This course addresses energy and environmental assessment from a systems perspective. Designed for students who have already taken ISyE 3025 (Engineering Economics) and Physics 2211 and 2212 (introductory physics) the course provides an introduction to energy analysis and environmental lifecycle assessment, with application to energy efficiency, renewable energy, resource availability and environmental impacts. In past semesters, student groups have engaged with external partners; in one example, students developed environmental life cycle assessments for energy use and greenhouse gas emissions for a small design firm in west Midtown. In addition to evaluating their energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, the groups developed suggestions for how they could reduce their energy use. The course is open to students from all majors, but ISyE majors have first option. Physics 1201 and 1202 and ISyE 3025 Engineering Economics are pre-requisites. Although this is an undergraduate course, graduate students interested in energy and environmental life cycle assessment may be interested.
Physics 1201/1202 and ISyE 3025