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Concentrations of the General Engineering Program

1. Energy Systems

Energy Systems Engineers are professionals who specialize in designing, developing, and optimizing energy systems. They apply their technical expertise, knowledge of energy systems, and understanding of environmental considerations to address the challenges of the modern energy landscape. They play a crucial role in ensuring efficient and sustainable energy production, distribution, and consumption. The concentration of Energy Systems Engineering in the General Engineering program of the FIT focuses on the following aspects of the domain:

  1. System Design: A major emphasis is provided on designing and conceptualizing energy systems. To develop optimal system designs, the students consider various factors such as energy sources, technologies, infrastructure, and environmental impacts.
  2. General Generation: The students learn about the development and integration of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal power into the energy mix. They assess the feasibility of different generation technologies, analyze their performance, and optimize the generation process.
  3. Energy Efficiency: This aspect focuses on improving the efficiency of energy systems. The students identify areas of energy wastage and implement measures to reduce energy consumption, such as energy-efficient equipment, smart grid technologies, and demand response programs.
  4. Energy Storage: They explore energy storage solutions to address the intermittent nature of renewable energy sources. Various storage technologies are explored, such as batteries, pumped hydro storage, and thermal energy storage to optimize energy storage and release.
  5. Energy Policy and Regulation: The students of the concentration stay updated with energy policies, regulations, and standards to ensure compliance and advocate for sustainable energy practices. In the future, they may contribute to the development of energy policies and provide expertise in energy-related decision-making processes.

Energy systems engineers can find job opportunities in various industries and sectors, such as Energy Companies, Engineering and Consulting Firms, Research Institutions, Government Agencies, Non-profit Organizations, and Manufacturing and Industrial Companies.