Energy Engineering is the mix application of engineering streams such as Electrical Engineering and Mechanical
Engineering. It solves the problems of extracting, collecting and utilizing energy resources to fulfill the needs of human
without damaging the environment.
The principles of energy engineering are applied to building design, lighting, HVAC, refrigeration for efficient usage of
energy. Reducing carbon emission is another major objective. Energy Engineering is also referred to as Energy
Technology as it handles conservation, production, transfer, distribution and use of energy.
Energy Engineers work across the full energy lifecycle, including extraction, production, conversion, transmission and
distribution, and play an integral role in processing energy from a variety of sources, e.g. solar, wind and geothermal
power, nuclear power, water, oil, gas and biofuels. The primary responsibilities of energy engineers vary depending
on the specific project that they are working on, their professional background and expertise, and the sector in which
they are employed. However, various activities are common across the board.
The responsibilities of Energy Engineers includes to design, develop and build renewable energy technologies, combine
renewable energy production with existing power systems. They also arrange new supplies and negotiate tariffs with
fuel providers and carry out site inspections and energy surveys. They are also engaged to design and select equipment
use mathematical and computer models to complete design and specification calculations and carry out lab
experiments and adapt them to large-scale industrial processes. They need to keep up to date with legislation and
environmental standards and make sure systems and processes comply and develop technical expertise in all matters
to do with energy and environmental control.
Their work hours may vary depending on project deadlines, but most engineers work during regular business hours.
They usually work in an office but might travel occasionally to address project or equipment issues on site. Energy
engineers engaged in lab-based roles, such as R&D, design and energy distribution.
Entry Level Education
Bachelor’s Degree in Energy Engineering, Energy Systems Engineering, Mechanical and Energy Engineering, or a
related Engineering field.