Interdisciplinary Team Project in EME Systems (3) Problem-based, integrative, and collaborative learning to solve interdisciplinary problems on energy and mineral systems based on engineering and business principles.
EME 580 Integrative Design of EME Systems (3)
The role of energy and minerals in society is increasingly important with increasing environmental constraints, transitioning energy policies, supply disruption, and international pressure on climate change compliance and competition for energy. Both conventional (fossil fuels) and renewable energy sources are being explored. This course will enable energy and mineral engineering students to collaboratively integrate their knowledge and experiences in addressing common problems. The typical problems will address issues with the production, processing and utilization of fossil and renewable energy and the associated environmental, health and safety, and business management issues. Students will utilize their engineering and business principles to optimally recover, process and utilize conventional and unconventional energy in an environmentally friendly, safe and economical manner. Complete problem solutions must include a synthesis of methods to identify, recover, transport, and utilize the energy source. A quantitative approach, including mechanistic, thermodynamic, fluid flow, and kinetic analysis of proposed options must be considered, together with a preliminary economic analysis.
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: EME 500
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.