The energy engineering minor provides energy-minded students with a foundational understanding of energy technologies and the energy industry, including technological, policy, and economic considerations related to conventional and renewable energy systems.
Required courses include energy fundamentals, energy policy and society, and an interdisciplinary energy projects course which focuses on the performance and economics of energy systems. Elective courses, selected from across the CU campus, allow students to specialize according to their specific interest in the energy field.
The energy engineering minor has strong connections with industry through an industry advisory panel and guest speakers.
For more information, visit the college's Energy Engineering Minor webpage.
Students must complete 18 credit hours for the minor, with three mandated courses and three electives chosen from a list of approved courses. A cumulative GPA of 2.250 or better is required for courses used to satisfy the requirements of this minor. For an up-to-date listing of elective courses, visit the Energy Engineering Minor Technical Electives webpage.
|CHEN 3660||Energy Fundamentals||3|
|ENEN 4600||Interdisciplinary Energy Engineering Projects||3|
|Choose one course (3 credits) from the following:||3|
|Energy Policy and Society|
|Energy and the Environment|
|Choose three courses (9 credits) from the following: 1||9|
|Energy Efficient Buildings|
|Energy System Modeling and Control|
|Sustainable Building Design|
|Chemical Process Synthesis|
|Catalysis and Kinetics|
|Civil Engineering Systems|
|Renewable Sources and Efficient Electrical Energy Systems|
|Electromagnetic Energy Conversion 1|
|Electromagnetic Energy Conversion 2|
|Power Electronics and Photovoltaic Power Systems Laboratory|
|Principles of Energy Systems and Devices|
|Introduction to Power Electronics|
|Electric Power Grid|
|Oil and Gas Processing|
|Introduction to Mineralogy|
|Introduction to Geochemistry|
|Introduction to Petroleum Geology|
|Wind Energy and Wind Turbine Design|
|Introduction to Combustion|
|Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
There may be special topics or other elective courses offered that are suitable for the requirements of this minor. Contact the energy engineering minor faculty director for information about whether a specific course can serve as a technical elective for the minor.