Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: March 2, 2020
Date of Second Reading: March 30, 2020
Title of Motion: Request from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy – for the establishment of a graduate degree – MS in Modern Energy Production and Sustainable Use
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy will offer the Master of Science in Modern Energy Production and Sustainable Use and will utilize its unique transdisciplinary expertise to provide graduate student training in fundamental science and engineering principles, and thereby facilitate the generation of human capital of those who can address grand challenges associated with future energy production and storage. The need for sustainable use will require engineers to rethink how things are manufactured and used. Manufacturing processes must be more energy efficient and use more sustainable materials. Manufactured products must be designed to operate more energy efficiently. Training will range from renewable solar and wind production to cleaner nuclear energy production. In addition, students will be trained in more efficient energy storage, energy-saving materials and manufacturing, and sustainable transportation.