Ferris State University Big Rapids MI College

Energy Systems Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Energy Systems Engineering

Introduction to ESE  

Ferris is offering a new Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) Bachelor of Science degree. As a graduate from this program, employment can be found in utilities, government, architectural/engineering firms, businesses, and various other types of industry. The primary job is to solve energy related problems. Graduates may work in an office or out in the field as designers, consultants, and systems engineers. While on-the-job titles are diverse, all of these are related directly to energy production, control, management, etc. Many of these positions require experience to achieve all qualification requirements.

The energy and closely associated process/instrumentation control fields both have a huge demand for engineers that can apply science and technology to design and implementation systems. There is a very strong demand for engineers for energy applications associated with: transmission and distribution of electricity, electrical grid control, alternative energy applications (wind, bio-fuels, fuel cells, etc.), conventional and nonconventional power generation, chemical processing, energy efficiency, etc. The current drive to develop and implement alternative energies and energy efficiency related technologies and products further enhance career opportunities for these graduates.

Upon graduation students can obtain career positions as an energy engineer, systems engineer, project controls engineer, system design, utilities, process engineering, project management engineer or an engineering consultant.

A few common characteristics or personality traits of this position are:

  • Creative
  • Self-Starter
  • Problem Solver
  • Imaginative
  • Like Challenges
  • Hands-on
  • Critical Thinker
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills
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