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01/08/18


Program


Be part of the emerging, in-demand field of Renewable Energy Engineering

As the first university in North America to design and offer a Bachelor’s Degree in Renewable Energy Engineering (BSREE), Oregon Tech has led the field since 2005 in producing graduates who develop, promote, and implement sustainable energy technologies across the country and the world. Oregon Tech’s unique Renewable Energy degree prepares graduates for major roles in the clean energy sector, and the renewable energy industry in particular.

The Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering program is offered at both Klamath Falls and Portland-Metro locations. The Master of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering, first offered in 2012, is offered exclusively at the Portland-Metro location.

The concurrent Bachelor of Science degree in Renewable Energy Engineering and Electrical Engineering is available at both locations. The concurrent Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering and Environmental Science is offered in Klamath Falls. Dual majors are available for students at the Portland-Metro campus (in Wilsonville).

Graduates of Oregon Tech's Renewable Energy Engineering program would be ideal candidates for engineering jobs in most any organization where a major emphasis is in power generation, power and energy systems design or applications, and energy conversion technologies. More broadly, organizations that work in these energy and renewable technologies need our graduates: energy efficiency and "green" buildings, solar thermal systems, photovoltaics, hydropower, wave and tidal energy, biomass and biofuels resources, wind energy, energy storage, geothermal systems, and alternative transportation systems.

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Clean Energy Campus


Oregon Tech installed 7,800 solar electric panels to provide approximately 35% of the the energy for the campus. This is a part of Oregon Tech's sustainability mission to be climate neutral by 2050.

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For questions, contact:


Mason Terry

Mason Terry, Klamath Falls Program Director

OfficePV262
Teshome Jiru

Teshome Jiru, Portland-Metro Program Director

OfficeWilsonville

About the Program

Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering

Locations

  • Klamath Falls
  • Portland-Metro
Concurrent Degrees

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Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

Careers


Jobs and Careers in this degree

The Renewable Energy curriculum prepares graduates for engineering careers in the energy sector in general, and the renewable energy industry in particular. Graduates of the program will be prepared for immediate employment as design engineers, field engineers, plant engineers, utility engineers, energy auditors, renewable energy system integrators for homes and businesses, local and state government renewable-energy planners, and other positions in the energy field; or for graduate study in REE or other related fields.

Our graduates work for:


  • PacifiCorp
  • David Evans and Associates
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Portland General Electric
  • US Forest Service

Career Paths


  • Power Engineer 
  • Renewable Energy Policy and Planning Manager
  • Solar Design Analyst
  • Energy Consultant

Graduate Success
Among all Oregon Tech degrees 2014-2016

Employed: 88%
Continuing Education: 7%
Success Rate: 95%
Starting Median Salary: $56,000
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Courses


The BSREE degree program begins with a solid foundation of physics, chemistry and mathematics, which pave the way for coursework in electrical and mechanical engineering. Upper-division courses in renewable-energy specific courses include photovoltaics, energy management and auditing, wind power, biofuels, renewable-energy transportation systems, green building and fuel cells.

Solar Thermal Energy Systems

Solar thermal energy systems for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Solar radiation; topics in heat transfer; flat plate and concentrating collectors; non-imaging optics; applications including water heating, building heating, cooling, industrial process heat, distillation, and solar thermal power systems.

Photovoltaic Systems

Studies solar resource, sun charts, site assessments, grid connected and stand-alone systems, module and array performance, battery modules, charge controllers, inverters, and more.

Wind Power Generators

Studies wind energy as a power source, ac machines, equivalent circuit models, woundrotor, permanent magnets, multi-pole, and power and torque control.

Electromechanical Energy Conversion

Motoring and generating principles for direct current, synchronous, induction machines, and analysis and design of motor and generator power and control circuits.

The course offerings may be different on each campus. View the catalog below for more information.
View the Course Requirements (Klamath Falls) View the Course Requirements (Portland-Metro)

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