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Stanford offers over 400 energy courses. Link below to current listings.

We hope to see you at the weekly cross-campus Energy Seminar on Mondays during the academic year at 4:15-5:15pm in NVIDIA Auditorium. Students may take the Energy Seminar for credit or drop in for talks of interest.

Incoming graduate and professional school students may enroll in a week-long energy course Energy@Stanford&SLAC, that runs September 8-11, 2015.

For lifelong learners, the Stanford Center for Professional Development offers an Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies Certificate.

If you notice any omissions or inaccuracies in the listing please email:  precourt_institute@stanford.edu. Thank you.

2015 - 2016 Academic Year

Department Course Code Course Title Description General Education Requirement(s)
ANTHRO 90C Theory of Ecological and Environmental Anthropology (HUMBIO 118) Dynamics of culturally inherited human behavior and its relationship to social and physical environments. Topics include a history of ecological approaches in anthropology, subsistence ecology,... GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
ANTHRO 147 Nature, Culture, Heritage (ANTHRO 247) Seminar. Shared histories of natural and cultural heritage and their subsequent trajectories into the present. How thought about archaeological sites and natural landscapes have undergone... GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
ANTHRO 177 Environmental Change and Emerging Infectious Diseases (ANTHRO 277, HUMBIO 114) The changing epidemiological environment. How human-induced environmental changes, such as global warming, deforestation and land-use conversion, urbanization, international commerce, and human... GER:DB-SocSci
ANTHRO 247 Nature, Culture, Heritage (ANTHRO 147) Seminar. Shared histories of natural and cultural heritage and their subsequent trajectories into the present. How thought about archaeological sites and natural landscapes have undergone...
APPPHYS 79N Energy Options for the 21st Century Preference to freshmen. Choices for meeting the future energy needs of the U.S. and the world. Basic physics of energy sources, technologies that might be employed, and related public policy issues.... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
APPPHYS 205 Introduction to Biophysics (BIO 126, BIO 226) Core course appropriate for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students with prior knowledge of calculus and a college physics course. Introduction to how physical principles offer insights...
APPPHYS 219 Solid State Physics Problems in Energy Technology Technology issues for a secure energy future; role of solid state physics in energy technologies. Topics include the physics principles behind future technologies related to solar energy and solar...
APPPHYS 272 Solid State Physics (PHYSICS 172) Introduction to the properties of solids. Crystal structures and bonding in materials. Momentum-space analysis and diffraction probes. Lattice dynamics, phonon theory and measurements, thermal...
APPPHYS 273 Solid State Physics II Introduction to the many-body aspects of crystalline solids. Second quantization of phonons, anharmonic effects, polaritons, and scattering theory. Second quantization of Fermi fields. Electrons in...
APPPHYS 324 Introduction to Accelerator Physics Physics of particle beams in linear and circular accelerators. Transverse and longitudinal beam dynamics, equilibrium emittances in electron storage rings, high-brightness electron sources, RF...
BIO 13N Environmental Problems and Solutions Preference to freshmen. Students do independent investigations of current environmental problems, analyzing differing views of them and discussing possible solutions. Each student gives seminar... GER: DB-NatSci
BIO 15N Environmental Literacy Preference to freshmen. Lack of public understanding of the details of most environmental problems is cited as a cause of environmental deterioration. Good citizenship requires literacy about the... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
BIO 33N Conservation Science and Practice Preference to freshmen. This course will explore the potential for harmonizing people and nature, for achieving improved outcomes in the well-being of both as a result of conservation investments and... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
BIO 101 Ecology The principles of ecology. Topics: interactions of organisms with their environment, dynamics of populations, species interactions, structure and dynamics of ecological communities, biodiversity.... GER: DB-NatSci
BIO 126 Introduction to Biophysics (APPPHYS 205, BIO 226) Core course appropriate for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students with prior knowledge of calculus and a college physics course. Introduction to how physical principles offer insights...
