ENE 501. Managing Energy Resources and Policy. 3 Credits.
In the face constantly increasing uncertainty within energy(oil and gas) sector, reduced oil prices and increasing demand for energy, it should come as no surprise that Sustainable use of energy resources is the only way out. Sustainable use of energy resources is at the forefront of strategic plans for businesses, public sector/government organizations and individuals as well. All the modules of this course will extensively explore all the tools available for energy systems modeling that can influence efficient energy policies for the policy makers. Prerequisite: College of Engineering and Mines Graduate students or consent of instructor. S.
ENE 510. Energy Systems Engineering I. 3 Credits.
Provides the framework to perform high level designs of various energy systems and develop a comparative analysis of various energy conversion systems including cost, social acceptability, and environmental consequences. This course is one of a two part series with ENE 511 that can be taken in either order. Prerequisite: College of Engineering and Mines graduate student or instructor consent. S.
ENE 511. Energy Systems Engineering II. 3 Credits.
Provides the framework to perform basic design and integration of various energy systems and how to develop the comparative analysis of various energy conversion systems. This course is one of a two part series with ENE 510 that can be taken in either order. Prerequisite: College of Engineering and Mines graduate student or instructor consent. F.
ENE 512. Energy Systems Optimization. 3 Credits.
This course will introduce deterministic, numerical optimization and troubleshooting methods used for finding feasible and optimal solutions to energy systems challenges. Prerequisite: ENE 510 or ENE 511, or instructor consent. On demand.
ENE 522. Energy Storage Systems l. 3 Credits.
This course is designed to focus mainly on Energy Storage systems with focus on Lithium Ion Batteries technologies.(LiFePO4/G and NMC/G) technology Cells. The course will look at why they are so valuable in the energy storage and E-mobility technology. Prerequisite: ENE 510 or ENE 511, or instructor consent.
ENE 523. Energy Storage Systems ll. 3 Credits.
This course is the concluding part of ENE 522. It's designed to focus mainly on the logistics and commercial part of Energy Storage systems looking mainly on Lithium Ion Batteries technologies.(LiFePO4/G and NMC/G) costs as a whole. Prerequisite: ENE 522 or instructor consent. S.
ENE 530. Applied Engineering Business Analysis. 3 Credits.
This course is an interdisciplinary Engineering Business Analysis course utilizing case studies to illustrate Global standards for Engineering Business Analysis. This will allow students to practice using real-world examples to help understand what drives change, how to define business needs and the effective ways to design solutions that will bring about the desired changes. Students will have the background and training required for certification through the International Institute for Business Analysis. Prerequisite: College of Engineering and Mines graduate student or instructor consent. F.
ENE 533. Project Dynamics & Strategy Modeling. 3 Credits.
The course is designed to help understand the dynamic behavior of engineering projects. The focus here is to help project managers and sponsors adapt to the realities of the complexity, uncertainty and the significant risks that can arise from unclear scope, compressed schedules and changing political situations using the application of system dynamics. Prerequisite: ENGR 554 and ENGR 556, or instructor consent. S.
ENE 590. Special Topics in Energy Engineering. 1-6 Credits.
Investigation of special topics in energy engineering directed by student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Repeatable to 18.00 credits. F,S,SS.
ENE 591. Research in Energy Engineering. 1-15 Credits.
Independent research work in energy engineering. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Repeatable. S/U grading. F,S,SS.
ENE 996. Continuing Enrollment. 1-6 Credits.
Provides additional time for student to meet graduation requirements. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Repeatable to 18.00 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.
ENE 997. Independent Study Report. 2 Credits.
Comprehensive report culminating independent project work performed to fulfill requirements of non-thesis master's degree. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. F,S,SS.
ENE 998. Thesis in Energy Engineering. 1-9 Credits.
Development and documentation of scholarly activity demonstrating proficiency in Energy Engineering at the master's level. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Repeatable to 9.00 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.
ENE 999. Dissertation in Energy Engineering. 1-18 Credits.
Development and documentation of scholarly activity demonstrating proficiency in Energy Engineering at the doctoral level. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Repeatable to 18.00 credits. S/U grading. F,S,SS.
These courses are primarily hosted by other departments in the College of Engineering and Mines but are offered as coursework towards a graduate degree or professional certificate in Energy Engineering. The interdisciplinary nature of Energy Studies features courses from Electrical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geology and Geological Engineering.
GEOE 417. Hydrogeology. 3 Credits.
Physical and chemical aspects of groundwater movement, supply, and contamination. Prerequisite: MATH 165. F.
GEOE 418. Hydrogeological Methods. 2 Credits.
Field and laboratory methods used in hydrogeology; techniques of drilling, well and piezometer installation, determination of aquifer parameters, geophysical exploration, soil classification and analysis, ground water sampling and analysis. Includes field trip. Prerequisite: GEOE 417. F.
GEOE 419. Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation. 3 Credits.
Statistical methods for groundwater sampling and monitoring network design. Groundwater remediation and design; including strategies that remove contaminants for external treatment and strategies for in-situ contaminant treatment. Prerequisite: MATH 165. S.
GEOE 420. Geological Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Reservoirs. 3 Credits.
