Energy Systems Engineering Approved Courses


Math/Statistics requirement

Three (3) credits of any 400-level or higher Math or Statistics will count towards this requirement. Non-Math/Stat courses with strong math or statistics content that are approved by the Master of Engineering – Energy Systems Engineering Steering Committee may also count towards meeting this requirement.

Approved courses for Math/Stat requirement (*=offered online)

  • All Statistics Courses 400-level and higher. Popular courses are:
    *STAT 401: Statistical Method for Researchers
    *STAT 495: Applied Statistics for Industry
  • All Math courses 400 and higher.
  • Optimization (linear, nonlinear, and integer programming; global optimization methods)
    *IE 510: Network Analysis
    *IE 534: Linear Programming
    IE 631: Nonlinear Programming
    IE 632: Integer Programming
    Econ 500/600: Quantitative Methods in Economic Analysis I/II
    Econ 509: Applied Numerical Methods in Economics
  • Modeling and Simulation (physical modeling through differential equations and their solution, computer visualization)
    EM 425: Introduction to Finite Element Methods
    EM 525: Finite Element Analysis
    EM 526: Boundary Element Methods in Engineering
    Phys 480/481: Quantum Mechanics I/II
    Phys 531: Statistical Mechanics
    Phys 564: Advanced Classical Mechanics
    Phys 591/592: Quantum Physics I/II
    *ME 546/547: Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer I/II
    *ME 557: Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling
    ComS 477/577: Problem Solving Techniques for Applied Computer Science
    AerE 647: Advanced High Speed Computational Fluid Dynamics
    AerE 572: Turbulence
    *ChE 545: Analytical and Numerical Methods
  • Linear and abstract algebra, real and functional analysis
    EM 510: Continuum Mechanics
    *EE 570: Systems Engineering Analysis and Design
    EE 674: Advanced Topics in Systems Engineering
    Phys 534: Symmetry and Group Theory in Physics
  • Probability and Statistics (outside of statistics department)
    *IE 513: Analysis of Stochastic Systems
    *IE 533: Reliability
    Econ 500: Quantitative Methods in Economic Analysis I
    Econ 509: Applied Numerical Methods in Economics
    Econ 571: Introductory Econometrics
    Econ 671/672: Econometrics I/II

 


Professional Development requirement

Three (3) credits in an area of interest that meets the individual educational objectives of the student for professional development that is approved by the Master of Engineering – Energy Systems Engineering Steering Committee

Approved courses for Professional Development requirement (*=offered online)

  • *ConE 380: Engineering Law
  • Econ 355: International Trade and Finance
  • *Fin 501: Financial Valuation and Corporate Financial Decisions
  • *HCI 594X: Organizational Application of Collaborative Technology
  • HG ED 561: College Teaching
  • IE 560: Engineering Risk Analysis
  • *IE 563 Engineering Management Theory
  • *IE 570: Systems Engineering and Project Management
  • *ME 584: Technology, Globalization and Culture
  • MGMT 570: Managing Employee Attitudes and Behaviors
  • MGMT 571: Seminar in Personnel and Human Resources Management
  • *MGMT 583: Strategic Management of Innovation
  • *MKT 501: Marketing
  • *MGMT 503 Professional Responsibility in Business and Society
  • SCM 502: Supply Chain Management
  • *SCM 524: Strategic Process Analysis and Improvement
  • Any foreign language course 300-level or higher (prerequisites may be needed which will not count towards the requirement).
  • Other courses, as approved by the POS committee

 


Elective Engineering CoursesFifteen (15) graduate credits in energy systems engineering from an approved list. These courses are determined by the student and academic advisor to fit the needs of the individual student’s program. If the student’s undergraduate degree did not include a course in thermodynamics, three (3) credits must be ChE 357, MatE 311, or ME 332 or the equivalent.

In order to be included on the approved course list, course content must be at least half “energy related”. Energy related means content significantly covers any of the following in an engineering context:

(1) energy fundamentals, e.g., thermodynamics, heat transfer;
(2) energy production, transmission or utilization;
(3) design of energy production, transmission or utilization systems or components; (4) analysis of energy production, transmission or utilization systems or components.

