Green Engineering Minor

The Green Engineering Minor studies ways in which engineering can contribute to solutions to protect the environment, global resources, and human life. These solutions include designing technology and promoting processes and policies that are efficient and socially responsible. It also includes developing methods that are environmentally and human friendly as well as sustainable for the long term.

Green Engineering, Solar Panels

The goals of this minor are the following:

  • Apply the principles of green and sustainable engineering to engineering problems.
  • Analyze the economic and environmental impact of biofuels, photovoltaics, rechargeable batteries, and fuel cells.
  • Use life cycle thinking in engineering activities.
  • Participate in student research projects that apply new, sustainable and environmentally sound technologies and methods to real world problems.

Prospective students:

  • Student major should be in engineering or sciences.

Programs:

The Green Engineering minor is housed in the General Engineering office in the SJSU Davidson College of Engineering.

Course Requirements

Among the required 12-unit, 3-unit should be from an elective course.   The following is a list of pre-approved electives.  Perquisites of some of these pre-approved courses can be waived by the course instructors for students pursuing Green Engineering minor.    Students can propose other elective courses to General Engineering advisor in ENGR491.

CE 170 Principles of Environmental Engineering

CE 173 Engineering for the Environment

CHE 174 Hazardous Materials

ISE 114 Safety Engineering

ME 140 Green & Sustainable Product Design

ME 170 Solar Energy Engineering

TECH 140 Green and Sustainable Product Design

TECH 145 Lean Manufacturing

TECH 147 Green Manufacturing Analysis and Management.

To add Green Engineering minor, students should complete the following forms and submit the forms to Prof. Jack Warecki for approval.  To make an appointment with Prof. Warecki: https://sjsu.campus.eab.com/

To change the Minor Form after it is officially filed, students should fill out a subsitution form and submit it to Prof. Warecki for approval.