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Solar energy engineering and commercialization (PSM)

Curriculum, courses and 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 Systems Engineering 

3 credits

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 – 3 credits

Applied Project

SEC 593 – 3 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 13 CREDITS 5 CREDITS

The courses indicated in Table-2 are a list of required courses and approved electives. Of the electives, 6 credit hours must be selected from the list of Technical Courses, and 6 credit hours must be selected from the list of Non-Technical Courses. An final 3 elective credit hours can be selected from either the Technical or Non-Technical course list. 

Table 2 – Course options and 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

 

ALT 505 – Power Conditioners for Alternative Energy Systems CEE 582 – Industrial Ecology
AND ALT 515 – Reliability and Standards of Photovoltaics CON 545 – Construction Project Management
HSD 594 – Solar Energy Policy Workshop

(Washington, DC)

ALT 535 – Applied Photovoltaics CON 557 – Principles of Leadership & Management
 AND ALT 545 – Automotive and Stationary Fuel Cell Systems CON 598 – Project Management Methodologies I
SEC 588 – Solar Energy Colloquium ATE 521 – Building Environmental Science EGR 535 – Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
AND ATE 550 – Passive Heating & Cooling FSE 501 – Technology Entrepreneurship
GCU 598 – Solar Energy & Public Policy ATE 598 – Green Building Practices FSE 502 – Strategic Enterprise Innovation
AND CEE 516 – Sustainable Engineering & Material Use GPH 570 – Fundamentals of GIScience
SEC 593 – Applied Project (6 credits) CEE 598 – Sustainable Civil Environmental Engineering Systems GTD 503 – Technology and the International Political System
  CEE 598 – Sustainable Energy Technologies IEE 541 – Engineering Administration
  EEE 565 – Solar Cells IEE 534 – Supply Chain Modeling & Analysis
  EEE 577 – Power Systems Operation and Planning LAW 791 – Utilities, Sustainability & the Law
  EEE 579 – Power Transmission and Distribution Syllabus SEC 584 – Internship
  EEE 591 – Electrical Power Plants PAF – Urban Economics & Public Finance
  EEE 591 – Science & Technology of Solar Cell Fabrication SEC 598 – Solar Commercialization
  EEE 598 – Advanced Photovoltaics  
  EEE 598 – Electric Energy Markets  
  GPH 570 – Fundamentals of GIScience  
  MAE 598 – Energy Systems Design  
  MAE 598 – Heat Transfer  
  MAE 589 – Solar Thermal  
  MSE 598 – Electrochemical Energy Storage & Conversion  
  SEC 584 – Internship  
  SEC 598 – Solar Commercialization  

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*Priority deadline for Fall 2018 admission is February 5, 2018. Eligible applications received by that date will be given first consideration for available fellowship funding.

Program contacts

Karen Dada
Program Manager

480-965-5584
Karen.Dada@asu.edu

Ron Roedel, PhD
Emeritus Professor, Electrical Engineering and Program Director

480-965-5268
r.roedel@asu.edu
http://roedel.faculty.asu.edu/