Energy Management

Name Title Credits School
ENGY 600 Maintain Matriculation 0 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Matriculated students who do not register for course work in a regular semester (excluding summer) are expected to maintain matriculation by registering for this course. Students working exclusively on an ENGY 890 project must maintain matriculation by registering for ENGY 600.

ENGY 610 Energy Management 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course will examine a total management system needed for planning and control of energy resources in an organization, setting of objectives, developing policies and procedures, organizing and staffing, reporting and controlling, and dealing with top management. Students will conduct preliminary and detailed energy audits, prepare energy balances, and identify conservation opportunities. Economic evaluation methods will be covered, including ranking and analyzing capital projects (pay back, discounted cash flow, net present value methods), cost accounting systems designed to highlight energy costs, and setting up performance evaluation systems. Students in this course will also study the history of energy technology, energy efficiency in buildings, and utility regulation.

ENGY 615 Energy Equipment Assessment 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
An assessment of energy consuming equipment, control equipment and conservation equipment commonly utilized by large facilities. Vendor catalogs, guest lecturers and field trips used to study various equipment and systems including heating, cooling, refrigeration, lighting, HVAC distribution and control, insulation, passive design and computerized energy management systems. Based on first hand observation and investigation, students are required to prepare and deliver an oral and written presentation analyzing energy efficiency aspects of selected families of equipment.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ENGY 610

ENGY 620 Facilities Operation and Maintenance 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course covers management of building operations, development of maintenance programs, administration of capital projects, and planning of facility improvements. Evaluation of facilities for compliance with regulations, reduction of operating costs, and forecasting of maintenance requirements.

ENGY 625 Facilities Management Seminar 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Discussion of issues and problems commonly encountered in facilities management, including cost estimation, vendor selection, code compliance, space planning and risk reduction. Case studies are utilized to illustrate methods for improving the safety, appearance, efficiency and productivity of facilities.

ENGY 630 Facility Security and Contingency Planning 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
In this course we examine the technical and legal requirements for emergency planning at power plants and various other energy facilities. Security concerns are identified, and effective response strategies are presented. Among the topics covered are access control, hazard classifications, evacuation plans, and backup power equipment.

ENGY 635 Security Systems and Technology 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
In this course, students will be introduced to the integrated security systems which protect modern facilities. Students will examine how wireless and hardwired equipment for fire protection, crime prevention, and environmental monitoring can be centrally controlled. Intrusion countermeasures, such as barriers, detectors, and smart cards, are evaluated. The legal implications of surveillance and biometric authentication systems, including finger print, iris and retinal scanners, are discussed.

ENGY 640 Independent Guided Project 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Research projects, literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, development and validation of instructional sequences undertaken in this format should be in depth studies not available within the program offerings and comparable in work demands to the regular credit hour design. One credit of Guided Project is equal to three hours of academic work per week for 15 weeks.

ENGY 660 Environmental Policy Seminar 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The social, ethical, political and economic dimensions of environmental issues are explored to provide a balanced framework for policy development. Criteria and objectives for environmental policy are related to the roles of individuals, businesses, and government. Technology, energy utilization, and natural resource management are viewed from the perspective of citizen participation, ecological lifestyles, sustainable societies, global consequences of human activities are examined in the context of international relations, Third World development, and the worldwide environmental movement.

ENGY 670 Energy Technology in Perspective 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course covers principles of power generation and energy conversion. Conventional and alternative energy technologies are described. Energy supply and utilization options are evaluated from technical, economic, and environmental perspectives.

ENGY 681 Environmental Safety in Health Facilities 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
A safe environment for employees, patients and others must be paramount at a healthcare facility. Students will evaluate potential environmental hazards, including chemical storage, pharmaceuticals and pathogens. Comprehensive plans are developed, which integrate personal protective equipment, lab safety procedures, monitoring devices, response protocols and reporting requirements.

ENGY 682 Health Facilities Management Project 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Dramatic changes are underway in the field of Health Facilities Management. More than ever before, Health Facilities Managers are being required to provide the leadership necessary to navigate an ever-changing accreditation system. This course will prepare students to understand, manage and lead multi-disciplinary teams through the challenging processes of operating, maintaining and upgrading health facilities, while meeting the high standards and expectations of the health care industry. Students will complete projects in order to gain experience with applying industry guidelines to situations commonly encountered in health care facility maintenance and construction.

