Energy engineers discover valuable renewable energy sources that free us from dependency on quickly depleting materials. This broad field of engineering deals with energy efficiency, energy services, facility management, environmental compliance, and alternative energy technologies. You will take courses in chemistry, mechanical engineering, physics, and electrical engineering, creating a strong knowledge base for work in the industry. Energy engineers apply their knowledge of science (physics and chemistry), engineering (electrical and mechanical), and economics to confront the global challenges of energy supply and demand.
Skills and abilities this major develops include: critical thinking and problem solving skills, observational skills, creativity, communication skills, and attention to detail.