Engineering (ENGR) Courses

College of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM)

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ENGR 102 Engineering the Future I (1) Overview of the engineering discipline, art and profession, impact on society and the environment, and strategies for studying engineering. CR/NC only.

ENGR 103 Engineering the Future II (1) Continuation of the overview of the engineering discipline, art and profession, impact on society and the environment, and strategies for studying engineering. CR/NC only

ENGR 200 Introduction to Energy Science (3) This course studies the relationship between human societies and the global energy system. Topics will include energy in everyday life, the geography, politics and economics of energy. Case studies will be studied.

ENGR 240 Conventional Energies (3) Fundamentals of thermal physics and fluid mechanics. Chemical Bonds, Energy from fossil fuels. Hydropower. Nuclear power. Energy storage. Pre: 6 credits in Natural Science courses.

ENGR 250 Alternative Energies (3) Wind, solar, geothermal, tide and wave power. Brief survey of bioenergy, energy distribution and microgrids. Pre: 6 credits in Natural Science courses.

ENGR 310 Energy Policy Analysis (3) An introduction to how the production and consumption of energy in the United States are regulated at the Federal, Federal, state and local levels. Stakeholders will be identified, and their roles analyzed. Historical and international dimensions of this topic will also be explored. Hawaii energy policies will be studied in detail. Pre: ENGR 200 or ENGR 240 or ENGR 241.

ENGR 340 Sustainable Biofuels (3) This course provides an introductory overview of the relevance of bioenergy production for the global energy supply, bioenergy conversion technologies and feedstocks, and critically evaluates sustainability issues involved with bioenergy production.

ENGR 361 Energy Laboratory (3) (lecture/lab) Desktop experiments on several of the following: energy content and products of combustion, solar cells, biofuel reactors, heat engines, fuel cells and hydroelectric power. Emphasis will be on quantitative energy balances. Co-req: Either ENGR 240 or ENGR 250, or ENGR 200 with permission of instructor.

ENGR 400 Biochemical Energy Conversion (3) A course on anaerobic digestion and fermentation with application to animal, municipal and industrial wastes, and to the production of synthetic gas and bioethanol. Pre: BIOL 101 or BIOL 125 or BIOL 171, and CHEM 161.


ENGR x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.

ENGR x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.