Energy Engineering

Energy Engineering
Science and engineering of energy production including fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewable. Meeting the challenges of future energy needs of the U.S. and the world.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCH EN 311
Course Outcomes

Energy Use

Explain the history of energy use and past energy supply issues.

Explore current and probable future issues with energy use.

Sources & Cost of Energy

Describe current, conventional sources of energy, their availability, and current costs.

Alternate Energy Sources

Describe alternate sources of energy, their technical feasibility, and relative cost.

Principals of Energy Processing

Explain the technical working principles of major energy processing systems (gas and wind turbines, boilers, heat engines, solar cells, bioenergy, gasification, wave and tidal power and energy storage).

Role of Energy

Appreciate of the role of energy in society, and how energy affects life styles and political and economic stability.

Energy Use Patterns

Evaluate personal, household, and industrial energy use patterns, and understand ways to minimize the environmental and societal impacts of energy usage, including criteria pollutant management, options and implications for managing climate change, and energy resource issues.

Energy Career Opportunities

Understand current and potential future energy career opportunities.