Joint Energy Engineering Certificate Program Approved
A new Energy Engineering Certificate Program has been approved by the University Administration, beginning with the Fall 2010 semester. The new program, a joint venture between the EMSE Environmental and Energy Management concentration and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is designed to provide state-of-the art energy management and engineering postgraduate education for those not wishing to pursue a full graduate degree.
Educational objectives of the new program include establishing a capability in students for monitoring and analyzing energy consumption and costs for energy technologies, managing energy projects, developing energy consumption forecasts, performing energy audits for buildings, and understanding the interplay of energy and the environment. In addition, the program is intended to provide relevant knowledge of fluid mechanics, heat transfer and mathematics, as well as an introduction to alternative energy technologies, environmental policy, and program analysis and energy management.
The program consists of four graduate courses, as follows:
1. EMSE 222 - Energy Management. This course provides an examination of the range of available energy resources, trends in their use, the programs and organizations that have developed and evolved to address problems associated with energy resource use.
2. EMSE 227 - Analytical Tools for Energy Management. This course involves an exploration of the policy development process from several different but integrated perspectives. It provides a focus on areas of environmental and energy management and use of current case studies to develop a framework of understanding to support decisions in a broad variety of management settings.
3. MAE 262 - Energy Systems and Analysis. This course includes analyses of energy resources and conversion devices, statistical data analysis, forecasting, I/O, net energy analyses and mathematical modeling of energy systems.
4. MAE 292 - Energy Conservation and Efficiency Engineering. This course provides an overview of heat transfer, insulation, HVAC theories, materials technology in conservation efforts, current and future engine and propulsion technologies, energy conservation in buildings and energy efficient electronic and computer designs.