Education & Credentials
Education level requirements
A Bachelor's degree is common.
Most students prepare to work as an energy engineer by earning a bachelor's degree in engineering. They often specialize in mechanical or electrical engineering, which are both closely related to the field. This is a newly emerging occupation and programs specifically focused on energy engineering are rare, but related engineering programs are offered at many four-year colleges and universities.
Relevant degrees and knowledge areas
To work as an energy engineer, you must:
- have a bachelor's degree in engineering, with relevant coursework in mechanical, electrical, or chemical engineering
- have work experience with energy issues
- have knowledge of building and construction principles and processes
Related programs (current training programs available)
Certifications are examinations that test or enhance your knowledge, experience, or skills in an occupation or profession.
Currently, there are no hard and fast certification requirements for energy engineers. However, the Association of Energy Engineers does offer professional certification in a number of subspecialties.
View certifications related to this career.