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, it 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 their senior year, students will 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.
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What you will learn
- How to use the curriculum knowledge and skills developed in the Energy Engineering Program to gain employment in engineering or other physical science/technology fields.
- Energy Engineering education will be a stimulus for personal and professional growth to pursue advanced degrees in engineering or other fields.
- Communication and working effectively and ethically with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Independence and critical thinking skills to identify problems and develop effective solutions through creativity and the application of knowledge.