The Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) program is a combination of mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering core courses supplemented with energy-related and business management courses. Energy systems engineers oversee complex energy conversion and distribution systems, work to improve energy storage systems, and manage the efficient use of energy in building, manufacturing, and processing systems. These engineers also study the secondary effects of energy usage from a local environmental impact, regional and national economic impact, and global climate change perspective.
Degree: BS in Energy Systems Engineering
Energy Systems Engineering Faculty
Potential career options in Energy Systems Engineering:
Use the career planning resources to learn about the potential career options below.
Cert. Energy Manager
Energy Conservation Engineer
Energy Distribution Engineer
Energy Efficiency Engineer
Energy Facilities Manager
Energy Smart Planner
Energy Storage Engineer
Energy Systems Engineer
Solar Energy Engineer
Thermal Performance Engineer
Wind Energy Engineer
Where are OSU-Cascades Energy Systems Engineering alumni working?
Power Generation Sales Representative, Siemens
Where have OSU-Cascades students participated in experiential learning (internships/research/etc.)?
Portland General Electric
Blue Sky Renewable Energy
Onboard Dynamics, Inc.
PCC Structurals, Inc.
US Army Corps of Engineers
Oregon Department of Transportation
Hatfield Marine Science Center
Geatain Engineering, PLLC
Systems West Engineers
Tobolski Watkins Engineering
In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some industry specific resources to help you search for opportunities in Energy Systems Engineering. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.
In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in engineering.
Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities.
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