2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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REN 200 Introduction to Renewable Energies 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Winter

Survey course of the primary sources of renewable energies such as wind, solar, bioenergy, geothermal, hydroelectric and fuel cells. The history of their development, the basic physics of their operation, design and operational issues will be covered.

REN 221 Solar Power 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall
  • Prerequisites: MA 100 or higher or math placement equivalency.

This course provides an introduction to solar-powered energy systems. Both photovoltaic and thermal applications of solar energy will be studied. Course topics include fundamental concepts, system design, sizing, site selection and applications.

REN 222 Wind Power 3 cr.  (2-0-2)
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: MA 100 or higher or math placement equivalency.

This course provides an introduction to wind-powered systems used for electricity generation. Course topics include fundamental concepts, history, system design, sizing, site selection and applications. The economics and practical installation aspects of wind power are also examined.

REN 230 Bioenergy 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall

A detailed overview of the issues around bioenergy fuels and their conversions to renewable energies. The physics of fuel production and its combustion will be covered. Economics, operational issues and practical aspects of operating both large and small scale bioenergy combustors will be covered.