Minor in Energy Systems

The Energy Systems Minor provides students a 15-hour multidisciplinary educational opportunity to study energy systems.  The minor includes courses which provide depth in an area relevant to energy that is within the scope of the student’s chosen program.  Depth course options available to students may vary depending on the program.  Appropriate courses are selected by program faculty to meet the needs of their students.  The minor also includes requirements for courses which cut across disciplines.  These courses are intended to add breadth of knowledge in areas outside the student’s major but important to energy systems.  A terminal “capstone” or project course provides an opportunity for students from multiple disciplines to work together in multidisciplinary teams on a significant project in the energy area.  Appropriate projects are either solicited from industry or faculty experts.

The minor is open to all Georgia Tech undergraduate students whose majors have approved the minor.  The breadth courses and the capstone project course, courses taken by all students completing the minor, require one or more pre-requisites; specifically, basic economics, mathematics, and lab science courses. 

The minor includes requirements for courses which cut across disciplines. These courses are intended to add breadth of knowledge in areas outside the student’s major but important to energy systems. A terminal “capstone” or project course provides an opportunity for students from multiple disciplines to work together in multidisciplinary teams on a significant project in the energy area.

The breadth courses and the capstone project course, courses taken by all students completing the minor, require one or more prerequisites; specifically, basic economics, mathematics, and lab science courses. The minor must consist of at least 15 credit hours and all courses in the minor also must be 3000 level and above.

A multidisciplinary or other minor may contain courses in a student’s major field of study. A maximum of 6 credit hours of such courses may be used to satisfy the course requirements for the minor, provided these courses are not also used to satisfy any course requirement in the student’s major degree program.

All courses counting toward the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis and completed with an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00.

All courses in the minor also must be 3000 level and above.

Program of Study - Track for Aerospace Engineering Students

Prerequisite Courses

Students ordinarily pursue the minor upon completion of the needed prerequisites. However, the
depth course requirements may be taken as soon as students have met the relevant prerequisites.

The prerequisites needed for one or more of the courses required for the minor (breadth courses and the capstone project course) are (all existing courses):

Mathematics
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
Physics
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
Chemistry
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
Economics
Select one of the following:3-6
Economics and Policy
The Global Economy
Prin of Macroeconomics
and Prin of Microeconomics

Requirements

Depth Courses
Select 6 credit hours related to energy systems: 16
Wind Engineering
Life Cycle Cost Analysis
Nuclear Reactor Phys I
Radiation Physics
Intro to Combustion
Breadth Courses
Select two of the following: 26
Intl Energy Markets
Energy Policy
Alternative Energy
Capstone Course
GT 4813Proj In Energy Systems 33
Total Credit Hours15
1
  • The Depth Courses may have additional prerequisites; please check the current prerequisites.
  • A list of acceptable courses which meet the depth requirement is provided by each major approving the minor. Depth courses may be taken in the student’s major to ensure the depth in that major needed to peruse a multidisciplinary minor. All acceptable depth courses must be consistent with the goals of the minor. Examples of acceptable courses include engineering courses covering a specific energy technology like solar or relevant engineering science.
2
  • Students should strive to complete the necessary prerequisites and the depth courses prior to enrolling in the breadth courses. However, depth courses may be taken concurrently with the courses taken to meet the breadth requirement.
  • Breadth courses may ordinarily serve as technical or free electives in the student’s program of study. However, courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor.
3

Ordinarily, students must complete all minor requirements before they can register for the Project in Energy Systems course.

Program of Study - Track for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Students

Prerequisite Courses

Students ordinarily pursue the minor upon completion of the needed prerequisites. However, the depth course requirements may be taken as soon as students have met the relevant prerequisites.

The prerequisites needed for one or more of the courses required for the minor (breadth courses and the capstone project course) are (all existing courses):

Mathematics
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
Physics
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
Chemistry
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
Economics
Select one of the following:3-6
Economics and Policy
The Global Economy
Prin of Macroeconomics
and Prin of Microeconomics

Requirements

Depth Courses
Select 6 credit hours related to energy systems: 16
Chem Eng-Nanoscale Sys
Bioprocess Engineering
Biocatalysis
Spec Topic-Chemical Engr (Electrochemical Energy Storage & Conversion)
Electrochemical Engr
Breadth Courses
Select two of the following: 26
Intl Energy Markets
Energy Policy
Alternative Energy
Capstone Course
GT 4813Proj In Energy Systems 33
Total Credit Hours15
1
  • The Depth Courses may have additional prerequisites; please check the current prerequisites.
  • A list of acceptable courses which meet the depth requirement is provided by each major approving the minor. Depth courses may be taken in the student’s major to ensure the depth in that major needed to peruse a multidisciplinary minor. All acceptable depth courses must be consistent with the goals of the minor. Examples of acceptable courses include engineering courses covering a specific energy technology like solar or relevant engineering science.
2

Students should strive to complete the necessary prerequisites and the depth courses prior to enrolling in the breadth courses. However, depth courses may be taken concurrently with the courses taken to meet the breadth requirement.

