(Oct. 18, 2010)--The course Special Topics in Environmental Engineering (5733) will be offered beginning in spring 2011 by the UTSA College of Engineering.
This course will explore various facets of sustainable energy systems and their role in securing America's energy future in the coming decades. The class will begin by examining national and global energy trends and the significant constraints on meeting future energy needs with current practices.
These constraints will include social, political, regulatory, technical and policy considerations. The course will explore quantitative and qualitative outputs from systems analyses that project the viability of alternative solutions to our energy needs.
There will be an examination of the technology and economics behind each alternative energy source and the major constraints to large-scale deployment. Additionally, there will be discussion of the role engineering, science, technology and policy must play in order to address these challenges.
Student projects and presentations will contribute to the interactive class forum that will includes guest lectures from regional and national experts and visits to centers of innovation and technology development in the San Antonio area.
For more information, contact Les Shephard at 210-458-6245.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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