EECS 230 Energy Efficiency (2013-2014)

EECS 230 Energy Efficiency

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

EECS 230 Energy Efficiency (Credit Units: 4) Green energy sources for production, transmission, storage, and utilization of electricity, with a special focus on solar, wind and nuclear energy production. Study of newly developed renewable sources of energy including: capital cost, product cost, environmental issues, and technical feasibility. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

Lecture notes and selected articles suggested by the instructor

Nader Bagherzadeh
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction to sources of energy
  • Overview of renewable energy
  • Nuclear energy basics and reactor design
  • Wind energy
  • Solar energy (CSP and PV)
  • HVDC and efficient power transmission
  • Energy efficient IT infrastructure
  • Energy efficiency in product design
  • Newly proposed sources of efficient energy production
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component
Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Pop Quizzes: 10%
  • Midterm: 20%
  • Final: 25%
  • Project Class Presentation: 30%
  • Project Report: 15%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 11, 2012
Senate Approved:
January 20, 2012
Approved Effective:
2012 Fall Qtr