Energy Science & Technology, Minor College of Engineering

Energy Minor Programs

There is an urgent need to develop and commercialize technologies for the sustainable conversion and use of energy. This minor prepares students for careers that require training in energy science and technology, efficiency, and policy. Clean technologies and green technologies including energy are some of the fastest-growing markets for new investments. Well-trained individuals in all related fields are needed to provide the level of expertise required to advance technology and policy and to satisfy national and global objectives for greater energy sustainability. The minor accommodates persons of diverse backgrounds with educational interests in areas that may include engineering, science, policy, economics, planning, and management.

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses used to satisfy minor requirements with an overall GPA in the required minor courses of 2.000 or better. Only one course overlap is allowed between major and minor.

Minor Faculty Advisors

B. Jenkins (Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering), K. McDonald (Department of Chemical Engineering)

Minor Staff Advising

The Biological & Agricultural Engineering staff advisor is available to help students create academic plans for this minor and submit minor declarations. More information can be found on the departmental website

ENG 105Thermodynamics4
or ECH 152B Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
ENG 188Science & Technology of Sustainable Power Generation4
Choose 12 units:12
Kinetics & Bioreactor Design
Plant Design Project
Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals
Bioseparations
Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory
Catalysis
Building Energy Performance
Energy & Environmental Aspects of Transportation
Combustion & the Environment
Natural Resource Economics
Introduction to Enzymology
Environmental Analysis Using GIS
Modern Climate Change
Agriculture & the Environment
Energy Policy
Total Units20