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Stanford offers over 300 energy courses. Link below to current listings.

We hope to see you at the weekly cross-campus Energy Seminar on Mondays during the academic year at 4:30-5:20pm in NVIDIA Auditorium. Students may take the Energy Seminar for credit or drop in for talks of interest.

Incoming graduate and professional school students may enroll in a week-long energy course Energy@Stanford&SLAC, that runs September 8-11, 2015.

For lifelong learners, the Stanford Center for Professional Development offers an Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Certificate.

If you notice any omissions or inaccuracies in the listing please email:  precourt_institute@stanford.edu. Thank you.

2015 - 2016 Academic Year

Department Course Code Course Titlesort icon Description General Education Requirement(s)
HISTORY 163 A History of North American Wests The history, peoples, and natural systems of a region that has never been contained within a single empire or nation state, but has been united by the movement of peoples, species, and things. Topics... GER:DB-SocSci
LAW 238 Administrative Law Administrative agencies interpret statutes, promulgate regulations, and adjudicate disputes, thereby affecting vast areas of life -- from employment to food and drug safety, from the environment to...
ME 451B Advanced Fluid Mechanics Flow Instability Waves in fluids: surface waves, internal waves, inertial and acoustic waves, dispersion and group velocity, wave trains, transport due to waves, propagation in slowly varying medium, wave steepening...
ME 216A Advanced Product Design: Needfinding Human needs that lead to the conceptualization of future products, environments, systems, and services. Field work in public and private settings; appraisal of personal values; readings on social...
ENERGY 212 Advanced Programming for Scientists and Engineers (CME 212) Advanced topics in software development, debugging, and performance optimization are covered. The capabilities and usage of common libraries and frameworks such as BLAS, LAPACK, FFT, PETSc, and MKL/...
ENERGY 360 Advanced Research Work in Energy Resources Engineering Graduate-level work in experimental, computational, or theoretical research. Special research not included in graduate degree program. May be repeated for credit.
ENERGY 222 Advanced Reservoir Engineering Lectures, problems. General flow equations, tensor permeabilities, steady state radial flow, skin, and succession of steady states. Injectivity during fill-up of a depleted reservoir, injectivity for...
ENERGY 224 Advanced Reservoir Simulation Topics include modeling of complex wells, coupling of surface facilities, compositional modeling, dual porosity models, treatment of full tensor permeability and grid nonorthogonality, local grid...
ME 346C Advanced Techniques for Molecular Simulations Advanced methods for computer simulations of solids and molecules. Methods for long-range force calculation, including Ewald methods and fast multipole method. Methods for free energy calculation,...
ME 140 Advanced Thermal Systems Capstone course. Thermal analysis and engineering emphasizing integrating heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics into a unified approach to treating complex systems. Mixtures, humidity,... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 226E Advanced Topics in Integrated, Energy-Efficient Building Design Innovative methods and systems for the integrated design and evaluation of energy efficient buildings. Guest practitioners and researchers in energy efficient buildings. Student initiated final...
ENERGY 230 Advanced Topics in Well Logging State of the art tools and analyses; the technology, rock physical basis, and applications of each measurement. Hands-on computer-based analyses illustrate instructional material. Guest speakers on...
CEE 64 Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions (CEE 263D) Survey of Survey of air pollution and global warming and their renewable energy solutions. Topics: evolution of the Earth's atmosphere, history of discovery of chemicals in the air, bases and... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
CEE 263D Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions (CEE 64) Survey of Survey of air pollution and global warming and their renewable energy solutions. Topics: evolution of the Earth's atmosphere, history of discovery of chemicals in the air, bases and...
CEE 278A Air Pollution Fundamentals The sources and health effects of gaseous and particulate air pollutants. The influence of meteorology on pollution: temperature profiles, stability classes, inversion layers, turbulence. Atmospheric...
CEE 263A Air Pollution Modeling The numerical modeling of urban, regional, and global air pollution focusing on gas chemistry and radiative transfer. Stratospheric, free-tropospheric, and urban chemistry. Methods for solving stiff...
CEE 172 Air Quality Management Quantitative introduction to the engineering methods used to study and seek solutions to current air quality problems. Topics: global atmospheric changes, urban sources of air pollution, indoor air... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
ME 420 Applied Electrochemistry at Micro- and Nanoscale Applied electrochemistry with a focus on energy conversion and storage. Basic concepts of thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and first principal calculations are presented, of which today's...
