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Stanford offers 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 4:15-5:15 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 8-12.

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.

2014 - 2015 Academic Year

Departmentsort icon 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) 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...
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
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. Interdisciplinary. The science and art of conservation today. The forces that are driving change in Earth's atmosphere, lands, waters, and variety of life forms. Which broad... 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 102 Demography: Health, Development, Environment (HUMBIO 119) Demographic methods and their application to understanding and projecting changes in human infant, child, and adult mortality and health, fertility, population, sex ratios, and demographic... GER:DB-SocSci
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 147 Controlling Climate Change in the 21st Century (BIO 247, EARTHSYS 247, HUMBIO 116) Climate change is a global environmental, social, cultural and economic challenge. Responding to this challenge requires a paradigm shift which will alter energy production, transport, industry,... GER: DB-NatSci
BIO 188 Biochemistry I (BIO 288, 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 (BIO 289, 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...
BIO 247 Controlling Climate Change in the 21st Century (BIO 147, EARTHSYS 247, HUMBIO 116) Climate change is a global environmental, social, cultural and economic challenge. Responding to this challenge requires a paradigm shift which will alter energy production, transport, industry,...
BIO 288 Biochemistry I (BIO 188, 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...
BIO 289 Biochemistry II (BIO 189, 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...
CEE 10 Introduction to the Civil & Environmental Engineering Majors Open to freshman and sophomores; limited enrollment. Overview of undergraduate majors and possible career paths in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Atmosphere/Energy, and Architectural...
CEE 13SC Energizing a Sustainable Future The economic advancement, social equity, and planet earth habitat of your and future generations depend in major part on preparing for sustainable supply and efficient use of energy. The objective...
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 115 Goals and Methods of Sustainable Building Projects (CEE 215) (Graduate students register for 215.) Goals related to sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and economic and social...
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 129 Climate Change Adaptation for Coastal Cities: Engineering and Policy for a Sustainable Future (CEE 229) How will climate change affect cities and how will cities respond? Includes an exploration of the threat of climate change to coastal cities worldwide and the potential engineering and policy...
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 136 Green Architecture (CEE 236) Preference to Architectural Design and CEE majors; others by consent of instructor. An architectural design studio exploring green design and green design processes. Initial sessions develop a... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
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 142A Negotiating Sustainable Development (CEE 242A, EARTHSYS 142A, EARTHSYS 242A) How to be effective at achieving sustainability by learning the skills required to negotiate differences between stakeholders who advocate for their own interests. How ecological, social, and...
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, EESS 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 171E Environmental Challenges and Policies in Europe (CEE 271E) Current and future environmental challenges in Europe and related public policies in the European Union (EU). State of the European environment and human development, European environmental policy-...
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 173A Energy Resources (CEE 207A, EARTHSYS 103) Comprehensive overview of fossil and renewable energy resources and energy efficiency. Topics covered for each resource: resource abundance, location, recovery, conversion, consumption, end-uses,... GER:DB-EngrAppSci
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 176F Energy Systems Field Trips: China Energy Systems (CEE 276F) Energy resources and policies in use and under development in China. 12-day field trip to China during Spring Break. One unit for seminar and readings; one unit for field trip. Tuesday section is...
CEE 177K Environmental Information Engineering (CEE 277K) The role of information technology (IT) in enabling mankind to understand its impact on the planet and balance that with improving the quality of life of a rapidly growing population. After surveying...
CEE 177P Sustainability in Theory and Practice The multidimensional concept of sustainable development. Students evaluate engineered systems using tools such as cost-benefit analysis, trade-off analysis, and lifecycle analysis. How to make...
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 Energy Resources (CEE 173A, EARTHSYS 103) Comprehensive overview of fossil and renewable energy resources and energy efficiency. Topics covered for each resource: resource abundance, location, recovery, conversion, consumption, end-uses,...
CEE 215 Goals and Methods of Sustainable Building Projects (CEE 115) (Graduate students register for 215.) Goals related to sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality, and economic and social...
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 229 Climate Change Adaptation for Coastal Cities: Engineering and Policy for a Sustainable Future (CEE 129) How will climate change affect cities and how will cities respond? Includes an exploration of the threat of climate change to coastal cities worldwide and the potential engineering and policy...
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 236 Green Architecture (CEE 136) Preference to Architectural Design and CEE majors; others by consent of instructor. An architectural design studio exploring green design and green design processes. Initial sessions develop a...
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 242A Negotiating Sustainable Development (CEE 142A, EARTHSYS 142A, EARTHSYS 242A) How to be effective at achieving sustainability by learning the skills required to negotiate differences between stakeholders who advocate for their own interests. How ecological, social, and...