Renewable energy systems are poised to grow rapidly in the US over the next decade due to renewable energy portfolio standards (RPS’s) in different states and growing public awareness of climate change. In the Villanova University region, solar, wind, geothermal, and bio energy industries are growing rapidly. There is a growing job market with students educated in this field. Few programs currently exist to support the education of students in the alternative energy field.
Energy Track Curriculum
|ECE 7000 - Renewable Energy Policy
|ECE 7800 - Renewable Energy Systems
|EGR 7800 - Solar Therm. Energy Conversion||Spring Odd Years|
|EGR 7850 - Electrochemical Power Sources||Fall Odd Years|
|ECE 8000 - Electric Machines (coming soon)||Sporadic|
|EGR 8001 - Systems Engineering I||Spring
|ECE 8010 - Power System Modeling (coming soon)||Spring
|EGR 8301 - Control Systems Engineering||Fall Odd Years||Yes|
|EGR 8302 - Digital Control||Spring
|ECE 8320 - Control Systems Engineering / EGR 8301 - Control Systems Engineering||Fall Even Years|
|ECE 8580 - Power Electronics
||Fall Even Years||Yes|
|ECE 8830 - Electric Drives||Sporadic|
Course offerings tentative and subject to change.