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.
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
||Intro to Electrical Power
||MWF 12:00pm-12:50pm||V. Lakdawala
||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|
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
|Sustainable Development||Online||M. Unal|
|CEE 659||Carbon Free Clean Energy||Tue/Thu 7:10pm-9:50pm||S. Kumar|
||Introduction to Solar Cells
|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|