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Mechanical & Energy Systems Engineering

Energy systems engineering students examine topics like environmental engineering, sustainability, renewable energy, and public policy issues relevant to energy conversion systems. At the University of Wyoming, the ESE degree program considers both technical engineering issues, as well as other practical aspects of energy utilization and implementation not typically covered in engineering education.  Learn more or download our brochure.

Degree Programs

Mechanical engineering is the broadest of all engineering disciplines, dealing with solid mechanics, fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, heat transfer, energy conversion, vibration, design, manufacturing, controls, materials science and electromechanical systems. Mechanical engineers are employed in almost every industry. If a design has moving parts or if energy is converted, a mechanical engineer was involved. Learn more or download our brochure.

Degree Programs

Why Mechanical and Energy Systems Engineering?

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Mechanical Engineering

  • The ME program at UW offers committed, professional instruction. All ME classes (including laboratories) are taught by full-time faculty and all faculty have Ph.D. degrees.
  • Our faculty maintain an open-door policy, making them extremely accessible to students.
  • Students receive a hands-on education with ME class sizes averaging 28 students per lecture class and 10 students per laboratory section.
  • Notable employers of our graduates: Bechtel Marine Propulsion, Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Arch Coal.
  • Projected job growth is 5 percent from 2012 to 2022.
  • Mechanical engineers design power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines and wind turbines.\
  • UW graduates are employed at more than 700 companies and in all 50 states.
  • Download our brochure to learn more.


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Energy Systems Engineering

  • Energy Systems Engineering is a unique and relatively new engineering program designed by UW’s Mechanical Engineering faculty – there is no other program like this one in the nation!  Launched in 2009, ESE was designed to provide a more comprehensive “systems engineering” approach to the development and implementation of energy-conversion systems.
  • The ESE program is similar to the ME degree in many respects, but ESE students do not take intermediate mechanics, machine design, two materials science, or mechatronics courses that ME students are required to complete. Instead, they take two classes pertaining to permitting that include study of various relevant law (like the Endangered Species Act) and development of Environmental Impact Statements. Another class dealing with legal aspects of energy systems development is chosen from a group of three offerings.
  • The program allows students to choose four energy-based technical electives from 11 offerings.  These electives include three courses in energy conversion, two in renewable energy (solar and wind engineering), two in environmental engineering, and two in petroleum engineering.
  • Download our brochure to learn more.

Contact Us

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Dept. 3295
1000 E. University
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-2122

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