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

Energy Engineering Technology

Energy Engineering Technology Major

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

Energy Engineering Technology graduates will be at the forefront of addressing the grand challenge of climate change. They will learn the skills needed to conceptualize smart electric grids, create troubleshooting power electronic circuits, and evaluate renewable energy such as solar, wind, and hydrogen energy systems—thereby moving the world to a low-carbon future. They will design electric vehicle charging infrastructures, learn about energy storage systems, and develop energy efficient motor drives and other power and energy related solutions. From the ways electricity is generated to its use in residential, commercial, or industrial contexts, there are many processes to understand and improve.

Energy Engineering Technology students comprehend energy generation, transmission, and distribution, and how it connects to engineering theories and practices. Students study the emerging technologies, policies, and environmental challenges in various energy-related fields. Potential career industries include, but are not limited to: renewable energy, power plants, power transmission and distribution, and electric vehicles.


  • 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,, under the commission’s general criteria and program criteria for Electrical/Electronic(s) Engineering Technology and similarly named programs.

I chose my major because I am extremely interested in renewable energy and the effects of renewable energy on the atmosphere and environment. My major teaches me how to use technology to improve efficiency and production of renewable energy systems.
Malakai Crane
Energy 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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