ENERGY 281 Applied Mathematics in Reservoir Engineering The philosophy of the solution of engineering problems. Methods of solution of partial differential equations: Laplace transforms, Fourier transforms, wavelet transforms, Green¿s functions,...
GEOPHYS 246A Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 146A, EARTHSYS 246A, ESS 146A, ESS 246A, GEOPHYS 146A) Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance,...
GEOPHYS 146A Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 146A, EARTHSYS 246A, ESS 146A, ESS 246A, GEOPHYS 246A) Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance,...
ESS 246A Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 146A, EARTHSYS 246A, ESS 146A, GEOPHYS 146A, GEOPHYS 246A) Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance,...
ESS 146A Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 146A, EARTHSYS 246A, ESS 246A, GEOPHYS 146A, GEOPHYS 246A) Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance,...
EARTHSYS 246A Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 146A, ESS 146A, ESS 246A, GEOPHYS 146A, GEOPHYS 246A) Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance,...
EARTHSYS 146A Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Dynamics: The Atmospheric Circulation (EARTHSYS 246A, ESS 146A, ESS 246A, GEOPHYS 146A, GEOPHYS 246A) Introduction to the physics governing the circulation of the atmosphere and ocean and their control on climate with emphasis on the atmospheric circulation. Topics include the global energy balance,...
EE 228 Basic Physics for Solid State Electronics Topics: energy band theory of solids, energy bandgap engineering, classical kinetic theory, statistical mechanics, and equilibrium and non-equilibrium semiconductor statistics. Prerequisite: course...
CHEMENG 142 Basic Principles of Heterogeneous Catalysis with Applications in Energy Transformations (CHEMENG 242) (Formerly 124/224) Introduction to heterogeneous catalysis, including models of surface reactivity, surface equilibria, kinetics of surface reactions, electronic and geometrical effects in...
ESS 111 Biology and Global Change (BIO 117, EARTHSYS 111) The biological causes and consequences of anthropogenic and natural changes in the atmosphere, oceans, and terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Topics: glacial cycles and marine circulation,... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
EARTHSYS 111 Biology and Global Change (BIO 117, ESS 111) The biological causes and consequences of anthropogenic and natural changes in the atmosphere, oceans, and terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Topics: glacial cycles and marine circulation,... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
BIO 117 Biology and Global Change (EARTHSYS 111, ESS 111) The biological causes and consequences of anthropogenic and natural changes in the atmosphere, oceans, and terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems. Topics: glacial cycles and marine circulation,... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
CEE 256 Building Systems (CEE 156) HVAC, lighting, and envelope systems for commercial and institutional buildings, with a focus on energy efficient design. Knowledge and skills required in the development of low-energy buildings that...
CEE 156 Building Systems (CEE 256) HVAC, lighting, and envelope systems for commercial and institutional buildings, with a focus on energy efficient design. Knowledge and skills required in the development of low-energy buildings that... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
LAW 514 California Coast: Science, Policy and Law This interdisciplinary course integrates the legal, scientific, and policy dimensions of how we characterize and manage resource use and allocation along the California coast. We will use this...
EARTHSYS 275 California Coast: Science, Policy, and Law (CEE 175A, CEE 275A, EARTHSYS 175, PUBLPOL 175, PUBLPOL 275) This interdisciplinary course integrates the legal, scientific, and policy dimensions of how we characterize and manage resource use and allocation along the California coast. We will use this...
EARTHSYS 175 California Coast: Science, Policy, and Law (CEE 175A, CEE 275A, EARTHSYS 275, PUBLPOL 175, PUBLPOL 275) This interdisciplinary course integrates the legal, scientific, and policy dimensions of how we characterize and manage resource use and allocation along the California coast. We will use this...
CEE 275A California Coast: Science, Policy, and Law (CEE 175A, EARTHSYS 175, EARTHSYS 275, PUBLPOL 175, PUBLPOL 275) This interdisciplinary course integrates the legal, scientific, and policy dimensions of how we characterize and manage resource use and allocation along the California coast. We will use this...
CEE 175A California Coast: Science, Policy, and Law (CEE 275A, EARTHSYS 175, EARTHSYS 275, PUBLPOL 175, PUBLPOL 275) This interdisciplinary course integrates the legal, scientific, and policy dimensions of how we characterize and manage resource use and allocation along the California coast. We will use this...
