The University of Wyoming’s College of Engineering and Applied Science recently achieved accreditation for its energy systems engineering Bachelor of Science degree program.

The ESE program was created by the university to support the region’s energy-dominant economies and is the first program of its kind in the United States to earn ABET accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission.

Coursework is similar to that taken by mechanical engineering students, but with more focus on environmental, ethical, economic, legal, and especially permitting aspects of energy conversion systems. Students may elect to take various courses in alternative energy systems that are expected to play an even larger role in a carbon-constrained future.

Fifty students are enrolled in the ESE program.

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