Power Plant Engineering and Technology

MET 4310 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Studies conventional engineering systems for power generation within the frame of the world’s ever-increasing demand for electricity, current and projected consumption of natural energy resources, and environmental impact. Concentrates on principles of operation and thermodynamic analyses of thermomechanical systems for power generation, including steam power plants, gas turbine and combined-cycle power plants, and diesel and gasoline-engine power generation. Also covers cogeneration, emission control, and heat recovery. Introduces basic analysis of combustion processes and carbon sequestration technologies to reduce pollution and secure long-term sustainable use of fossil fuels. Offers students an opportunity to gain the technical knowledge and skills to better manage the energy, design energy-efficient systems, and reduce environmental impact.  


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


Course Sections

There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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