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Energy Systems Engineering ESEN

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science

College(s): Engineering Technology

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
General Education
COMM 121 Fundamentals-Public Speaking 3
ENGL 150 English 1 3
ENGL 250 English 2 3
ENGL 311 Advanced Technical Writing 3
MATH 220 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1 4
MATH 230 Analytical Geometry-Calculus 2 4
MATH 330 Differential Equations 3
CHEM 121 General Chemistry 1 5
PHYS 241 General Physics 1 5
PHYS 242 General Physics 2 5
SURE 331 Ethics-Prof in Engineering-Tec 3
Cultural Enrichment 6
Social Awareness 6
*Social Awareness (200 level of above) 3
EEET 201 Electrical Fundamentals 3
EEET 301 Controls for Automation 3
EEET 323 Industrial Automation Controls 4
ENGY 323 Energy Cradle to Grave 3
ETEC 140 Engr Graphics Comprehensive 3
MECH 122 Computer Applications 2
MECH 211 Fluid Mechanics 4
MECH 222 Machine Design 4
MECH 223 Thermodynamics 3
MECH 311 Finite Elem Analysis/Modeling 2
MECH 330 Heat Transfer 3
MECH 332 Mech Measurements/Mechatronics 3
MECH 340 Statics-Strength of Materials 4
MECH 341 Lab For Statics-Strength Matls 1
MECH 393 Industrial Internship 4
MECH 421 MET Senior Lab 4
MECH 499 MET Senior Project 3
MFGE 341 Quality Science Statistics 3
MFGE 423 Engineering Economics 2
Energy Systems Electives
Minimum 12 credits in electives. Additional 3 credits from electives list approved by advisor.
BIOL 111 Environmental Biology 4
EEET 313 Electric Power and Machine 4
EEET 414 Ind Process Communications 4
ENGY 420 Wind-Solar Energy Generation 4
ENGY 430 Alternative Energy Generation 4
ENGY 433 Energy Generation-Dist Systems 4
FMAN 321 Principles of Facility Mgmt 3
HVAC 337 Mech-Elec Systems for Building 3
HVAC 483 HVACR Building Systems 3
Minimum credit hours 129

Why Choose Energy Systems Engineering?

Are you concerned about the future of energy resources and its availability? Do you want to be part of the solution to our energy needs? Are you a problem solver?

The Energy Systems Engineering program prepares students for a broad range of occupations and challenges. The program begins by building a strong foundation in math and sciences. Students then take courses in the basics of engineering and energy before selecting a pathway for the junior and senior years. Paths are: Building Energy Systems, Energy Generation and Distribution Systems, and Alternative Energy systems.

Career Opportunities

The Energy Systems Engineering degree prepares students to work for utilities, government agencies, architectural-engineering firms and businesses, and industry. The primary job will be to solve energy related problems. They may work in an office or out in the field. They will be designers, consultants and system engineers. While the job titles are diverse, all of these are related directly to energy production, control, management, etc. Many of these positions require experience to achieve all qualification requirements.

Admission Requirements

Students entering the program should have a MATH ACT of 26 or better (Composite ACT of 19) and pre-calculus or high school calculus, and a high school GPA of 2.75.

Graduation Requirements

The Energy Systems Engineering program at Ferris leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduation requires a minimum 2.0 GPA in major classes and overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.

More Information

College of Engineering Technology
Ferris State University
915 Campus Drive, SWN 405
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2755

Email: esen@ferris.edu

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