Major code BS7274
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Department of Mechanical Engineering
251 Stocker Center
Athens, OH 45701
Greg Kremer, contact person
Ohio University’s Energy Engineering major focuses on producing graduates who possess:
1.The necessary skills to be a valued individual and team contributor in a professional environment.
2.The characteristics for diverse career options in the multidisciplinary energy field.
3.The necessary analytical and technical skills to identify complex problems as well as devise and implement their solutions.
4.An understanding of the impact of underlying systems and environmental/societal policies on the global energy infrastructure.
The energy engineering profession focuses on the production, distribution, and utilization of energy sources and the economic/environmental implications surrounding these resources. Ohio’s Energy Engineering curriculum is designed to provide graduates with a solid foundation in higher mathematics and basic sciences followed by extensive training in multidisciplinary energy curricula including energy/material balances, transport phenomena, energy conversions, economics, sustainability, and policy. Additionally, the program integrates engineering experiences throughout the required coursework. These experiences require the application of engineering knowledge to develop and communicate solutions to energy-based problems. In addition, student experiences are enhanced with yearly colloquia which provide students the opportunity to learn from and interact with practicing engineers and researchers from the energy industry. The culminating experience is a year-long senior
capstone design project in which student teams apply their skills to develop a solution to a real-world energy problem including costs, safety, and societal impact.
In addition to University admission requirements, students must have a Mathematics placement greater than or equal to PL2 or have earned a C or better grade in MATH 1200 or higher.
Change of Major/Minor/Certificate Policy
Students must have a cumulative GPA greater than 2.0 for all courses at Ohio University, for all courses in Russ College, and for all courses in Mechanical Engineering. Students must have succeeded in all required courses taken previously in three or fewer attempts. For some courses, success means a grade of at least a C or C-. Additionally, current Ohio University students who want to change their major to Energy Engineering must meet with the Energy Engineering Program Director or his/her designee to obtain their approval prior to being admitted into the program.
External Transfer Admission
In addition to University guidelines, students should have earned a C (2.0) or better grade in a college math course equivalent to MATH 1200 or higher and a C (2.0) or better grade in a chemistry course equivalent to CHEM 1210 or higher or a physics course equivalent to PHYS 2001 or higher. Additionally, transfer students who want to major in Energy Engineering must meet with the Energy Engineering Program Director or his/her designee to obtain their approval prior to being admitted into the program.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Energy engineers design solutions to help our society better produce, distribute, and utilize our energy resources. Career opportunities for energy engineers include positions with utility, oil and gas, research, design, and sales companies.
In addition, graduates of Ohio’s Energy Engineering program are well suited to pursue advanced energy research in chemical, electrical, and mechanical engineering graduate programs, or to pursue advanced degrees in law or business.