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EGMN 550. Energy and Sustainability. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Enrollment requires senior or graduate standing in the School of Engineering or permission of instructor. This course will explore the various available energy resource options and technologies with a focus toward achieving sustainability on a local, national and global scale. The course will examine the broader aspects of energy use, including resource estimation, environmental effects, interactions among energy, water and land use, social impacts, and economic evaluations. Students will review the main energy sources of today and tomorrow, from fossil fuels and nuclear power to biomass, hydropower and solar energy, including discussions on energy carriers and energy storage, transmission, and distribution.