Partner Courses in Energy & Sustainability

ME 594 - Energy Storage

(Graduate Course)

This course will introduce students to the latest developments and current challenges in the field of rechargeable batteries, with strong emphasis on Li-ion battery technology and materials design. Sustainability and manufacturing challenges, and future outlook for designing beyond Li-ion batteries will also be discussed. Contact instructor for more information: Reza Shahbazian-Yassar, rsyassar@uic.edu.

ENER 555/FIN 594 - Energy Markets and Contracting

(Graduate Course)

Discover the world of energy markets and contracting. Course focuses on how energy markets work, how energy prices are determined, how financial markets operate through options and future markets and how consumers can use new technologies in conjunction with appropriate contacting terms to minimize energy costs. Contact instructor(s) for more information: Mark J. Pruitt (primary), mpruitt@uic.edu, William A. Ryan, wryan@uic.edu, Ross C. Hemphill, hemprc@uic.edu.

US 230 - Practices for Sustainable Cities

This course provides introduction to topical issues of sustainable urban development, specifically addressing common and best practices, planning processes and barriers to sustainability practices, and methods to evaluate urban sustainability policy. Contact instructor for more information: Moira L. Zellner, mzellner@uic.edu.

US/PUBH 390 - Sustainability Internship

This course provides an intellectual framework for students to apply classroom learning to hands-on, project-based internships that advance the overall mission of greater social, economic, and environmental sustainability in the campus community. Visit link below for more information, or contact instructor: Cynthia L. Klein-Banai, cindy@uic.edu.

GC 550 - Principles of Sustainability and GC 553 - Life Cycle Impact Assessment

(Graduate Courses)

These courses are perfect for graduate students with a strong interest in sustainability, environmental managers, sustainability directors, facilities managers, and a wide range of business professionals, including those whose professional duties are evolving to include sustainability.
-Learn to think holistically about sustainability problems.
-Apply the concepts of sustainability, the issues involved and the disciplines needed to address real-world problems.
-Apply the concepts and methods of different disciplines and the way in which these can address sustainability challenges.
-Work collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams.
-Dive into ethical issues related to sustainability.
-Develop creative, adaptive solutions to sustainability challenges.