This track addresses issues related to the efficient generation, transfer, conversion and use of thermal/electrical energy. Electrical engineering students will focus on problems related to the design of future power devices and systems and mechanical engineering students on designing thermal systems that deliver or consume electrical energy in a reliable and economical manner.
Every student in this track will also need to consider various approaches to reducing environmental impacts, e.g. planning for renewable energy sources.
Requirements and Coursework
Admission requirements are consistent with the MS engineering program of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Students in the track are encouraged to undertake the thesis option. This option requires students to write MS theses with at least six thesis credits and take at least twenty-one credits of the following courses including three credits of the new 700 graduate seminar in ethics, writing, and communication.
For the non-thesis option, students are required to take at least thirty credits of the following courses including one credit of the new 700 graduate seminar in ethics, writing, and communication. Students under non-thesis option must undergo comprehensive examination before graduation. To enroll in any course in the concentration, the student must meet the prerequisites or receive the consent of the instructor.
Available courses for the energy concentration
|Intermediate Control Systems||EE/ME574|
|Advanced Linear System Analysis||EE/ME701|
|Nonlinear Control Systems||EE/ME718|
|Optimal Control Theory||EE/ME816|
|Adaptive Control Theory||EE/ME819|
|Electric Power Systems||EE471|
|Analysis of Electric Machines And Motor Drives||EE575|
|Advanced Synchronous Machinery||EE781|
|Computer Analysis of Electric Power Systems||EE872|
|Advanced Power Electronics||EE-890|
|Introduction to Control for Renewable Engineering Systems||EE890/ME890|
|Fundamentals of Fluid Flow||ME 721|
|Advanced Fluid Mechanics||ME 722|
|Internal Combustion Engines||ME432|
|Air Conditioning System Design||ME434|
|Power Plant Theory and Design||ME435|
|Intro to Wind energy||ME490/EE890|
|Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics||ME702|
|Principles of Combustion||ME703|
|Advanced Transport Processes||ME710|
|Thermal Radiation and Conduction||ME711|
|Convection Heat and Mass Transfer||ME712|
|Energy Transport in Microscale Systems||ME714|
|Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer||ME723|
|Fluid Power and Turbomachinery||ME725|
|Automotive Power Systems||New Course|
|Renewable Energy Systems||New Course|