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.
The Weber State University Energy Engineering Program will seek accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET upon producing its first graduate.
Salaries in Utah
Annual Median Salary: $89,700*
Annual median salaries noted are Utah-wide. Salaries vary depending on the region, workplace and skill level.
What you will learn
- 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.