Energy Efficiency 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;

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.

Energy Efficiency Minor

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. F. Loge (Civil and Environmental Engineering), D. Sperling (Institute of Transportation Studies), M. Modera (Western Cooling Efficiency Center)

Energy Efficiency
Units: 20
ENG 188
Science & Technology of Sustainable Power Generation (Active)
ECI 125
Building Energy Performance (Active)
Choose 12 units:
ECI 143
Green Engineering Design & Sustainability (Historical)
ESP 167
Energy Policy (Active)
DES 136A
Lighting Technology & Design (Active)
DES 136B
Designing with Light–Industrial Design (Active)
DES 137A
Daylighting & Interior Design (Active)
Total: 20