An Interdisciplinary Concentration on Energy for Master of Science in Engineering

The study in energy track addresses issues in the efficient generation, transfer, conversion and utilization of thermal/electrical energy. The electrical engineering students in energy track will deal with challenging problems in designing future power devices and systems to deliver or consume electrical energy in a reliable and economical manner. The mechanical engineering students in the energy concentration will focus on challenging problems in designing future thermal systems to deliver, consume or converse thermal energy in a reliable and economical manner. Every student in this energy track will also need to consider various means to reduce environmental impacts, e.g. planning for renewable energy sources.

The admission requirements are consistent with the MS engineering program of CEAS. Students in the track are encouraged to undertake the thesis option. This option requires students to write MS theses with at least 3 thesis credits and take at least 21 credits of the following courses including at least four 700 level courses in their major, i.e. electrical engineering (EE) students must fulfill the 700-level requirement with EE courses and mechanical engineering (ME) students must fulfill the 700-level requirement with ME courses. For non-thesis option, students are required to take at least 30 credits of the following courses including at least five 700 level courses in their major. Students under non-thesis option must undergo comprehensive examination before graduation. To enroll in any course in the concentration, the student must meet the prerequisites or receive the consent of the instructor.

Available courses for the energy concentration

Intermediate Control Systems

EE/ME574

Advanced Linear System Analysis

EE/ME701

Nonlinear Control Systems

EE/ME718

Optimal Control Theory

EE/ME816

Adaptive Control Theory

EE/ME819

Electric Power Systems

EE471

Power Electronics

EE572

Analysis of Electric Machines And Motor Drives

EE575

Advanced Synchronous Machinery

EE781

Computer Analysis of Electric Power Systems

EE872

Advanced Power Electronics

EE-890

Introduction to Control for Renewable Engineering Systems

EE890/ME890

Fundamentals of Fluid Flow

ME 721

Advanced Fluid Mechanics

ME 722

Internal Combustion Engines

ME432

Air Conditioning System Design

ME434

Power Plant Theory and Design

ME435

Solar Engineering

ME436

Intro to Wind energy

ME490/EE890

Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics

ME702

Principles of Combustion

ME703

Advanced Transport Processes

ME710

Thermal Radiation and Conduction

ME711

Convection Heat and Mass Transfer

ME712

Energy Transport in Microscale Systems

ME714

Two-Phase Flow

ME716

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

ME723

Fluid Power and Turbomachinery

ME725

Automotive Power Systems*

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Renewable Energy Systems*

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