Energy Engineering - ENER


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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420 Combined Heat and Power, Design, and Management
4 hours. CHP systems construction, operation, economics, and includes a student design project. Also, builds on previous courses in power plants, engines, HVAC, a stress on economic and software analysis, utility rates, and regulations. Credit is not given in ENER 420 if the student has credit in ME 420. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

422 Building Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning
4 hours. Establishes the basic knowledge needed to understand heating and cooling systems, mass transfer in humidification, solar heat transfer in buildings, and psychrometrics. A computer design project will be completed. Credit is not given for ENER 422 if the student has credit in ME 422. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

424 Industrial Energy Management and Conservation
4 hours. Beginning course in energy analysis and auditing, and builds upon the critical background established in the HVAC course. An overview of the energy industry, billing, economic analysis, deregulated markets and energy purchasing. Credit is not given for ENER 424 if the student has credit in ME 424. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

429 Internal Combustion Engines
4 hours. Introduction to engine types, characteristics and performance. Combustion processes in spark and compression ignition engines; combustion abnormalities. Credit is not given for ENER 429 if the student has credit in ME 429. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

450 Air Pollution Engineering
4 hours. Establishes the basic knowledge needed to understand and design air pollution reduction equipment, particularly from large industrial and power generation plants. Credit is not given for ENER 450 if the student has credit in ME 450. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Recommended background: ENER 451 Power Generation.

451 Electric Power Generation
4 hours. Thermodynamics and practical aspects of central fossil fuel fired electric generating plants. Focus on large steam cycle generating plants, with discussion of geothermal and hydroelectric plants. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

494 Special Topics in Energy Engineering
4 hours. Particular topics vary from term to term depending on the interests of the students and the specialties of the instructor.

501 Engineering Project Coordination and Management
4 hours. Theory, strategy, and tactics of the use of project management including project planning, matrix management concept, and team meetings. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

552 Design of Energy Efficient Buildings
4 hours. Emerging technologies in designing energy efficient buildings, including new code issues. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

553 Sustainable Energy Engineering and Renewable Energy
4 hours. A view of the energy industries future from the perspective of emerging and alternative technologies. Examples include fuel cells, distributed energy, micro-grids, hydrogen energy systems, and renewables. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

554 Nuclear Power Generation
4 hours. Theoretical and practical aspects of nuclear power generation, operations, reactor design, power train design, licensing, regulation, health, safety, maintenance on new and existing plants. Prerequisite(s): ENER 451 and ME 205; or consent of the instructor.

594 Current Topics in Energy Engineering
4 hours. Particular topics vary from term to term depending on the interests of the students and the specialties of the instructor.


Information provided by the Office of Programs and Academic Assessment.

This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.