This technical elective course targets senior or graduate student who has desire to pursue fossil energy industry or a transition from fossil energy to renewable energy as a future career or related. The course introduces workflow designs and software application from geological modeling to numerical simulation for hydrocarbon or geothermal energy, so that engineering student can communicate knowledgeably about geologic processes to reservoir fluid flow process that formed and continued to shape the rock formation and reservoir. Prerequisite: GEOE 301 and GEOL 407. F.
GEOL 551. Heat Flow. 3 Credits.
An exploration of Earth's thermal structure, thermal history and heat sources. The course begins with the theory of heat transfer within and through the surface of terrestrial planets. Methods of observation and modeling provide hands-on experience in field and laboratory activities. Applications of heat flow in tectonics, petrology, thermal maturity of kerogen, hydrogeology, geothermics and climate change are presented with current examples. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Corequisite: Permission of instructor. On demand.
GEOL 560. Geothermics I. 3 Credits.
A survey of the methods of geothermal exploration, assessment and production. The course covers the various methods for discovery and characterization of geothermal resources. Methods for assessment of energy in place and determination of recoverable energy are covered in depth. Current technologies for energy extraction and power production are presented with current examples. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Corequisite: Permission of instructor. On demand.
GEOL 561. Geothermics II. 3 Credits.
The course covers the historical development of geothermal policies, regulations and practices globally and in different states within the US. Matters of water usage, contamination and disposal are covered extensively. Current issues such as induced seismicity, hydrofracture, power plant size and location, electrical grid access and land use are critically examined. Prerequisite: Senior or Graduate Standing. Corequisite: Permission of Instructor. On demand.
PTRE 471. Numerical Reservoir Simulation. 3 Credits.
Use of mathematics and computer programs to solve reservoir flow problems. This course will discuss: Fundamental reservoir calculations, multiphase flow concepts, fluid displacement, fluid flow equations and discretization concepts, as well as history matching and reservoir performance forecast. Prerequisite: PTRE 431 and MATH 266; all prerequisites must be completed with a C or higher. F.
PTRE 555. Pressure Transient Analysis. 3 Credits.
This course will discuss the methods of executing a set of planned data acquisition activities to broaden the knowledge and understanding of hydrocarbon properties and the characteristics of underground reservoirs where hydrocarbons are trapped. The overall objective is identifying reservoir's capacity to produce hydrocarbons, such as oil, gas, and condensate. Prerequisite: Background/knowledge of Reservoir Engineering and Differential Equations. F, even years.
EE 409. Distributed Networks. 3 Credits.
Fundamentals of transmission lines. Prerequisite: EE 313 and EE 316. S.
EE 423. Power Systems I. 3 Credits.
Electric power systems operation, control and economic analysis. Prerequisite: EE 313. On demand.
EE 523. Power Systems II. 3 Credits.
Electric power systems analysis and control. Power flow; system response and stability; voltage and frequency control; computer methods in system analysis. Prerequisite: EE 423.
EE 623. Introduction to Smart Grid I. 3 Credits.
This course is an in-depth study of the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICT) are being deployed to modernize the electric energy infrastructure, i.e. "Smart Grid." In this course we will dene Smart Grid as the use of ICT (in combination with power electronics and policy) to make electricity cleaner, less costly, and more reliable. Prerequisite: EE 313 or graduate student standing. On demand.
EE 624. Introduction to Smart Grid II. 3 Credits.
This is the next sequence of smartgrid course is an in-depth study of the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICT) are being deployed to modernize the electric energy infrastructure, i.e. "Smart Grid." In this course we will dene Smart Grid as the use of ICT (in combination with power electronics and policy) to make electricity cleaner, less costly, and more reliable. Prerequisite: EE 623. On demand.
ME 341. Thermodynamics. 3 Credits.
Fundamental energy relationships applied to both closed and open systems. Determination of thermodynamic properties, first and second laws of thermodynamic processes and basic cycles. Prerequisite: PHYS 251 and MATH 166, both with a grade of C or better. F,S.
ME 474. Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer. 3 Credits.
Convection, conduction, radiation, dimensional analysis and design of heat transfer equipment. Prerequisite: MATH 266, ME 306, ME 341 with a grade of C or better, and admission to the professional Mechanical Engineering program. S.
ME 542. Thermodynamics of Materials. 3 Credits.
Foundations of materials behavior in terms of energy and statistics. Topics will include entropy, free energy, phase equilibrium, ideal versus real solutions and diffusion. Prerequisite: ME 301 and ME 341, or consent of instructor.
ME 574. Advanced Heat Transfer. 3 Credits.
Advanced conduction in isotropic media in two and three dimensions steady and unsteady problems. Advanced convection including solution of Prandtl Boundary layer equations. Numerical methods, Fourier series, Bessel functions, LaPlace transforms, and error functions. Radioactive heat transfer. Prerequisite: ME 474 or consent of instructor.
CE 421. Hydrology. 3 Credits.
Course topics include measurement, interpretation, analysis and application of hydrologic data; precipitation, evaporation and transpiration; runoff hydrographs; routing methods; groundwater; and snow hydrology. Computer applications. Prerequisite: CE 306 and CE 423. F.
CE 535. Hazardous Waste Management. 3 Credits.
Regulations, generation, storage, transportation, disposal, classification, fate and transport of contaminants, environmental audits, pollution prevention and management facilities, remediation alternatives, physical-chemical treatment, bioremediation, stabilization/solidification, thermal processes. Prerequisite: CE 306 and CHEM 121.