The promise of sustainable power depends on our ability to harness renewable resources like wind, sunlight, biofuels, geothermal heat, and rivers.

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.

Renewable Energy Solar Panel Project

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 are 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.

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.

Clean Energy Campus at Oregon Tech

Bachelor of Science
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Jobs and Careers in Renewable Technology

The Renewable Energy degree 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 energy engineers, 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.

Career Paths

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

Our graduates work for:

PacifiCorp
David Evans and Associates
Bonneville Power Administration
Portland General Electric
US Forest Service
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Student, Class of 2020
“I would like to bring new technologies and ideas towards expedition type operations. ”
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88%
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10%
Continuing Education
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$65,000
Starting Graduate Salary