Energy Systems Engineering
Energy Systems Engineering is a 30 credit hour program, designed to provide systems-based knowledge in energy engineering through four core courses and in-depth knowledge in automotive energy and distributed energy systems through six elective courses. The core courses deal with sustainable energy sources, energy generation and storage, energy and environmental policies, and risk-benefit analysis. The elective courses can be selected from a range of courses offered in mechanical, electrical and manufacturing aspects of energy engineering. The elective courses covers a variety of topics, such as hybrid and electric vehicles, alternative energy systems for vehicles, emissions, power electronics, power distribution, design and manufacturing for environment, etc.
The Energy Systems Engineering program has been designed to address the educational need for graduate students interested in energy engineering. Significant growth and investment are expected to occur in energy industries in the State of Michigan and elsewhere in the next several decades. Both small and large energy-related companies are starting up in the State and many of them are located in the metro-Detroit area. The automotive companies are also accelerating research and development in new power generation and propulsion technologies for future vehicles, such as electric batteries and fuel cells. As a result, there is a need for engineers with specialized knowledge in the alternative and renewable energy production, utilization and distribution.
Online program option:
The Energy Systems Engineering program is also offered online through the Distance Learning Network (DLN). The online courses utilize video streaming of the lectures given on campus. The online students have the opportunity to interact with the instructors and with fellow students (both on campus as well as online) through CANVAS. The class lectures, notes and discussions are posted on CANVAS for online students' access.
To provide students with systems-oriented graduate level knowledge in the fields of energy systems engineering.
- A strong foundation in the theoretical principles and techniques from science, engineering, and mathematics needed for advanced engineering design and development.
- An ability to use modern engineering software, processes, devices, and diagnostic tools for advanced engineering design and development.
All ESE students are required to take four core courses (12 credit hours):
- ESE 500 Sustainable Energy Systems
- ESE 501 or 502 Energy Conversion / Energy Storage
- ESE 503 Energy Policy, Economics and Environment
- ESE 504 Energy Evaluation, Risk Analysis and Optimization
Elective Courses (18 credit hours)
Select any 6 courses from the following list.
Thesis option may be elected with the approval of the graduate program director. It will count for six (6) credit hours of graduate coursework replacing two courses in the Elective area and will extend at least two terms.
|AENG 547||Automotive Powertrains I||3|
|AENG 588||Design&Manufac for Environment||3|
|AENG 596||Internal Combustion Engines I||3|
|AENG 598||Energy Sys for Auto Vehicles||3|
|ECE 5462||Elec Aspects of Hybrid Vehicle||3|
|ECE 646||Adv Elec Drive Transportation||3|
|ME 548||Automotive Powertrains II||3|
|ME 597||Internal Combustion Engines II||3|
|ME 598||Engine Emissions||3|
Electric Power Concentration
|ECE 517||Adv Pwr Electrncs&Motor Drvs||3|
|ECE 519||Adv Topics in EMC||3|
|ECE 542||Intr to Pwr Mgmt & Reliability||3|
|ECE 615||Advanced Power Electronics||3|
|ME 512||Structural Analysis||3|
|ME 514||Advanced Stress Analysis||3|
|ME 522||Advanced Fluid Mechanics||3|
|ME 525||Computational Thermo-Fluids||3|
|ME 528||Fund of Boiling and Condensatn||3|
|ME 532||Combustion Processes||3|
|ME 535||Advanced Thermodynamics||3|
|ME 558||Fracture and Fatig Cons in Des||3|
|ME 571||Conduction Heat Transfer||3|
|ME 572||Convection Heat Transfer||3|
|ME 591||Degradation of Materials||3|
|ECE 560||Modern Control Theory||3|
|ECE 565||Digital Control Systems||3|
|ECE 580||Digital Signal Processing||3|
|ECE 665||Optimal Control Systems||3|
|EMGT 505||Systems Engineering||3|
|IMSE 515||Fundamentals of Program Mgt||3|
|IMSE 516||Project Management and Control||3|
|IMSE 5205||Eng Risk-Benefit Analysis||3|
|IMSE 5215||Program Budget, Cost Est & Con||3|
|IMSE 561||Tot Qual Mgmt and Six Sigma||3|
|IMSE 5655||Supply Chain Management||3|
|IMSE 567||Reliability Analysis||3|