2023-24 University Catalog 
    Feb 23, 2024  
2023-24 University Catalog

Renewable Energy Engineering, BS

Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering follows a rigorous curriculum, requiring a minimum of 180 credit hours, which takes approximately four years to complete. To be eligible for graduation, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA. In addition, a final grade of “C” or better must be earned in all courses with MATH, CHE, PHY, EE, ENGR, MECH, and REE prefixes. Students must also earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses listed as prerequisites for these courses.

All courses listed in the curriculum map for the catalog year of graduation must be completed to be eligible for graduation. Any deviations from the courses listed in the curriculum map require approval from the academic advisor, the department chair, and the Registrar's office. Approvals are not official until entered in the official student records. When changes are made to the curriculum, students who entered the program under a previous catalog will work with their academic advisors to transition to meet the requirements of the current catalog.


Required courses and recommended terms during which they should be taken:

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year



Senior Year




Total for a B.S. in Renewable Energy Engineering: 180 credit Hours

a CHE 201 /CHE 204  and CHE 202 /CHE 205  can be substituted with CHE 221  and CHE 222  respectively

b Course may be repeated multiple times for credit with approval

c ECO 202 can be replaced with ECO 201

d REE 201 + 1 engineering credit may replace ENGR 101/102 for Portland Metro students

MATH 341 can be replaced with MATH 261

MATH 465 can be replaced with MATH 361

 REE 337 can be replaced with EE 343

HIST 357 can be replaced with HIST 356

MECH 323  can be replaced with ENGR 318

REE 333 can be replaced with REE 335 or REE 331

l Choose from WRI 327 , WRI 350 , and WRI 410  

m  Portland Metro students take ENGR 355 in fall and MECH 318 in winter

Renewable Energy Engineering Electives

Students in the BSREE program are required to complete 9 credits of technical electives classes. At least 3 of these classes must be REE 300-level or above and up to two courses from the following list: 300- or 400-level EE courses (except for EE 320), ENGR42X, or SEM42X. No more than three 1-credit courses are allowed. Enrollment in graduate-level courses at the undergraduate level requires special approval. Examples of acceptable elective courses are: