Sustainable Energy Systems, Minor

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Note: Courses required to fulfill a major requirement (i.e., those that are specifically listed by course number and name on the curriculum sheet) may not be used to fulfill minor requirements. However, one engineering course from this minor with course number 4000 to 5999 in the student's major can be used as a technical elective or advanced engineering elective to fulfill the student's major requirements.

  • Civil engineering students may not count GE 3300 toward the sustainable energy systems minor if this course is used to fulfill major requirements.
  • Chemical engineering students and mechanical engineering students may not count CHME 2320 or ME 2380 toward the sustainable energy systems minor since these courses are required in their respective majors.
  • Chemical engineering students may not count CHME 2308 toward the sustainable energy systems minor since this course is required in their major.
  • Industrial engineering students may not count IE 4512 toward the sustainable energy systems minor since this course is required in their major.

Core Energy Science, Technology Courses

Complete two of the following:8
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 1
Thermodynamics
Energy Systems: Science, Technology, and Sustainability (CIVE students may not count this course toward a sustainable energy minor if used to fulfill a major requirement.)
Sustainable Energy: Materials, Conversion, Storage, and Usage
Fundamentals of Energy System Integration

Environmental/Economics/Policy Courses

Complete one of the following:4
Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure
Environmental Economics
Energy Economics
Sustainable Innovation
Resource Management and Renewable Energy in Iceland
Sustainable Development
Sustainability in the Business Environment
Environmental Issues in Manufacturing and Product Use
Nontraditional Security Issues
Environment, Technology, and Society

Electives

Complete two of the following:8
Conservation Principles in Chemical Engineering (Chemical engineering students may not count this course toward a sustainable energy minor if used to fulfill a major requirement.)
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 1
Biochemical Engineering
Special Topics in Chemical Engineering
Design for Sustainable Transportation: Netherlands
Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure
Electric Drives
Power Systems Analysis 1
Electrical Machines
Analysis of Unbalanced Power Grids
Energy Harvesting Systems
Energy Systems: Science, Technology, and Sustainability (CIVE students may not count this course toward a sustainable energy minor if used to fulfill a major requirement.)
Sustainable Energy: Materials, Conversion, Storage, and Usage
Fundamentals of Energy System Integration
Engineering Economy (IE students may not count this course toward a sustainable energy minor if used to fulfill a major requirement.)
Systems Design for Sustainability
Thermodynamics
Energy Systems
Environmental Issues in Manufacturing and Product Use
Solar Thermal Engineering
Sustainable Design and Technologies in Construction
Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor