Energy Engineering studies the production, storage, distribution and use of energy within natural or human-made energy systems. It examines all types of energy sources, such as nuclear, fossil fuels, solar, wind, and other natural resources.
Power Engineering is more specialised and studies the generation and transmission of electricity. It deals with power plants, electric power systems, specialised AC and DC converters, as well as electric railway networks.
Energy Engineering and Power Engineering are also known as Energy Systems Engineering and Power Systems Engineering. These disciplines are more popular in the US, the UK, Australia, Germany, and Canada.
The curriculum for Energy Engineering differs from that of Power Engineering. Still, some subjects overlap. Students can expect to take classes in Algebra, Geometry, Engineering Graphics, Engineering Physics, Thermodynamics, Structural Mechanics, Drawing and CAD (Computer-Aided Design), Fluid Dynamics, Electrical Principles, etc.
Energy and power professionals work in a variety of roles, including designing and testing machinery, improving existing processes, developing strategies to deal with energy requirements, offering consultancy for the reduction of energy consumption or developing managerial skills to lead teams of engineers and technicians.Read more