Energy Systems Engineering (ESE)

The core of Energy Systems Engineering is mechanical engineering for design, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer; and industrial engineering for system and process improvement and optimization. Energy courses are included to involve systems assessment and efficiency improvement as well as regulations, sources, storage and distribution of energy supply. Business applications are included in terms of financial analysis of alternatives as well as project and operations management. ESE is a flexible degree designed to meet industrial needs for both companies who supply energy in terms of generation and regulations as well as companies who are heavy consumers of energy in terms of efficiency improvement and cost reductions.

Skills that MECOP Energy Systems Engineering interns develop include an understanding of processes, systems, and designs that generate or utilize energy. In addition, interns focusing on Energy Systems Engineering often learn about project and operations management, enhance problem-solving and teamwork skills and gain experience in company-regulator interactions.

The broad base of skills opens many possibilities for Energy Systems Engineering jobs. Interns would benefit from performing either mechanical or industrial engineering applications, particularly on their first internship.

Internship History

Active Company Participants

The following participating companies have taken ESE students in the recent past (within the last 5 years) along with the last year that they hosted interns in this discipline:

Participating Universities

MECOP currently accepts Energy Systems Engineering students from the following universities:

Academic Advisors

Course Information

Internship Project Samples

  • Energy System Assessment to Improve Efficiencies
  • Optimization of Energy Sources to Reduce Costs
  • Simulation of Systems to Reduce Energy Consumption
  • Analysis of Heat Transfer and Fluid Flows in Systems
  • Implementation of Work Stations to Improve Processes
  • Cost Analysis of Replacing Process Components
  • Project and Operations Management

Key Course Highlights

  • Strong Fundamentals in Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry
  • Statistics, Dynamics and Electrical Fundamentals
  • Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer
  • Systems Optimization and Simulation
  • Energy Systems Assessment and Regulations
  • Energy Regulation, Storage, and Distribution
  • Quality and Applied Statistics
  • Project and Operations Management