This course combines methods and tools from engineering economics and decision analysis to expose students to topics at the intersection of health, energy, and the environment. Using case studies drawn from different parts of the world, on-campus visits to UMass renewable energy facilities, and the use of the R programming language students will explore how data and research can promote equitable and just policies for the energy and health sector.
The fundamentals of the science of thermodynamics, control volume analysis of the conservation of mass and energy and the second law of thermodynamics, pure substance property relations, applications to refrigeration and power systems. Prerequisites: MATH 233, PHYSICS 151, 153 (MATH 233 and PHYSICS 151, 153 may be taken concurrently).
This course provides an overview of the fundamental concepts of managing engineering and technical projects. Covered topics align with the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK?) developed by the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) and include the five (5) major project management process groups: initiation, project planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. A particular focus of this course will be equipping the student with the important nontechnical skills (i.e. soft skills) needed in leading projects and project teams.