Students must take at least nine (9) credits in a single focus area: biorenewables (B), wind (W), nuclear (N), power generation and distribution (P), building energy and energy efficiency (E), or thermal science (T).

Approved courses for Engineering Electives requirement (*=offered online)

Per the graduate school requirements, up to three (3) courses at the 400 level will be permitted, or a POS may include one (1) 300-level class and two (2) 400-level classes; all other classes must be at the graduate level (500 and above).

Focus Area
Course Course Title B W M P E T
ABE 363 Agri-Industrial Applications of Electric Power and Electronics X
ABE 413 Fluid Power Engineering X X
ABE 572 Design of Environmental Modification Systems for Animal Housing X
ABE 580
Engineering Analysis of Biological Systems
X
*AerE 381 Introduction to Wind Energy X
AerE 481 Advanced Wind Energy: Technology and Design X
*AerE 546 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer I X X X
*AerE 547 Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer II X X X
AerE 570 Wind Engineering X
AE 363 Agri-Industrial Applications of Electric Power and Electronics X
AE 568 Pretreatment of Biomass X
BSE 480 Engineering Analysis of Biological Systems X
*BRT 501 Fundamentals of Biorenewable Resources X
BRT 515
Biorenewables Law and Policy
X
BRT 516
International Biorenewables Law and Policy
 X
*BRT 535 Thermochemical Processing of Biomass X
*ChE 357 Transport Phenomenon II X
ChE 358 Separations X X
ChE 381 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics X
ChE 382 Chemical Reaction Engineering X
ChE 515 Biochemical Engineering X
*ChE 554 Integrated Transport Phenomenon X X
ChE 583 Advanced Thermodynamics X X X X
ChE 587 Advanced Chemical Reactor Design X
ChE 632 Multiphase Flow X
ChE 652 Advanced Transport X
CE 540 Bioprocessing and Bioproducts X
CE 594S Building Energy Modeling X
ConE 353 Electrical Systems in Buildings X
*ConE 354X Building Energy Systems X
EE 448 Introduction to AC Circuits and Motors X
*EE 455 Introduction to Energy Distribution Systems X
*EE 456 Power Systems Analysis I X
*EE 457 Power Systems Analysis II X
*EE 458 Economic Systems for Electric Power Planning X
*EE 552 Energy System Planning X
*EE 553 Steady State Analysis X
*EE 554 Power System Dynamics X
EE 555 Advanced Energy Distribution Systems X
*EE 556 Power Electronic Systems X
*EE 559 Electromechanical Wind Energy Conversion and Grid Integration X X
*EE 653 Advanced Topics in Electric Power Systems Engineering X
IE 543X Wind Energy Manufacturing X
*ME 332 Engineering Thermodynamics II X X X
*ME 413 Fluid Power Engineering X X
*ME 433 Alternative Energy Consumption X X X X X X
ME 436 Heat Transfer X X
ME 437 Introduction to Combustion Engineering X X
ME 441 Fundamentals of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning X
ME 442 Heating and Air Conditioning Design X
ME 444 Elements and Performance of Power Plants X X X
ME 449 Internal Combustion Engine Design X X
*ME 530 Advanced Thermodynamics X X X
*ME 532 Compressible Fluid Flow X X
*ME 535 Thermochemical Processing of Biomass X
*ME 536 Advanced Heat Transfer X X
*ME 538 Advanced Fluid Flow X
*ME 539 Nanoscale Heat Transfer X X
*ME 542 Advanced Combustion X
ME 545 Thermal Systems Design X X X X X X
*ME 546 Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer I X X X
*ME 547 Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer II X X X
*ME 632 Multiphase Flow X
*ME 637 Convection Heat Transfer X X
ME 638 Radiation Heat Transfer X X X
MatE 311 Thermodynamics in Materials Engineering X
MSE 520 Thermodynamics and Kinetics of Multicomponent Materials X
*NucE 401 Nuclear Radiation Theory and Engineering X
*NucE 421 Nuclear Criticality Safety X
*NucE 441 Probabilistic Risk Analysis X
NucE 461 Radiation Detection, Measurement, and Simulation X