Those who choose an energy systems concentration will focus on how to balance energy generation and consumption, and work to find effective solutions to energy problems.
Students in this field have a passion for addressing our society’s increasing energy consumption–they are well aware that we cannot keep up with demand, and are concerned about the environmental implications of our primary fuel sources.
By studying alternative energy sources, such as renewable mini grids, storage and generators, students will be prepared to develop effective solutions to these problems. They will be trained to understand the interdisciplinary challenges of energy, and to become well-informed on the issues of energy supply, demand, storage, utilization, policy, sustainability, and the environment.
What skills do students have after graduation?
Graduates have the skills to:
- Develop and manage energy projects
- Manage energy efficiency and demand-side response
- Understand emerging energy policies
- Be able to design small microgrids for a given set up
What jobs does this concentration prepare students for?
While there are many job options, most of our graduates become:
- Energy auditors
- Project managers
- Control Systems Engineers
- Transmission Engineers
- Distribution Engineers