Specialized Courses

ENGR 206 - Renewable Energy Systems

  • Advanced knowledge in renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, waves and tidal energy. Solar resources and technologies, Integrated Resource Planning and System Operations, Enabling technologies and new energy use trends: Smart Grid, Demand Response, Energy Storage, and Electric Vehicles. 

ENGR 243 - Energy Storage Application & Manufacturing

  • Fundamental topics for understanding alternative energy systems including electrochemistry and manufacturing best practices with application to batteries, solar and fuel cells. Lectures will explore the design process for alternative energy systems and components through applied examples. The course includes examples that follow the design process through from developing requirements/specifications for the system to writing a comprehensive validation and test 

ENGR 241 - Modeling & Control of Energy Systems

  • Presents the fundamentals of system dynamics and feedback control with applications in alternative energy system; deriving system equations for mechanical, electrical, and electrochemical systems; state-variable and transfer function representation of dynamic systems; transient response analysis; closed-loop control analysis and design; state estimation; simulation of energy systems in the computer environment. 

ENGR 242 – Power Converters for Alternative Energy Systems

  • Covers the use of power converters in modern alternative energy applications, including the design and simulation of power converters in renewable energy systems (solar energy, wind energy, etc.), and electrified transportation (electric vehicles and electrified aircrafts). 

ENGR 244 – Resilience, Reliability & Risk Management of Energy Systems

  • Introduces Resilience, Reliability and Risk Management as they are critical elements of an effective and sustainable socio-technical and technical systems, including an energy system. The course combines lectures, reference materials and case studies to provide students with high-level concepts, methods and tools and draws from case studies and guest speakers to engage and guide students in the analysis of actual systems and events. The course also demonstrates the interconnectivity, interactivity, and interdependences of various factors including technological, organizational, human operational, outside forces in a given system and concepts and approaches to proactively address uncertainties (risk management), and recover from failures (resiliency), in order to assure the continuity of the system (reliability.) 

ISE 234 – Electricity Markets & Power Systems Analytics

  • Fundamental skills and management and assessment tools for facility maintenance and operations. Includes predictive facility maintenance management, facility maintenance methods and strategies, analysis of service providers, and analysis of facility systems, equipment, and grounds.