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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307.766.2122

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Energy Systems Engineering

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The energy systems engineering (ESE) program is designed to train engineers to address one of this country’s foremost challenges: to achieve energy independence and yet meet the growing demand for energy, while at the same time addressing critical environmental concerns.

Why study ESE? >

 


Where some of our graduates are employed:

  • Halliburton
  • The Alliance for Green Heat
  • Sustainability Built
  • Kinder Morgan
  • State of Alaska
  • TREC Inc.
  • KB Energy
  • Stanley Consultants
  • Baker Hughes
  • Novi Energy
  • Cheyenne Power & Light
  • Kiewit Mining
  • Schlumberger
  • Encana
  • Bright Agrotech
  • Biomass Thermal Energy Council

What students are saying...

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I have found the interdisciplinary curriculum of the program to be incredibly valuable for my personal growth as a student, narrowing the focus of my career path, preparing me for success as a graduate student and providing me with a unique background and skillset that has afforded me many life-changing opportunities.”

— Emily Beagle, 2012 ESE and ME graduate

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...it was extremely beneficial because it addressed all forms of power generation, not just from renewables.”

— Alexandra Howell, 2017 ESE Graduate

More ESE student perspectives >


What is Energy Systems Engineering?

Energy Systems Engineering is a relatively new undergraduate degree offering launched by the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2009.  The program is truly unique and unlike any other engineering degree in the country.

ESE engineers may choose training in alternative and environmentally-friendly energy conversion systems to complement their education in traditional technologies that will continue to play an important role for the foreseeable future.

Although the discipline of mechanical engineering has historically been responsible for the design of energy conversion cycles and equipment, issues outside the conventional realms of engineering are increasingly important to address as new and improved energy conversion systems are implemented. The engineer trained in Energy Systems will be better equipped than traditional Mechanical Engineers to deal with the environmental, legal, political and economic aspects of new energy projects.
 
Learn more about ESE requirements and curriculum >


Energy Systems Program Educational Objectives 

  • Successfully practice the profession of engineering

  • Demonstrate career growth (e.g., increasing complexity of job assignment, career promotions, professional registration, patents, publications, and completion of advanced degrees)

  • Apply energy systems engineering knowledge to find creative solutions to evolving challenges with global, economic, environmental, and societal impacts

  • Successfully serve in a range of leadership and collaborative roles in the profession and in the community

  • Exhibit high professional standards and commitment to ethical action

 


Energy Systems Student Outcomes

The Department’s Student Outcomes are:

  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 judgements, 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 judgement to draw conclusions

  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Building Room 2052

Postal: Dept. 3295 1000 E. University

Courier (FEDEX, UPS, etc); 16th & Gibbon

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307.766.2122

Email: me.Info@uwyo.edu

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