Materials for Renewable Energy and Sustainability

Fall 2024 > Engineering/Engineering Technology > PLAS.5470 > 031V

Course No: PLAS.5470-031V; SIS Class Nbr: 13599; SIS Term: 3410
Course Status: Open

Course Description

This course reviews the selection and design of materials for use in energy generation and conservation applications. Both traditional and renewable technologies for energy generation are reviewed, and the differences in materials needs for generation, storage and transmission highlighted. Particular emphasis is placed on organic and polymeric materials technological challenges in solar, wind and hydro/geothermal energy and future transportation fuel production. The concept of life cycle assessment is introduced for the optimization of systems from a materials science perspective. The impacts of global economics, ethics and efficiency are also addressed. The course approaches sustainability as an open-ended, complex engineering problem and introduces students to the broad range of career opportunities for materials engineers in renewable energy.

Prerequisites, Notes & Instructor

  • Prerequisites: Students with a CSCE career need permission to take Graduate Level Courses.
  • Section Notes: HyFlex Course; Combined with section: PLAS.5530.201P.
  • Core Codes: STEM, HYFX
  • Credits: 3; Contact Hours: 3
  • Instructor: Margaret Sobkowicz Kline
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When Offered & Tuition

  • Th | 6:30 PM-9:20 PM ET Online
  • 2024 Fall: Sep 04 to Dec 20
  • Course Level: Graduate
  • Tuition: $2250
  • Note: There is a $30 per semester registration fee for credit courses.

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