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Energy Engineering Minor

Energy engineering requires many different types of engineers, and this minor lets you choose from several different tracks to fit your career interests.

Energy minor tracks

Minimum six credit hours of Area Emphasis Courses totals 18 credit hours when combined with core courses

Electric Utility Generation Track

  • ECE 4460: Energy and Machines (3)
  • ECE 3510: Electromagnetic Fields (3)
  • MAE 4320: Design of Thermal Systems (3)
  • MAE 4660: Vibration Analysis (3)
  • ECE 4410: Power Electronics I (4)
  • ECE 4001/ECE 4440 (future number): Topics: Power Systems
  • CV ENG 4250: Environmental Regulatory Compliance (3)

Electric Utility Transmission & Distribution Track

  • ECE 3510: Electromagnetic Fields (3)
  • ECE 4410: Power Electronics I (4)
  • CV ENG 4250: Environmental Regulatory Compliance (3)

Energy Infrastructure and Efficiency Track

  • MAE 4320: Design of Thermal Systems (3)
  • MAE 4340: Heating and Air Conditioning (3)
  • MAE 4660: Vibration Analysis (3)
  • MAE 4290: Welding Engineering (3)
  • MAE 4350: Industrial Energy Analysis
  • CV ENG 4250: Environmental Regulatory Compliance (3)

Energy Storage Track

  • ECE 4001: Test and Evaluation of Electrochemical Devices (3)
  • ECE 4001: Topics: Power Systems/ECE 4440 (future number)
  • ECE 4410: Power Electronics I (4)
  • ECE 4460: Energy and Machines (3)
  • ChE 4464: Electrochemical Reaction Engineering Science (3)

To Apply

  • Meet with your advisor sophomore/junior year to plan minor courses into your schedule.
  • Complete the necessary course work.
  • Submit the application by either filling out the form below OR printing and completing the Energy Minor Form (PDF).
  • If you fill out the online form below, print out a copy of the completed form email and an unofficial transcript and bring it to the MAE office.
  • It will then appear on your transcript.

NOTE:  This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

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Research Focus
  • Biological heat transfer
  • Solid state energy conversion and metrology development
  • Thermal management of electronic and nuclear components