ENENG Approved Electives & Course Substitutions

Students may select their EGEE, professional, and technical electives from the lists below. The technical electives are energy-related courses outside the major that are offered by various colleges across Penn State. Substitutions must be made by petition. You will need to plan ahead because many of these courses have prerequisites or controls. Each course is linked to the course description in the bulletin. Typical offerings are as shown but all are subject to change.

EGEE ELECTIVES

Semester Offered Course # and Title Controls Prerequisites
Fall Spring Summer

 

 

 

EGEE 412 – Green Engineering and Environmental Compliance

 

EGEE 302

 

X

X

EGEE 420 – Hydrogen and Fuel Cells - WEB

 

EME 301

 

X

 

EGEE 436 – Modern Thermodynamics for Energy Systems

 

EME 301, EGEE 302, MATH 231, 251

 

X

 

EGEE 439 – Alternative Fuels from Biomass Sources - WEB

 

CHEM 110

 

 

 

EGEE 455 – Materials for Energy Applications

 

EGEE 302, MATSE 201

 

X

 

EGEE 470 – Air Pollution from Combustion Sources

 

EME 301

X

X

 

EGEE 497 – Special Topics

 

 

X

X

 

EME 407 – Electrochemical Energy Storage

 

(EME 301 or ME 300 or CHE 220) and (EME 303 or ME 320 or CHE 330)

X

 

 

ENVSE 427 – Pollution Control in the Process Industries

 

CHEM 110, 112, MATH 141, MNPR 301

 


Professional Electives

Semester Offered

Course # and Title

Controls

Prerequisites

Fa

Sp

Su

X

X

X

ACCTG 211 – Financial and Managerial Accounting for Decision Making –in person or WEB

 

MATH 21 or higher placement

 

 

 

BA 250 – Small Business Management

 

 

X

X

X

BA 304 – Management and Organization – in person or WEB

 

EOCN 102

X

X

X

BLAW 243 – Legal Environment of Business

Majors AGBM, ANSC, CRMBS, EBF, LSCPE, PLANT, PSYBS, RPTM, TURF; Minor BUSLA; Cert SCBC; 3rd Sem. St.

 

X

X

 

EBF 301 – Global Finance for the Earth, Energy and Materials Industries WEB

 

 

 

X

 

EBF 401 – Strategic Corporate Finance  for the Earth, Energy and Materials Industries

Junior or Senior standing

EBF 200, EBF 301, EME 460; (STAT 200 or 301 or 401 or EBF 472)

X

X

X

EBF 473 – Risk Management in Energy Industries

Major EBF; 8th Sem. St.

MATH 140; (ECON 102 and MATH 230) or (EBF 200 and 301); (EBF 472 or STAT 200 or 301 or 401)

X

X

X

EBF 483 – Intro to Electricity Markets

 

MATH 140; (ECON 102 and MATH 230) or (EBF 200 and 301); (EBF 472 or STAT 200 or 301 or 401)

 

X

 

EBF 484 – Energy Economics

 

MATH 140; (ECON 102 and MATH 230) or (EBF 200 and 301); (EBF 472 or STAT 200 or 301 or 401)

X

X

X

ENGR 310 – Entrepreneurial Leadership – in person or WEB

Some sections reserved for Minors ELD, ENTI

 

 

 

 

ENGR 312 – Sustainable Energy Entrepreneurship

 

EGEE 102, 200

X

X

X

ENGR 407 – Technology-Based Entrepreneurship – in person or WEB

Must be in minors ENTI, ESHP, ELD, PRODR

ECON 102 or 104

X

X

X

ENGR 408 – Leadership Principles – in person or WEB

5th sem. st.

 

X

X

X

ENGR 409 – Leadership in Organization – in person or WEB

Minors ELD, ENTI, ESHIP

 

X

X

 

ENGR 425 – New Venture Creation

 

ECON 102 or 104

X

 

 

ENGR 451 – Social Entrepreneurship

5th sem. st.

