Online Courses Offered Every Semester

December 16, 2016

Online Courses Now Offered

Are you interested in:
- Renewable Energy     - Food Sustainability     - Water Sustainability
- Renewable Resources      - Renewable Materials      - Recycling

Want to complete liberal education credits completely online?
The University of Minnesota’s Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering offers 8 online courses, taught by outstanding faculty.

Click here to learn how to register.
For more information, contact Marlee Mollet at mmollet@umn.edu

  • BBE 1002 - Biorenewable Resources
    • Meets Technology & Society CLE Theme
    • Fall / Spring
    • Environmental, technological, social, and economic implications of the use of biorenewable, wood and agriculture-based biomass resources and products.
  • BBE 2201- Renewable Energy and the Environment
    • Meets Technology & Society CLE Theme
    • Fall / Spring / Summer
    • Cover elements of renewable energy technologies and policies; the social, environmental, and economic effects of using renewable & non-renewable sources.
    • http://bbe2201.cfans.umn.edu
  • BBE 3201- Sustainability of Food Systems: A Life Cycle Perspective
    • Meets Global Perspective CLE Theme
    • Fall / Spring / Summer
    • Reviews the consequences and diversity of global food system; current topics in food sustainability.
    • BBE 4001- Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuel and Products
      • Meets Environment CLE Theme
      • Fall
      • Application of chemical principles to sustainable utilization of biomass for renewable materials, chemicals, plastics, energy and other products.
    • BBE 4305 / 5305 - Pulp and Paper Technology
      • Spring
      • Pulp and paper manufacturing and applications
    • SSM 3301- Global Water Resource Use and Sustainability
      • Meets Environment CLE Theme
      • Fall / Spring
      • Is water a birthright? Explore the many facets of water, Earth’s most abundant resource. Examine the complexities of scarcity, water quality, and protection.
    • ESPM 3601- Sustainable Housing: Community, Environment, and Technology
      • Meets Technology and Society CLE Theme
      • Fall / Spring
      • The role of technology, environment and community on sustainable housing.
    • ESPM 3605 / 5605 - Recycling: Extending Raw Materials
      • Meets Technology and Society CLE Theme
      • Spring
      • Principles and practice of recycling and the impact of technology, energy and environment for sustainable material utilization.

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