Renewable Energy Minor

Engineering a Greener Future

Renewable energy engineers are pioneering the future of the energy industry. These individuals engage in technological creativity to maximize the energy potential of renewable resources and discover new ways to generate and store energy. Thanks to new technology, the sustainable energy sector has boomed over the past decade and shows no signs of slowing down. The cost of renewable energy generation is rapidly dropping as the technology is developed, and the continued growth of the industry relies on innovation in engineering.

Renewable Energy Student Project: Aquaponics System

The JBU Advantage

JBU provides a full engineering curriculum specific to prepare students for a wide body of professional work. The renewable energy program offers a comprehensive background in both mechanical and electrical engineering fundamentals while concentrating on sustainable energy technologies from a design standpoint.

Renewable energy courses explore the science and engineering principles that are applied to convert natural resources into usable energy. Students also learn how to analyze geographic and socio-economic factors to determine appropriate energy solutions for international sustainable development.

At JBU, there are many opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience in designing, constructing, and monitoring renewable energy systems. Students work with real-time data from solar and wind energy being generated on campus. Our facilities provide industry-grade software to design renewable energy systems and analyze their results. Our renewable energy students leave JBU prepared for engineering careers in energy industries all over the world.

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