P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science
Energy Engineering

The technical minor in energy engineering touches upon the technologies associated with the transformation and use of energy in various forms. Since every sector of engineering and the economy requires energies of one form or another, the courses included in this minor program will permit student exposure to fossil, nuclear and renewable energy technologies.

The mechanical engineering curriculum provides the fundamental knowledge in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and other related areas leading up to the courses for the energy engineering minor. The courses offer a wide variety of topics, including fundamental, analytical and design aspects of energy conservation as well as various forms of energy used in power generation, transportation and industry.

The energy engineering minor requires a minimum of 15 credits, which must be taken from MEM offerings. The minor in energy is primarily intended for ME majors, but students with other majors, particularly chemical engineering, will be able to take some or all of the related courses. Four courses are required with some degree of choice, and an additional course must be selected from a broader set.