What do I need to know to plan out a minor in Alternative Energy Technology?

Here is some additional scheduling information to help plan your minor. Be sure to check the schedule of classes on Banweb, since this can change from year to year.

Fluid and Heat Transfer Courses

Check with the department offering the course for the expected planned schedule.

Circuits Courses

Select one course below.

  • EE 3010 Circuits and Instrumentation for Cyber Physical Systems. This is the circuits course that most students take because it is an introductory course designed for non-EE majors. It is usually offered every fall, spring, and summer, in-person and/or online. This course includes a required lab.
  • EE 2111 Electric Circuits I is intended for EE majors and is usually offered every fall, spring, and summer.
  • EET 3131 Measurement & Instrumentation is usually offered every spring.

Energy Technology Courses

Take at least six credits from this list. You may take more if desired.

  • CM/ENT 3979 Alternative Energy Technology and Processes is usually offered every fall semester.
  • EC 4620 Energy Economics is usually offered every spring semester and can be also used as a HASS class. It is an upper-level HASS course and on the Social and Behavioral Science list. For chemical engineering students, be aware that this course usually has a time conflict with senior chemical engineering classes.
  • EE 3120 Electric Energy Systems is usually offered every fall and spring, in-person and online.
  • ENG 4515 Introduction to Sustainability and Resilience is usually offered every fall.
  • ENG 4525 System Analysis for Sustainability and Resilience is usually offered every spring.
  • MEEM 4200 Principles of Energy Conversion, MEEM 4235 Wind Energy, and MEEM 4260 Fuel Cell Technology are usually offered every fall.
  • SS 3800 Energy Policy & Technology is usually offered every spring and can also be used as a HASS course. It is an upper-level HASS course and on the Social and Behavioral Science list.

Elective Courses

Additional credits to complete the minor can come from extra courses from the energy technology course list above or the elective list below.

  • CM 4080 Undergraduate Research in Biofuels Engineering is offered on demand. If you are interested in doing undergraduate research in the chemical engineering department then you will need to talk to the faculty who are doing research in the biofuels engineering area to see if they have a project that you can work on with them. The chemical engineering faculty currently doing research in this area are Dr. Ong and Dr. Shonnard.
  • EE 4219 Intro to Electric Machinery and Drives is usually offered every spring, in-person and online.
  • EE 4227 Power Electronics is usually offered every fall, in-person and online.
  • EE 4295 Intro to Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Electric Vehicles, and EE 4296 Experimental Studies in Hybrid Electric Vehicles are usually offered every fall.
  • EET 3390 Power Systems is usually offered every fall.
  • Enterprise Project Work. Project work with the Alternative Energy Enterprise team is approved for the minor. Project work in the alternative energy area with other Enterprise teams may also be approved. Email a brief description of your project to the chemical engineering advisor for approval.
  • MEEM 4220 Internal Combustion Engines I and MEEM 4240 Combustion & Air Pollution are usually offered every fall.
  • MET 4390 Internal Combustion Engines is usually offered every fall.
  • MSE 4410 Science of Ceramic Materials is usually offered every spring.
  • Undergraduate Research in the alternative energy area from other departments may be approved. Email a brief description of your research to the chemical engineering advisor for approval. 


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