Stony Brook University

Minor in Energy Science, Technology & Policy

Program Description

The Minor in Energy Science, Technology and Policy provides students with coursework intended to enhance their understanding of basic scientific concepts related to energy production, distribution and use, introduce them to basic engineering concepts in sustainable energy and a systems-based approach to energy technology, and enhance understanding of how to analyze energy policy decisions (including the impact of technical, economic and regulatory factors). Courses introduce students to emergent energy technologies (including the smart grid and future infrastructure systems), probabilistic risk assessment, and the dynamics of various energy markets, including understanding changing energy needs on a local to global scale. The Minor requires use of an electronic portfolio to demonstrate attainment of learning objectives through course-based activities.

Focus Areas

  • Energy Production & Distribution
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Energy Resources for the 21st Century
  • Learning from Engineering Disasters
  • Electromechanical Energy Converters

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Sustainability Program Coordinator
  • Assistant Electrical Engineer
  • Energy Analyst

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes