Thermal Design Concentration
Design and analyze energy or thermo-fluid systems such as combustion engines, heating, venting and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, or refrigeration systems.
This flowchart lists the electives (boxes) that usually make up the Thermal Design concentration and also the vital prerequisites from the EP core curriculum (angled boxes) needed before beginning the professional electives. Note that this concentration will require you to elect ME 2630 as part of your core curriculum (as opposed to GE 2340). To accumulate a total of 18 credits of professional electives, you would have to choose at least six of these courses. The fundamental electives that should always be included in the thermal design concentration are marked with an orange border. The chosen electives must include at least three design courses (marked with asterisks) and one 4000-level course. Note that the 4000-level courses in this flowchart are not necessarily available every year. To plan this concentration, see the Mechanical Engineering department's proposed course offerings schedule.