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Oct 27, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Fir
st Semester
Fall
Admission


Congratulations on being accepted to the
Master of Energy Engineering
program



the first step in
advancing your career as an energy professional
.


Courses:

The Masters of Energy Engineering program has a highly defined course plan with three initial courses

that can be t
aken by beginning students
in the fall. The courses are available each fall semester:





ENER 424:
Industrial Energy Management and Conservat
ion



ENER 429:
Engines

(Note: This course is Thermodynamics Intensive)



ENER 501:
Project Management


Other courses in the program require prerequisite courses (Do Not take 553 or 554
-

Both need 451
-

Power Plants as a Pre
-
Requisite)

Bill, it might be a goo
d idea to list the courses


Remember that these courses are under “Energy Engineering” rather than “Mechanical Engineering”

The number of courses that you take each semester is up to you. Many students are also working
professionals and take 2 courses, bu
t you can take just 1 course or more. It is your choice. If your work
schedule is a concern, feel free to take one course per semester.


Enrollment

You can enroll through the UIC website and enrollment remains open until the end of the first week of
classe
s. Even though space is guaranteed for Masters of Energy Engineering students, you must enroll.

Online registration system is at
http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/registration/register_online.html


PLEASE NOTE: If you decide not to take any courses in the first semester in the program, you must get in
touch with me. I need to defer your admission or the graduate school will drop you from the roster and
you will have to apply for the program all over

again.
You will also need to complete a Request to Defer
Graduate Degree Admission click here.


On Campus:

When you arrive on campus, you will need
to register

to

get you
r

ID and student e
-
mail address.
WHERE?


As soon as
you
have your UIC e
-
mail addres
s,
send it to me.
I will enroll you on the Masters of Ener
gy
Engineering blackboard site.
What is the site, how do they access it and what’s the benefit to them?


Questions:

I have a couple of questions

I need for my files.
I know you
have
already provided

this information
on
your

application, but the graduate college retains those documents
. Please
e
-
mail

your responses to me
at
wryan@uic.edu
.



W
hat
was
you
r

undergrad degree
and did

you take thermodynamics
?



If you have not taken thermodynamics click here.
Do you want to link to

thermodynamics
boilerplate or send later?



Have you taken either an HVAC or a Power Generation (Power Plants) course as part of you
r

undergraduate degree (If so


we will be able to skip that in your course plan)



How long have you
been out of school?



Are you working for Sargent and Lundy?? (If so, they have specific course priorities that you
need be aware of)


Please get back to me
with your answers
as soon as you can
.

Now,

all you need to do is sign up for courses among the 3 s
hown above
.

I look forward to seeing you in
the fall.

Online registration system is at
http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/registration/register_online.html





First Semester Spring
A
dmission


Congratulations on being accepted to the
Master of Energy Engineering
program


the first step in
advancing your career as an energy professional.



Courses:

T
he Masters of Energy Engineering
program has a

highly defined

course plan with three initial courses
available every spring
.
The courses that ca
n be taken by beginning studen
ts
are:




ENER 422: HVAC



ENER 451: Power Generation



ENER 420: CHP

Other courses in the program require prerequisite courses (Do Not Take 552 o
r 450
-

Both need 451
-

Power Plants as a Pre
-
Requisite)
Bill, it might be a good idea to list the courses


Remember that these courses are under “Energy Engineering” rather than “Mechanical Engineering”

The number of courses that you take each semester is

up to you.
Many students are also working
professionals and take 2 courses, but you can take just 1 course or more. It is your choice.

If your work
schedule is a concern
,
feel free to take one course per semester.


Enrollment:

You can enroll through the
UIC website and enrollment remains open until the end of the first week of
classes. Even though space is guaranteed for Masters of Energy Engineering students, you must enroll.

Online registration system is at
http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/registration/register_online.html



PLEASE NOTE:

If you decide not to take any courses in the first semester in the program, you
must

get in
touch with me
. I need

to defer your admission or th
e graduate school will drop you from the roster and
you
will
have to apply for the program all over again.




On Campus:

When you arrive on campus, you will need
to

register

to

get you
r

ID and student e
-
mail address.
WHERE?


As soon as
you
have your UIC e
-
mail address,
send it to me.
I will enroll you on the Masters of Ener
gy
Engineering blackboard site.
What is the site, how do they access it and what’s the benefit to them?


Questions:

I have a couple of questions

I need for my files.
I know you
have
already provided
this information
on
your

application, but the graduate college retains those documents
. Please
e
-
mail

your responses to me
at
wryan@uic.edu
.



W
hat
was
you
r

undergrad degree
and did

you have take thermodynamics
degree.



If yo
u have not taken thermodynamics, click here.
Do you want

to link to no thermodynamics
boilerplate or send that later




Have you taken either an HVAC or a Power Generation (Power Plants) course as part of you
r

undergraduate degree (If so


we will be able to

skip that in your course plan)



How long have you been out of school?



Are you working for Sargent and Lundy?? (If so, they have specific course priorities that you
need be aware of)


Please get back to me
with your answers
as soon as you can.

Should you b
e in the area and like to come in for a personal advising session, please get in touch with
me by e
-
mail
. Since

many of our new students are coming from a significant distance, a personal
advising session on
-
site is not required.

Now, a
ll you need to do
is sign up for courses among the 3 shown above
.

I look f
orward to seeing you in
the spring
.

