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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.

Concentration Curriculum:

Degree Requirements: 
A minimum of 30 credits total from the following areas, with at least 15 credits having the 'CHE' prefix.
Required ChE Core Credits (6 credits from the following list):
___(3) CHE 54000 - Transport Phenomena                                     
___(3) CHE 69700 - Stat Methods in ChE
Required Concentration Core Credits (9 credits from the following list):
___(3) CHE 59700 – Advanced Solar Energy Conversion
___(3) CHE 59700 – Battery Systems Engineering
___(3) CHE 59700 – Intro to Energy Storage System
___(3) CHE 59700 – Intro Nanoscale Science and Engineering
___(3) CHE 59700 – Organic Elect. Materials & Devices
___(3) CHE 59700 – Separations Processes
___(3) CHE 59500 – Systems Analysis of Energy Prod
___(3) CHE 61000 – Adv Chemical Eng Thermodynamics
___(3) CHE 62000 – Adv Transport Phenomena I
Required Management Credits (9 credits from the following list):
___(3) CHE 597000 - Financial Anlys & Mgmt of Projects    
___(3) MGMT 62000 - Marketing Management
___(3) MGMT 65000 - Strategic Management I
___(3) MGMT 66000 - Intro to Operations Management
Required Capstone Credits (6 credits):
___(6) CHE  69700 - Prof. MS Capstone Project

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