Design modern solutions for efficient energy generation, transmission and distribution to industrial, commercial and residential customers.

Energy Engineering Technology

Energy Engineering Technology Degree

A major in the Electrical Engineering Technology Program
in the School of Engineering Technology

Renewable energy. Smart grid. Climate change. Distributed power generation. All of these topics and more are the future of energy engineering technology. From the ways electricity is generated (coal, solar, nuclear, wind) to the ways it is used (residential, commercial or industrial), there are many processes to understand and possibly improve. Courses in this major provide a broad understanding of the topic that may be applied in this area.

You will learn about energy systems through project-based authentic learning. From renewable energy to industry-scale HVAC systems, you will learn about energy use and engineering principles necessary to make them work efficiently. The  Applied Energy Lab will provide you with even more hands-on experience with solar energy and energy use of high-performance buildings.


  • Understand the energy system, from generation to end-user
  • Collaborate in a teamwork environment on projects to gain important career skills
  • Take advantage of the expertise of professors with professional industry experience
  • Delve deeper into the subject by pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable energy systems
  • Utilize the Polytechnic learning environment to become a career-ready graduate

What can I do?

Power plant engineer
Electromechanical energy engineer
Power systems engineer
Energy analyst & control engineer

Where can I go?

General Electric
Duke Energy
Delphi Automotive
General Motors


The electrical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Project-based learning teaches more than mere knowledge of the course topic. It teaches the step-by-step process from start to finish, and it teaches teamwork. I enjoy building stuff, and I worked on an applied computer vision system with optics to track moving objects.
Sangjun Eom
Electrical Engineering Technology
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About the school/department

The School of Engineering Technology at Purdue University provides degree programs in mechanical, manufacturing, electrical, industrial, and supply chain engineering technologies, capitalizing on where the disciplines overlap. The learning environment mirrors the engineering teams most graduates will work in. Faculty research projects provide immediate industry results and help students put theory into practice.

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