BIO 144 Conservation Biology: A Latin American Perspective (BIO 234, HUMBIO 112) Principles and application of the science of preserving biological diversity. Conceptually, this course is designed to explore 4 major components relevant to the conservation of biodiversity, as... GER: DB-NatSci
BIO 188 Biochemistry I (CHEM 181, CHEMENG 181, CHEMENG 281) Structure and function of major classes of biomolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Mechanistic analysis of properties of proteins including catalysis, signal transduction and... GER: DB-NatSci
BIO 189 Biochemistry II (CHEM 183, CHEMENG 183, CHEMENG 283) Focus on metabolic biochemistry: the study of chemical reactions that provide the cell with the energy and raw materials necessary for life. Topics include glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, the citric... GER: DB-NatSci
BIO 226 Introduction to Biophysics (APPPHYS 205, BIO 126) Core course appropriate for advanced undergraduate students and graduate students with prior knowledge of calculus and a college physics course. Introduction to how physical principles offer insights...
CEE 63 Weather and Storms (CEE 263C) Daily and severe weather and global climate. Topics: structure and composition of the atmosphere, fog and cloud formation, rainfall, local winds, wind energy, global circulation, jet streams, high... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
CEE 64 Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions (CEE 263D) Survey of Survey of air pollution and global warming and their renewable energy solutions. Topics: evolution of the Earth's atmosphere, history of discovery of chemicals in the air, bases and... GER: DB-NatSci, WAY-SMA
CEE 70 Environmental Science and Technology (ENGR 90) Introduction to environmental quality and the technical background necessary for understanding environmental issues, controlling environmental degradation, and preserving air and water quality.... GER:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-AQR
CEE 100 Managing Sustainable Building Projects Managing the life cycle of buildings from the owner, designer, and contractor perspectives emphasizing sustainability goals; methods to define, communicate, coordinate, and manage multidisciplinary... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 101B Mechanics of Fluids Physical properties of fluids and their effect on flow behavior; equations of motion for incompressible ideal flow, including the special case of hydrostatics; continuity, energy, and momentum... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 107S Energy Resources: Fuels and Tools (CEE 207S) Energy is a vital part of our daily lives. This course examines where that energy comes from, and the advantages and disadvantages across different fuels. Contextual analysis of energy decisions for...
CEE 109 Creating a Green Student Workforce to Help Implement Stanford's Sustainability Vision (EARTHSYS 109, ENVRINST 109) Examination of program-based local actions that promote resource resource conservation and an educational environment for sustainability. Examination of building-level actions that contribute to...
CEE 124 Sustainable Development Studio (Graduate students register for 224A.) Project-based. Sustainable design, development, use and evolution of buildings; connections of building systems to broader resource systems. Areas include...
CEE 129S Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Built Environment (CEE 229S) How will climate change impact coastal ports and harbors around the world? Leading experts discuss the latest science, policy, and engineering research on this important issue, including the...
CEE 141A Infrastructure Project Development (CEE 241A) Infrastructure is critical to the economy, global competitiveness and quality of life. Topics include energy, transportation, water, public facilities, and communications sectors. Analysis of the...
CEE 141B Infrastructure Project Delivery (CEE 241B) Infrastructure is critical to the economy, global competitiveness and quality of life. Topics include energy, transportation, water, public facilities ,and communications sectors. Analysis of how...
CEE 141C Global Infrastructure Projects Seminar (CEE 241C) Real infrastructure projects presented by industry guest speakers. Energy, transportation, water, public facilities and communications projects are featured. Course provides comparisons of project...
CEE 155 Introduction to Sensing Networks for CEE (CEE 255) Introduce the design and implementation of sensor networks for monitoring the built and natural environment. Emphasis on the integration of modern sensor and communication technologies, signal...
CEE 156 Building Systems (CEE 256) HVAC, lighting, and envelope systems for commercial and institutional buildings, with a focus on energy efficient design. Knowledge and skills required in the development of low-energy buildings that... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 161A Rivers, Streams, and Canals (CEE 264A) Introduction to the movement of water through natural and engineered channels, streams, and rivers. Basic equations and theory (mass, momentum, and energy equations) for steady and unsteady... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 164 Introduction to Physical Oceanography (CEE 262D, EARTHSYS 164, ESS 148) The dynamic basis of oceanography. Topics: physical environment; conservation equations for salt, heat, and momentum; geostrophic flows; wind-driven flows; the Gulf Stream; equatorial dynamics and... GER: DB-NatSci
CEE 171 Environmental Planning Methods For juniors and seniors. Use of microeconomics and mathematical optimization theory in the design of environmental regulatory programs; tradeoffs between equity and efficiency in designing... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 172 Air Quality Management Quantitative introduction to the engineering methods used to study and seek solutions to current air quality problems. Topics: global atmospheric changes, urban sources of air pollution, indoor air... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 172A Indoor Air Quality (CEE 278C) Factors affecting the levels of air pollutants in the built indoor environment. The influence of ventilation, office equipment, floor coverings, furnishings, cleaning practices, and human activities...
