Green and Alternate Energy (GAE)

GAE 32000     FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Designed to provide a general perspective to fuel cell technology. Students are introduced to the various types of fuel cells, historical perspective, terminology, applications, fuel cell operation, basic electrochemical and thermodynamics principles involved in fuel cells, fuel cell components, materials and systems. Students learn basic fuel cell design principles and calculations.

Prerequisite: PHY 13012 or PHY 13002.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GAE 42002     ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS      3 Credit Hours

This course covers an introduction to energy fundamentals, energy systems, lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, control systems for energy management. Alternative energy sources and green buildings will also be covered. The course focuses on improving energy efficiency, reducing energy use, and reducing energy cost.

Prerequisite: PHY 12202 or PHY 13002 or PHY 13012.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

GAE 42004     ADVANCED FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGY      3 Credit Hours

Covers the theory and applications of fuel cell technology with an emphasis to proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs). Students learn fuel cell component, stack and system design principles and fabrication methods, performance characterization, fuel cell testing and diagnostics methods. Students are introduced to transport phenomena in fuel cells. Introduction to hydrogen storage, generation and delivery, as well as hydrogen safety and regulations.

Prerequisite: GAE 32000.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 3 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter