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Curriculum, Courses & Syllabi

The curriculum spans 30 credit hours. Table-1 represents a flow chart of a typical course sequence to degree completion. The information is based on fall admission and 12-month completion. Other paths to course completion, including part-time enrollment are possible.

 

Table 1 – Degree Map

Fall Spring Summer
PV Engineering Course
3 credits
(choose one: EEE 565, ALT 535, ALT 507 or EEE 591-Solar Cells)
Solar Energy & Public Policy
GCU 598 – 1 credit
Solar Energy Policy Workshop
HSD 594 – 2 credits
Solar Energy Colloquium
SEC 588 – 3 credits
Applied Project
SEC 593 – 2 credits
Applied Project
SEC 593 – 4 credits
Non-Technical Elective
3 credits
Non-Technical Elective
3 credits
Technical Elective
3 credits
Technical Elective
3 credits
Elective (tech or non-tech)
3 credits
TOTAL
CREDITS
12 CREDITS 12 CREDITS 6 CREDITS

The courses indicated in Table-2 are a list of required courses and electives. Of the electives, 6 credit hours (normally 2 courses) must be selected from the list of Technical Courses, and 6 credit hours (normally 2 courses) must be selected from the list of Non-Technical Courses. An additional 3 credit hours (1 course) are required and can be selected from either the Technical or Non-Technical course list. Finally, a total of 6 credit hours of SEC 593 Applied Project must be taken to fulfill the applied project requirement.

 

Table 2 – Course Options & Sample Syllabi

Includes courses required for the program and options typically available to fulfill the technical and non-technical electives. Click on the course title to see a historical syllabus, if available. Historical syllabi for PSM SEEC-eligible courses are included here for your information to give you an idea of what the courses might entail. Some aspects of the courses may be different during the semester of enrollment.

Note that this list includes courses offered in both the fall and spring semesters. Please see the current ASU Online Course Catalog at webapp4.asu.edu/catalog/ to determine what courses are available for the pending semester.

Required Courses Technical Course Options
(6 or 9 credit hours)
Non-Technical Course Options
(6 or 9 credit hours)
SEC 598 – PV System Engineering

Alternatives, with program approval, include ALT 507, EEE 565, or EEE 598 Advanced Photovoltaics

ALT 505 – Power Conditioners for Alternative Energy Systems ALT 512 – Village Energy Systems
AND ALT 507 – Evaluation of PV & Fuel Cell Systems ASB 591 – Introduction to Analyzing Sociotechnical Systems
HSD 594 – Solar Energy Policy Workshop
(Washington, DC)
ALT 512 – Village Energy Systems CEE 582 – Industrial Ecology
 AND ALT 515 – Reliability and Standards of Photovoltaics CEE 598 – Urban Infrastructure Anatomy & Sustainable Development
SEC 588 – Solar Energy Colloquium ALT 535 – Applied Photovoltaics CON 545 – Construction Project Management
AND ALT 545 – Automotive and Stationary Fuel Cell Systems CON 598 – Facilities Project Management
GCU 598 – Solar Energy & Public Policy ATE 521 – Building Environmental Science CON 598 – Principles of Leadership & Management
AND ATE 550 – Passive Heating & Cooling CON 598 – Project Management Methodologies I
SEC 593 – Applied Project (6 credits) ATE 598 – Building Energy Analysis II EGR 535 – Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
CEE 516 – Sustainable Engineering & Material Use FSE 501 – Technology Entrepreneurship
CEE 598 – Sustainable Civil Environmental Engineering Systems FSE 502 – Strategic Enterprise Innovation
CEE 598 – Sustainable Energy Technologies GPH 570 – Fundamentals of GIScience
EEE 565 – Solar Cells GTD 503 – Technology and the International Political System
EEE 577 – Power Systems Operation and Planning HSD 504 – Introduction to Analyzing Sociotechnical Systems
EEE 579 – Power Transmission and Distribution Syllabus HSD 598 – Cultural Perspectives on Sustainability
EEE 591 – Electrical Power Plants HSD 598 – Science, Technology and Ethics
EEE 591 – Manufacturing Science of Solar Cells IEE 511- Analysis of Decision Processes
EEE 591 – Science & Technology of Solar Cell Fabrication IEE 530 – Enterprise Modeling
EEE 591 – Solar Energy IEE 541 – Engineering Administration
EEE 598 – Advanced Photovoltaics IEE 534 – Supply Chain Modeling & Analysis
EEE 598 – Electric Energy Markets LAW 791 – Utilities, Sustainability & the Law
GPH 570 – Fundamentals of GIScience OMT 503 – Marketing Management
IEE 511- Analysis of Decision Processes OMT 504 – Legal & Ethical Issues for Technical Professionals
IEE 512 – Introduction to Financial Engineering OMT 520 –Strategic Management of Technology
MAE 598 – Energy Systems Design OMT 598 – Global Impact Entrepreneurship
MAE 598 – Heat Transfer SEC 584 – Internship
MAE 589 – Solar Thermal PAF – Urban Economics & Public Finance
MSE 598 – Electrochemical Energy Storage & Conversion SEC 598 – Solar Commercialization
SEC 584 – Internship
SEC 598 – Solar Commercialization