CEE 172S Green House Gas Mitigation (CEE 272S) This course will introduce the main concepts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement and management, and it will explore the main mitigation options for reducing emissions or sequestering...
CEE 173C Introduction to Membrane Technology for Water / Wastewater Treatment (CEE 273C) This course equips students with a basic understanding of membrane processes and their application in the water industry. Topics covered include: introduction to membrane separation, reverse osmosis...
CEE 175A California Coast: Science, Policy, and Law (CEE 275A, EARTHSYS 175, EARTHSYS 275) Same as LAW 514. Interdisciplinary. The legal, science, and policy dimensions of managing California's coastal resources. Coastal land use and marine resource decision making. The physics, chemistry...
CEE 176A Energy Efficient Buildings Analysis and design. Thermal analysis of building envelope, heating and cooling requirements, HVAC, and building integrated PV systems. Emphasis is on residential passive solar design and solar water... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 176B Electric Power: Renewables and Efficiency Renewable and efficient electric power systems emphasizing analysis and sizing of photovoltaic arrays and wind turbines. Basic electric power generation, transmission and distribution, distributed... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
CEE 177S Design for a Sustainable World (CEE 277S) Technology-based problems faced by developing communities worldwide. Student groups partner with organizations abroad to work on concept, feasibility, design, implementation, and evaluation phases of...
CEE 207A Understanding Energy (CEE 107A, EARTHSYS 103) Energy is one of the world's main drivers of opportunity and development for human beings. At the same time, our energy system has significant consequences for our society, political system, economy...
CEE 217 Renewable Energy Infrastructure Construction of renewable energy infrastructure: geothermal, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, wind, biomass. Construction and engineering challenges and related issues and drivers for performance,...
CEE 221A Planning Tools and Methods in the Power Sector This course covers the planning methods most commonly used in the power sector today. It covers both the fundamental methods used and their applications to electricity generation, transmission and...
CEE 224A Sustainable Development Studio (Undergraduates, see 124.) Project-based. Sustainable design, development, use and evolution of buildings; connections of building systems to broader resource systems. Areas include architecture,...
CEE 226 Life Cycle Assessment for Complex Systems Life cycle modeling of products, industrial processes, and infrastructure/building systems; material and energy balances for large interdependent systems; environmental accounting; and life cycle...
CEE 226E Advanced Topics in Integrated, Energy-Efficient Building Design Innovative methods and systems for the integrated design and evaluation of energy efficient buildings. Guest practitioners and researchers in energy efficient buildings. Student initiated final...
CEE 229S Climate Change Adaptation in the Coastal Built Environment (CEE 129S) How will climate change impact coastal ports and harbors around the world? Leading experts discuss the latest science, policy, and engineering research on this important issue, including the...
CEE 241A Infrastructure Project Development (CEE 141A) Infrastructure is critical to the economy, global competitiveness and quality of life. Topics include energy, transportation, water, public facilities, and communications sectors. Analysis of the...
CEE 241B Infrastructure Project Delivery (CEE 141B) Infrastructure is critical to the economy, global competitiveness and quality of life. Topics include energy, transportation, water, public facilities ,and communications sectors. Analysis of how...
CEE 241C Global Infrastructure Projects Seminar (CEE 141C) Real infrastructure projects presented by industry guest speakers. Energy, transportation, water, public facilities and communications projects are featured. Course provides comparisons of project...
CEE 256 Building Systems (CEE 156) HVAC, lighting, and envelope systems for commercial and institutional buildings, with a focus on energy efficient design. Knowledge and skills required in the development of low-energy buildings that...
CEE 260C Contaminant Hydrogeology and Reactive Transport (ESS 221, GS 225) For earth scientists and engineers. Environmental, geologic, and water resource problems involving migration of contaminated groundwater through porous media and associated biogeochemical and fluid-...
CEE 262B Transport and Mixing in Surface Water Flows Application of fluid mechanics to problems of pollutant transport and mixing in the water environment. Mathematical models of advection, diffusion, and dispersion. Application of theory to problems...
CEE 262D Introduction to Physical Oceanography (CEE 164, EARTHSYS 164, ESS 148) The dynamic basis of oceanography. Topics: physical environment; conservation equations for salt, heat, and momentum; geostrophic flows; wind-driven flows; the Gulf Stream; equatorial dynamics and...
CEE 262E Lakes and Reservoirs Physics and water quality dynamics in lakes and reservoirs. Implementation of physical and biogeochemical processes in 1-D models. Recommended: 262B.
CEE 263A Air Pollution Modeling The numerical modeling of urban, regional, and global air pollution focusing on gas chemistry and radiative transfer. Stratospheric, free-tropospheric, and urban chemistry. Methods for solving stiff...
CEE 263D Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions (CEE 64) Survey of Survey of air pollution and global warming and their renewable energy solutions. Topics: evolution of the Earth's atmosphere, history of discovery of chemicals in the air, bases and...
CEE 264A Rivers, Streams, and Canals (CEE 161A) Introduction to the movement of water through natural and engineered channels, streams, and rivers. Basic equations and theory (mass, momentum, and energy equations) for steady and unsteady...
CEE 271D Introduction to Wastewater Treatment Process Modeling The course will present a structured protocol for simulator application comprising project definition, data collection and reconciliation, model set-up, calibration and validation, and simulation and...
CEE 272S Green House Gas Mitigation (CEE 172S) This course will introduce the main concepts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions measurement and management, and it will explore the main mitigation options for reducing emissions or sequestering...
CEE 273C Introduction to Membrane Technology for Water / Wastewater Treatment (CEE 173C) This course equips students with a basic understanding of membrane processes and their application in the water industry. Topics covered include: introduction to membrane separation, reverse osmosis...
CEE 274A Environmental Microbiology I (CHEMENG 174, CHEMENG 274) Basics of microbiology and biochemistry. The biochemical and biophysical principles of biochemical reactions, energetics, and mechanisms of energy conservation. Diversity of microbial catabolism,...
CEE 274B Microbial Bioenergy Systems (CHEMENG 456) Introduction to microbial metabolic pathways and to the pathway logic with a special focus on microbial bioenergy systems. The first part of the course emphasizes the metabolic and biochemical...
CEE 275A California Coast: Science, Policy, and Law (CEE 175A, EARTHSYS 175, EARTHSYS 275) Same as LAW 514. Interdisciplinary. The legal, science, and policy dimensions of managing California's coastal resources. Coastal land use and marine resource decision making. The physics, chemistry...
CEE 275B Process Design for Environmental Biotechnology Use of microbial bioreactors for degradation of contaminants and recovery of clean water, clean energy and/or green materials. Student teams design, operate, and analyze bioreactors and learn to...
CEE 277S Design for a Sustainable World (CEE 177S) Technology-based problems faced by developing communities worldwide. Student groups partner with organizations abroad to work on concept, feasibility, design, implementation, and evaluation phases of...
CEE 278A Air Pollution Fundamentals The sources and health effects of gaseous and particulate air pollutants. The influence of meteorology on pollution: temperature profiles, stability classes, inversion layers, turbulence. Atmospheric...
CEE 278C Indoor Air Quality (CEE 172A) Factors affecting the levels of air pollutants in the built indoor environment. The influence of ventilation, office equipment, floor coverings, furnishings, cleaning practices, and human activities...
CEE 301 The Energy Seminar (ENERGY 301, MS&E 494) Interdisciplinary exploration of current energy challenges and opportunities, with talks by faculty, visitors, and students. May be repeated for credit.
CHEM 181 Biochemistry I (BIO 188, CHEMENG 181, CHEMENG 281) Structure and function of major classes of biomolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates and lipids. Mechanistic analysis of properties of proteins including catalysis, signal transduction and... GER: DB-NatSci
CHEM 183 Biochemistry II (BIO 189, CHEMENG 183, CHEMENG 283) Focus on metabolic biochemistry: the study of chemical reactions that provide the cell with the energy and raw materials necessary for life. Topics include glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, the citric... GER: DB-NatSci