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Minor in Energy Science, Technology, and Policy

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There are over 3 million energy and environmental jobs in the U.S., and this number is expected to increase dramatically over the next five years with shale gas exploration leading the U.S. to energy independence. Career opportunities will be driven by clean energy technologies such as solar energy, wind energy, alternative fuel vehicles and the Smart Grid.  

NYIT offers a Minor in Energy Science, Technology, and Policy which enables undergraduate students in all majors to develop “green skills” in their chosen field. Many employers are seeking to reduce their “carbon footprint” and promote cleaner, more efficient technologies which are less harmful to the environment.

The School of Engineering and Computing Sciences of NYIT, in partnership with the Long Island Alternative Energy Consortium (LIAEC), has been awarded a grant to establish a multidisciplinary, multi-campus minor. Students who enroll in the minor will benefit from partnerships between academic institutions, private industry, college and government laboratories, and legislative offices.

Key resources include the Energy and Green Technologies Laboratory at NYIT, which is one of three labs in the Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovation Center (ETIC). Projects at NYIT include solar carports, plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), and the Long Island Carbon Footprint Project.  Demonstration projects are underway at partner institutions such as Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College which focus on smart grid technology, building automation, solar energy, small scale wind power, geothermal heat pumps, green data centers, and alternative fuel vehicles.

The minor has 12 credits of required courses and 3 credits of electives, for a total of 15 credits:

Minor in Energy Science, Technology, and Policy (15 cr.)

Required Courses (12 cr.)

  • IENG 122 Energy Science and Technology  3 cr.
  • ETCS 105 Career Discovery  2cr.
  • IENG 285 Energy Technology Project  3 cr.
  • ETCS 365 Externship for the Technical Professions  1 cr.
  • IENG 590 Energy Policy, Economics, and Technology  3 cr.

Elective Courses (3 cr.)
Choose one of the following

  • BIOL 107 Environmental Sciences  3 cr.
  • PHYS 156 Environmental and Energy Issues  3 cr.
  • ICSS 309 Technology and Global Issues  3 cr.
  • IENG 510 Energy Management  3 cr.

Declaring a minor is easy! Fill out the Application to Declare Undergraduate Minor form (PDF) and then have it signed by the Director of Energy Management, Dr. Robert N. Amundsen, at least one week prior to enrolling in courses for the minor. For more information, contact Dr. Amundsen at (516) 686-7578 or by email: ramundse@nyit.edu

Information Session

Join NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences to learn more about our new minor in energy science, technology, and policy on Monday, April 28, 5-7 p.m., Theobald Hall, room 409, Old Westbury campus. R.S.V.P. to ltorcass@nyit.edu.