ENGY 688 Wind Energy Technology 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course covers the full range of wind energy systems, from small wind turbines to massive offshore wind farms. Resource assessment, site selection, modeling, economic analysis, construction methods and interconnection are covered in depth. Power production, regulatory issues and environmental factors are considered. Student projects will emphasize analysis of physical and economic data, design specifications, equipment selection, and presentation skills.

ENGY 690 Energy Policy, Economics and Technology 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Analysis of past energy production and consumption patterns, and projections for the future. Overview of energy resources and utilization technologies, both conventional and alternative. Examination of energy production and pricing decisions, regulations, taxation, economic efficiency, and social welfare. Evaluation of energy policies, with special emphasis on the feasibility and desirability of available and evolving alternatives.

ENGY 695 Systems Engineering and Management 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Advanced concepts of systems engineering are introduced, and applied to the analysis and design of systems. The operational elements of systems are identified, described, and modeled at each stage of their life cycles. Performance parameters of engineering projects such as time, cost, quality and risk, are related to industry standards and customer requirements. The impacts of societal, organizational and human factors on decision-making, and the implementation of complex projects, are considered.

ENGY 710 Power Plant Systems 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Mechanical and electrical systems for conventional fuel power plants are analyzed. Operating strategies are developed for generation and distribution systems; reliability; power pools; reserve capability; generation of steam; generation planning; dispatching algorithms; turbines; and environmental controls.

ENGY 715 Energy-Efficient Lighting 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Principles of illumination are introduced, with particular emphasis on techniques for reducing energy costs associated with lighting. Criteria for the selection of bulbs, fixtures, ballasts and reflectors will be studied.

ENGY 718 High-Performance Building Envelopes 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course presents the essential factors in building envelope systems' performance, including heat, moisture, and air. Students will learn about building science and how these factors can affect the energy performance and durability of buildings. Advanced building envelope systems will be introduced, and students will also learn how to use computer tools to design and evaluate high-performance building envelope components such as walls and windows. State-of-the-art energy retrofit systems such as dynamic facade and high-performance systems in zero net energy buildings will also be discussed in this course. Each student will complete a project which emphasizes design and analysis of high performance building envelope components and presentation skills.

ENGY 725 Seminar in New Products and Technology 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Designed to emphasize the emerging products and technologies. New energy conservation equipment, generation and transmission equipment, and process and HVAC control equipment will be discussed with the help of vendor catalogs and guest lecturers. Typical term project will include comparing all the available techniques and/or products for performing a certain function.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ENGY 610

ENGY 730 Computer Applications for Energy Management 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
In this course students study various applications of computers in the Energy Management field. Off-the-shelf software is applied to load forecasting, utility operations, life cycle costings, and project management. Specialized software is applied to building energy analysis, heating/cooling calculations, facility maintenance management, and evaluation of alternative energy systems. Practical applications and problem solving skills are emphasized throughout the course.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ENGY 610

ENGY 740 Solar Energy Technology 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course covers advanced concepts of solar energy. Students engage in performance analysis of complex solar energy systems. Current industry standard system analysis and synthesis tools are used to design and model energy delivery systems using solar energy. Computational models for energy efficiency and cost optimizations are explored; and students work with weekly case studies to evaluate example applications. A research paper on a contemporary solar energy topic is required.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ENGY 710

ENGY 745 Advanced Battery and Fuel Cell Technologies 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course looks at both the applications and science of batteries and fuel cells. It covers the relevant scientific and technological features. Stationary batteries for energy storage, fuel cells for power generation, and battery/fuel cell configurations for vehicle propulsion systems, are examined in depth. Examples of applications include telecommunications, uninterruptible power supplies, systems for safety/alarms, toll collection, asset tracking systems, medical equipment, and oil drilling.

ENGY 750 Energy and Environmental Law 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Analysis of strategies to simultaneously insure compliance with environmental law and energy project facilitation through detailed examination of legal remedies and policy options to regulate, control and abate energy related environmental impact. Emphasis is placed on implementing sustainable practices and minimizing environmental impacts stemming from utilization and pricing of conventional and renewable energy resources including toxic pollution, solid wastes, air and water quality, greenhouse effect, acid rain and climate change.

