Energy Science and Technology - BS
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WHY STUDY ENERGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY?
How do we harness the various forms of natural energy? How do we extract other forms of energy while protecting the environment? How do we maximize the stores of energy we already have?
Our program can help you answer those questions. You’ll learn multi-disciplinary engineering skills through physics, calculus, and engineering analysis courses.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
During your first two years, you'll be introduced to a variety of energy-related industries. Then you can focus on a specific area: energy use in buildings, alternative energy production, petroleum technology, nuclear energy, or energy and the environment. In your upper-level courses and capstone project, you’ll work on sensors and controls.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A DEGREE IN ENERGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY?
This approach will make you more marketable in the job market.
- Drill site manager
- Energy auditor
- Energy manager
- Environmental analyst
- Field service technician
- Operations manager
- Wind turbine technician
- Corporations and private industry
- Design firms
- Energy start-ups
- Government agencies
- Research laboratories
- Colleges or universities
- Featured courses
Featured Courses in This Program
ES 0112Course 1 NameIntroduction To Energy Science And TechnologyCourse 1 DescriptionThe use of energy is an inseparable component of human life. This course will serve as an introduction to the complex energy landscape by highlighting the key technical, environmental, and economic issues associated with the development and use of modern energy sources. Students will become familiar with the methods for determining, comparing, and improving the energy efficiency of vehicles, buildings, and industrial processes. Finally, the most advanced efficiency and alternative energy technologies will be discussed.
CHE 0036Course 2 NameChemical Engineering Thermodynamics 1Course 2 DescriptionDevelopment of the laws of thermodynamics using a macroscopic approach. Fundamental concepts are stressed. Emphasis is placed on chemical engineering applications in problem recitation sessions. Concepts of work, heat, internal energy, potential energy, kinetic energy, enthalpy, entropy, and free energy are developed. Thermodynamic properties and equations of state are defined.
ECE 0031Course 3 NameLinear Circuits And Systems 1Course 3 DescriptionThe analysis of linear circuits. Electric variables and circuit elements; Kirchhoff's and Ohm's Law; Mesh and Node Equations; Thevenin and Norton equivalent circuits; first and second-order circuits; time domain analysis.
EST 1301Course 4 NameSensors And AutomationCourse 4 DescriptionThis course covers the foundations of sensing materials and phenomena, measurement hardware and applications, and process automation strategies. With hands-on laboratory experience, students will learn how to establish communication between computers and sensors towards the implementation of automated processes.
The professors are extremely helpful and will go out of their way to help you in any way possible.Devin Weis, an energy science and technology major from St. Marys, PA