For a better viewing experience, please consider updating your browser.

Please upgrade your browser for a better viewing experience.

You are currently using a browser that we no longer support.
Our website features components that only modern browsers support. To ensure that you receive the best experience while visiting the Robert Morris University website, please upgrade your browser to one of our recommended browsers below.

Google Chrome     Firefox     Internet Explorer
Please note: If you are using a version of Internet Explorer greater than IE 7, please ensure that the compatibility mode of your browser is turned off and/or that the document mode is set higher than IE 7.

What we support for Windows: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 9+. Find out more about your browser.

ENVS2012-A Renewable Resources    (Spring 2013)

This section was canceled as of 01/24/2013



  Course Details
Course Description
About The Instructor

Course Details
As part of the requirements for completion of the this course, students must participate in the study abroad to Germany. Travelers to Germany will begin in Cologne, travel to Bremerhaven and end in Bremen. Along the trip students will learn about and participate in activities that relate to Solar Energy, Wind Energy, Bioenergy and many aspects of sustainability. The trip will be 14 days long and the cost is $3500, this includes air travel, ground transportation, lodging, activities, and meals. This course is part of the RMU Faculty Led Education Abroad Program (FLEAP) and students that are registered for this course must participate in the study abroad.

Session, Dates: 1 (01/14/2013 - 05/04/2013)

Days: M W

Time: 03:00 - 04:20 pm

Location: Moon Campus

Room: John Jay 233

Seats Available: Canceled

Credits: 3

Course Description

This course provides comprehensive overview of renewable energy technologies including biofuels, geothermal energy, hydroelectric power, hydrogen fuel cells, solar energy (active and passive), tidal power, and wind energy. The types of energy and potential uses from each energy source will be covered. The energy budget and overall efficiency will be calculated. The economic, social, and environmental impact of each technology will also be considered.

Prerequisites: ENVS1022 or ENGR1022 and ENVS1023 or ENGR1023

About The Instructor

Tony L. Kerzmann, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering
412-397-5449 phone
John Jay 1st


6001 University Blvd. Moon Township, PA15108 800-762-0097 © 1995 – 2011 Robert Morris University. All rights reserved.