Energy Science & Technology Minor; Biological & Agricultural Engineering

(College of Engineering and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Bryan M. Jenkins, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 2030 Bainer Hall; 530-752-0102; http://bae.engineering.ucdavis.edu

Energy Minor Programs

There is an urgent need to develop and commercialize technologies for the sustainable conversion and use of energy. The goal of these minors is to prepare students for careers that require training in energy science and technology, efficiency, and policy. Clean technologies and green technologies including energy are some of the fastest growing markets for new investments. Well-trained individuals in all related fields are needed to provide the level of expertise required to advance technology and policy and to satisfy national and global objectives for greater energy sustainability. The minors are designed to accommodate persons of diverse backgrounds with educational interests in areas that may include engineering, science, policy, economics, planning, and management.

All courses must be taken for a letter grade. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses used to satisfy minor requirements with an overall GPA in the required minor courses of 2.000 or better. Only one course overlap allowed between major and minor.

Minor Advisors. B. Jenkins (Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering), K. McDonald (Department of Chemical Engineering), C. van Dam (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering)

Energy Science and Technology
Units: 20
ENG 105
Thermodynamics (Active)
4
or
ECH 152B
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics (Active)
4
ENG 188
Science and Technology of Sustainable Power Generation (Active)
4
Choose 12 units:
12
EBS 161
Kinetics and Bioreactor Design (Active)
4
ECH 158C
Plant Design Project (Active)
4
ECH 161A
Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals (Active)
4
ECH 161B
Bioseparations (Active)
4
ECH 161L
Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory (Active)
4
ECH 166
Catalysis (Active)
3
ECI 125
Building Energy Performance (Active)
4
ECI 143
Green Engineering Design and Sustainability (Active)
4
ECI 163
Energy and Environmental Aspects of Transportation (Active)
4
EME 161
Combustion and the Environment (Active)
4
ARE 175
Natural Resource Economics (Active)
4
FST 123
Introduction to Enzymology (Active)
3
ABT 182
Environmental Analysis using GIS (Active)
4
ATM 116
Modern Climate Change (Active)
3
PLS 101
Agriculture and the Environment (Active)
3
ESP 167
Energy Policy (Active)
4
Total: 20