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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?

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Where some of our graduates are employed:

  • Halliburton
  • The Alliance for Green Heat
  • Sustainably 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...


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

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

— Alexandra Howell, 2017 ESE Graduate

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.
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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


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