ENGY 760 Transportation Technology Seminar 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The various modes of transportation are studied, from the perspectives of energy efficiency, environmental impact, economic feasibility, and land use implications. Vehicle design and capabilities are reviewed, in the context of an overall transportation network. Emerging transportation technologies are discussed, such as alternative fuel vehicles, electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles, and high speed rail systems.

ENGY 775 Alternative Energy Systems 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
In this course, the wide range of alternative energy options available for heating, cooling, transportation and power generation are presented. Renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, and biomass, are discussed in depth. Distributed generation systems, including fuel cells, photovoltaics, and mircroturbines, are analyzed from technical, economic, and environmental perspectives.

ENGY 785 Systems Adaptability & Resiliency Planning 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course explores adaptability and resiliency planning for future climate change. Topics include current evaluation methods and applications to assess practical options for adaptation. Resiliency is considered from the viewpoint of system vulnerability, risk evaluation, risk exposure and sensitivity to change. Case studies will be used to investigate municipal and regional solutions. The course will have an applied focus and will cover best practices and protocols relevant to community and municipal infrastructure. Learning outcomes include a holistic understanding of how socio-ecological systems can be ‘future-proofed’ by developing and implementing strategic adaptation solutions.

ENGY 790 Competitive Energy Markets 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
The changing structure of the utility industry, and the effects of deregulation, are discussed in order to develop strategies for adapting to competitive energy markets. The roles of utilities, power brokers, and independent power producers are examined. Methods for increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction are introduced. Reliability, access , wheeling, and stranded costs are considered.

ENGY 795 Smart Grid Systems 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Applications of information technology to the power grid are presented. The characteristics of the traditional grid are compared to the evolving "Smart Grid." Plans for automating grid functions are developed, based on analysis of existing grid structure. Communication capabilities are integrated with utility processes, to create power systems which anticipate and respond quickly to outages and overloads. Students will formulate strategies for increasing infrastructure resilience, enhancing information security, monitoring grid performance, and optimizing demand response.

Prerequisite Course(s): Prerequisite: ENGY 670

ENGY 815 Facility Energy Systems Analysis 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences

ENGY 820 Automated Building Energy Control Systems 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Design of control systems for heating, ventilating , and air conditioning, and for total building system control. Localized automatic control systems: pneumatic, electrical, electronic, self powered, and hybrid systems. Centralized control and monitoring systems, computerized energy and building management systems for optimal energy utilization. Energy management and control system functions, applications, and design.

ENGY 830 Internship Program 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Students enrolled in this course will be given the opportunity to work in a field assigned in the area of their specialization and will be asked to meet professional standards set down by the organization to which they are assigned. Conferences will be held with the student during this period and the organization using the service will be asked to cooperate by reporting on the progress of the student. A written evaluation of performance is provided by the sponsoring agency or professional. 150 working hours are required to complete the internship.

ENGY 840 Energy Conservation Analysis 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
This course covers energy conservation methods for industrial, commercial and residential buildings. Facility energy systems, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration and lighting, are analyzed. Students will learn how to evaluate energy system performance, improve energy efficiency, and demonstrate cost savings attainable through energy conservation.

ENGY 850 Advanced Topics Seminar 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Energy related topics and issues of current interest will be discussed and analyzed. Course content will vary, in response to developments in the energy field. Discussions and assignments will focus on a particular area of study, such as total energy systems, experimental vehicles, or decentralized electricity production. This course may be repeated, if content has changed.

ENGY 890 Practicum or Other Research 3 College of Eng & Comp Sciences
Selection of an area of investigation by the student, subject to faculty approval, and completion in the form of an academic or practicum based research study or a comprehensive examination (oral or written). Students are allowed a total of one calendar year in which to complete ENGY 890, beginning at the first day of the semester in which they register for ENGY 890. Students must maintain matriculation until they have completed ENGY 890. If the student does not complete ENGY 890 within one calendar year, or if their progress is judged to be unsatisfactory, the student will be required to reregister for ENGY 890 at full tuition.