IUPUI Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

IUPUI School of Engineering and Technology

Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering


We have a finite supply of energy resources. Our response: find ways to use these resources more efficiently and develop new sources for energy.

Energy engineers discover valuable renewable energy sources that free us from dependency on quickly-depleting materials. They reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are hazardous to humans and the environment. And they eliminate waste by making our world more energy-efficient.

This broad field of engineering deals with energy efficiency, energy services, facility management, environmental compliance and alternative energy technologies. Energy engineers creatively apply their knowledge of science (physics and chemistry), engineering (electrical and mechanical) and economics to confront the global challenges of energy supply and demand.

Energy Engineering at IUPUI

Energy Engineering at IUPUI is an interdisciplinary engineering degree housed in the Mechanical Engineering Department. It is a four-year Purdue University Bachelor’s degree that is only offered on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis, IN.

We combine courses from chemistry, mechanical engineering, physics and electrical engineering to create a strong knowledge base essential to success in this industry. Students also have the opportunity to take courses concentrating on critical energy issues such as green building, hybrid and electric transportation, fuel cells and bio fuels, and energy systems such as wind, solar and nuclear.

Whether entering the workforce directly or continuing on to further education, graduates of this program will leave equipped to tackle the exciting and meaningful challenges ahead on the energy horizon. 

Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives

The Program Educational Objectives of the Energy Engineering program are to provide an education that produces graduates capable of achieving the following career and professional accomplishments:

1. Serve as competent energy engineering professionals that meet or exceed the expectations of their employers.

2. Pursue advanced degrees in engineering or other related fields of engineering. Pursue other professional degrees, such as law or business.

3. Assume leadership roles in government and industry, as well as in their communities and the global society.

Student Outcomes

a.     Demonstrate and apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

b.     Conduct experiments methodically, analyze data, and interpret results

c.     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

d.     Function in teams to carry out multidisciplinary projects

e.     Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f.      Understand professional and ethical responsibilities

g.     Communicate effectively in writing and orally

h.     Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context through broad education

i.      Recognize the need to engage in lifelong learning

j.      Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues

k.    Use the techniques, skills, and modern tools of engineering effectively and correctly in engineering practice

For accreditation information about this program, click here.

Headcount information, click here.

Degrees awarded information, click here.