Energy and the environment
Energy and the Environment, a major application area in both Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, focuses on imparting specific skills required to understand the nature, scope, and challenges of environmental impact and the science behind energy and propulsion systems that minimize that impact. The Energy and the Environment Track will allow students with a particular interest in environment impact, energy systems and renewable energy to focus their technical electives in that area. This Track is available to all Aerospace and Ocean Engineering majors.
Choose a minimum of 9 credit hours from the following courses.
|Fluid Flows in Nature
|Propellers and Turbines
|Foundations of Aero/Hydroacoustics
|Wind Turbine Technology and Aerodynamics
|Special Topics in Energy and the Environment
|Alternate Energy Systems
|Introduction to Green Engineering
|Sustainable Energy Solutions for a Global Society
Courses are based on the UG Catalog Date of Entry 2023-2024 Checksheet. Prerequisites may apply – see your advisor.
Aerospace and ocean engineering has a foundational option and eight concentrations:
- Dynamics, control and estimation
- Energy & environment
- Naval engineering
- Space engineering
- Structures and materials
- Vehicle and system design
The concentration in energy and the environment would allow students, who were interested primarily in this topic, to develop that specialization. Students will choose three classes from AOE 4064, AOE 4264, AOE 4474, AOE 4634, AOE 4824, ECE 4364, ENGR 3124, ME 3124, ME 4194, and STAT 4714.
The concentration in energy and the environment will allow students with a particular interest in environment impact, energy systems and renewable energy to focus their technical electives in that area and receive recognition on their transcripts.
III. Hours Requirement:
A total of 128 hours is required to graduate with a BS in aerospace and ocean engineering. The concentration in Energy and the Environment requires nine credit hours of coursework out of a total of eighteen hours of technical electives.
The concentration in energy and the environment will be available to all aerospace and ocean engineering majors. Students majoring in aerospace and ocean engineering may pursue more than one departmental concentration.
Energy and the environment, a major application area in both aerospace and ocean engineering, focuses on imparting specific skills required to understand the nature, scope, and challenges of environmental impact and the science behind energy and propulsion systems that minimize that impact.
VI. Policies regarding intra-departmental majors and minors:
The AOE department offers majors in both aerospace and ocean engineering. Courses for the two majors overlap. Students may choose to pursue both majors simultaneously.
VII. Required resources
No additional resources are requested.
VIII. Methods of Communication:
These changes are communicated to students by posting the option checksheet to our department website, e-mail notification via the AOE listserv, and presentation to incoming students at advising sessions.
The AOE academic advisors will discuss the option with students during their advising sessions and concentration checksheets will be available in the AOE Academic Advising Center.