Today, we face the grand challenge of meeting the energy needs of a growing population while minimizing the adverse effects of these technologies on the environment. The Sustainable Energy Systems certificate program is designed to provide students with the tools and experience to conduct system level analysis of conventional as well as alternative energy technologies while broadening their perspective on economic and environmental sustainability.

Faculty Advisor: Dongmei "Maggie" Chen,

Required Course

M E 343 Thermal Fluid Systems

Electives (choose two)


ARE 346P HVAC Design
C E 341 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
M E 337C Introduction to Nuclear Power Systems
M E 360L Turbomachinery and Compressible Flow
M E 374C Combustion Engine Processes
Undergraduate Studies 302 Energy and Infrastructure Systems Field Laboratory

Graduate (may be taken with instructor approval)

ARE 371 Energy Simulation in Building Design
C E 397 Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability
M E 379M, Energy Technology and Policy
M E 379M, Introduction to Renewable Energy Engineering and Sustainability
Other course approved by the certificate adviser

Required Project Class

M E 377K, Projects in Mechanical Engineering

For course descriptions visit the University Catalog.

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