2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Renewable Energy (BS.REN)

Program Description

Vermont State University’s Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy program educates students for careers in the growing renewable energy industry, one that continues to expand and diversify. Along with a complete Renewable Energy Lab, students have access to a variety of renewable energy installations that provide power to the Randolph Center campus like the Anaerobic Biodigester, wind turbine and 500kW solar array. Technologies covered include solar PV, renewable heating, wind, and biomass. 

BS in Renewable Energy graduates pursue careers as systems designers, systems technicians, field operations technologists, technical managers, and sales technicians employed by renewable energy manufacturers; energy project developers; manufacturing and technology companies; and energy consulting and management firms. 

Program Outcomes 

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined problems appropriate to renewable energy. 

  1. Design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined problems appropriate to renewable energy. 

  1. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature. 

  1. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments, then analyze and interpret results to improve processes. 

  1. Function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.