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Energy/Environmental Materials

The concentration area will provide students with knowledge about the materials and processes that are key to a variety of technologies in the Energy and Environmental industry sectors. Technologies include clean and efficient materials extraction, clean energy sources, materials for energy storage, efficient energy utilization, advanced energy systems, materials for sustainability and green manufacturing.

Recommended math elective

Choose one course from the list on B.S. Degree Requirements. If you don't have a preference, selecting INDE 315 (Probability and Statistics for Engineers) is encouraged (NOTE: INDE 315 can count EITHER towards the Math Elective OR as one of the Engineering Fundamentals Electives, but it cannot count in both categories).

Recommended natural science electives

Choose two courses from list. Select courses that meet the prerequisites for the technical electives you want to take, if applicable.

Course and Credits Title Notes
CHEM 223 (4) Organic Chemistry - Short Program Prereq is 1.7 in CHEM 152 , 153, or 155.
CHEM 224 (4) Organic Chemistry - Short Program Prereq 1.7 in CHEM 223
CHEM 162/165 (5) General Chemistry - 3rd quarter Prereq 1.7 in CHEM 152; This course is Prereq for CHEM 237
CHEM 237 (4) Organic Chemistry - 1st quarter Prereq 1.7 in final course in General Chemistry sequence
CHEM 238 (4) Organic Chemistry - 2nd Quarter Prereq. 1.7 in CHEM 237
CHEM 312 (3)

Inorganic Chemistry

Prereqs are CHEM 153/155/162; and CHEM 224/238/336. CHEM 165 students have already completed the equivalent of this course.

CHEM 317 (4)

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Prereq is CHEM 165 or CHEM 312

CHEM 452, CHEM 455, or CHEM 456 (3)

Physical Chemistry Prereqs for all are CHEM 153, 155, or 162; MATH 126 or MATH 136; and PHYS 123. Courses can count towards the Natural Science Requirement or the Technical Elective Requirement but not both
PHYS 224 (4) Thermal Physics Prereq MATH 126/136 and PHYS 123
PHYS 225 (4) Introduction to Quantum Mechanics Prereq. 2.0 in PHYS 227; or a 2.0 in PHYS 123 and MATH 136; or a 2.0 in PHYS 123, MATH 207 (or MATH 307), and MATH 208 (or MATH 308).
PHYS 227 (4) Elementary Mathematical Physics Prereq 2.0 in PHYS 121, 122, 123, and MATH 126
PHYS 228 (4) Elementary Mathematical Physics Prereq 2.0 in PHYS 227

Recommended engineering fundamentals electives

Choose 8 credits.

Course and Credits Title Notes
EE 215 (4) Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Prereq MATH 126/136, MATH 207 (or MATH 307), and PHYS 122
INDE 250 (4) Fundamentals of Engineering Economy  
NME 220 (4) Introduction to Molecular and Nanoscale Principles  

Recommended technical elective requirements

15 Credits, a minimum of 9 credits of MSE classes.

Course and Credits Title Notes
MSE 452 (3) Functional Properties of Materials II  
MSE 466 (3) Energy Materials, Devices, and Systems  
MSE 471 (3) Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering  
MSE 476 (3) Introduction to Optoelectronic Materials Prereq AMATH 301 or 142, and completion or concurrent enrollment in MSE 331
MSE 486 (3) Fundamentals of Integrated Circuit Technology  
MSE 498 (3) Special Topics Courses on Electrochemical Materials  
MSE 504 (4) Introduction to Microelectro Mechanical Systems  

MSE 539 (4)

Renewable Energy I  
BIOEN 504 (4) Introduction to Technology Commercialization  

CHEM 452, CHEM 455, or CHEM 456 (3)

Physical Chemistry Prereqs for all are CHEM 153, 155, or 162; MATH 126 or MATH 136; and PHYS 123. Courses can count towards the Natural Science Requirement or the Technical Elective Requirement but not both
CHEM E 341 (3) Energy and Environment Prereq CHEM 142; Math 124; PHYS 121

CHEM E 498 (3)

Special Topics courses on Solar Energy Conversion and Solar Cells, and Battery Systems Engineering  
ENVIR 480 (5) Sustainability Studio  
PHYS 324 (4) Quantum Mechanics Prereq 2.0 in PHYS 225, PHYS 228
PHYS 325 (4) Quantum Mechanics Prereq PHYS 324
ENGR 321 Engineering Internship Education Earn 1 credit for an internship 1-20 hours/week, and 2 credits for an internship 20 hours/week+. Can count up to 4 credits of internship towards your degree

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