Courses

 

Program Requirement:
Completion of Eight of the following Courses

 

Fall Courses

Fall Courses

Spring Courses

Spring Courses

The following course may be used as a substitute:


Special Projects 494 – Available upon request

The Master of Energy Engineering degree requires the completion of eight ENER courses of which at least three must be at the 500 level.
FALL COURSES

ENER 424 Industrial Energy Management and Conservation (Mondays)

Beginning course in energy analysis and auditing and builds upon the critical background established in the HVAC course. An overview of the energy industry, billing, economic analysis, deregulated markets and energy purchasing. Credit is not given four ENER 424 if the student has credit in ME 424. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students. Text: UIC Course Materials

ENER 429 Internal Combustion Engines (Wednesdays)

Introduction to engine types, characteristics and performance. Combustion processes in spark and compression ignition engines; combustion abnormalities. Credit is not given for ENER 429 if the student has credit in ME 429. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

ENER 501 Engineering Project Coordination and Management (Fridays)

Theory, strategy, and tactics of the use of project management including project planning, matrix management concept, and team meetings. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students. Text: UIC Course Materials.

ENER 553 Sustainable Energy Engineering and Renewable Energy (Thursdays)

A view of the energy industries future from the perspective of emerging and alternative technologies. Examples include fuel cells, distributed energy, micro-grids, hydrogen energy systems and renewables. This is the Capstone course for the Master of Energy Engineering program and is not appropriate for first semester students. ENER 451 is a prerequisite. Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students. Text: UIC Course Materials

ENER 554 Nuclear Power Generation (Wednesdays)

Theoretical and practical aspects of nuclear power generation, operations, reactor design, power train design, licensing, regulation, health, safety, maintenance on new and existing plants. Prerequisite(s): ENER 451 and ME 205; or consent of the instructor. Text: UIC Course Materials

LAS 493 Topics in Energy and Sustainability (Tuesdays)

This course examines energy storage from a macro to micro scale. Topics will include electric transmission, distribution and storage. The course is comprised of multiple industry expert lecturers with a focus on research paper development.

ENER 494 Special Topics in Energy Engineering

Particular topics vary from term to term depending on the interests of the students and the specialties of the instructor.
SPRING COURSES

ENER 420 Combined Heat and Power, Design, and Management (Tuesdays)

CHP systems construction, operation, economics and includes a student design project. Also, builds on previous courses in power plants, engines, HVAC, a stress on economic and software analysis, utility rates and regulations. Credit is not given in ENER 420 if the student has credit in ME 420. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

ENER 422 Building Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (Wednesdays)

Establishes the basic knowledge needed to understand heating and cooling systems, mass transfer in humidification, solar heat transfer in buildings, and psychrometrics. A computer design project will be completed. Credit is not given for ENER 422 if the student has credit in ME 422. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

ENER 450 Air Pollution Engineering (Wednesdays)

Establishes the basic knowledge needed to understand and design air pollution reduction equipment, particularly from large industrial and power generation plants.

ENER 451 Electric Power Generation (Mondays)

Thermodynamics and practical aspects of central fossil fuel fired electric generating plants. Focus on large steam cycle generating plants with discussion of geothermal and hydroelectric plants. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

ENER 552 Design of Energy Efficient Buildings (Thursdays)

Emerging technologies in designing energy efficient buildings, including new code issues. Prerequisite(s): Open only to Master of Energy Engineering students.

ENER 555 Energy Markets and Contracting (Tuesdays)

Course focuses on how energy markets work, how energy prices are determined, how financial markets operate through options and futures markets, and how consumers can use new technologies with appropriate contracting terms to minimize energy costs.
Three (3) 500-level courses required for graduate standing.

ENER 594 Special Projects

Available upon request.

 

Any substitute courses to the above required courses must be approved first by the student’s advisor and then by the director of graduate studies.