Courses at NAU
The following are energy related courses offered through the university.
- Mechanical Engineering 435/535: Wind Energy Engineering
- Concepts, theory, and design of wind energy conversion systems. Topics include wind energy resources, wind turbine aerodynamics, mechanics, subsystems, design, development, economics, and policies.
- Mechanical Engineering 451: Renewable Energy Systems
- Fundamentals concepts of renewable energy resources, conversion technology and hybrid system design with an emphasis on solar photovoltaics and wind energy.
- Economics 424/525: Natural Resources and Climate Change
- Theory and public policy of natural resource economics; techniques for measurement and valuation, cultural, social and ethical issues surrounding natural resources; regulation of economic activity regarding natural resources.
- Economics 428: Advanced Energy Economics
- The relationship between energy, humans, and the environment, focusing on prospects for a sustainable energy future in urban areas, emerging societies and indigenous communities.
- Environmental Sciences 385: Energy Resource and Policy
- Origins and exploitation of energy and mineral resources, and the policies that control how we obtain and use them.
- Electrical Engineering 490: Power Systems
- Advanced topics in electrical engineering that are not regularly offered.