Do you want to be part of the solution? Do you want to make a difference for generations to come? Not only is alternative energy the wave of the future, it also could be one of the keys to Michigan’s – and the nation’s – economic recovery. As an energy engineer, you could be right there on the leading edge.
The minor in energy engineering is geared toward students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, while the graduate certificate is aimed at professionals who hold a bachelor of science in engineering or the natural sciences, particularly physics and chemistry. Both programs feature a rigorous curriculum consisting of 18 credit hours – three core courses and three electives. You can choose to learn about alternative and traditional energy sources, nuclear energy, or energy management and conservation.
Both programs offer you flexibility as well as a broad spectrum approach that reflects the ever-changing and evolving profession itself. Depending on your interests, you may choose to study a variety of topics, including solar, wind, and geothermal energy, biomass, energy storage systems, and fuel cells, or you may specialize in one area.
In keeping with the University’s signature “theory and practice” approach to learning, you will participate in hands-on projects in Lawrence Tech’s state-of-the-art Alternative Energy Laboratory. Optional internship and co-op opportunities can further provide you with practical, real-world experiences, and the University’s proactive career placement services can help put you on the path to success.