4
TOTAL
 
 
12

 

Elective Courses

 

Abbreviation
Course Number
Title
Credits
CHE
695
Chemical Engineering Project
3-4
CHE
696
Independent Study
3-4
ENE
772
Physicochemical Processes for Water/Air Quality 
4
MATH
740
Design of Experiments
4
ME
705
Thermal Systems Analysis and Design
4
 
 
Special Topics on Energy*
3-4
TOTAL
 
 
6-8

 

* This requires approval of the department - check with adviser. Courses offered in the past include Renewable Electrical Power, Renewable Energy and Peak Oil.