 

 

X

 

ENVSE 470 – Engineering Risk Analysis

 

MATH 251

X

 

 

ERM 411 – Legal Aspects of Resource Management

Must be in majors EBF, ERM, CED

ECON 102 or AGBM 10; ERM 151 or CED 152 or EBF 200

 

X

 

GEOG 432 – Energy Policy

 

EBF 200, EGEE 120, PLSC 490

X

X

X

IB 303 – International Business Operations

Majors EBF, AGBM, Smeal; 5th sem. st.

 


TECHNICAL ELECTIVES

Semester Offered

Course # and Title

Controls

Prerequisites

Fa

Sp

Su

 

X

 

AE 456 – Solar Energy Building System Design

7th sem. St.

 

 

 

X

AE 469 – Photovoltaic Systems Design and Construction

 

EE 210 or EE 211

X

X

 

CE 370 – Introduction to Environmental Engineering

Major CE, ENVE, METEO; Minor ENVSE

CHEM 110; (MATH 111 or 141)

X

X

 

CE 371 – Water and Wastewater Treatment

Majors CE, ENVSE

CE 360, 370

X

X

 

CE 475 – Water Quality Chemistry

 

CHEM 110, 111, CE 370

X

X

 

CE 476 – Solid and Hazardous Waste

 

CE 370, 371

X

X

X

CHE 320 – Phase & Chemical Equilibria – in person or WEB

Majors CHE

CHE 210, 220 both with grade of C or better

X

X

 

CHE 410 – Mass Transfer Operations

Majors CHE

CHE 320; (CHE 330 or 350)

X

X

 

CHE 430 – Chemical Reaction Engineering

Majors CHE

CHE 320

X

 

 

CHE 438 – Bioprocess Engineering

 

CHEM 212

 

 

 

CHE 446 – Transport Phenomena

 

CHE 330, 350, 360; prereq or concurrent CHE 410

X

X

 

EE 387 – Energy Conversion

 

EE 350 or EE 312

X

 

 

ENVSE 400 – Safety Engineering

 

CHEM 110, PHYS 211, MATH 141

X

 

 

ENVSE 404 – Surface and Interfacial Phenomena in Environmental Systems

Major ENVSE

CHEM 110, MATH 141, PHYS 212, EME 301

 

X

 

ENVSE 406 – Sampling and Monitoring of the Geo-Environment

Major ENVSE, Minor ENVSE

MNPR 301 or concurrent

 

X

 

ESC 313 – Intro to Principles, Fabrication Methods, and Applications of Nanotechnology

 

CHEM 110, 111, PHYS 212, 214

X

 

 

ESC 414 – Elements of Material Engineering

 

(EMCH 213 or 210); (pre or concurrent PHYS 237 or ESC 312)

 

 

 

ESC 417 (MATSE 417) Electrical and Magnetic Properties

 

MATSE 400, 413; concurrent MATSE 402

X

 

 

ESC 481 – Elements of Nano/Micro-eletromechanical Systems Processing and Design

 

ESC 312 or EMCH 213 or 315

X

 

 

ESC 482 – Micro-Optoelectromechanical Systems (MOEMS) and Nanophotonics

 

PHYS 212, 214

X

 

 

ESC 483 – (MATSE 483) Simulation and Design of Nanost

 

MATH 230; (PHYS 214 or ESC 312)

X

X

X

GEOG 430 – Human Use of Environment – in person or WEB

 

GEOG 10 or 20 or 30 or 40 or 130 or permission

X

X

X

MATSE 259 – Properties and Processing of Engineering Materials – in person or WEB

 

EMCH 210 or 213

 

X

 

MATSE 412 – Thermal Properties of Materials

 

(MATSE 201 or 259); pre or concurrent MATSE 401

 

 

 

ME 402 – Power Plants

 

ME 410

X

 

 

ME 403 – Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Engines

 

ME 300; pre or concurrent ME 320; concurrent ME 410

X

 

 

ME 404 – Gas Turbines

Major ME

 

 

X

 

ME 408 – Energy Systems

Major ME, NUCE; 4th sem. St.

