Energy Systems Management and Policy

Graduate Certificate in Engineering Courses

Core Courses (students must take both)

ENME741 Operations Research Models in Engineering (3)
The fundamentals of operations research techniques with a focus on energy and other engineering systems including linear and integer programming, nonlinear programming, game theory and the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP).
ENPM808Q Advanced Topics in Engineering: Energy Policy (3)
This course will provide a comprehensive introduction on to U.S. domestic energy policy in the context of broader global economic, environmental, and sustainability agendas. The course will be presented in four, inter-related segments covering :1) Regulatory institutions, the laws that create and guide them, and current regulatory agenda (e.g., clean power plan); 2) Delineation of State, local, and Federal responsibilities on energy policy formulation and implementation; 3) Trends in technology, energy systems, and finance that shape and are shaped by policy (e.g., electric vehicles, rooftop solar, information and communication technologies); and, 4) Topical issues for U.S. and international energy policy (e.g., 2015 Paris climate agreement, fossil fuel subsidies, net-metering, energy efficiency standards, etc.) This course is part of the Graduate Certificate in Engineering in Energy Systems Management and Policy and is designed for current and aspiring practitioners.
Technical Electives (Choose 2)
ENME635 Energy Systems Analysis (3)
Rankine cycles with nonazeotropic working fluid mixtures, two-, multi-, and variable-stage absorption cycles and vapor compression cycles with solution circuits. Power generation cycles with working fluid mixtures. Development of rules for finding all possible cycles suiting a given application or the selection of the best alternative.
ENPM654: Energy Systems Management (3)
Prerequisites: Background in Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer. Covers a wide range of energy management and energy efficiency topics including energy auditing, energy efficient lighting systems and motors, demand limiting and control, control strategies for optimization, direct digital control, integrated building automation systems, communication networks, distributed generation, cogeneration, combined heat and power, process energy management and the associated economic analyses. Included will be the latest internet based technologies for accessing real-time energy pricing and managing energy demand remotely for multiple buildings or campuses.
ENME701 Sustainable Energy Conversion and the Environment (3)
Recommended: ENME 633. Credit only granted for: ENME701, ENME706, ENME808D, or ENPM624. Formerly: ENME 706 and ENME 808D. Discussion of the major sources and end-uses of energy in our society with particular emphasis on renewable energy production and utilization. Introduces a range innovative technologies and discusses them in the context of the current energy infrastructure. Renewable sources such as wind and solar are discussed in detail. Particular attention is paid to the environmental impact of the various forms of energy.


ENPM624: Renewable Energy Applications (3)
Prerequisite: Permission of ENGR-CDL-Office of Advanced Engineering Education. Credit only granted for: ENPM624 or ENME701. Thermodynamics and heat transfer of renewable energy sources for heating, power generation and transportation. Wind energy, solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass, waste burning, and hydropower. Broad overview of the growing use of renewable energy sources in the world economy with detailed analysis of specific applications.


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