Energy & Sustainability, Minor

The minor in Energy and Sustainability provides students with broad coverage of technical and societal issues in energy and sustainability. It is designed to help students become leaders in developing technologies for a more sustainable energy future.

SEAS Second Major or Minor Option

Students interested in a second major (College students only) or minor with SEAS are required to meet with the Undergraduate Curriculum Chair from the major/minor department you wish to declare to discuss requirements and obtain approval on the Second Major or Minor form. The approved form must be returned to the SEAS Research and Academic Services Office, 109 Towne Building.


Energy and Sustainability Minor (ENSU)

Students participating in the minor are expected to have taken at least one semester of intro chemistry, mathematics and physics.

Fundamental Engineering Science
Engineering Thermodymanics
Select one of the following:1
Material and Energy Balances of Chemical Processes
Thermodynamics of Fluids 1
Thermodynamics I
Energetics of Macro and Nano-scale Materials
Basic Principles in Solid State Physics
MSE 221Quantum Physics of Materials1
or ESE 321 Physics and Models of Semiconductor Devices
Energy and Sustainability Systems & Technology
ENGR 250Energy Systems, Resources and Technology1
Energy and Sustainability Policy, Regulation and Societal Impact
Select one of the following:1
Climate Policy and Technology
Electricity and Systems Markets
Energy and Its Impacts: Technology, Environment, Economics, Sustainability
Renewable Energy and Its Impacts: Technology, Environment, Economics, Sustainability.
Energy Systems and Policy
Energy and Sustainability Electives
Select 2-3 course units of the following:2-3
Engineering and the Environment
Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage.
Fundamentals of Industrial Catalytic Processes
Engineering in Oil, Gas and Coal, from Productin to End Use
Sustainable Development of Water Resource Systems
The Physics of Solid State Energy Devices
Direct Energy Conversion: from Macro to Nano
Materials for Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Energy Engineering
Total Course Units6

Of the two CBE courses, CBE 231 Thermodynamics of Fluids is prefferred.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2017 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.