The minor in Energy Engineering is designed to provide students in engineering, science, and energy business and finance (EBF) with additional courses, exposure, and experiences to the principles and applications of energy engineering. Courses available to students include thermal sciences; petroleum and natural gas processing; renewable/sustainable energy; chemistry of fuels; electrochemical, chemical, and nuclear energy conversion processes; physical processes in energy engineering; air pollution; and green engineering and environmental compliance.
As a result, the selection of this minor can provide additional career options for students in a wide range of offerings at Penn State.
What is Energy Engineering?
Energy engineers are equipped with required engineering knowledge and skills needed to solve problems in the production, processing, storage, distribution, and utilization of energy. Energy processes include natural resources, such as the extraction of oil and gas, as well as from renewable or sustainable sources of energy, including biofuels, hydro, wind, and solar power.
You Might Like This Program If...
You aspire to be a lifelong learner, problem solver, and leader in the energy industry.
You excel at math, science, and engineering and seek a broad overview of energy fields.
You are interested in a well-rounded education in all facets of the energy market, including renewable energy.