Work to create more efficient energy generation systems through process improvements and economic power consumption.

Energy Engineering Technology

Energy Engineering Technology

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.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 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?

Building control engineer
Mechanical design engineer
Power systems engineer
Instrumentation Engineer

Where can I go?

General Electric
Duke Energy
Delphi Automotive
General Motors

ABET

The electrical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

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

About the school/department

The School of Engineering Technology provides degree programs in mechanical, manufacturing and electrical 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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