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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

Fax: 307.766.2695

Email: me.Info@uwyo.edu

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Energy Systems Engineering

Curriculum & Objectives

The ESE degree has many course work requirements in common with the Mechanical Engineering degree, particularly in the thermal, fluids, and energy conversion sciences. However, the ESE program emphasizes energy conversion aspects of Mechanical Engineering and requires course work from UW’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), course work in environmental law, and two electives picked from a list of classes that focus attention on energy and the environment. The SENR courses will expose students to issues related to permitting such as preparation of environmental impact studies, and regulations such as the Endangered Species Act. In addition, there are four technical electives that allow the student to choose more detailed study in personal areas of interest, including for example, courses in environmental engineering, wind engineering, solar engineering, nuclear engineering and petroleum engineering.

The Energy System Engineering degree program obtained its initial accreditation with ABET in 2012 with retroactive application to prior graduates.

The educational objectives of the ESE program are the same as those listed for the ME program. Energy Systems Engineering degree candidates must meet the academic requirements of the college, obtain a grade of (C) or better in all Engineering Science and required mathematics courses, and must have an average GPA of 2.0 (C) in ESE and ME course work. An International Engineering Option similar to that in ME is also available. No graduate degree program in ESE is anticipated at this time, but ESE graduates are strong candidates to pursue graduate degrees in conventional engineering disciplines such as mechanical engineering.



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).

Student Outcomes

  • Student Outcome a - ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • Student Outcome b - ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • Student Outcome c - ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  • Student Outcome d - ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  • Student Outcome e - ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • Student Outcome f - understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • Student Outcome g - ability to communicate effectively
  • Student Outcome h -  broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Student Outcome i - recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • Student Outcome j - knowledge of contemporary issues
  • Student Outcome k - ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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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

Fax: 307.766.2695

Email: me.Info@uwyo.edu

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