Minor in Energy Engineering

The minor in Energy Engineering is designed to provide students in engineering, science, and energy business and finance (EBF) with additional courses, exposure, and experiences to the principles and applications of energy engineering. Courses available to students include thermal sciences; petroleum and natural gas processing; renewable/sustainable energy; chemistry of fuels; electrochemical, chemical and nuclear energy conversion processes; physical processes in energy engineering; air pollution; and green engineering and environmental compliance. As a result, the selection of this minor can provide additional career options for students in a wide range of offerings at Penn State.

A total of 18 credits are required for the minor. A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Select 9 credits from the following courses: 5 and 6 semesters:

  • EGEE 302 - Principles of Energy Engineering (3 credits)
  • EGEE 304 - Heat and Mass Transfer (3 credits)
  • EGEE 411 - Energy Science and Engineering Lab (3 credits)
  • EGEE 420 - Hydrogen and Fuel Cells (3 credits)
  • EGEE 430 - Introduction to Combustion (3 credits)
  • EME 301 - Thermodynamics in Energy and Mineral Engineering (3)

Select 9 credits from the following courses: 7 and 8 semesters:

  • EGEE 433 - Physical Processes in Energy Engineering (3 credits)
  • EGEE 437 - Design of Solar Energy Conversion Systems (3 credits)
  • EGEE 438 - Wind and Hydropower Energy Conversion (3 credits)
  • EGEE 441 - Electrochemical Energy Conversion (3 credits)
  • EGEE 451 - Energy Conversion Processes (3 credits)
  • EGEE 464W - Energy Design Project (3 credits)
  • EGEE 470 - Air Pollutants from Combustion Sources (3 credits)
  • F SC 431 - The Chemistry of Fuels (3 credits)
  • F SC 432 - Petroleum Processing (3 credits)