That means we bring the excellence of OSU's College of Engineering to our energy systems engineering program — including world-class professors and the quality of education that only OSU delivers.
The bachelor of science in energy systems engineering combines engineering fundamentals with energy-focused technical courses and business management classes. This multidisciplinary curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the core principles of mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering.
Courses in energy consumption, distribution, storage, conversion, policy, and business management help prepare students for rewarding technical careers in the broad energy field.
You can expect:
See what happens when industry partners with OSU-Cascades' energy systems engineers: clean fuel cell power technology built into a passenger vehicle.
Energy systems engineers design devices, processes and systems used to convert, distribute and store energy. It is a broad field with many opportunities. Our alumni are working at many different companies and in a variety of roles including:
When Rachel Richards' grandfather lost his leg to diabetes, he was still strong and wanted to continue adventuring outdoors. The kind of wheelchair he needed wasn't covered by Medicare, however, and he regularly drained the battery of his standard wheelchair circling his paved courtyard. "I saw him decline as soon as he realized he would be limited in what he could do," said Rachel. For her Honors College thesis, she explored ways to design and manufacture an all-terrain wheelchair that would cost less than the current Medicare copay for a standard wheelchair. Her grandfather would be proud.
The energy systems engineering program is only offered at OSU-Cascades.
The Bachelor of Science and Honors Bachelor of Science in Energy Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This accreditation is retroactive to the first energy systems engineering graduate in Fall 2012.