3

Ordinarily, students must complete all minor requirements before they can register for the Project in Energy Systems course.

Program of Study - Track for Civil and Environmental Engineering Students

Prerequisite Courses

Students ordinarily pursue the minor upon completion of the needed prerequisites. However, the
depth course requirements may be taken as soon as students have met the relevant prerequisites.

The prerequisites needed for one or more of the courses required for the minor (breadth courses and the capstone project course) are (all existing courses):

Mathematics
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
Physics
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
Chemistry
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
Economics
Select one of the following:3-6
Economics and Policy
The Global Economy
Prin of Macroeconomics
and Prin of Microeconomics

Requirements

Depth Courses
Select 6 credit hours related to energy systems: 16
AE 4370Life Cycle Cost Analysis3
CEE 4330Air Pollution Engr3
CEE 4450Intro Petroleum Geomech3
CEE 4803Marine and Hydrokinetic Renewable Energy
EAS 3110Energy, Environ, Society3
EAS 4410Climate & Global Change3
Breadth Courses
Select two of the following: 26
Intl Energy Markets
Energy Policy
Alternative Energy
Capstone Course
GT 4813Proj In Energy Systems 33
Total Credit Hours30
1
  • The Depth Courses may have additional prerequisites; please check the current prerequisites.
  • A list of acceptable courses which meet the depth requirement is provided by each major approving the minor. Depth courses may be taken in the student’s major to ensure the depth in that major needed to peruse a multidisciplinary minor. All acceptable depth courses must be consistent with the goals of the minor. Examples of acceptable courses include engineering courses covering a specific energy technology like solar or relevant engineering science.
2
  • Students should strive to complete the necessary prerequisites and the depth courses prior to enrolling in the breadth courses. However, depth courses may be taken concurrently with the courses taken to meet the breadth requirement.
  • Breadth courses may ordinarily serve as technical or free electives in the student’s program of study. However, courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor.
3

Ordinarily, students must complete all minor requirements before they can register for the Project in Energy Systems course.

Program of Study - Track for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students

Prerequisite Courses

Students ordinarily pursue the minor upon completion of the needed prerequisites. However, the depth course requirements may be taken as soon as students have met the relevant prerequisites.

The prerequisites needed for one or more of the courses required for the minor (breadth courses and the capstone project course) are (all existing courses):

Mathematics
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
Physics
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
Chemistry
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
Economics
Select one of the following:3-6
Economics and Policy
The Global Economy
Prin of Macroeconomics
and Prin of Microeconomics

Requirements

Depth Courses
Select 6 credit hours of depth courses related to energy systems: 16
Elec Energy Conversion 2
Electric Energy Systems 2
Power Sys Analy& Control
Power System Engineering
Electric Power Quality
Power Electronics
Elec Machinery Analysis
Nuclear Reactor Phys I
Radiation Physics
Breadth Courses
Select two of the following: 36
Intl Energy Markets
Energy Policy
Alternative Energy
Capstone Course
GT 4813Proj In Energy Systems 43
Total Credit Hours15
1
  • The Depth Courses may have additional prerequisites; please check the current prerequisites.
  • A list of acceptable courses which meet the depth requirement is provided by each major approving the minor. Depth courses may be taken in the student’s major to ensure the depth in that major needed to peruse a multidisciplinary minor. All acceptable depth courses must be consistent with the goals of the minor. Examples of acceptable courses include engineering courses covering a specific energy technology like solar or relevant engineering science.
  • Any course on this list that is taken for ECE elective, engineering elective, or approved elective credit can count for this minor.
2

If used for EE Breadth credit, ECE 3070 and ECE 3071 cannot be used for this minor.

3
  • Students should strive to complete the necessary prerequisites and the depth courses prior to enrolling in the breadth courses. However, depth courses may be taken concurrently with the courses taken to meet the breadth requirement.
  • Breadth courses may ordinarily serve as technical or free electives in the student’s program of study. However, courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor.
4

Ordinarily, students must complete all minor requirements before they can register for the Project in Energy Systems course.

Program of Study - Track for Industrial and Systems Engineering Students

Prerequisite Courses

Students ordinarily pursue the minor upon completion of the needed prerequisites. However, the depth course requirements may be taken as soon as students have met the relevant prerequisites.

The prerequisites needed for one or more of the courses required for the minor (breadth courses and the capstone project course) are (all existing courses):

Mathematics
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
Physics
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
Chemistry
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
Economics
Select one of the following:3-6
Economics and Policy
The Global Economy
Prin of Macroeconomics
and Prin of Microeconomics

Requirements

Depth Courses
Select 6 credit hours of depth courses related to energy systems: 16
Wind Engineering
Elec Energy Systems
Special Topics (Energy and Environment)
IC Engines
Intro Fuel Cell Systems
Special Topics (Mechatronic sys in Hybrid-electric power trains)
Environmental Dsgn & Mfg
Dsgn Sustainable Eng Sys
Special Topics-Mech Engr (Thermal Systems Engineering)
Plasma Phys& Fusion Engr
Breadth Courses
Select two of the following: 26
Alternative Energy
Climate & Global Change
Energy, Environ, Society
Intl Energy Markets
Environ Policy& Politics
Energy Policy
Sustain,Tech & Policy
Sci Tech & Regulation
Environmental Ethics
Alternative Energy
Capstone Course
GT 4813Proj In Energy Systems 33
Total Credit Hours15
1
  • The Depth Courses may have additional prerequisites; please check the current prerequisites.
  • A list of acceptable courses which meet the depth requirement is provided by each major approving the minor. Depth courses may be taken in the student’s major to ensure the depth in that major needed to peruse a multidisciplinary minor. All acceptable depth courses must be consistent with the goals of the minor. Examples of acceptable courses include engineering courses covering a specific energy technology like solar or relevant engineering science.
2

Students should strive to complete the necessary prerequisites and the depth courses prior to enrolling in the breadth courses. However, depth courses may be taken concurrently with the courses taken to meet the breadth requirement.

3

Ordinarily, students must complete all minor requirements before they can register for the Project in Energy Systems course.

Program of Study - Track for Mechanical Engineering Students

Prerequisite Courses

Students ordinarily pursue the minor upon completion of the needed prerequisites. However, the depth course requirements may be taken as soon as students have met the relevant prerequisites.

The prerequisites needed for one or more of the courses required for the minor (breadth courses and the capstone project course) are (all existing courses):

Mathematics
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
Physics
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
Chemistry
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
Economics
Select one of the following:3-6
Economics and Policy
The Global Economy
Prin of Macroeconomics
and Prin of Microeconomics

Requirements

Depth Courses
Select 6 credit hours related to energy systems: 16
IC Engines
Energy Systems Analy&Dgn
Intro Fuel Cell Systems
Refrigeration & Air Cond
Special Topics (Mechatronic Systems in Hybrid-Electric Powertrains)
Special Topics (Renewable Energy Systems)
Environmental Dsgn & Mfg
Dsgn Sustainable Eng Sys
Wind Engineering
Electric Energy Systems
Nuclear Reactor Phys I
Reactor Engineering
Plasma Phys& Fusion Engr
Breadth Courses 2
CHEM 3700Alternative Energy3
ECON 3300Intl Energy Markets3
or PUBP 3350 Energy Policy
Capstone Course
GT 4813Proj In Energy Systems 33
Total Credit Hours15
1

The Depth Courses may have additional prerequisites; please check the current prerequisites.

  • A list of acceptable courses which meet the depth requirement is provided by each major approving the minor. Depth courses may be taken in the student’s major to ensure the depth in that major needed to peruse a multidisciplinary minor. All acceptable depth courses must be consistent with the goals of the minor. Examples of acceptable courses include engineering courses covering a specific energy technology like solar or relevant engineering science.
2
  • Students should strive to complete the necessary prerequisites and the depth courses prior to enrolling in the breadth courses. However, depth courses may be taken concurrently with the courses taken to meet the breadth requirement.
  • Breadth courses may ordinarily serve as technical or free electives in the student’s program of study. However, courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor. All courses in the minor also must be 3000 level and above.
3

Ordinarily, students must complete all minor requirements before they can register for the Project in Energy Systems course.

Program of Study - Track for Economics (including EIA, and GEML) Students

Prerequisite Courses

Students ordinarily pursue the minor upon completion of the needed prerequisites. However, the depth course requirements may be taken as soon as students have met the relevant prerequisites.

