About The Major

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’ll 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.

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Calculus 1, 2, & 3
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat, electricity, and optics
  • Renewable Energy Systems & Design
  • Sustainable Energy

Possible Careers

  • Power plan engineers
  • Energy engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Battery engineer
  • Electro-mechanical engineer
  • Energy Analyst

Where could I work?

  • Bosch
  • Citizens Nergy
  • DNV GL
  • IPL
  • Industrial Assessment Center
  • Johnson Controls

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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