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Energy Conversion and Conservation
Power and energy engineering are experiencing a fast growth due to the transition to smart grids, penetration of renewable energy, or energy conservation and efficiency issues. A novel multidisciplinary undergraduate course at junior level on energy engineering that addresses gaps in current power and energy engineering education, providing knowledge and hands-on skills as required by the local energy and power industry was proposed and approved by department, college and university curriculum committees. The course structure and content matches topical coverage with what the energy industry are expecting, e.g. the mandatory training in energy engineering for new hires, working in a nuclear power plant. The course goals and objectives, offered at junior level are to cultivate energy literacy, skills and knowledge to all engineering students, regardless the program, creating a formal basis for energy engineering education. Given the requirements of typical undergraduate engineering course plans, adding general energy engineering course to the existing undergraduate programs is not trivial. We need to find creative ways to fold this course to all engineering students and eventually be offered as elective to the students enrolled into sciences and teacher education programs. We are discussing the lessons challenges and issues to structure the course, selection of the most important energy engineering topics, the pedagogical approaches and the planned course activities. We are actively looking to engage others in this effort and any suggestions are highly valuable and appreciated.
Belu, R. G., & Lacy, F. (2020, June), A Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Course in Energy Engineering Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34022
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