# Energy Courses

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 Title | Description | General Education Requirement(s) |
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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... | |

EE | 237 | Solar Energy Conversion | Basics of solar energy conversion in photovoltaic devices. Solar cell device physics: electrical and optical. Crystalline silicon, thin film and multi-junction solar cells. Solar system issues... | |

EE | 292K | Intelligent Energy Projects | Energy systems must have the intelligence to cope with rapid changes in energy supply, demand, distribution, and storage. This course is a project course focusing on a selected areas of intelligent... | |

EE | 293B | Fundamentals of Energy Processes (ENERGY 293B) | For seniors and graduate students. Covers scientific and engineering fundamentals of renewable energy processes involving heat. Thermodynamics, heat engines, solar thermal, geothermal, biomass.... | |

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... | |

ENERGY | 24 | Making Molehills out of Mountains: Energy and Development in Appalachia | Preparation for Alternative Spring Break trip to examine the past, present, and future role of energy in Appalachia. Positive and negative impacts of energy production; meetings with energy industry... | |

ENERGY | 101A | Energizing California | A weekend field trip featuring renewable and nonrenewable energy installations in Northern California. Tour geothermal, bioenergy, and natural gas field sites with expert guides from the Department... | |

ENERGY | 120A | Flow Through Porous Media Laboratory | Laboratory measurements of permeability and porosity in rocks. Applications to subsurface fluid mechanics. Course is intended as an accompaniment to Energy 120. | |

ENERGY | 125 | Modeling and Simulation for Geoscientists and Engineers | Hands-on. Topics include deterministic and statistical modeling applied to problems such as flow in the subsurface, atmospheric pollution, biological populations, wave propagation, and crustal... | |

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 | 141 | Seismic Reservoir Characterization (ENERGY 241, GEOPHYS 241A) | (Same as GP241) Practical methods for quantitative characterization and uncertainty assessment of subsurface reservoir models integrating well-log and seismic data. Multidisciplinary combination of... | |

ENERGY | 146 | Reservoir Characterization and Flow Modeling with Outcrop Data (ENERGY 246, GS 246) | Project addressing a reservoir management problem by studying an outcrop analog, constructing geostatistical reservoir models, and performing flow simulation. How to use outcrop observations in... | |

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 | 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 | 160 | Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences | Whether Earth Science modeling is performed on a local, regional or global scale, for scientific or engineering purposes, uncertainty is inherently present due to lack of data and lack of... | |

ENERGY | 171 | Energy Infrastructure, Technology and Economics (ENERGY 271) | Oil and gas represents more than 50% of global primary energy. In delivering energy at scale, the industry has developed global infrastructure with supporting technology that gives it enormous... | |

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 | 191 | Optimization of Energy Systems (ENERGY 291) | Introductory mathematical programming and optimization using examples from energy industries. Emphasis on problem formulation and solving, secondary coverage of algorithms. Problem topics include... | |

ENERGY | 192 | Undergraduate Teaching Experience | Leading field trips, preparing lecture notes, quizzes under supervision of the instructor. May be repeated for credit. | |

ENERGY | 193 | Undergraduate Research Problems | Original and guided research problems with comprehensive report. May be repeated for credit. | |

ENERGY | 194 | Special Topics in Energy and Mineral Fluids | May be repeated for credit. | |

ENERGY | 199 | Senior Project and Seminar in Energy Resources | Individual or group capstone project in Energy Resources Engineering. Emphasis is on report preparation. May be repeated for credit. | |

ENERGY | 201 | Laboratory Measurement of Reservoir Rock Properties | In this course, students will learn methods for measuring reservoir rock properties. Techniques covered include core preservation and sample preparation; Rock petrography; Interfacial tension of... | |

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 | 221 | Fundamentals of Multiphase Flow (ENERGY 121) | Multiphase flow in porous media. Wettability, capillary pressure, imbibition and drainage, Leverett J-function, transition zone, vertical equilibrium. Relative permeabilities, Darcy's law for... | |

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 | 223 | Reservoir Simulation | Fundamentals of petroleum reservoir simulation. Equations for multicomponent, multiphase flow between gridblocks comprising a petroleum reservoir. Relationships between black-oil and compositional... | |

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... | |

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... | |

ENERGY | 227 | Enhanced Oil Recovery | The physics, theories, and methods of evaluating chemical, miscible, and thermal enhanced oil recovery projects. Existing methods and screening techniques, and analytical and simulation based means... | |

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... | |

ENERGY | 240 | Geostatistics (GS 240) | Geostatistical theory and practical methodologies for quantifying and simulating spatial and spatio-temporal patterns for the Earth Sciences. Real case development of models of spatial continuity,... | |

ENERGY | 241 | Seismic Reservoir Characterization (ENERGY 141, GEOPHYS 241A) | (Same as GP241) Practical methods for quantitative characterization and uncertainty assessment of subsurface reservoir models integrating well-log and seismic data. Multidisciplinary combination of... | |

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... | |

ENERGY | 246 | Reservoir Characterization and Flow Modeling with Outcrop Data (ENERGY 146, GS 246) | Project addressing a reservoir management problem by studying an outcrop analog, constructing geostatistical reservoir models, and performing flow simulation. How to use outcrop observations in... | |

ENERGY | 247 | Stochastic Simulation | Characterization and inference of statistical properties of spatial random function models; how they average over volumes, expected fluctuations, and implementation issues. Models include point... | |

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 | 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... | |

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 | 255 | Master's Report on Energy Industry Training | On-the-job training for master's degree students under the guidance of on-site supervisors. Students submit a report detailing work activities, problems, assignments, and key results. May be repeated... | |