ENERGY 253 Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ENERGY 153) CO2 separation from syngas and flue gas for gasification and combustion processes. Transportation of CO2 in pipelines and sequestration in deep underground geological formations. Pipeline...
ENERGY 153 Carbon Capture and Sequestration (ENERGY 253) CO2 separation from syngas and flue gas for gasification and combustion processes. Transportation of CO2 in pipelines and sequestration in deep underground geological formations. Pipeline...
ENERGY 252 Chemical Kinetics Modeling Fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics in homogeneous and heterogeneous reaction systems from a molecular perspective. Development and application of the theory of chemical kinetics, including...
PHYSICS 220 Classical Electrodynamics Special relativity: The principles of relativity, Lorentz transformations, four vectors and tensors, relativistic mechanics and the principle of least action. Lagrangian formulation, charges in...
GSBGEN 335 Clean Energy Project Development and Finance This case study-oriented course will focus on the critical skills needed to evaluate, develop, finance (on a non-recourse basis), and complete standalone energy and infrastructure projects. The...
LAW 774 Clean Energy Project Development and Finance This case study-oriented course will focus on the critical skills needed to evaluate, develop, finance (on a non-recourse basis), and complete standalone utility-scale energy and infrastructure...
GSBGEN 532 Cleantech: Business Fundamentals and Public Policy This course examines trends and opportunities in the cleantech sector with a particular focus on low carbon energy and carbon emission reductions. We examine these trends in the context of changing...
CEE 229S Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Built Environment (CEE 129S) How will climate change impact coastal ports and harbors around the world? Leading experts discuss the latest science, policy, and engineering research on this important issue, including the...
CEE 129S Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Built Environment (CEE 229S) How will climate change impact coastal ports and harbors around the world? Leading experts discuss the latest science, policy, and engineering research on this important issue, including the...
ESS 57Q Climate Change from the Past to the Future (EARTHSYS 57Q) Preference to sophomores. Numeric models to predict how climate responds to increase of greenhouse gases. Paleoclimate during times in Earth's history when greenhouse gas concentrations were elevated... WAY-SMA
EARTHSYS 57Q Climate Change from the Past to the Future (ESS 57Q) Preference to sophomores. Numeric models to predict how climate responds to increase of greenhouse gases. Paleoclimate during times in Earth's history when greenhouse gas concentrations were elevated... WAY-SMA
LAW 746 Climate Change Policy: Economic, Legal, and Political Analysis This course will advance students' understanding of economic, legal, and political approaches to avoiding or managing the problem of global climate change. Beyond focusing on economic issues and...
EARTHSYS 37N Climate Change: Science & Society Preference to freshmen. How and why do greenhouse gases cause climate to change? How will a changing climate affect humans and natural ecosystems? What can be done to prevent climate change and... GER: DB-NatSci
MSE 294 Climate Policy Analysis Design and application of formal analytical methods in climate policy development. Issues include instrument design, technology development, resource management, multiparty negotiation, and dealing...
ESS 219 Climate Variability during the Holocene: Understanding what is Natural Climate Change Many elements of the debate about attribution of modern climate change to man-made influences hinge on understanding the past history of climate as well as forcing functions such as solar output,...
ENVRES 380 Collaborating with the Future: Launching Large Scale Sustainable Transformations This project-based d.school class combines Design Thinking Processes, Behavioral Sciences, elements of Diffusion Theory, and a methodology for scaled transformation. Tools and theories introduced in...
ME 372 Combustion Applications The role of chemical and physical processes in combustion; ignition, flammability, and quenching of combustible gas mixtures; premixed turbulent flames; laminar and turbulent diffusion flames;...
ME 371 Combustion Fundamentals Heat of reaction, adiabatic flame temperature, and chemical composition of products of combustion; kinetics of combustion and pollutant formation reactions; conservation equations for multi-component...
URBANST 132 Concepts and Analytic Skills for the Social Sector How to create and grow innovative not-for-profit organizations and for-profit enterprises which have the primary goal of solving social and environmental problems. Topics include organizational... GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-SI
BIO 33N Conservation Science and Practice Preference to freshmen. This course will explore the potential for harmonizing people and nature, for achieving improved outcomes in the well-being of both as a result of conservation investments and... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
CEE 260C Contaminant Hydrogeology and Reactive Transport (ESS 221, GS 225) For earth scientists and engineers. Environmental, geologic, and water resource problems involving migration of contaminated groundwater through porous media and associated biogeochemical and fluid-...
