Energy Conversion & Efficiency

The curriculum is designed to provide mechanical engineering skills in energy applications, renewable energy, and the technologies that improve energy conversion and efficiency. The quantitative requirement for the degree is 30-credit hours completed with a GPA of 2.75 or better. The course program must conform to the following distribution:


Area of Specialization:  15 credits

Electives (graduate level engineering or math):  9 credits

Energy Analysis & Design Project or Thesis:  6 credits


Courses from which one must choose 15 units of specialization (any 5 courses): Course title
MEMS 5101 Fluid Power Systems
MEMS 5401 General Thermodynamics
MEMS 5402 Radiation Heat Transfer
MEMS 5403 Conduction & Convection Heat Transfer
MEMS 5404 Combustion Phenomenon (or EECE 512, but not both)
MEMS 5410 Fluid Dynamics I
MEMS 5412-5413 Computational Fluid Dynamics I & II
MEMS 5416 Turbulence
MEMS 5420-5421 HVAC Analysis and Design I & II (taken as Independent Study)
MEMS 5422 Solar Energy Thermal Processes
MEMS 5423 Sustainable Environmental Building Systems
MEMS 5424 Thermo-Fluid Modeling of Renewable Energy Systems
MEMS 5425 Thermal Management of Electronics
MEMS 5426 Fundamentals of Solar Energy Thermal Processes
MEMS 5705 Wind Energy Systems