BS in Mechanical Engineering / Energy & Environment Option
This option will consist of a series of electives that provides students with exposure to a wide range of opportunities and careers associated with energy intensive systems, and how they relate to the environment. Students in this option will complete a free elective on Contemporary Issues in Energy and the Environment, and select three technical electives chosen from a variety of offerings such as Advanced Thermodynamics, Direct Energy Conversion, Fuel Cell Technology, and Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Students choosing this option are expected to work on an energy systems design project in the Senior Design I and II capstone design courses taken by all mechanical engineering students in the fifth year of study, and to pursue co-op employment in a related field.
Energy & The Environment Option Requirements
All Energy & Environment Option students must complete the free elective:
(4 cr) 0304-460 Contemporary Issues in Energy & The Environment, AND
All Energy & Environment Option Students must select at least 3 courses from the list of Energy & Environment Option Technical Electives:
(4 cr) 0304-629 Renewable Energy Systems,
(4 cr) 0304-633 Sustainable Energy Management (In Development),
(4 cr) 0304-639 Alternative Fuels and Energy Efficiency (In Development),
(4 cr) 0304-640 Internal Combustion Engines,
(4 cr) 0304-643 Automatic Control Systems,
(4 cr) 0304-652 Fluid Mechanics of Turbomachinery,
(4 cr) 0304-660 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning,
(4 cr) 0304-680 Advanced Thermodynamics,
(4 cr) 0304-710 Fuel Cell Technology, AND
An approved Senior Design Project.
Additional courses are anticipated in the E&E option soon.