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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Programs

Certificate in Energy Conversion and Power Systems Engineering

Not accepting new students as of Fall 2012.

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.

Requirements

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)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224 and C E 205 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • EE 350 Energy Conversion Principles (3)
    Prerequisites: (EE 202 or equivalent) and EE 211 and 211L all with a grade of "C" or better, or consent of instructor.
  • EE 452 Computer Applications in Power Systems (3)
    Prerequisite: EE 350 with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor or graduate standing.
  • MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224, PHYS 151 or equivalent, and CHEM 111A all with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • MAE 336 Power Plant Design (3)
    Prerequisite: MAE 330 with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 431 Heat Transfer Systems Design (3)
    Prerequisites: MAE 305, 330; CE 335.

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.

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