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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 Title Description General Education Requirement(s)sort icon
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 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 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...