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What is energy systems engineering? The energy systems engineering program combines engineering fundamentals with energy-focused technical courses. This multidisciplinary curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the core principles of mechanical, electrical and industrial engineering. Additional courses in energy consumption, distribution, storage, conversion, policy and business management help prepare energy systems engineering students for rewarding technical careers in the broad energy field. What do energy systems engineers do? Energy systems engineers design devices, processes and systems used to convert, distribute and store energy. It is a broad field with many opportunities. Where do energy systems engineers work? An energy engineer is involved with the production of energy through natural resources, such as the extraction of oil and gas, as well as from renewable or sustainable sources of energy, including biofuels, hydro, wind and solar power. Energy engineers are focused on finding efficient, clean and innovative ways to supply energy. They work in a variety of roles including: designing and testing machinery; developing ways of improving existing processes; converting, transmitting and supplying useful energy to meet our needs for electricity. They research and develop ways to generate new energy, reduce emissions from fossil fuels and minimise environmental damage. Responsibilities The workload can be extremely varied depending on the sector or individual project. In general, tasks may involve: being part of designing, developing and building renewable energy technologies; combining renewable energy production with existing power systems; arranging new supplies and negotiating tariffs with fuel providers; carrying out site inspections and energy surveys; designing and selecting equipment; using mathematical and computer models to complete design and specification calculations; carrying out lab experiments and adapting them to large-scale industrial processes; preparing detailed schedules of work, feasibility studies and cost estimates; checking site and ground conditions for the installation of renewable technologies, such as wind turbines; negotiating service agreements and managing associated costs and revenues; liaising and negotiating with fuel providers, specialist contractors, geologists and other relevant organisations; contributing to sustainable energy initiatives and researching new energy methods; keeping up to date with legislation and environmental standards and making sure systems and processes comply; monitoring new technologies or applications and developing performance indicators; developing technical expertise in all matters to do with energy and environmental control.

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