Online BSE in Electrical Engineering (Electric Power and Energy Systems)

In the online electrical power engineering degree concentration, you’ll learn about the structure and function of the large-scale power systems that support today’s consumers and industrial operations. You’ll study power engineering for conventional and renewable energy systems to learn how to design technologies and solve problems related to energy and electric power.

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Next start date: 03/08/2021


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5-15

Total credit hours: 120

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Study energy systems and power engineering

This power engineering degree focuses on the generation, transmission and use of electric power. Courses explore energy management on a large scale while also covering a diverse array of emerging technology related to wind turbines, hydroelectric power and other renewable energy sources. You’ll learn about electric power plants, nuclear engineering, photovoltaic energy conversion, power system analysis, electrical machinery and more.

The online electrical engineering degree and power systems concentration is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. This means the online degree and concentration meet the commission’s educational standards and prepare students to excel in engineering careers.

What is power engineering?

 

Electrical power engineering refers to the practice of creating and improving systems for handling electric power. This includes power generation and the sourcing of energy to its ultimate industrial and consumer applications. Today, demand is deviating from large-scale centralized plants to smaller networked systems. Likewise, other big shifts are happening as the world converts to renewable energy and electric cars. As a power engineer, you can bridge this divide and help develop new energy systems and electric grids that carry the world into a cleaner future.

What does an electrical power engineer do?

 

Power engineering jobs focus on the design and operation of technologies related to the electrical grid and power generation. This includes working with conventional power sources such as fossil fuels or nuclear energy and alternative energies such as solar, wind, hydroelectric and geothermal power.

Your job duties may involve electric system analysis, wind turbine design, solar panel development, generator maintenance and more depending on your position. As an electrical power engineer, you’ll also have the opportunity to help develop emerging technologies in the transition to renewable energy and the creation of automated smart grids.

Featured electrical power engineering courses

If you select the power engineering concentration, you’ll take required courses in math, science and electrical engineering. Elective courses will cover advanced, specialized topics related to electrical power, energy systems and power generation. To graduate, you must complete a capstone project.


FSE 100: Introduction to Engineering


CSE 100: Principles of Programming with C++ (CS)


EEE 120: Digital Design Fundamentals


EEE 202: Circuits I


EEE 203: Signals and Systems I


EEE 230: Computer Organization and Assembly Language Programming


EEE 241: Fundamentals of Electromagnetics


EEE 334: Circuits II


What can you do with a power engineering degree?

After earning a power engineering degree, you can pursue a variety of careers related to electrical engineering and the design of energy systems. Many energy systems engineers work for power generation plants or electric utilities companies, but some jobs are also available with universities, local governments and private corporations. A few examples of potential careers for electrical power engineering graduates include:

Aerospace Engineer


Growth: 6.1 %
Salary: $113,030

Computer Hardware Engineer


Growth: 5.5 %
Salary: $115,120

Electrical Engineer


Growth: 8.6 %
Salary: $95,060

Electronics Engineer


Growth: 3.7 %
Salary: $102,180

Energy Engineer


Growth: 6.4 %
Salary: $97,250

Nuclear Engineer


Growth: 3.8 %
Salary: $105,810

Radio Frequency Identification Device Specialist


Growth: 3.7 %
Salary: $102,180

Solar Energy Systems Engineer


Growth: 6.4 %
Salary: $97,250

Telecommunications Engineering Specialist


Growth: 6.5 %
Salary: $104,650

Learn from leaders in the field of engineering

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 40 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last four years.

Learn from leaders in the field of engineering

Of the 350+ faculty members in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, the majority have been honored with the highest awards in their fields. Faculty milestones include:

  • National Academy of Engineering members.
  • National Academy of Sciences member.
  • National Academy of Inventors members.
  • National Academy of Construction members.
  • More than 40 NSF CAREER Awards for early career faculty in the last four years.

Power engineering degree requirements

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Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from the U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.

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