Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology

MET 4440 3 Semester Hours
Course Level CPS - Undergraduate Semester
Description Studies the underlying thermodynamics and electrochemical principles of energy conversion through fuel cells, including oxidation, free energy, and standard potential of the cell. Examines hydrogen production means and costs; the thermodynamics of the water-splitting reaction; the electrolysis process; and the characteristics, advantages, and challenges of the main current electrolysis technologies. Covers fuel cell systems, elements, performance characteristics, polarization, and voltage output. Studies regenerative fuel cells and dissociation and discusses classification of fuel cells and its applicability in engineering devices. Emphasizes the study of hydrogen fuel cells with respect to technological innovations and applications in transportation vehicles, biomedicine, and industrial and domestic power generation. Discusses present trends, forecasts, and impact of this technology in areas of energy generation, conservation, and the environment.  


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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