Sustainable Energy

Graduate Certificate Courses

ENPM 622 Energy Conversion I – Stationary Power (3)

Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Mechanics, or ENPM 672 Fundamentals of Thermal Systems, or permission of the instructor.

Electrical power from generation, through transmission and distribution to consumption. Thermochemical principles of energy, material and chemical balances are used to determine performance characteristics of stationary fuel alternatives including clean coal and biomass and burning waste. Cycle analysis of various modern power generation technologies including fluidized bed steam generators, gas turbines, combined cycles, fuel cells and cogeneration are compared. The impact of choices regarding energy generation, transmission, distribution and consumption as well as potential air pollution are also considered.

ENPM 624 Renewable Energy Applications (3)

Thermodynamics and heat transfer analysis of renewable energy sources for heating, power generation and transportation. Wind energy, solar thermal, photovoltaic, biomass, waste burning and OTEC. Broad overview of the growing use of renewable energy sources in the world economy with detailed analysis of specific applications.

ENPM 656 Energy Conversion II - Mobility Applications (3)

Prerequisites: Undergraduate courses in Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Mechanics, or ENPM 672 Fundamentals
of Thermal Systems, or permission of the instructor.

This course presents the scientific and engineering basis for design, manufacture, and operation of thermal conversion technologies utilized for mobility power generation. The interface between fuel combustion chemistry and generated power are addressed. The practical aspects of design and operation of various alternatives for power are compared. The impact of choices with regard to power and fuel alternatives as well as air pollution potential is also considered.

And any one of the following courses: ENCH648K, ENCH648L, ENPM627

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