Online registration system is at
http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/registration/register_online.html




Spring Semester Returning Students


It is time to sign up for spring semester.
The five

course
s that can be taken in the spring are
:




ENER 422: HVAC

(Mandatory if Not Previously Taken)



ENER
451: Power Generation

(Mandatory if Not Previously Taken)



ENER 420: CHP

(Best Taken With or After ENER 451
-

Power Generation)



ENER 552: High Efficiency Buildings (
Firm
Pre
-
requisite: ENER 422


HVAC)



ME 450:
Air Pollution Engineering

(Best Taken With or A
fter

ENER 451
-

Power
Generation)

You should enroll

through the UIC website and enrollment is open until the end of the first week
of classes.
Even though spa
ce is guaranteed for Masters of Energy Engineering students
, you
must enroll. Please sign up for

ME 450 as early as possible as the course is also open to
Mechanical Engineering student
s.

The number of courses that you take each semester is up to you. Many students are
also
working
professionals
and tak
e

2 courses
, but

you can take
just
1
course

or m
ore.
It is your choice. If your

work schedule is a concern
,

feel free to take one course per semester.

Now, a
ll you need to do is

sign up for courses among those

shown above
.
I look forward to
seeing you

again this

spring.

Online registration system is at
http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/registration/register_online.html






If You Do
No
t Have a

Thermodynamics Background


UIC Course

You need a background in thermodynamics for the
Masters of Energy Engineering program
. Since

the
program draws engineers from all disciplines

it is not unusual

to lack this experience. W
e

ha
ve

developed two differ
ent paths

to provide you with this background.

If your schedule allows taking ME 205 Thermo
dynamics is the best approach to providing background
needed for many courses
-

particularly
ENER 451 Power Plants, ENER 422 HVAC

offered in the spring

and

the
ENER 429 Engines course

offered in the fall.

Note that the ME 205 Thermodynamics course
would
be a
background

course and does not count as one of the eight courses needed for graduation
.

College of DuPage Course

The thermodynamic course at College of Du
P
age

(
ENGIN 2205
)

is taught in
both
the
fall and
spring
semester
s. The course has been offered
at night or late afternoon. Check the College of DuPage catalog
for days and times. Click here.

The description that we have received on the course is that it is highly
compatible with ME 205 and would be a good grounding for ENER 451


Power Generation.


C
ontact David Smith PhD, Assistant Professor, Engineering, College of Du
P
age smithdav@cod.edu

for
more information on the course
.
Dr Smit
h was very cooperative in supplying

info on the course
. There is
a math prerequisite for the course which is the Co
llege of DuPage

course
“Calculus 3”. You should ask
Dr. Smith how that compares with your background. You should also look into the admittance
requirements for taking only one course.

T
his is the only basic thermo
dynamic
course in the Chicago area that
we

have found, so far, taught at
night or late afternoon.




Self
-
Study


Best for Refresher Rather than Students New to Thermo
dynamics

An

alternative route
is
to sit thru the Thermodynamic Lecture On
-
Line from the Open Course system at
MIT. This materia
l is on the Masters of Energy Engineering website,
LINK

and
can be downloaded to your
computer.
It

will require time to review.
The website contains o
ther course specific background
material
which also

need
s

to be reviewed.

U
nless
you are
taking ME 205 Th
ermodynamics

the

fall
courses open to you are ENER 424 or ENER 501,
neither of which require extensive Thermodynamics. If you will only be taking one course, take ENER
424. This will give you until January to go over the Thermodynamics background materia
l.

Please get back to me with you
r

plans and any questions
. Please c
ontact me early in the semester to
coordinate
the background Thermo materials. Email wryan @uic.edu.



Instructions for D
eferring
ENER P
rogram

Admission


If you are a
NEW students
and
find they have to
defer starting the program


you

need to fill out a “REQUEST TO DEFER GRADUATE DEGREE ADMISSION”
-

you must
fill
out your

name on the attached form, attach a letter with a request to DEFER
admission, and e
-
mail to Iris Torres (
netorres@uic.edu
) and copy me at
wryan@uic.edu

on the e
-
mail.

Please

call
William Ryan at 630
-
561
-
4448 or
Iris
Torres at 3
12 996
-
6122 to confirm receipt.

When discussing this with Iris mak
e
sure to note th
at you are DEFFERING ADMISSION.

Make sure
you get this

done
-

any student not attending in their first semester will be automatically dropped from
the program and have to completely reapply unless this form has been received.



Information the Department Needs to Fill Out the Form


REQUEST TO DEFER GRADUATE DEGREE ADMISSION”


Applicant's Nam
e (print): ______________
___________
______________________________________

Last/Family/Surname First /Given/Personal Middle

UIN (Banner ID
Number)

if a UIN was supplied in you acceptance letter
:
___________________

Previous admission: Term/Year ______________ Program Code:

20FS5085

Degree
:

Master

of Energy Engineering

Was applicant previously admitted on limited standing?



No


Yes
-

a new l
imited status letter was sent to the applicant and a copy is attached.

Was this a readmission to the same degree
and
program in which applicant was previously enrolled at
UIC?



No


Yes

Will applicant require a student visa?



No


Yes
-

a new
Declaration and Certification of Finances and Bank Statement
or proof of
adequate financial aid is

attached.

I request that the admission listed above be deferred to: Term______________ Year 20________
(maximum of one year)

Program Name (print)
Master of E
nergy Engineering

Director of Graduate Studies Name (print)
Michael Scott