The prerequisites needed for one or more of the courses required for the minor (breadth courses and the capstone project course) are (all existing courses):

Mathematics
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
Physics
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
Chemistry
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
Economics
Select one of the following:3-6
Economics and Policy
The Global Economy
Prin of Macroeconomics
and Prin of Microeconomics

Requirements

Depth Courses 1
ECON 4440Economics of Environment3
ECON 4340Industrial Organization3
Breadth Courses
Select 6 credit hours from the following: 26
Intro Energy Systems EGR
Energy Policy
Alternative Energy
Capstone Course
GT 4813Proj In Energy Systems 33
Total Credit Hours15
1
  • The Depth Courses may have additional prerequisites; please check the current prerequisites.
  • A list of acceptable courses which meet the depth requirement is provided by each major approving the minor. Depth courses may be taken in the student’s major to ensure the depth in that major needed to peruse a multidisciplinary minor. All acceptable depth courses must be consistent with the goals of the minor. Examples of acceptable courses include economics courses covering economic analysis of complex systems.
2

Students should strive to complete the necessary prerequisites and the depth courses prior to enrolling in the breadth courses. However, depth courses may be taken concurrently with the courses taken to meet the breadth requirement.

3

Ordinarily, students must complete all minor requirements before they can register for the Project in Energy Systems course.

Program of Study - Track for Public Policy Students

Prerequisite Courses

Students ordinarily pursue the minor upon completion of the needed prerequisites. However, the depth course requirements may be taken as soon as students have met the relevant prerequisites.

The prerequisites needed for one or more of the courses required for the minor (breadth courses and the capstone project course) are (all existing courses):

Mathematics
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
Physics
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
Chemistry
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
Economics
Select one of the following:3-6
Economics and Policy
The Global Economy
Prin of Macroeconomics
and Prin of Microeconomics

Requirements

Depth Courses
Select 6 credit hours of depth courses related to energy systems: 16
Environ Policy& Politics
Sustain,Tech & Policy
Environmental Ethics
Sci Tech & Regulation
Breadth Courses
Select 6 credit hours from the following: 26
Intro Energy Systems EGR
Intl Energy Markets
Alternative Energy
Capstone Course
GT 4813Proj In Energy Systems 33
Total Credit Hours15
1

The Depth Courses may have additional prerequisites; please check the current prerequisites.

  • A list of acceptable courses which meet the depth requirement is provided by each major approving the minor. Depth courses may be taken in the student’s major to ensure the depth in that major needed to peruse a multidisciplinary minor. All acceptable depth courses must be consistent with the goals of the minor. Examples of acceptable courses include economics courses covering economic analysis of complex systems.
2
  • Students should strive to complete the necessary prerequisites and the depth courses prior to enrolling in the breadth courses. However, depth courses may be taken concurrently with the courses taken to meet the breadth requirement.
  • Breadth courses may ordinarily serve as technical or free electives in the student’s program of study. However, courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor.
3

Ordinarily, students must complete all minor requirements before they can register for the Project in Energy Systems course.

Program of Study - Track for Biology Students

Prerequisite Courses

Students ordinarily pursue the minor upon completion of the needed prerequisites. However, the depth course requirements may be taken as soon as students have met the relevant prerequisites.

The prerequisites needed for one or more of the courses required for the minor (breadth courses and the capstone project course) are (all existing courses):

Mathematics
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
Physics
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
Chemistry
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
Economics
Select one of the following:3-6
Economics and Policy
The Global Economy
Prin of Macroeconomics
and Prin of Microeconomics

Requirements

Depth Courses
Select 6 credit hours of depth courses related to energy systems: 16
Biological Oceanography
Microbial Ecology
Microbial Physiology
Plant Physiology
Survey of Biochemistry
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Climate & Global Change
Energy, Environ, Society
Breadth Courses
Select 6 credit hours from the following: 26
Intro Energy Systems EGR
Intl Energy Markets
Energy Policy
Capstone Course
GT 4813Proj In Energy Systems 33
Total Credit Hours15
1
  • The Depth Courses may have additional prerequisites; please check the current prerequisites.
  • A list of acceptable courses which meet the depth requirement is provided by each major approving the minor. Depth courses may be taken in the student’s major to ensure the depth in that major needed to peruse a multidisciplinary minor. All acceptable depth courses must be consistent with the goals of the minor. Examples of acceptable courses include science courses which cover energy science like biomass or other relevant basic science.
2

Students should strive to complete the necessary prerequisites and the depth courses prior to enrolling in the breadth courses. However, depth courses may be taken concurrently with the courses taken to meet the breadth requirement.

3

Ordinarily, students must complete all minor requirements before they can register for the Project in Energy Systems course.

Program of Study - Track for Chemistry and Biochemistry Students

  1. Courses at the 1000 level may NOT be used toward the minor.
  2. A maximum of 3 credit hours of Special Topics (in biochemistry) courses may be included in the minimum 15 credit hours of a minor program.
  3. A maximum of 3 credit hours of CHEM 4699 may be used toward the minor.
  4. All courses counting toward the minor must be completed with an overall average GPA of at least 2.0.
  5. All courses counting toward the minor must be completed with on a letter grade basis.
  6. A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  7. It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.

