Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Renewable Energy.

LET’S ENGINEER A MORE SUSTAINABLE WORLD.

A renewable energy education program exposes students to the exciting world of creating and implementing green technologies, such as wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass power. A Bachelor's Degree with a Specialization in Renewable Energy offers focused engineering technology coursework, preparing you with tech skills you can put to work tomorrow in green technologies across three areas: Engineering Technology, Information Technology, and Software and Information Systems.

Get to Know Our Renewable Energy Specialization.

As you pursue a Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Renewable Energy, you’ll learn about alternative energy generation and the complex factors behind green technology. This includes how economics, sociology and environmental science are connected, and the design processes used in today’s leading renewable energy initiatives. From planning and project management to energy production and storage, our Renewable Energy Specialization will prepare you to help change the world.

Choose to specialize in Renewable Energy when you earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology.

Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology with Renewable Energy Specialization in as little as 3 years*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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OUR INVESTMENT IN A MORE POWERFUL YOU

COMPLIMENTARY LAPTOP

As a new student, you’ll get a complimentary laptop as part of your technology program1. It’s our way of investing in your education—and you.

It’s portable so you can take it anywhere, powerful enough to run robust applications, and best of all, you can use it for all your classes to optimize your DeVry experience.

PORTABLE IOT KIT

Simulate the Internet of Things (IoT) wherever you are with your Portable IoT Kit, designed to give you hands-on experience and confidence working with real IoT technologies.

With the full complement of microprocessors and sensors in your kit, you’ll build elementary IoT devices, integrate them into cloud-based server systems and develop skills needed for today’s IoT economy.

CERTIFICATION EXAM REIMBURSEMENT

Our Tech programs are designed with industry-recognized certifications in mind. Qualified students may receive up to a $300 reimbursement for the cost of one exam attempt across a wide range of certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • CompTIA A+ Technician, Network+, Security+ and IT Fundamentals+
  • Microsoft Technology Associate


Others may be applicable as well. Speak with your professor for more info.

What You'll Learn

The Renewable Energy Specialization covers the following:

  • Maintenance and Repair
    Service, repair, calibrate, regulate, fine-tune or test machines, devices and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Design
    Understand the use of design techniques, tools and principles involved in the production of electronic equipment, schematics, drawings and models.
  • Engineering and Technology
    Gain knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology; this includes applying principles, techniques, procedures and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Fundamentals of Power and Alternative Energy Sources
    Explore power switching circuits, including simulation and construction of systems needed to convert power derived from both conventional systems and alternative energy sources such as solar and wind.
  • Environmental Science and Social Study
    Learn to identify causes of environmental problems and apply practical solutions; this includes exploring cultural norms, ideologies, beliefs, and economic and gender-related factors that affect finding and providing sustainable solutions to environmental problems.
  • Complex Problem Solving
    Apply critical and analytical thinking to identify complex problems, evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Analyze Data or Information
    Identify underlying principles, reasons or facts and break down information or data into separate parts.
  • Computers and Electronics
    Understand circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Science, Technology and Management
    Learn the science and technology behind renewable energy while considering business decisions required for investing in and managing systems using this technology Explore renewable energies including solar technologies, fuels synthesized from biomass, hydrogen, wind and others.
  • Conservation Principles in Engineering and Technology
    Examine conservation laws of mass, energy, charge and momentum, and apply fundamental engineering concepts to problems in electrical circuits.

Accreditation Matters

Accredited* by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, www.abet.org.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with our Renewable Energy Specialization may consider the following careers:

  • Electronics Technician

  • Energy Engineering Technician  

  • Technical Project Manager

  • Test Engineers and Technologists

Essentials Courses

Communication skills

ENGL1122 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition
ENGL216 Technical Writing
SPCH275 Public Speaking

Humanities3

LAS432 Technology, Society and Culture
ETHC232 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Professions

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS185 Culture and Society
SOCS3254 Environmental Sociology

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

ECET345 Signals and Systems with Lab
MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH190 Pre-Calculus
MATH260 Applied Calculus I
MATH270 Applied Calculus II
PHYS204 Applied Physics with Lab

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Tech Core Courses

CEIS101 Introduction to Technology and Information Systems
CEIS106 Introduction to Operating Systems
CEIS110 Introduction to Programming
CEIS114 Introduction to Digital Devices
NETW190 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking I
NETW200 Fundamentals of Information Technology and Networking II
SEC285 Fundamentals of Information Security

Program Courses

Automation and Electrical Systems

ECT222 Circuit Analysis Fundamentals
ECT225 Electronic Devices and Systems
ECT284 Automation and Control Systems with Lab

Information Systems and Programming

CIS170C Programming with Lab
CIS247C Object-Oriented Programming with Lab

Application Development

CIS355A Business Application Programming with Lab

Senior Project

CEIS392 Product, Project, and People Management
CEIS494 Senior Project I
CEIS496 Senior Project II

Technology Career Preparation

CEIS299 Careers and Technology
CEIS499 Preparation for the Profession

Specialized Courses

Engineering Technology Foundations: Sustainability and Renewable Energy

BIOS135 Foundations in Biology and Chemistry
ECET301 Conservation Principles in Engineering and Technology with Lab
ECET350 Signal Processing with Lab
REET300 Introduction to Alternative Energy Technologies with Lab
REET420 Power Electronics and Alternative Energy Applications with Lab
REET425 Electric Machines and Power Systems with Lab
SCI204 Environmental Sciences with Lab
SUST310 Renewable Energy: Science, Technology and Management

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*The Biomedical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology – Computers and Engineering Technology-Electronics programs are accredited, on-site by location or online, by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET, www.abet.org. The most recent information on which programs are ETAC of ABET accredited at which locations is available in the Academic Catalog and at http://www.devry.edu/academics/accreditation.html.
1As part of this program, one complimentary laptop is provided to students enrolled in the Associate of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Information Technology and Networking, Bachelor’s of Software Development, Bachelor’s of Electronics Engineering Technology/Engineering Technology – Electronics and Bachelor’s of Computer Information Systems. The laptop is issued during the student’s second session. Certain restrictions apply.
2Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.
3Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.
4Students enrolled at a Nevada location must take POLI332 in lieu of this requirement.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.