Energy and Sustainability Engineering

Developing Leaders of Energy and Sustainability

Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE) aims to educate students to fill the rising demands of a global workforce and a growing need for education and training in the program’s core principles. The topics of energy and sustainability are highly interrelated; a leading example is bioenergy, which has major implications concerning land, water, atmosphere, and sustainability.

An effective preparation for the student is to acquire a rigorous background in a core engineering discipline, combined with an interdisciplinary understanding of the energy and sustainability challenges and a deeper understanding of a chosen sub-topic. The purposeful mixture of core, breadth, and depth will allow the graduate to tackle problems that are faced in research, planning, development, and implementation of advanced technologies, as well as the interface between technology and society.

Energy engineering refers to the development of technologies for energy harvesting, conversion, transmission and use that are highly efficient and sustainable in future generations.

Sustainability engineering refers to the development of technologies that provide the necessities for civil society and the infrastructure for commerce in efficient and renewable ways that minimize adverse impact on the earth system.

Energy at Illinois

Visit Energy at Illinois to learn about exciting energy-related research conducted across campus at the University of Illinois.

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