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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)
ENVRES 275 The Practice of Mining and Its Social and Environmental Context Seminar focused on one of the world's oldest industries: mining. Mining is a major industrial process that underpins the provision of many of the resources that we use in our daily lives; it is also...
STRAMGT 356 The Startup Garage: Design Startup Garage is an intensive hands-on, project-based course, in which students will apply the concepts of design thinking, engineering, finance, business and organizational skills to design and...
ENERGY 225 Theory of Gas Injection Processes Lectures, problems. Theory of multicomponent, multiphase flow in porous media. Miscible displacement: diffusion and dispersion, convection-dispersion equations and its solutions. Method of...
ENERGY 226 Thermal Recovery Methods Theory and practice of thermal recovery methods: steam drive, cyclic steam injections, and in situ combustion. Models of combined mass and energy transport. Estimates of heated reservoir volume and...
MATSCI 154 Thermodynamic Evaluation of Green Energy Technologies Understand the thermodynamics and efficiency limits of modern green technologies such as carbon dioxide capture from air, fuel cells, batteries, and solar-thermal power. GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
ENERGY 251 Thermodynamics of Equilibria Lectures, problems. The volumetric behavior of fluids at high pressure. Equation of state representation of volumetric behavior. Thermodynamic functions and conditions of equilibrium, Gibbs and...
ENERGY 242 Topics in Advanced Geostatistics (ESS 263) Conditional expectation theory and projections in Hilbert spaces; parametric versus non-parametric geostatistics; Boolean, Gaussian, fractal, indicator, and annealing approaches to stochastic imaging...
EE 402A Topics in International Technology Management Theme for Autumn 2015 is ¿International Partnerships for Advanced Intelligent Systems.¿ This series features distinguished speakers from industry and government who are involved with...
ENGR 231 Transformative Design Too many alums are doing what they've always been told they're good at, and are living with regret and a sense that they're just resigned to doing this thing for the rest of their lives. Capabilities...
CEE 262B Transport and Mixing in Surface Water Flows Application of fluid mechanics to problems of pollutant transport and mixing in the water environment. Mathematical models of advection, diffusion, and dispersion. Application of theory to problems...
ME 361 Turbulence The nature of turbulent flows, statistical and spectral description of turbulence, coherent structures, spatial and temporal scales of turbulent flows. Averaging, two-point correlations and governing...
ENERGY 155 Undergraduate Report on Energy Industry Training On-the-job practical training under the guidance of on-site supervisors. Required report detailing work activities, problems, assignments and key results. Prerequisite: written consent of instructor.
ENERGY 193 Undergraduate Research Problems Original and guided research problems with comprehensive report. May be repeated for credit.
ENERGY 192 Undergraduate Teaching Experience Leading field trips, preparing lecture notes, quizzes under supervision of the instructor. May be repeated for credit.
EARTHSYS 103 Understanding Energy (CEE 107A, CEE 207A) Energy is one of the world's main drivers of opportunity and development for human beings. At the same time, our energy system has significant consequences for our society, political system, economy... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 207A Understanding Energy (CEE 107A, EARTHSYS 103) Energy is one of the world's main drivers of opportunity and development for human beings. At the same time, our energy system has significant consequences for our society, political system, economy...
CEE 107A Understanding Energy (CEE 207A, EARTHSYS 103) Energy is one of the world's main drivers of opportunity and development for human beings. At the same time, our energy system has significant consequences for our society, political system, economy... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 107F Understanding Energy -- Field Trips (CEE 207F, EARTHSYS 103F) Understanding Energy - Field Trips takes students on trips to major energy resource sites located within a few hours of Stanford University. Students visit at least two of the many field trips...
CEE 107W Understanding Energy -- Workshop (CEE 207W, EARTHSYS 103W) Interactive workshop that goes in depth into cross-cutting energy topics touched on by CEE 107A/207A & EARTHSYS 103 - Understanding Energy. Topics covered include energy and...
ME 227 Vehicle Dynamics and Control The application of dynamics, kinematics, and control theory to the analysis and design of ground vehicle behavior. Simplified models of ride, handling, and braking, their role in developing intuition...
CEE 174B Wastewater Treatment: From Disposal to Resource Recovery This course builds upon CEE 174A, covering basic hydraulics and the fundamental processes used to treat wastewater. In addition to understanding the details behind the fundamental processes, students...
CEE 63 Weather and Storms (CEE 263C) Daily and severe weather and global climate. Topics: structure and composition of the atmosphere, fog and cloud formation, rainfall, local winds, wind energy, global circulation, jet streams, high... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
ENERGY 130 Well Log Analysis I For earth scientists and engineers. Interdisciplinary, providing a practical understanding of the interpretation of well logs. Lectures, problem sets using real field examples: methods for evaluating...
ENERGY 175 Well Test Analysis Lectures, problems. Application of solutions of unsteady flow in porous media to transient pressure analysis of oil, gas, water, and geothermal wells. Pressure buildup analysis and drawdown. Design...
ENERGY 123 When Technology Meets Reality; An In-depth Look at the Deepwater Horizon Blowout and Oil Spill The Deepwater Horizon blowout and spill in April 2010 occurred on one of the most advanced deepwater drilling rigs in the world operated by one of the most experienced companies. In this course we...
ECON 106 World Food Economy (EARTHSYS 106, EARTHSYS 206, ECON 206, ESS 106, ESS 206) The economics of food production, consumption, and trade. The micro- and macro- determinants of food supply and demand, including the interrelationship among food, income, population, and public-... WAY-SI
PWR 1KD Writing & Rhetoric 1: The Feature Article: Writing and Change Rhetorical and contextual analysis of readings; research; and argument. Focus is on development of a substantive research-based argument using multiple sources. Individual conferences with instructor... Writing 1
PWR 2KM Writing & Rhetoric 2: Everyone Has a "Climate Thing": The Discourse of Sustainable Energy Prerequisite: PWR 1. Further work in developing skills in argument and research-based writing, with emphasis on both written and oral/multimedia presentation of research. Focus on the rhetoric and... Writing 2