Energy Systems Engineering Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)
Available only at OSU-Cascades.
At Oregon State University, the Energy Systems Engineering degree program combines engineering fundamentals with energy-focused technical courses and business management classes. This multidisciplinary curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the core principles of mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering.
Program Educational Objectives—Energy Systems Engineering
Note: The Bachelor of Science and Honors Bachelor of Science degrees in Energy Systems Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.ABET.org, which requires stated program educational objectives and student outcomes to support these.
OSU Energy Systems Engineering graduates receive an innovative education, and within 3 to 5 years of graduation will have:
- Created value to organizations through the analysis, evaluation, and improvement of engineered systems and processes using appropriate systems engineering methods and tools.
- Communicated effectively across disciplines and cultures to manage and/or lead activities in support of organizational goals and objectives.
- Innovated systems and processes, in response to organizational challenges, though the application of structured and unstructured systems engineering methodologies, including engineering design and problem-solving.
Student Outcomes for the Energy Systems Engineering Program
The OSU Mechanical Engineering program prepares its graduates to achieve the Program Educational Objectives above several years into their careers. This is achieved by having students able to perform the following upon graduation:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Major Code: 293
|WR 121||*ENGLISH COMPOSITION||3|
|WR 327||*TECHNICAL WRITING||3|
|COMM 111||*PUBLIC SPEAKING||3|
|or COMM 114||*ARGUMENT AND CRITICAL DISCOURSE|
|HHS 231||*LIFETIME FITNESS FOR HEALTH (or any PAC course)||2|
|HHS 241||*LIFETIME FITNESS (or any PAC course)||1|
|Literature and the Arts||3|
|ECON 201||*INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS||4|
|Difference, Power and Discrimination||3|
|SUS 350||*SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES||4|
|Science, Technology, and Society||3|
|Math and Science|
|Select one of the following CH series||9-10|
|CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERING MAJORS|
and RECITATION FOR CHEMISTRY 201
|CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERING MAJORS|
and LABORATORY FOR CH 202
and RECITATION FOR CHEMISTRY 202 1
and *LABORATORY FOR CHEMISTRY 231
and *LABORATORY FOR CHEMISTRY 232
|MTH 251||*DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS||4|
|MTH 252||INTEGRAL CALCULUS||4|
|MTH 256||APPLIED DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS||4|
|MTH 306||MATRIX AND POWER SERIES METHODS||4|
|PH 211||*GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS||4|
|PH 212||*GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS||4|
|PH 213||*GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS||4|
|ST 314||INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR ENGINEERS 1||3|
|Biological Science Elective||4|
|Business Management Courses|
|BA 357||OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT||4|
|ENGR 390||ENGINEERING ECONOMY (OSU or Ecampus)||3|
|IE 471||PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN ENGINEERING||3|
|IE 212||COMPUTATIONAL METHODS FOR INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING||4|
|ESE 330||MODELING AND ANALYSIS OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS||4|
|ESE 355||ENERGY REGULATION||4|
|ESE 360||ENERGY CONSUMPTION ANALYSIS||4|
|ESE 430||FEEDBACK CONTROL SYSTEMS||4|
|ESE 450||ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEMS||4|
|ESE 470||ENERGY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS||4|
|ESE 471||ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS||4|
|ESE 497||^MIME CAPSTONE DESIGN||4|
|ESE 498||^MIME CAPSTONE DESIGN||4|
|ENGR 112||INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING COMPUTING||3|
|ENGR 201||ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS I||3|
|ENGR 202||ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS II 1||3|
|IE 415||SIMULATION AND DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS||4|
|IE 425||INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS OPTIMIZATION||4|
|ME 311||INTRODUCTION TO THERMAL-FLUID SCIENCES||4|
|or NSE 311||INTRODUCTION TO THERMAL-FLUID SCIENCES|
|or NSE 312||THERMODYNAMICS|
|ME 331||INTRODUCTORY FLUID MECHANICS||4|
|or NSE 331||INTRODUCTORY FLUID MECHANICS|
|ME 332||HEAT TRANSFER||4|
|or NSE 332||HEAT TRANSFER|
|MIME 101||INTRODUCTION TO MIME||3|
|Restricted Technical Electives (No more than 3 credits from 200-level courses.)||8|
|Total credits required for graduation||180|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Prerequisite for upper-division courses
Major Code: 293