Energy

General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here.

http://energyminor.mines.edu

Programs Offered

  • Minor in Energy
  • Area of Special Interest in Energy

Program Educational Objectives

The discovery, production, and use of energy in modern societies has profound and far-reaching economic, political, and environmental effects. As energy is one of CSM's core statutory missions, several CSM departments have come together to offer Minor and Area of Special Interest (ASI) programs related to Energy. The 18-credit Energy Minor adds value to any CSM undergraduate degree program by not only addressing the scientific and technical aspects of energy production and use but its broader social impacts as well. The Energy Minor program is intended to provide engineering students with a deeper understanding of the complex role energy technology plays in modern societies by meeting the following learning objectives:

  1. Students will gain a broad understanding of the scientific, engineering, environmental, economic and social aspects of the production, delivery, and utilization of energy as it relates to the support of current and future civilization both regional and worldwide.
  2. Students will develop depth or breadth in their scientific and engineering understanding of energy technology.
  3. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of energy science and technology to societal problems requiring economic, scientific, and technical analysis and innovation, while working in a multidisciplinary environment and be able to communicate effectively the outcomes of their analyses in written and oral form.

Primary Contact

Tim Ohno
303-594-8347
tohno@mines.edu

Professors

Reuben Collins, Department of Physics

Roderick G. Eggert, Division of Economics and Business, Interim Division Director

Ramona M. Graves, Dean of the College of Earth Resource Sciences and Engineering

Mark Jensen

Angus Rockett

P.K. Sen, Division of Engineering

Roel Snieder, Department of Geophysics, Keck Foundation Professor of Basic Exploration Science

Associate Professors

Linda Figueroa, Division of Environmental Science and Engineering

Kathleen Hancock, co-director, Division of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

John Heilbrunn, Division of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Andrew M. Herring, Department of Chemical Engineering

Kathryn Johnson, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Masami Nakagawa, Department of Mining Engineering

Timothy R. Ohno, co-director

Marcelo Simoes, Division of Engineering

Neal Sullivan, Associate Professor

Assistant Professors

Eric Toberer , Department of Physics

Jeffrey C. King, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Jennifer Wilcox

Jeramy Zimmerman

Teaching Professors

Linda Battalora, Department of Petroleum Engineering

Charles Stone, Department of Physics

Teaching Associate Professors

Joseph Horan, Division of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

John M. Persichetti, Department of Chemical Engineering

General CSM Minor/ASI requirements can be found here.

Program Requirements

Minor in Energy:

The Minor in Energy requires a minimum of 18 credit hours of acceptable course work.  As specified by minor requirements, 9 credits must be free electives in the major program.   All Energy Minors must take the following mandatory 9 credit hours:

ENGY200INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY3.0
EBGN330ENERGY ECONOMICS3.0
or ENGY330 ENERGY ECONOMICS
ENGY490ENERGY AND SOCIETY *3.0
or LAIS424 RHETORIC, ENERGY AND PUBLIC POLICY
or LAIS464 HISTORY OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
or LAIS490 ENERGY AND SOCIETY
*

Either ENGY490, LAIS490, LAIS464 or LAIS424 can serve as the policy capstone course.

The final 9 credit hours can be selected from the following list:

Energy-related Courses: at least three courses
ENGY310FOSSIL ENERGY3.0
ENGY320RENEWABLE ENERGY3.0
ENGY340NUCLEAR ENERGY3.0
ENGY350INTRODUCTION TO GEOTHERMAL ENERGY3.0
ENGY497SUMMER PROGRAMS6.0
ENGY498SPECIAL TOPICS6.0
ENGY498SPECIAL TOPICS1-3
EBGN340ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY3.0
CBEN408NATURAL GAS PROCESSING3.0
CBEN409PETROLEUM PROCESSES3.0
CBEN469FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY3.0
or MTGN469 FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
or MEGN469 FUEL CELL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
CBEN472INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES3.0
CBEN480NATURAL GAS HYDRATES3.0
CEEN477SUSTAINABLE ENGINEERING DESIGN3.0
CEEN592ENVIRONMENTAL LAW3.0
EBGN430ADVANCED ENERGY ECONOMICS3.0
EBGN523MINERAL AND ENERGY POLICY3.0
EENG389FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRIC MACHINERY4.0
EENG472PRACTICAL DESIGN OF SMALL RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS3.0
EENG481ANALYSIS AND DESIGN OF ADVANCED ENERGY SYSTEMS3.0
EENG489COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN ENERGY SYSTEMS AND POWER ELECTRONICS3.0
EGGN589DESIGN AND CONTROL OF WIND ENERGY SYSTEMS3.0
GEGN438PETROLEUM GEOLOGY4.0
GEOL315SEDIMENTOLOGY AND STRATIGRAPHY3.0
LAIS377ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT3.0
LAIS419MEDIA AND THE ENVIRONMENT3.0
LAIS424RHETORIC, ENERGY AND PUBLIC POLICY3.0
LAIS452CORRUPTION AND DEVEL OPMENT3.0
LAIS456POWER AND POLITICS IN EURASIA3.0
LAIS464HISTORY OF ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT3.0
LAIS486SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY3.0
LAIS489NUCLEAR POWER AND PUBLIC POLICY3.0
MEGN466INTRODUCTION TO INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES3.0
MEGN467HVAC AND BUILDING ENERGY SYSTEMS3.0
NUGN506NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE3.0
NUGN510INTRODUCTION TO NUCLEAR REACTOR PHYSICS3.0
PEGN102INTRODUCTION TO PETROLEUM INDUSTRY3.0
PEGN251FLUID MECHANICS3.0
PEGN305COMPUTATIONAL METHODS IN PETROLEUM ENGINEERING2.0
PEGN308RESERVOIR ROCK PROPERTIES3.0
PEGN311DRILLING ENGINEERING 4.0
PEGN361COMPLETION ENGINEERING3.0
PEGN411MECHANICS OF PETROLEUM PRODUCTION3.0
PEGN419WELL LOG ANALYSIS AND FORMATION EVALUATION3.0
PEGN422ECONOMICS AND EVALUATION OF OIL AND GAS PROJECTS3.0
PEGN438PETROLEUM DATA ANALYTICS3.0
or MNGN438 GEOSTATISTICS
PEGN450ENERGY ENGINEERING3.0
PEGN530ENVIRONMENTAL, ENERGY, AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW3.0
PHGN419PRINCIPLES OF SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS3.0
PHGN542SOLID STATE DEVICES AND PHOTOVOLTAIC APPLICATIONS3.0
PHGN590NUCLEAR REACTOR PHYSICS3.0

 Additional courses with energy content may be approved by the director or co-director of the energy minor.

The Area of Special Interest in Energy requires a minimum of 12 credit hours of acceptable course work:

ENGY200INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY3.0
EBGN330ENERGY ECONOMICS3.0
or ENGY330 ENERGY ECONOMICS
Two additional energy-related courses6.0
Total Semester Hrs12.0
ENGY200INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY3.0
ENGY310FOSSIL ENERGY3.0
ENGY320RENEWABLE ENERGY3.0
ENGY330ENERGY ECONOMICS3.0
ENGY340NUCLEAR ENERGY3.0
ENGY350INTRODUCTION TO GEOTHERMAL ENERGY3.0
ENGY490ENERGY AND SOCIETY3.0
ENGY497SUMMER PROGRAMS6.0