Program Accreditation

Oregon Institute of Technology is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Ave. NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Mission

The Master of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering program goal is to provide graduates for careers in areas of renewable energy engineering including but not limited to solar PV, solar thermal, wind power, wave power, geothermal energy, transportation, energy storage, hydroelectric and traditional energy fields such as power systems, smart grid, energy management, energy auditing, energy systems planning, energy economics, energy policy and development, carbon accounting and reduction, and controls and instrumentation. MSREE graduates will enter renewable energy engineering careers as leaders in design, site analysis, product, application, test, quality control, and sales.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve. The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of Oregon Tech’s Master’s of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering program are these:

  • MSREE graduates will excel as leaders in the various fields of energy engineering.
  • MSREE graduates will demonstrate an ability to apply advanced engineering methods to the solutions of complex energy-related engineering problems.
  • MSREE graduates will demonstrate an ability to acquire emerging knowledge and remain current in the dynamic field of renewable energy.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students should be prepared to start graduate academic work. Typically, this means the successful new student has the following:

  1. A baccalaureate degree in engineering, the physical sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry), or a related technical discipline.
  2. Evidence of potential for graduate academic work, success or potential for success in industry, and demonstrated interest in energy engineering.

Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes

The Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy faculty formally assess the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.

Program Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the Renewable Energy Engineering program can be found on the catalog web page on the Oregon Tech website,