Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Certificate in Energy Conversion and Power Systems Engineering
Director: Jalal Torabzadeh
The 27‑unit certificate program is an undergraduate program designed to prepare students to become proficient in the analysis and design of power generating systems, such as direct conversion, coal burning, hydraulic, nuclear, solar, wind, and various other types of power plants.
- 1. Consultation with program advisors in Electrical or Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Departments and preparation of a program planner;
- 2. Complete all of the following core courses:
- CE 335 Fluid Mechanics (3)
- EE 350 Energy Conversion Principles (3)
- EE 452 Computer Applications in Power Systems (3)
- MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
- MAE 336 Power Plant Design (3)
- MAE 431 Heat Transfer Systems Design (3)
- 3. Completion of 9 units from the following list of electives:
- EE 360, 453, 455, 458, 550, 551, 552, 553; MAE 490, 538;
- 4. Completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in an approved major. This certificate may be awarded concurrently with or subsequently to baccalaureate degree.