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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering

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We have a finite supply of energy resources. Our response: find ways to use these resources more efficiently and develop new sources for energy.

Energy engineers discover valuable renewable energy sources that free us from dependency on quickly-depleting materials. They reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are hazardous to humans and the environment. And they eliminate waste by making our world more energy-efficient.

This broad field of engineering deals with energy efficiency, energy services, facility management, environmental compliance and alternative energy technologies. Energy engineers creatively apply their knowledge of science (physics and chemistry), engineering (electrical and mechanical) and economics to confront the global challenges of energy supply and demand.

Energy Engineering at IUPUI

 

Energy Engineering at IUPUI is an interdisciplinary engineering degree housed in the Mechanical Engineering and Energy Department. It is a four-year Purdue University Bachelor’s degree that is only offered on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis, IN.

We combine courses from chemistry, mechanical engineering, physics and electrical engineering to create a strong knowledge base essential to success in this industry. Students also have the opportunity to take courses concentrating on critical energy issues such as green building, hybrid and electric transportation, fuel cells and bio fuels, and energy systems such as wind, solar and nuclear.

Whether entering the workforce directly or continuing on to further education, graduates of this program will leave equipped to tackle the exciting and meaningful challenges ahead on the energy horizon. 

Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

Graduates of the Energy Engineering program at IUPUI will:

  • meet or exceed the expectations of their employers.
  • pursue advanced study if desired.
  • assume leadership roles in their professions and/or communities.

Student Outcomes 

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. 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
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. 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
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

 

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