Why is knowledge of economics and policy necessary for the person seeking professional employment in the energy sector? Quite simply economics, law, public policy, and ethics often determine what we can and cannot accomplish in energy development, use, and mitigation. In other words, the best technologies may come to naught if financing, public policy, law, and ethics impose insurmountable roadblocks to a project.
In addition to understanding economics and policy, students must also comprehend the fundamentals of energy science. Drawing upon an array of experts in economics, law, public administration, and philosophy students will be capable of analyzing the numerous impacts of energy decisions on individual, regional, national, and international scales.
Elective Courses (Choose 3):
EET 498 Renewable Energy and Electricity Production
Topics include: basic circuit components, load specification, history of electric utilities, distributed generation, the economics of energy, wind generation, and solar generation.
PHI 232 Environmental Ethics (if not taken as core course)
PHI 432 Environmental Philosophy and Policy (if not taken as core course)
SFR 455 Bioenergy Sources, Systems, and Environmental Effects
This purpose of this course is to detail the use of biomass for bioenergy use worldwide and providing a review of the biomass sources, definitions, thermodynamics, common measures, equipment are discussed. Environmental problems and benefits associated with biomass use are also detailed along with legislative incentives in the United States.
Other courses with permission.
Courses cannot count as both core requirements and electives