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Atmosphere/Energy (A/E)

Completion of the undergraduate program in Atmosphere/Energy leads to the conferral of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering. The subplan "Atmosphere/Energy" appears on the transcript and on the diploma.

Mission of the Undergraduate Program in Atmosphere/Energy

Atmosphere and energy are strongly linked: fossil-fuel energy use contributes to air pollution, climate change, and perturbations in the weather; and feedback from the atmosphere impacts renewable wind, solar, and hydroelectric energy sources. The mission of the undergraduate program in Atmosphere/Energy (A&E) is to provide students with the fundamental concepts necessary to evaluate the dynamic relationship between atmosphere and energy as they are naturally coupled in order to develop new energy technologies that increase energy efficiency and mitigate atmospheric problems. A&E students take courses in energy resources, indoor and outdoor air pollution, energy efficient buildings, climate changes, renewable energy, weather and storm systems, energy technologies in developing countries, energy systems, and air quality management. The curriculum is flexible: depending upon their area of interest, students may take in-depth courses in energy or atmosphere. The major is designed to provide students with excellent preparation for careers in industry, government, and research, as well as study in graduate school.

Requirements

Mathematics (23 units minimum, including at least one course from each group):

Group A:

 

MATH 53. Ordinary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra

5

CME 102. Ordinary Differential Equations for Engineers

5

Group B:

 

CME 106. Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineers

4

STATS 60. Introduction to Statistical Methods: Pre-Calculus

5

STATS 110. Statistical Methods in Engineering and the Physical Sciences

4-5

GES 160. Statistical Methods for Earth and Environmental Sciences

3-4

Science (22 units minimum, including all of the following):

PHYSICS 41. Mechanics

4

PHYSICS 43. Electricity and Magnetism
or 45. Light and Heat

4

CHEM 31B. Chemical Principles II
or CHEM 31X. Chemical Principles or ENGR 31

4

CEE 70. Environmental Science and Technology

3

Technology in Society:

STS 110. Ethics and Public Policy (WIM)

3-5

Engineering Fundamentals (three courses minimum, including the following):

ENGR 30. Engineering Thermodynamics

3

Plus one of the following two courses plus one elective (see Basic Requirement 3):

ENGR 60. Engineering Economy

3

ENGR 70A. Programming Methodology

3-5

Engineering Depth (42 units minimum):

Required:

CEE 64. Air Pollution: From Urban Smog to Global Change

3

CEE 173A. Energy Resources

5

At least 34 units from the following with at least four courses from each group:

Group A: Atmosphere

 

AA 100. Introduction to Aeronautics and Astronautics

3

CEE 63. Weather and Storms

3

CEE 101B. Mechanics of Fluids or ME 70. Introductory Fluids Engineering

4

CEE 164. Introduction to Physical Oceanography

4

CEE 171. Environmental Planning Methods

3

CEE 172. Air Quality Management

3

CEE 172A. Indoor Air Quality (given alternate years)

2-3

CEE 178. Introduction to Human Exposure Analysis

3

EARTHSYS 111. Biology and Global Change

EARTHSYS 144. Fundamentals of GIS

or GEOPHYS 140. Introduction to Remote Sensing

EARTHSYS 147. Control Climate Change/21st Century (alt years)

EARTHSYS 184. Climate and Agriculture

3

4 or 3

 

3

3

GES 90. Introduction to Geochemistry

3-4

ME 131B. Fluid Mechanics: Compressible Flow and Turbomachinery

4

Group B: Energy

 

CEE 115. Goals and Methods for the Sustainable Design of Buildings

3-4

CEE 142A. Creating Sustainable Development

3

CEE 156. Building Systems

CEE 172P. Distributed Generation and Grid Integration

4

3-4

CEE 176A. Energy Efficient Buildings

3-4

CEE 176B. Electric Power: Renewables and Efficiency

3-4

CEE 176F. Energy Systems Field Trips (alt years)

CEE 177S. Design for a Sustainable World

4

1-5

CHEMENG 35N. Renewable Energy for a Sustainable World

3

EARTHSYS 45N. Energy Issues Confronting the World

3

EARTHSYS 101. Energy and the Environment

3

EARTHSYS 102. Renewable Energy Sources and Greener Energy Processes

3

ENERGY 104. Technology in the Greenhouse

3

MATSCI 156. Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries

4

These requirements are subject to change. The final requirements are published with sample programs in the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

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