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Academic Programs

ODU's Energy Research Cluster offers two academic programs, an Interdisciplinary Minor in Energy Engineering at the undergraduate level, and an Advanced Engineering Certificate in Energy Systems at the graduate level. Click here for more information on research experiences for undergraduate students (REU) program.

Interdisciplinary Minor in Energy Engineering

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Energy Engineering is an undergraduate program open to students of any major. The program aims to help students develop an understanding of issues related to energy production and use in the 21st century, from a technical as well as social and economic perspective. The program aims to promote an integration of knowledge and understanding from various different disciplines as they relate to this critical field.

Energy Minor Courses offered in Fall 2018:

Course Number Course Name Time Professor
CET 355 Sustainable Building Practices Tue 7:10pm-9:50pm C. Krus
ECE 303
Intro to Electrical Power
MWF 12:00pm-12:50pm V. Lakdawala
ECE 471
Intro to Solar Cells
Tue/Thu 9:30am-10:45am G. Namkoong
ENMA 301 Intro to Engineering Management Tue 1:00pm-3:40pm M. Seck
ENMA 302 Engineering Economics Mon 7:10pm-9:50pm S. Fehr
MAE 411 Mechanical Engineering Power Systems Theory and Design Mon/Wed 5:45pm-7:00pm A. Taylor
MET 300 Thermodynamics Online
A. Tamhane

Advanced Engineering Certificate in Energy Systems

The Advanced Engineering Certificate in Energy Systems is a graduate program aimed at providing understanding of energy engineering and the increasing role of energy engineers in addressing growing energy needs. The new skills and advanced understanding developed in class will prepare students for employment in the rapidly growing energy sector.

Energy Certificate Courses offered in Fall 2018:

Course Number Course Name Time
Professor

CEE 558

Sustainable Development Online M. Unal
CEE 659 Carbon Free Clean Energy Tue/Thu 7:10pm-9:50pm S. Kumar
ECE 571
Introduction to Solar Cells
Tue/Thu 9:30am-10:45am
G. Namkoong
ECE 495/595 Power Systems Design and Analysis Thu 7:10pm-9:50pm Y. Zhang
MAE 605 Advanced Classical Thermodynamics Mon/Wed 4:20pm-5:35pm A. Taylor

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