### Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 2 hours / session

Periodically, lecture sessions will be replaced by recitation sessions.

### Description

This class assesses current and potential future energy systems, covering resources, extraction, conversion, and end-use technologies, with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Instructors and guest lecturers will examine various renewable and conventional energy production technologies, energy end-use practices and alternatives, and consumption practices in different countries. Students will learn a quantitative framework to aid in evaluation and analysis of energy technology system proposals in the context of engineering, political, social, economic, and environmental goals. Undergraduate students enroll in *Introduction to Sustainable Energy* and graduate students enroll in *Sustainable Energy*.

### Undergraduate Requirements

### Assignments

One problem set is given per three class meeting days, on average. The first five problem sets focus on analytical skills and are shared with the graduate students; later problem sets are more comprehensive and integrating. Eight problem sets are assigned; undergraduates should complete 2 of 4 questions per problem set for the first five problem sets, and then answer all of the questions in the remaining three problem sets.

### Exams

There will be two take-home midterm exams and one final exam administered to students enrolled in the undergraduate offering.

### Grading

ACTIVITIES | PERCENTAGES |
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Homework | 40% |

Take-home exam 1 | 15% |

Take-home exam 2 | 15% |

Final exam | 30% |

### Graduate Requirements

### Assignments

One problem set is given per three class meeting days, on average. The problem sets focus on analytical skills. Graduate students should complete 3 out of 4 questions on each problem set. Five problem sets are assigned, shared with the undergraduate students.

### Term Project

Graduate students will be required to turn in one written term paper (20-30 pages) with an interim progress report.

### Grading

ACTIVITIES | PERCENTAGES |
---|---|

Homework | 40% |

Term project | 60% |

Student-led discussion (extra credit) | 10% (max) |