ENERGY | 259 | Presentation Skills | For teaching assistants in Energy Resources Engineering. Five two-hour sessions in the first half of the quarter. Awareness of different learning styles, grading philosophies, fair and efficient... | |

ENERGY | 260 | Modeling Uncertainty in the Earth Sciences (ENERGY 160) | Whether Earth Science modeling is performed on a local, regional or global scale, for scientific or engineering purposes, uncertainty is inherently present due to lack of data and lack of... | |

ENERGY | 267 | Engineering Valuation and Appraisal of Oil and Gas Wells, Facilities, and Properties (ENERGY 167) | Appraisal of development and remedial work on oil and gas wells; appraisal of producing properties; estimation of productive capacity, reserves; operating costs, depletion, and depreciation; value of... | |

ENERGY | 269 | Geothermal Reservoir Engineering | Conceptual models of heat and mass flows within geothermal reservoirs. The fundamentals of fluid/heat flow in porous media; convective/conductive regimes, dispersion of solutes, reactions in porous... | |

ENERGY | 271 | Energy Infrastructure, Technology and Economics (ENERGY 171) | Oil and gas represents more than 50% of global primary energy. In delivering energy at scale, the industry has developed global infrastructure with supporting technology that gives it enormous... | |

ENERGY | 273 | Special Topics in Energy Resources Engineering | ||

ENERGY | 280 | Oil and Gas Production Engineering (ENERGY 180) | Design and analysis of production systems for oil and gas reservoirs. Topics: well completion, single-phase and multi-phase flow in wells and gathering systems, artificial lift and field processing,... | |

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,... | |

ENERGY | 284 | Optimization and Inverse Modeling | Treatment of deterministic and stochastic optimization, gradient-based optimization, polytopy method, generalized least squares, non-linear least squares and confidence intervals by numerical methods... | |

ENERGY | 285A | SUPRI-A Research Seminar: Enhanced Oil Recovery | Focused study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current... | |

ENERGY | 285B | SUPRI-B Research Seminar: Reservoir Simulation | Focused study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current... | |

ENERGY | 285C | SUPRI-C Research Seminar: Gas Injection Processes | Study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current... | |

ENERGY | 285D | SUPRI-D Research Seminar: Well Test Analysis | Study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current... | |

ENERGY | 285F | SCRF Research Seminar: Geostatistics and Reservoir Forecasting | Study in research areas within the department. Graduate students may participate in advanced work in areas of particular interest prior to making a final decision on a thesis subject. Current... | |

ENERGY | 285G | Geothermal Reservoir Engineering Research Seminar | ||

ENERGY | 290 | Numerical Modeling of Fluid Flow in Heterogeneous Porous Media | How to mathematically model and solve elliptic partial differential equations with variable and discontinuous coefficients describing flow in highly heterogeneous porous media. Topics include finite... | |

ENERGY | 291 | Optimization of Energy Systems (ENERGY 191) | Introductory mathematical programming and optimization using examples from energy industries. Emphasis on problem formulation and solving, secondary coverage of algorithms. Problem topics include... | |

ENERGY | 293B | Fundamentals of Energy Processes (EE 293B) | For seniors and graduate students. Covers scientific and engineering fundamentals of renewable energy processes involving heat. Thermodynamics, heat engines, solar thermal, geothermal, biomass.... | |

ENERGY | 295 | Quantitative environmental assessment of energy systems | Graduate seminar on quantitative environmental assessment of energy technologies. Assessment methods for analyzing multi-device and multi-technology energy systems (e.g., full energy production... | |

ENERGY | 301 | The Energy Seminar (CEE 301, MS&E 494) | Interdisciplinary exploration of current energy challenges and opportunities, with talks by faculty, visitors, and students. May be repeated for credit. | |

ENERGY | 355 | Doctoral Report on Energy Industry Training | On-the-job training for doctoral students under the guidance of on-site supervisors. Students submit a report on work activities, problems, assignments, and results. May be repeated for credit.... | |

ENERGY | 359 | Teaching Experience in Energy Resources Engineering | For TAs in Energy Resources Engineering. Course and lecture design and preparation; lecturing practice in small groups. Classroom teaching practice in an Energy Resources Engineering course for which... | |

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 | 361 | Master's Degree Research in Energy Resources Engineering | Experimental, computational, or theoretical research. Advanced technical report writing. Limited to 6 units total.nn (Staff) | |

ENERGY | 362 | Engineer's Degree Research in Energy Resources Engineering | Graduate-level work in experimental, computational, or theoretical research for Engineer students. Advanced technical report writing. Limited to 15 units total, or 9 units total if 6 units of 361... | |

ENERGY | 363 | Doctoral Degree Research in Energy Resources Engineering | Graduate-level work in experimental, computational, or theoretical research for Ph.D. students. Advanced technical report writing. | |

ENERGY | 365 | Special Research Topics in Energy Resources Engineering | Graduate-level research work not related to report, thesis, or dissertation. May be repeated for credit. | |

ENERGY | 369 | Practical Energy Studies | Students work on realistic industrial reservoir engineering problems. Focus is on optimization of production scenarios using secondary or tertiary recovery techniques. When possible, projects are... | |

ENERGY | 801 | TGR Project | ||

ENERGY | 802 | TGR Dissertation | ||

ENGR | 213 | Solar Decathlon | Open to all engineering majors. Project studio for all work related to the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition. Each student will develop a personal work plan for the quarter with his or her advisor and... | |

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... | |

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... | |

ENVRES | 330 | Research Approaches for Environmental Problem Solving | Required core course for first year E-IPER Ph.D. students. How to develop and implement interdisciplinary research in environment and resources. Assignments include development of research questions... |