ME 320, 410

 

X

 

ME 411 – Heat Exchanger Design

Major ME, NUCE; 4th sem. St

ME 410

 

X

 

ME 431 – Internal Combustion Engines

Major ME, NUCE; 4th sem. St.

 

X

X

 

METEO 473 – Application of Computers to Meteorology

 

CMPSC 101 or 201 or 202 or METEO 273

 

X

 

METEO 474 – Computer Methods of Meteorological Analysis and Forecasting

 

STAT 301 or 401 or EBF 472

X

 

 

MNG 401 – Mining Operations – in person or WEB

 

EMCH 211

X

 

 

MNG 410 – Underground Coal Extraction

 

MNG 404, 422, 331

 

X

 

MNG 441 – Surface Mining Systems and Design

 

MNPR 301, MNG 030

 

X

 

MNPR 301 – Elements of Mineral Processing

Major ENVSE, MNGE (Reserve Caps will be removed first day of class)

CHEM 110, MATH 141

X

 

 

NUCE 301 – Fundamentals of Reactor Physics

Major NUCE

MATH 251; Concurrents MATH 230, 232, PHYS 214

X

 

 

NUCE 310W – Issues in Nuclear Engineering

Major NUCE 5th sem. St.

 

 

 

 

NUCE 401 – Intro to Nuclear Engineering

 

MATH 250 or 251

 

 

 

NUCE 405 – Nuclear and Radio-chemistry

 

CHEM 452 or PHYS 237 or NUCE 301

X

 

 

NUCE 420 – Radiological Safety

 

NUCE 301 or 405

 

 

 

NUCE 428 – Radioactive Waste Control

 

NUCE 301 or 405

X

 

 

PNG 405 – Rock and Fluid Properties

Major PNGE; 5th sem. st.

PHYS 211

 

X

 

PNG 410 – Applied Reservoir Engineering

Major PNGE 6th sem. St

PNG 405, 406, PHYS 211

X

 

 

PNG 411 – Intro to Petroleum and Natural Gas Extraction

Major ENVSE, PNGE; 5th sem. st.

PHYS 211

 

X

 

PNG 480 – Production Process Engineering

Major PNGE; 8th sem. St.

EME 301, 303


Agricultural and biological, chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, mechanical, mining, nuclear and petroleum engineering, materials science and engineering, industrial health and safety, and energy business and finance students will be able to substitute by petition some of their courses for some of the minor and dual or concurrent degree requirements. Students in chemical, mechanical, and nuclear engineering in particular may make the following substitution of courses:

Egee Course

Substitute/Equivalent Course

EMSC 100 (3)

CAS 100 (3)

EGEE 012 (1)

CHE 300 (1)

EME 301 (3)

CHE 220 (3) or ME 300 (3)

EME 303 (3)

CHE 330 (3) or ME 320 (3)

EGEE 302 (3)

CHE 210 (3)

EGEE 304 (3)

CHE 350 (3) or ME 410 (3)

EGEE 420 (3)

ME 403 (3)

EGEE 430 (3)

ME 430 (3)

EGEE 464 (3)#

CHE 470 (3)#

EGEE 470 (3)

ME 433 (3)

# the capstone design project needs to be energy related and must be approved by the ENENG program chair prior to taking the course. Energy Engineering Majors are not allowed to take equivalent courses from other department without the permission of the ENENG program chair.

The program goal is to ensure a broad-based energy engineering education for Penn State students with special interest in energy. For example, in the required capstone design course EGEE 464W, the program intends to participate and work with the Learning Factory program in the College of Engineering to provide students an opportunity to work on industrial energy related problems in teams composed of students from multiple energy-related disciplines. The proposed energy engineering program is consistent and in line with the recent Penn State University Energy Task Force report and recommendations. In particular, it fulfills the recommendation to develop an exciting new undergraduate curriculum in energy.