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Minor in Energy Engineering

This minor will provide students with course work that will enhance their background, knowledge, and skills in the topical area of Energy Engineering. The minor covers classes in several fields of science and engineering, encompassing the Department of Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering and the Department of Mechanical & Materials Science, Aerospace, and Structural Engineering. A minor in Energy Engineering requires the completion of 18 units selected from the following menus. It is open to undergraduate students pursuing an engineering major, students from the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics) in Arts and Sciences, and the Environmental Studies major. Interested departments should expose students to energy and related concepts in their introductory courses:

Basic and Applied Sciences (fundamental content) (2 courses):

1. EECE/ChE 320 Thermodynamics or MEMS 301 Thermodynamics
2. MEMS 3410 Fluid Mechanics or ChE 367 Transport I (Fluids)
3. EECE/ChE 369 Energy Transfer Processes or MEMS 342 Heat Transfer (Spring)
4. ESE 332 Power, Energy and Polyphase Circuits (Spring)

Social Science/Policy/Economics Elective (1 course):

1. EnSt 451 Environmental Policy (Fall)
2. EECE 590 Energy and Environment, Economics and Decision Making (Spring)
3. EnSt 332 Energy and Environmental Issues (Spring)
4. ESE 408 Systems Dynamics Approach to Design Sustainable Policies (Fall)

Electives (Choose 3 courses. One of the courses is required to be chosen from outside your major degree department. A partner department may approve the use of a course listed under Basic and Applied Sciences as elective.)

1. EECE 401 International Experience in Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering (Summer/Fall)
2. EECE 495/594 Energy and Buildings (Fall)
3. EECE/MEMS 5404 Combustion (Fall)
4. EECE/ChE 4830 BioEnergy (Spring)
5. EECE/ChE 345 Pollution Abatement and Waste Minimization (Fall)

1. MEMS 5422 Solar Energy Thermal Processes (Summer)
2. MEMS 5420 HVAC I (Fall)
3. MEMS 5421 HVAC II (Spring)
4. MEMS 5423 Sustainable Environmental Buiilding Systems
5. MEMS 5705 Wind Energy Systems (Spring)
6. MEMS 412 Design of Thermal Systems (Spring)

1. ESE 434 Solid State Power Circuits and Applications (Fall)
2. ESE 435 Electrical Energy Laboratory (Spring)
3. ESE 437 Sustainable Energy (Spring)

Committee to Oversee Energy Engineering Minor

Pratim Biswas (EECE, Coordinator)
Hiro Mukai (ESE)
David Peters (MEMS)

Washington University in St. Louis School of Engineering & Applied Science, Department of Electrical & Systems Engineering

Green Hall, CB 1042, 1 Brookings Drive, Saint Louis, MO, USA 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5565, Fax: (314) 935-7500

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