The Energy and Environment (E&E) Concentration in Mechanical Engineering at Catholic University aims to provide students with knowledge and skills of the growing and challenging areas in energy and environmental engineering and technology.
Coursework related to this concentration focuses on various traditional energy systems and their drawbacks, modern or renewable energy technologies, fuels and combustion, environmental protection in ambient and indoor air, and waste, pollution, and climate change.
Students in this Concentration are required to take two introductory courses: Intro to Energy and Energy Systems (ME 311) and Intro to Environmental Engineering (ENGR 438). Three advanced E&E Concentration electives are required; students can select from numerous advanced courses in Power & Propulsion, HVAC & Refrigeration, New and Renewable Energy, Energy Conservation and Comfortness, Air Pollution & Environmental Protection, Incineration & Waste Management, and Carbon Emission and Climate Change.
The Concentration of E&E is noted on students’ official transcripts and will prepare students for career opportunities in the energy industry and environmental protection market. It is recommended that students interested in pursuing the E&E declare their concentration as early as possible, such as the 5th semester (junior), in their degree program in order to facilitate course planning.
The curriculum shown below is for students entering in Fall 2017 or later (contact the department for previous versions).
Year 1 Fall
Code Course Credits MATH 121 Calculus I 4 ENGR 102 Intro Engr. Design and Prof. 3 CSC 113 Intro to Computer Programming 3 PHIL 201 Classical Mind 3 ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition 3 Total Credits 16
Year 1 Spring
Code Course Credits MATH 122 Calculus II 4 PHYS 215 University Physics I 4 ENGR 201 Engineering Mechanics I 3 PHIL 202 Modern Mind 3 TRS 201 Faith Seeking Undestanding 3 Total Credits 17
Year 2 Fall
Code Course Credits MATH 221 Calculus III 4 PHYS 216 University Physics II 4 ENGR 301 Solid Mechanics 3 CHEM 107 General Chemistry I 3 CHEM 113 General Chemistry Laboratory I 2 LS Liberal Studies Elective 0 Total Credits 19
Year 2 Spring
Code Course Credits ENGR 106 Computer Aided Engr Tools 3 ENGR 202 Engineering Mechanics II 3 ENGR 211 Thermodynamics 3 ENGR 212 Electrical Networks 3 ENGR 222 Engineering Math I 4 Total Credits 16
Year 3 Fall
Code Course Credits MATH 309 Probability and Statistics for Engr 3 ENGR 331 Fluid Mechanics 3 ENGR 395 Engineering Materials Lab 1 MSE 395 Intro to Materials Sci & Engr 2 ME 344 System Dynamics 3 ME 311 Intro to Energy & Energy Systems 3 Total Credits 15
Year 3 Spring
Code Course Credits ENGR 438 Intro to Environmental Engineering 3 ME 342 Junior Design 3 ME 362 Heat Transfer 3 ME 392 Mech. Sys. & Dynamics Lab 2 PHIL 362 Prof. Ethics in Engineering 3 LS Liberal Studies Elective 3 Total Credits 17
Year 4 Fall
Code Course Credits ME 441 Senior Design 3 ME 487 Thermal/Fluid Sci. Lab 2 ENGR 401 Engineering Senior Seminar 1 ENGR 403/503 Control Systems 3 ME Energy & Envir. Concentration Elective 3 ME Energy & Envir. Concentration Elective 3 Total Credits 15
Year 4 Spring
Code Course Credits ME 442 Senior Project 3 ME Energy & Envir. Concentration Elective 3 General Technical Elective 3 LS Liberal Studies Elective 3 LS Liberal Studies Elective 3 Total Credits 15
- ME 526 – Alternative Energy Engineering
- ME 527 – Renewable Energy and Technology
- ME 529 – Environmental Protection for Energy Systems
- ME 531 – Optimal Design of Energy Systems
- ME 532 – Design of Power/Propulsion Systems
- ME 533 – Energy Conservation and HVAC
- ME 534 – Design of HVAC/Refrigeration
- ME 537 – Air Pollution & Control
- ME 550 – Waste Management & Combustion
- ME 581 – Intro to Microfluidics and Lab-on-Chip Technology