Prerequisite Courses

Students ordinarily pursue the minor upon completion of the needed prerequisites. However, the depth course requirements may be taken as soon as students have met the relevant prerequisites.

The prerequisites needed for one or more of the courses required for the minor (breadth courses and the capstone project course) are (all existing courses):

Mathematics
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
Physics
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
Chemistry
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
Economics
Select one of the following:3-6
Economics and Policy
The Global Economy
Prin of Macroeconomics
and Prin of Microeconomics

Requirements

Depth Courses
Select 6 credit hours of depth courses related to energy systems: 16
Survey of Biochemistry
Inorg Energy Conversion
Chemistry Elective
Environ Analytical Chem
Chemistry Elective
Chem-Electronic Material
Breadth Courses
Select 6 credit hours from the following: 26
Intro Energy Systems EGR
Intl Energy Markets
Energy Policy
Capstone Course
GT 4813Proj In Energy Systems 33
Total Credit Hours15
1
  • The Depth Courses may have additional prerequisites; please check the current prerequisites.
  • A list of acceptable courses which meet the depth requirement is provided by each major approving the minor. Depth courses may be taken in the student’s major to ensure the depth in that major needed to peruse a multidisciplinary minor. All acceptable depth courses must be consistent with the goals of the minor. Examples of acceptable courses include science courses which cover energy science like biomass or other relevant basic science.
2
  • Students should strive to complete the necessary prerequisites and the depth courses prior to enrolling in the breadth courses. However, depth courses may be taken concurrently with the courses taken to meet the breadth requirement.
  • Breadth courses may ordinarily serve as technical or free electives in the student’s program of study. However, courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor.
3

Ordinarily, students must complete all minor requirements before they can register for the Project in Energy Systems course.

Program of Study - Track for Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Students

Prerequisite Courses

Students ordinarily pursue the minor upon completion of the needed prerequisites. However, the depth course requirements may be taken as soon as students have met the relevant prerequisites.

The prerequisites needed for one or more of the courses required for the minor (breadth courses and the capstone project course) are (all existing courses):

Mathematics
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
MATH 1553Intro to Linear Algebra2
or MATH 1554 Linear Algebra
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
MATH 2551Multivariable Calculus4
Physics
PHYS 2211Intro Physics I4
PHYS 2212Intro Physics II4
Chemistry
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
Economics
Select one of the following:3-6
Economics and Policy
The Global Economy
Prin of Macroeconomics
and Prin of Microeconomics

Requirements

Depth Courses
EAS 4410Climate & Global Change 13
EAS 3110Energy, Environ, Society 13
Breadth Courses
Select 6 credit hours from the following: 26
Intro Energy Systems EGR
Intl Energy Markets
Energy Policy
Capstone Course
GT 4813Proj In Energy Systems 33
Total Credit Hours15
1
  • The Depth Courses may have additional prerequisites; please check the current prerequisites.
  • A list of acceptable courses which meet the depth requirement is provided by each major approving the minor. Depth courses may be taken in the student’s major to ensure the depth in that major needed to peruse a multidisciplinary minor. All acceptable depth courses must be consistent with the goals of the minor. Examples of acceptable courses include science courses which cover energy science like biomass or other relevant basic science.
2
  • Students should strive to complete the necessary prerequisites and the depth courses prior to enrolling in the breadth courses. However, depth courses may be taken concurrently with the courses taken to meet the breadth requirement.
  • Breadth courses may ordinarily serve as technical or free electives in the student’s program of study. However, courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of a minor. All courses in the minor also must be 3000 level and above.
3

Ordinarily, students must complete all minor requirements before they can register for the Project in Energy Systems course.

Additional Guidelines

  • A maximum of 6 credit hours of Special Topics courses may be included in a minor program or the student may complete 3 credit hours of Special Topics and 3 credit hours of either Special Problems or Undergraduate Research.
  • A maximum of 3 credit hours of transfer credit may be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor. This includes courses taken at another institution or credit earned through the AP or IB program, assuming the scores meet Georgia Tech minimum standards.
  • It is the major advisor’s responsibility to verify that students are using only courses from the designated block(s) from the student’s major field of study that are allowed to satisfy a minor program, that they are not using any Core Area A-E courses (including humanities and social sciences), and that they are not using any courses for more than one minor or certificate. Any free elective course used to satisfy the course requirements of the student’s major degree program may also be used to satisfy the course requirements for a minor.