Energy Systems Instrumentation Engineering Technology
Graduates will be able to: (1) solve technical problems typical of those encountered in the energy systems instrumentation engineering technology discipline by using critical thinking skills, current technology, and principles of mathematics and applied science; (2) work and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams in both industrial and academic settings; and (3) understand current professional issues and the need to pursue lifelong learning.
- Solve technical problems typical of those encountered in the Energy Systems Engineering Technology discipline by using critical thinking skills, current technology, and principles of mathematics and applied science.
- Work and communicate effectively in multidisciplinary teams in both industrial and academic settings.
- Understand current professional issues and the need to pursue lifelong learning.
- Demonstrate safe work practices on energy systems equipment while following National Electrical Code (NEC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA), National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 70E, Lock-Out/Tag-Out, and other required guidelines.
- Use written and verbal communication skills to apply and interview for a job, work in a team environment, and interpret technical documentation.
- Utilize test equipment to troubleshoot and analyze electrical, electronic, and instrumentation related circuits.
- Analyze basic power electronics, Alternating (AC), Direct Current (DC), and logic fundamentals.
- Create schematics to document electrical, electronic, and process control systems. Utilize electrical diagrams and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) to complete troubleshooting, routine, and maintenance tasks.
- Identify components, parts, and materials associated with motor controls and process instrumentation.
- Design, troubleshoot, and document circuits for motor controls and associated devices.
- Apply a theoretical knowledge of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), motors, and generators to perform installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance related tasks.
- Apply the theory of pressure, temperature, level, flow, position, and analytical measurement to install, calibrate, and troubleshoot process instrumentation.
- Optimize, program, and troubleshoot Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control loops on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) and standalone process controllers.
- Identify the correct pump or valve for a given process condition and apply a theoretical understanding of pumps and valves to troubleshoot final element issues.
- Utilize the fundamentals of thermodynamics and boiler operation to troubleshoot and maintain process control associated with steam plants.
- Design and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) / Programmable Automatic Controllers (PAC) programs and associated Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) for industrial processes.
- Utilize the fundamentals of networks and digital communications to troubleshoot and maintain distributed plant automation and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.
- Utilize critical thinking skills to isolate and identify a problem given a work order.
* Enrollments: Number of students majoring in the program enrolled in the fall semester of the academic year.