Building Energy Systems Minor

The students seeking Minor in Building Energy Systems must satisfy the degree requirements for an ME, MET, CE, CET, EE or Arch degree plus the following courses to obtain a Minor in Building Energy Systems. Montana State University, Bozeman, proposes to offer a non-teaching minor in building energy systems called the Building Energy Systems Minor. This minor provides a suite of courses from a wide variety of disciplines, which are relevant to the built environment. This minor requires a minimum of 23 credits comprised of 8 credits of required core coursework and 15 credits of elective coursework chosen from each of the 5 categories. 

Core Coursework8
Issues in Sustainability
Applied Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics II
Thermal Processes Lab
Integrated Building Design3-5
Choose one from the following:
Principles of HVAC II
Community Design Center
Power Systems3-4
Choose one from the following:
Circuits, Devices and Motors
Electric Power Applications
Energy Conversion Devices
Photovoltaic Systems
Alternative Energy Power Gen
Power Systems Analysis
Renewable Energy Applications
Environmental Controls/HVAC3-4
Choose one from the following:
Environmental Controls I
Environmental Controls II
Principles of HVAC I
Building Systems
Building Construction/Design3-4
Choose one from the following:
Building Construction I
Building Construction II
Construction Practice
Geotechnical Engineering
Building Information Modeling2-3
Choose one from the following:
Architectural Graphics III
Building Information Modeling in Construction
Building Information Modeling in MEP