Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Minor in Renewable and Clean Energy

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Why Choose Renewable and Clean Energy?

In addition to their major, engineering and non-engineering undergraduate students can earn a minor in Renewable and Clean Energy by completing eighteen (18) semester credit hours of course work specified below. Students will take six (6) credit hours of core courses (one of two course sequences) and twelve (12) credit hours of renewable and clean energy elective courses.

Students who complete the 18 credit hours with an average grade of C or higher will receive the designation “Minor in Renewable and Clean Energy” on their transcript upon graduation. A maximum of two courses that have been applied to another degree program can be used to satisfy the requirements of this minor.

Academics and Curriculum

View the Minor in Renewable and Clean Energy program requirements in the Academic Catalog.

The minor in Renewable and Clean Energy curriculum includes courses at the sophomore, junior, and senior (2000, 3000, 4000) levels.

For additional course information, please click on a course in the Academic Catalog. All students, regardless of their major program, are expected to take courses that satisfy the prerequisites of the higher level courses.

Performance in all core and elective courses in the Renewable and Clean Energy minor is reported as letter grades. No pass/fail courses are offered. Furthermore, to receive a “Minor in Renewable and Clean Energy” designation on the transcript upon graduation, the core and elective courses must be completed with an average grade of “C” or better.


All students who meet the eligibility requirements for full-major status in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering are able to pursue the Renewable and Clean Energy minor. Students outside of the department may also pursue the minor as long as they meet the designated prerequisites for the courses listed above.

Students interested in adding the Renewable and Clean Energy minor should contact their academic advisor.  Students will be admitted to the Renewable and Clean Energy minor after they have been fully admitted to a major program and have earned a "C" or higher in the lowest level course (ME 3310 or ME 3750) of the core sequence selected.

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