REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN Resource and Energy ENGINEERING
The program is divided into a pre-professional program and a professional engineering program, with the division essentially occurring between the sophomore and junior years.
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|TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE IN AMERICAN SOCIETY, II 1|
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Language, Philosophy, and Culture elective: any course which satisfies the University Core Curriculum requirements for Language, Philosophy, and Culture is accepted. 2
Creative arts elective: any course which satisfies the University Core Curriculum requirements for Creative Arts is accepted. 2
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|Pre Professional Requirements that may also satisfy Core requirements 3||22|
|RHETORIC AND COMPOSITION I|
|CALCULUS I 4|
|GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS I|
|GENERAL TECHNICAL PHYSICS II|
|ECONOMICS FOR ENGINEERS|
|Additional Pre-Professional Program Requirements 3|
|UNIV 1131||STUDENT SUCCESS 5||1|
|CHEM 1465||CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS 6||4|
|EE 1311||COMPUTING SYSTEM AND ALGORITHMIC SOLUTIONS||3|
|MATH 3318||DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS||3|
|MATH 3330||INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA AND VECTOR SPACES||3|
|GEOL 3340||GEOLOGY FOR ENGINEERS||3|
|MAE 1312||ENGINEERING STATICS||3|
|EE 2440||CIRCUIT ANALYSIS WITH LAB||4|
|REE 1301||INTRODUCTION TO RESOURCE & ENERGY ENGINEERING||3|
|REE 1306||THE CHEMISTRY OF FUELS||3|
|REE 2301||THERMAL ENGINEERING||3|
|EE 3317||LINEAR SYSTEMS||3|
|IE 3301||ENGINEERING PROBABILITY||3|
|REE 3301||PRINCIPLES OF ENERGY ENGINEERING||3|
|REE 3302||SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS||3|
|REE 3303||PETROLEUM & GAS ENGINEERING||3|
|REE 3310||DATA ANALYTICS AND VISUALIZATION FOR ENERGY SYSTEMS (DATA ANALYTICS AND VISUALIZATION)||3|
|REE 4301||ENERGY SYSTEMS MODELING||3|
|REE 4302||SMART GRID||3|
|REE 4303||MANAGEMENT OF ENERGY PROJECTS||3|
|REE 4304||ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES||3|
|REE 4305||ENERGY GOVERNANCE||3|
|REE 4310||CAPSTONE DESIGN||3|
|Select three Engineering Junior/Senior Elective courses 2||9|
|Total Hours 7||124|
Can be substituted with HIST 1301 & HIST 1302
A list of acceptable courses is available in the REE Advising Office
All pre-professional courses must be completed before enrolling in professional program courses
The Mathematics Department requires passing a placement test provided by the Mathematics Department before enrolling
For transfer students, UNIV 1131 can be substituted with ENGR 1101
Chem 1465 can be substituted with Chem 1441 and Chem 1442 (8 hours)
Total hours will depend upon prior preparation and academic qualifications. Also, students who do not have two units of high school foreign language will be required to take two courses of foreign language in addition to the previously listed requirements
Suggested Course Sequence
A suggested course sequence for the Pre-Professional and Professional Program courses is available in the REE Advising Office.
Prior Preparation and Course Requirements
The undergraduate baccalaureate degree in resource and energy engineering is a four-year program and requirements for the degree are based upon prior high school preparation through either an honors or college track program. Students who have not had the appropriate prior preparation should contact the departmental advising office for a curriculum guide that will assist them in structuring a study plan that will include leveling courses. Students requiring leveling courses may require a period of time greater than four years to complete their undergraduate degree.
Refer to the College of Engineering section of this catalog for information concerning the following topics: Admission into Engineering, Admission into Pre-Engineering, Admission into the Professional Program, Counseling or Advising, Transfer and Change of Major Policies, Honors Program, Academic Regulations, Professional Engineering Registration, Cooperative Education, Academic Probation, Repeating Course Policy, and Academic Dishonesty.
REE 1301. INTRODUCTION TO RESOURCE & ENERGY ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Provides a review and discussion of the history of energy usage, the relation between energy usage and quality of life, the societal impact of energy use, and the environmental constraints on energy usage. Emphasis is placed on the role that engineering disciplines play in solving energy problems. The full impact that the various energy alternatives have on economic and environmental issues will be reviewed in order to provide a rational basis for energy choices now and in the future. The course also provides foundational experience using units, 2D and 3D coordinate geometry, vector algebra and scientific problem solving in preparation for higher level courses. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 1426 (or concurrent enrollment).
REE 1306. THE CHEMISTRY OF FUELS. 3 Hours.
Study of the nature and properties of fuels used in energy conversion processes. The course deals with formation of natural resources as well as formation of alternative fuels. The chemical composition and physical and chemical properties of the principal fossil hydrocarbons (coal, petroleum, natural gas), and their refining, upgrading, and conversion chemistry will be explored. The chemistry of different types of fuel cells and the use of hydrogen as a fuel will be investigated, including advantages and disadvantages of alternative technologies. The objectives of this course are to equip students with a fundamental knowledge of the chemistry for fossil hydrocarbon and alternative fuel resources and their energy use for transportation and stationary fuels. Prerequisite: CHEM 1465.
