Math/Statistics requirement
Three (3) credits of any 400level or higher Math or Statistics will count towards this requirement. NonMath/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 400level 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 300level 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) 300level class and two (2) 400level 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  AgriIndustrial 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  AgriIndustrial 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 