University Energy Courses

Wires and Pipes

Mechanical and Electrical Systems for Buildings

CCE 4813 (3  credit hrs, Fall term)
Department: Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering

Instructor: Muthusamy Swami

Introduction of building mechanical and electrical systems and design methods. Areas included in this course are heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and piping systems, fire protection, electrical equipment and systems, electrical design and lighting. A tour of campus buildings and central energy plant are also included. The course goals are to enable students to design building mechanical systems, electrical systems, plumbing systems, and lighting systems.

HVAC system and pipesHVAC Systems Engineering

EML 4600 (3 credit hrs, Fall term)
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Instructor: Muthusamy Swami

PR: EGN 3343; CR: EML 3701, EML 3101.

Heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration principles and systems design. Phychrometrics, heating and cooling loads, equipment and components, and distribution systems.


Heating and ventilation system in modern office building.

Applied HVAC Engineering

EML 4602 (3 credit hrs, Spring term)
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Instructor: Dr. Muthusamy Swami
PR: EML 4600, CR: EML 4142

Applications of HVAC systems design with the objective of optimizing energy efficiency, humidity control, ventilation, and indoor air quality. Dehumidification performance of the various HVAC system types and their interactions with the building.

Electrical Networks

EEL 3004 (3  credit hrs)
Orlando Campus
Instructor: Dr. Issa Batarseh

Analysis and design of linear DC and AC circuits. This course will familiarize students with the basic theorems, concepts and laws of electric circuits, and by the end of this course, students should be able to apply fundamentals of electric circuit theory to analyze and design electrical networks.

Introduction to Power Electronics

EEL 5245 (3 credit hrs)
Orlando Campus
Instructor: Dr. Issa Batarseh

Principles of power electronics, power semiconductor devices, switch-mode DC-DC converters, power losses, converter dynamics, stability and control design. This course will cover the principles of power electronics and its applications, including power electronics circuits, power semiconductor devices, and converter topologies, and emphasize complex theoretical analysis and computer simulation tools as course project. Students will learn analysis and design techniques for switch-mode converters using the buck, boost, and buck-boost topologies.

Advanced Course on Power Electronics

EEL 6246 (3 credit hrs)
Orlando Campus
Instructor: Dr. Issa Batarseh

Advanced topics in power electronics, soft-switching techniques, small signal modeling of PWM and resonant converters, control techniques, power factor correction circuits. This advanced course in power electronics will cover soft-switching techniques, which includes the zero-voltage-switching and zero-current-switching. Students will learn how to model and obtain the small signal responses for the DC-to-DC switch-mode converters and resonant converters. Recent topologies in power factor corrections may also be covered.