REE 2301. THERMAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Basic concepts and definitions, properties of pure substances, work and heat, first law of thermodynamics, second law of thermodynamics, entropy, and introduction to conductive, convective, and radiative transfer. Prerequisite: CHEM 1465 (or concurrent enrollment) or CHEM 1441 and CHEM 1442 (or concurrent enrollment); MATH 2425 (or HONR-SC 2425) and PHYS 1444; or student group.
REE 3301. PRINCIPLES OF ENERGY ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
Design of energy systems including generation, delivery, conversion and efficiency. Topics include efficiencies of both new and established energy generation and conversion methods; electricity generation by fossil fuels, nuclear, solar, wind and hydropower; and alternative energy technologies. Energy systems are evaluated quantitatively by modeling and by introducing the principles of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and heat transfer.
REE 3302. SUSTAINABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
This course presents the production and consumption of energy from a systems perspective. Sustainability is examined by studying global and regional environmental impacts, economics, energy efficiency, consumption patterns and energy policy. First, the physics of energy and energy accounting methods are introduced. Next, the current energy system that encompasses resource extraction, conversion processes and end-uses are covered. Responses to current challenges such as declining fossil fuels and climate change are then explored.
REE 3303. PETROLEUM & GAS ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.
The course provides the student with a basic knowledge and understanding of the oil and gas engineering and industry, including its history, technical aspects, business model, and impact on society and the environment. The primary emphasis is on operations in exploration, production, transportation, refining, and marketing. At the end of the course, the student should be able to speak in a general way on all aspects of the industry and be familiar with common industry terminology. Prerequisite: PHYS 1443, PHYS 1444, GEOL 3340, REE 3301.
REE 3310. DATA ANALYTICS AND VISUALIZATION FOR ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.
This course focuses on the applications of data science for energy systems operations and control. Fundamental elements of data storytelling are explored to analyze energy data. These elements include data curation, dataset cleaning and manipulation, and data visualization as a tool for identifying qualities necessary to answer questions. Students will learn to ask questions of data, to draw insights from data and use them to solve problems, and to create and present visualizations that effectively communicate data-driven findings and decisions. Prerequisite: IE 3301.
REE 4301. ENERGY SYSTEMS MODELING. 3 Hours.
In this course, mathematical methods are introduced for effective modeling, optimization, control, and management of dynamical energy systems. Topics include basics of energy systems engineering, concepts in probability and statistics, spatial statistics (geo-statistics and machine learning), Monte Carlo simulations, global and local sensitivity analyses, surrogate models, and computational alternatives to Monte Carlo simulates. Prerequisite: IE 3301.
REE 4302. SMART GRID. 3 Hours.
Fundamentals of smart electric power grid including definition, design criteria, and technology. Application of data collection, processing, and communications to the power grid. Seeks to motivate development of the smart grid, evaluating options for adding sensing, communications, computation, intelligence, control, and automation to various parts of the electric system. Topics include automation in existing power systems; generation; transmission; distribution; and smart grid definition. Prerequisite: EE 2440.
REE 4303. MANAGEMENT OF ENERGY PROJECTS. 3 Hours.
This project course is intended to provide students with an industry-relevant experience. Students will apply their engineering knowledge and skills to solve problems in the production, processing, storage, distribution, and utilization of energy. A faculty member will follow the progress and serve as an advisor to the project. Each project must have a clearly defined problem or need; must show a solution methodology; and must be value-added to the sponsor. Prerequisite: Must be a senior in the REE Professional Program.
REE 4304. ENERGY STORAGE TECHNOLOGIES. 3 Hours.
Explores the various energy storage technologies, their working, and their practical applications. Focuses on the state-of-the-art review of current and most recent technologies. Offers students an opportunity to explore various innovations in the field of energy storage that can be helpful for fulfilling our current energy storage needs. Covers many different energy storage systems such as mechanical, chemical, electrochemical, thermal, and thermochemical. Prerequisite: REE 2301, EE 2440.
REE 4305. ENERGY GOVERNANCE. 3 Hours.
Introduces contemporary energy markets, government policies, and regulations. Explores energy as a strategic resource influenced by economics, market conditions and environmental constraints. Explores the relationship between nonrenewable and renewable energy sources and how different regions adapt and address local needs and concerns. Evaluates the impact of government policies on energy usage and alternative energy development efforts. Prerequisite: IE 2308.
REE 4310. CAPSTONE DESIGN. 3 Hours.
Students will apply knowledge gained in the program to an application oriented capstone project. Activities will demonstrate technical skills in energy system knowledge, identifying opportunities, analysis for quantifiable savings, engineering economics, report writing, and presentation. Prerequisite: Must be a senior in the REE Professional Program.