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Energy Resources Engineering

We teach courses and perform research relevant to the production and transformation of energy resources.

Undergraduate Program

ENERGY 101A: Energizing California

The Bachelor of Science degree provides a foundation for careers in many facets of the energy industry. The program represents an evolution toward a broader forward-looking energy curriculum, while still providing an Earth-sciences based engineering approach to energy resources.

One of the goals of the program is to provide experience integrating the skills developed in individual courses to address a significant design problem. In ENERGY 199 Senior Capstone Project and Seminar in Energy Resources, taken in the senior year, student teams identify and propose technical solutions for an energy-resource related problem of current interest.

In collaboration with their major advisor, students will develop their individual course of study. The curriculum is structured with flexibility that allows students to explore energy topics of particular individual interest and to study abroad.

Please refer to the Stanford Bulletin for Energy Resources Engineering for degree requirements.

How to declare Energy Resources Engineering

  1. Complete ERE Undergraduate Program Proposal.
  2. Schedule meeting with Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Tony Kovscek to go over proposal and questions about the major.
  3. Submit program proposal to Student Services.
  4. Declare major in Axess.

Transfer Credit Policy: Transfer credit for university-level course work completed outside Stanford must be approved by the University Registrar. Once approved, transfer credit can count towards major requirements with Director of Undergraduate Studies approval.

For more information about the ERE major and minor, please contact Student Services.

To connect with a Stanford Earth peer advisor, please visit their website.

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