ME 352C Convective Heat Transfer Prediction of heat and mass transfer rates based on analytical and numerical solutions of the governing partial differential equations. Heat transfer in fully developed pipe and channel flow, pipe...
OSPAUSTL 10 Coral Reef Ecosystems Key organisms and processes, and the complexity of coral reef ecosystems. Students explore the Great Barrier Reef from the southern end which demonstrates the physical factors that limit coral reefs... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
ENVRINST 109 Creating a Green Student Workforce to Help Implement Stanford's Sustainability Vision (CEE 109, EARTHSYS 109) Examination of program-based local actions that promote resource resource conservation and an educational environment for sustainability. Examination of building-level actions that contribute to...
EARTHSYS 109 Creating a Green Student Workforce to Help Implement Stanford's Sustainability Vision (CEE 109, ENVRINST 109) Examination of program-based local actions that promote resource resource conservation and an educational environment for sustainability. Examination of building-level actions that contribute to...
CEE 109 Creating a Green Student Workforce to Help Implement Stanford's Sustainability Vision (EARTHSYS 109, ENVRINST 109) Examination of program-based local actions that promote resource resource conservation and an educational environment for sustainability. Examination of building-level actions that contribute to...
CHEMENG 296 Creating New Ventures in Engineering and Science-based Industries (CHEM 196, CHEM 296, CHEMENG 196) Open to seniors and graduate students interested in the creation of new ventures and entrepreneurship in engineering and science intensive industries such as chemical, energy, materials,...
CHEMENG 196 Creating New Ventures in Engineering and Science-based Industries (CHEM 196, CHEM 296, CHEMENG 296) Open to seniors and graduate students interested in the creation of new ventures and entrepreneurship in engineering and science intensive industries such as chemical, energy, materials,...
MSE 453 Decision Analysis Applications: Business Strategy and Public Policy What are the most essential, efficient, and effective ways that important decisions are being made in the real world? Experienced practitioners provide insights from technically challenging and...
MATSCI 206 Defects in Crystalline Solids (MATSCI 196) Thermodynamic and kinetic behaviors of 0-D (point), 1-D (line), and 2-D (interface and surface) defects in crystalline solids. Influences of these defects on the macroscopic ionic, electronic, and...
MATSCI 196 Defects in Crystalline Solids (MATSCI 206) Thermodynamic and kinetic behaviors of 0-D (point), 1-D (line), and 2-D (interface and surface) defects in crystalline solids. Influences of these defects on the macroscopic ionic, electronic, and... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 225 Defining Smart Cities: Visions of Urbanism for the 21st Century (CEE 125, URBANST 174) In a rapidly urbanizing world, "the city" paves the way toward sustainability and social well-being. But what does it mean for a city to be smart? Does that also make it sustainable or...
CEE 125 Defining Smart Cities: Visions of Urbanism for the 21st Century (CEE 225, URBANST 174) In a rapidly urbanizing world, "the city" paves the way toward sustainability and social well-being. But what does it mean for a city to be smart? Does that also make it sustainable or...
CEE 277S Design for a Sustainable World (CEE 177S) Technology-based problems faced by developing communities worldwide. Student groups partner with organizations abroad to work on concept, feasibility, design, implementation, and evaluation phases of...
CEE 177S Design for a Sustainable World (CEE 277S) Technology-based problems faced by developing communities worldwide. Student groups partner with organizations abroad to work on concept, feasibility, design, implementation, and evaluation phases of...
OIT 333 Design for Extreme Affordability This course is a Bass Seminar. Project course jointly offered by School of Engineering and Graduate School of Business. Students apply engineering and business skills to design product or service...
OIT 334 Design for Extreme Affordability This course is a Bass Seminar. Project course jointly offered by School of Engineering and Graduate School of Business. Students apply engineering and business skills to design product or service...
AA 241X Design, Construction, and Testing of Autonomous Aircraft Students grouped according to their expertise to carry out the multidisciplinary design of a solar-powered autonomous aircraft that must meet a clearly stated set of design requirements. Design and...