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 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.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Calculus 1, 2, and 3
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat, electricity, and optics
  • Renewable energy systems and design
  • Sustainable energy

Possible Careers

  • Power plant engineer
  • Energy engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Battery engineer
  • Electromechanical engineer
  • Energy analyst

Where could I work?

  • Bosch
  • Citizens Energy
  • 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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