GPPES Eligible Courses

Updated to include Fall 2020 Courses

(1) Core Requirements

Course Number Course Name Instructor
PA 188S UT Energy Symposium KING, C
EER 396 / CHE 384T / ME 382Q-4 / MAN 385 / PA 388K / ME 379M Energy Technology and Policy WEBBER, M / TUTTLE, D / BEACH, F


(2) Options

Course Number Course Name Instructor
LAW 397S / BGS 380 / CE 397 / ME 397 / PA 388K / EE 394V Energy Development and Policy ADELMAN, D
LAW 441L Environmental Law ADELMAN, D
LAW 379M Law/Finance/Science: Global Energy ANDERSON, O
CE 397 Climate Change Mitigation APTE, J
EE 395V Restructured Electricity Markets BALDICK, R
EE 379K, EE 394V Smart Grid BALDICK, R
IB 391 / MAN 385 Dir Std Global Management UT/China BEACH, F
FIN 294 8 Financial Strategy for Energy Firms BEACH, F
PA 680PB New Electric Utility Business Models BEACH, F
ORI 390R 17 / ORI 397 Decision Analysis / Decision Analysis II BICKEL, J
ENM 383 Strategic Decision & Risk Anly BICKEL, J
ME 388H Nuclear Safety and Security BIEGALSKI, S
ME 390G Nuclear Engineering Laboratory BIEGALSKI, S
ME 388C1 Nuclear Reactor Engineering / Nuclear Power Engineering BIEGALSKI, S
EER 396 / LAW 397S / PA 388K Solving Environmental Problems BROWN, J
PGE 381L Advanced Petrophysics BRYANT, B
PA 682GA & GB Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction BUSBY, J
PA 388K Environmental Security BUSBY, J
PA 388K Glbl Environmental Governance BUSBY, J
FIN 394 Financial Strategy for Energy Firms BUTLER, J
EER 396 Law/Fin/SCI: Glbl Energy BUTLER, J
EER 396 Energy Finance BUTLER, J
ME 388C Nuclear Power Engineering CHARLTON, W
ME 389F The Nuclear Fuel Cycle CHARLTON, W
GEO 391 Climate Change: Current Lit DICKINSON, R
GEO 391 Climate Systems Discussion DICKINSON, R
GEO 387P Climate Systems Physics DICKINSON, R
LAW 397S Electric Power Law DIFFEN, R
EE 396V Solar Energy Conversion Devices DODABALAPUR, A
STA 287 Business Analytics and Decision Modeling DYER, J
LAW 397S International Petroleum Transactions DZIENBOWSKI, J
PA 388K Renewable Energy Technology EATON, D
ARC 350R Light and Sustainable Design FAJKUS, M
CE 397-TANGENTAL? Urban Systems Engineering FAUST, K
PA 388K Political Economy of Energy Policy FLORES, A
PA 388K Intl Energy Policy/Politics FLORES, A
GEO 387P Climate System Physics FU, R
GEO 394 RSCH In Climate Physics FU, R
ARC 386M Regenerative Architecture GARRISON, M
PA 388K Economics, Innovation and Security GHOLZ, C
PA 682 GA & GB Energy and Security GHOLZ, C
ME 388H Nuclear Safety and Security HAAS, D
ME 390F Nuclear Analysis Techniques HAAS, D
ME397 Renewable Energy Technology HALL, M
LAW 397S Energy Law and Policy HAYS, J
ACC 378, ACC 380K Petroleum ACC: Prin/Proc/ISS HAYS, J
EE 394 Power Electroncis Devices and Systems HUANG, Q
EE 394V Adv Power Semiconductor Devices HUANG, Q
IMS 385 Identity Risk and Benefit analysis: KELLISON, J
GEO 383F Sediment Strata Caicos Platform KERANS, C
GEO 391 Petroleum Basin Evaluation KERANS, C
PA 682GB Plutonium for Energy: Issues KUPERMAN, A
PA 388K Nuclear nonproliferation Policy KUPERMAN, A
GEO 386R / EER396 5 Geology of Earth Resources KYLE, J
ME 389C Nuclear Environmental Protection LANDSBERGER, S
ME 397 Modern Trends in Nuclear and Radiation Engineering LANDSBERGER, S
ME 397, ME 388S Nuclear and Radiation Engineering LANDSBERGER, S
ME 390T Nuclear and Radiochemistry LANDSBERGER, S
ME 389C Nuclear Environmental Protection LANDSBERGER, S
ORI 397 Systems Modeling LEIBOWICZ,B
EER 396 / PGE 383 Energy Finance MALIK, K
EER 396 / PGE 383 46 International Petroleum Concessions / Agreements MALIK, K
ME 386Q 14 Electrochemical Energy Materials MANTHIRAM, A
ME 382R Combustion Engine Processes MATTHEWS, R
ARC 386M Society, Nature and Technology MOORE, B
LAW 397S Environmental Impact of Dev/Prod NIX, D
CE 397 Energy Simulation in Building design NOVOSELAC, A
CE 397 Building Energy Management Systems NOVOSELAC, A
PA 393L Environmental/Resource Economics and Policy OLMSTEAD, S
ECO 395K, PA 388K Environ & Energy Economics OLMSTEAD, S
EER 396 / PGE 382 Basic Geological Concepts for Engineers OLSON, H
PGE 383 Applied Subsurface Geology OLSON, H
CRP 383 / GRG 396T / LAR 385 Environmental Impact Assessment PATERSON, R
LAR 385 Sustainable Sites Initiative PIERANUNZI, D
PA 393L / EER 396 Political Economy of Global Energy RAI, V
PA 682GB Conflict Int: Global solar Ind RAI, V
EER 396 / PA 393L Innovation/Diffusion Energy Technologies RAI, V
PA 682GB Solar Indus Econ, Tech, Policy RAI, V
CRP 383 Environmental Policy and Law RAWLINS, R
CHE 384 Greenhouse Gas Control Technology ROCHELLE, G
FIN 297 8 Energy Derivatives/Financial Risk Management RONN, E
FIN 397 43 Energy Financial Risk Management RONN, E
ECO 395K Energy and Environmental Economics RYAN, S
EE 394V Analysis of Power Systems with Renewable Energy sources SANTOSO, S
EE 394 Modeling and Simulation of Wind Power Plants SANTOSO, S
EE 394L Power Systems Apparatus SANTOSO, S
ME 389F Nuclear Fuel Cycle SCHNEIDER, E
ME 381R Nanoscl Energy Transp/Conver SHI, L
LAW 390 / LAW 397S Oil and Gas Law SMITH, E
LAW 379M Wind Law SMITH, E
LAW 279M Texas Energy Law SMITHERMAN, B
MKT 382 Business and the Environment SONNIER, G
EER 396 / LEB 380 31 / PA 388K Energy Law SPENCE, D
EER 396 Regulating Energy Markets SPENCE, D
CE 397 Water and Energy WERTH, C
CE 397 Food/Energy/Water Systems Semnr WERTH, C
LAW 397S Wind Law / Texas Wind Law WETSEL/DEWOLF
ARC 386M Energy Modeling and Design Procedures WHITSETT, D
ARC 386M Solar Geometry and Energy Flow in Buildings WHITSETT, D
ARC 386M Energy Flow in Buildings WHITSETT, D
CE 397 Renewable Energy/Environmental Sustainability XU, Y
GEO 387H Physical Climatology YANG, Z
CRP 383 Sustainability History and Practice YOUNG, R
CRP 383 Green Cities: Creating the Living City YOUNG, R
CRP 383 Resource Management / Recycling YOUNG, R
ME 397 Nanotechnology for Sustainable Energy YU, G
PA 388K Energy Policy/Economic Issues ZARNIKAU, J



  1. The courses listed above have been accepted by the Faculty Steering Committee of the Graduate Portfolio in Energy Studies (GPPES) as meeting the requirement for approved energy-related coursework. Other energy-related courses may count towards the requirement, at the discretion of the GPPES Graduate Advisor. Students are encouraged to submit their own lists of courses to the Graduate Coordinator, who will consult with the GPPES Graduate Advisor as to their suitability.
  2. Only graduate level courses may count towards the coursework requirement. Some departments allow senior undergraduates to take graduate level courses, typically under a separate unique course identifier. These courses are acceptable provided the student registers under a graduate level unique identifier.
  3. Registration in any course is at the discretion of the instructor, who may refuse registration to any student.
  4. The list has been updated to reflect recent course schedules and includes courses that have been taught since the spring semester of 2012. No guarantee is given that any given course will be offered in future. Students should check the accuracy of the information with the course instructor.
  5. McCombs Practicum courses or LBJ PRP courses may be eligible but they must be strongly energy related and need to be pre-approved by the GPPES Advisor