Energy System Fundamentals and Processes

The Energy System Fundamentals and Processes program will prepare well students in key fundamental concepts that govern transformation and use of energy in industrial processes as well as in daily human activities. Students will become expert in the use of thermodynamic principles to assess efficiency of various energy conversion as well as separation processes. They will learn what to do and what not to do while synthesizing and designing energy processes. Students will develop system level mastery for the entire landscape of energy that will include fossil resources such as coal, natural gas, oil, etc. as well as renewable resources including solar, biomass, etc. Common features of various energy conversions processes that are independent of the energy source will be highlighted. This will enable students to perform systems level analysis for evaluating complex and highly interconnected energy processes and activities.

The mastery of the course will enable rational decisions related to energy transformations and usage. The systems level understanding will lead to quick identification of process/system inefficiencies and provide tools for creating innovative solutions.


Professional Master’s Program Degree Map

MSChE – Energy Systems and Fundamentals - 12-month Track

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all graduate-level coursework
  • Students must complete at least 15 credits of coursework with a CHE prefix
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher to graduate

Degree Requirements

30 credits required for graduation:

  • 6 Credits of Core ChE Course:
    • (3) CHE 69700 – Statistical Methods in Chemical Engineering OR CHE 53000 – Engineering Math
    • (3) CHE 54000 – Transport Phenomena
  • 9 Credits of Concentration Elective Courses
  • 9 Credits of Management/Business Courses from the following:
    • (3) CHE 59700 – Engineering Applications in Marketing Mgmt
    • (3) CHE 59700 – Financial Analysis & Management of Projects
    • (3) MGMT 65000 – Strategic Management I
    • (3) MGMT 66000 – Intro to Operations Management
  • 6 Credits of ChE Capstone Project

Degree Map Example

Fall Semester (12 credits)

___ (3) CHE 69700 – Statistical Methods in Chemical Engineering

___ (3) CHE 59700 – Engineering Applications in Marketing Mgmt

___ (3) Concentration Elective Course (chosen from the list below)

___ (3) Concentration Elective Course (chosen from the list below)

Spring Semester (12 credits)

___ (3) CHE 54000 – Transport Phenomena

___ (3) CHE 59700 – Financial Analysis & Management of Projects

___ (3) MGMT 65000 – Strategic Management I OR (3) MGMT 66000 – Intro to Operations Management

___ (3) Concentration Elective Course (chosen from the list below)

Summer Semester (6 Credits)

___ (6) CHE 59700 – Prof. MS Capstone Project


Potential Energy Concentration Elective Courses:

___ (3) CHE 55800 – Rate Control Separation Processes
___ (3) CHE 56200 – Battery Systems
___ (3) CHE 56400 – Organic Elect. Materials & Devices
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Intro to Energy Storage System
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Intro Nanoscale Science & Engineering
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Advanced Solar Energy Conversion
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Data Science in ChE
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Industrial Chemical Technology
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Sustainable Chemical Engineering
___ (3) ME 50500 – Intermediate Heat Transfer
___ (3) ME 51400 – Fundamentals of Wind Energy
___ (3) ME 59700 – Solar Energy Technology
___ (3) MSE 52500 – Struct-Property Relations of Eng Polymers
___ (3) MSE 56700 – Polymer Synthesis
___ (3) MSE 59700 – Material Sci Recharge Batteries
___ (3) NUCL 59700 – Fuel Cell Engineering 

Professional Master’s Program Degree Map

MSChE – Energy Systems Fundamentals and Processes – 16-month Track

  • Students must earn a “C” or better in all undergraduate and graduate-level coursework
  • Students must complete at least 15 credits of coursework with a CHE prefix
  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher to graduate

Degree Requirements

41 credits required for graduation

  • 11 credits of pre-requisite courses:
    • (4) CHE 20500 – Chemical Engineering Calculations
    • (3) CHE 30600 – Separations Processes
    • (4) CHE 34800 – Reaction Engineering
  • 6 Credits of Core ChE Course:
    • (3) CHE 53000 – Engineering Math
    • (3) CHE 54000 – Transport Phenomena
  • 9 Credits of Concentration Elective Courses
  • 9 Credits of Management/Business Courses from the following:
    • (3) CHE 59700 – Engineering Applications in Marketing Mgmt
    • (3) CHE 59700 – Financial Analysis & Management of Projects
    • (3) MGMT 65000 – Strategic Management I
    • (3) MGMT 66000 – Intro to Operations Management
  • 6 Credits of ChE Capstone Project

Degree Map Example

Fall Semester 1 (10 credits)

___ (4) CHE 20500 – Chemical Engineering Calculations

___ (3) CHE 53000 – Engineering Math

___ (3) Concentration Elective Course (from the list below)

Spring Semester 1 (13-16 credits)

___ (3) CHE 30600 – Separations Processes

___ (4) CHE 34800 – Reaction Engineering

___ (3) CHE 54000 – Transport Phenomena

___ (3) CHE 59700 – Financial Analysis & Management of Projects

___ (3) MGMT 65000 – Strategic Management I OR (3) MGMT 66000 – Intro to Operations Management

Summer Semester 1 (6 Credits)

___ (6) CHE 59700 – Prof. MS Capstone Project

Fall Semester 2 (9 Credits)

___ (3) CHE 59700 – Engineering Applications in Marketing Mgmt

___ (3) Concentration Elective Course (from the list below)

___ (3) Concentration Elective Course (from the list below)


Potential Energy Concentration Elective Courses:

___ (3) CHE 55800 – Rate Control Separation Processes
___ (3) CHE 56200 – Battery Systems
___ (3) CHE 56400 – Organic Elect. Materials & Devices
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Intro to Energy Storage System
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Intro Nanoscale Science & Engineering
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Advanced Solar Energy Conversion
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Data Science in ChE
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Industrial Chemical Technology
___ (3) CHE 59700 – Sustainable Chemical Engineering
___ (3) ME 50500 – Intermediate Heat Transfer
___ (3) ME 51400 – Fundamentals of Wind Energy
___ (3) ME 59700 – Solar Energy Technology
___ (3) MSE 52500 – Struct-Property Relations of Eng Polymers
___ (3) MSE 56700 – Polymer Synthesis
___ (3) MSE 59700 – Material Sci Recharge Batteries
___ (3) NUCL 59700 – Fuel Cell Engineering 

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