The Energy Engineering major interweaves the fundamentals of classical and modern physics, chemistry, and mathematics with energy engineering applications. A great strength of the major is its flexibility. The firm base in physics and mathematics is augmented with a selection of engineering course options that prepares the student to tackle the complex energy-related problems faced by society. Because the program emphasizes science and mathematics, students are well-prepared to pursue graduate studies in physics or engineering. Energy Engineering is a multidisciplinary field requiring an integration of physical principles with engineering analysis, augmented with the realities of policy and engineering economics. The program incorporates courses from many departments on campus to create a discipline that is rigorously based in science, mathematics, and engineering, while addressing a wide variety of environmental issues.
The Possibilities: Energy Engineering students will be prepared for graduate studies in Energy Systems, Renewable Energy, Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Solar Engineering.
Job Opportunities: green energy, photovoltaic engineering, energy systems, energy generation, storage, consumption and transmission, fuels engineering, and clean energy specialties.
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