Renewable Energy Engineering

Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering degree program is to prepare students for the challenges of designing, promoting and implementing renewable energy solutions within society's rapidly-changing energy-related industry cluster, particularly within Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Graduates will have a fundamental understanding of energy engineering and a sense of social responsibility for the implementation of sustainable energy solutions. The department will be a leader in providing career ready engineering graduates for various renewable energy engineering fields. Faculty and students will engage in applied research in emerging technologies and provide professional services to their communities.

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 of Oregon Tech's Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering program are:

  • BSREE graduates will excel as professionals in the various fields of energy engineering.
  • BSREE graduates will be known for their commitment to lifelong learning, social responsibility, and professional and ethical responsibilities in implementing sustainable engineering solutions.
  • BSREE graduates will excel in critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes

The BSREE Program Outcomes include ABET's EAC a - k outcomes as well as the program-specific outcomes l - n. All of these are listed here:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. an ability to communicate effectively.
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. an ability to engage in independent learning and recognize the need for continual professional development.
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Current enrollment for Renewable Energy Engineering is 186, with 58 graduates in 2012-13. Past enrollment and graduation data is available in the annual Assessment Reports on this page.

Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the Renewable Energy Engineering program can be found on the program's web page on the Oregon Tech web site.

Summary of Student Learning Outcomes

During the 2011-12 academic year, the program faculty formally assessed the student learning outcomes summarized in the attached annual report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.