- Program Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or placement into ENGL 2010 ; MATH 1050 plus 1060 or 1080 , or placement into MATH 1210 ; CHEM 1200 or permission from the Chemistry Department to take CHEM 1210 .
- Minor: Not required.
- Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in all EEN and support courses is required for this major (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable). Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to graduate.
- Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 126 credit hours is required for graduation.
- Program Code: 8095BS
Energy Engineering is the branch of engineering that deals with energy efficiency, power generation, energy services, facility management, environmental compliance, sustainable energy and renewable energy. One of the more recent engineering fields to emerge, energy engineering combines the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, environmental science and economics. The main responsibility of energy engineers is to find the most efficient, sustainable and cost-effective ways to operate buildings, power plants and manufacturing processes. The Energy Engineering Program consists primarily of courses in the Mechanical Engineering Program, bolstered by courses in Electrical Engineering. Some new courses in energy related topics are also an integral part of the program. In the senior year, students complete a two-semester capstone project that integrates their course work. The program prepares graduates to enter the energy engineering industry or to pursue graduate studies in the discipline.
Program Educational Objectives
Educational objectives are the accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to achieve. The educational objectives of the Energy Engineering Program are to produce graduates who are able to:
- Be employed in an engineering or other physical science/technology field in a position that utilizes the curriculum knowledge and skills developed in the Energy Engineering Program.
- Use their Energy Engineering education as a stimulus for personal and professional growth to pursue advanced degrees in engineering or other fields.
- Communicate with and work effectively and ethically with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Be independent and critical thinkers who identify problems and develop effective solutions through creativity and the application of knowledge.
The Weber State University Energy Engineering Program will seek accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET upon producing its first graduate.
All Energy Engineering students are required to meet with their faculty advisor at least annually for course and program advisement. Please call the department administrative assistant at 801-626-6305 for the name of your advisor and to schedule an appointment.
Use Grad MAPs to plan your degree
Refer to “Program Prerequisites” above. See the department administrative assistant to declare the major.
Refer to Degree Requirements in the WSU catalog for BS degrees. Consult with your advisor and refer to the major requirements below for specific general education courses required.
Program Learning Outcomes
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and social contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.