Bachelor of Science in Resource and Energy Engineering

Curious, Motivated, Change-makers Wanted

Our Resource and Energy Engineering degree is for the Maverick thinkers. The ones who ask the important questions—the what ifs and the why nots. This is a degree for trailblazers who are ready to play a crucial role in solving local, national, and global energy challenges. Resource and energy engineers power the world. Will you join them?
Number One Icon The Resource and Energy Engineering bachelor's degree program is the only one of its kind in the U.S.
Icon of lightbulb and to people A multidisciplinary degree, covering engineering and science fields and economic and policy issues that will affect decisions now and in the future.
Icon of worker in front of nuclear power plant The program prepares students for immediate employment in the energy and consulting sectors.

Resource & Energy Engineering

Empowering you to power the future

With our new Resource and Energy Engineering degree, the nation’s first of its kind, we’re empowering students with the knowledge and skills they’ll need to play vital roles in the ever-growing energy sector.

The high-demand resource and energy engineering fields need tomorrow’s graduates to be skilled, knowledgeable, and ready to hit the ground running. A degree in Resource and Energy Engineering prepares you for a future-ready role that will put you ahead of the other candidates for employment in private and public energy sectors right here at home and far abroad.

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What Do Resource and Energy Engineers Do?

Resource and Energy Engineers apply engineering principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of energy generation, storage, conversion, and distribution systems.


The University of Texas at Arlington’s Resource and Energy Engineering bachelor’s degree program will prepare students to apply engineering principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of energy generation, storage, conversion and distribution systems.

A truly multidisciplinary degree, the Resource Engineering program will include courses in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and industrial engineering, with technical electives in a range of engineering and science fields.

The curriculum, which includes instruction in renewable and conventional energy, electrical power systems, optimization and energy governance ensures that graduates of the program will be able to straddle the line between engineering and business interests to make decisions that will allow companies to choose the most efficient modes of energy production while maintaining corporate social responsibility and a healthy bottom line.

UTA alumnus Kelcy Warren, executive chairman and chairman of the Board of Directors of Energy Transfer LP, has made a $12 million gift to help elevate UTA to the forefront of the growing resource and energy engineering field. The gift represents the largest single philanthropic investment in UT Arlington history.

The gift will:

  • Create the Kelcy Warren Endowed Professorship in Resource and Energy Engineering to recruit and retain a world-class faculty member to lead the program
  • Create two Kelcy Warren Endowed Faculty Fellowships to recruit and retain distinguished scholars to enhance the REE educational experience
  • Support state-of-the-art REE laboratory space and equipment that will provide faculty and students with the best possible resources to explore solutions to today’s most pressing energy challenges
  • Create the Kelcy Warren Career Experience Center to provide opportunities for engineering undergraduates to engage in experiential learning, including internships and co-ops
  • Provide scholarship support for REE undergraduate students—to be named Warren Scholars—to help them fulfill their educational goals
  • Provide fellowship support for engineering graduate students—to be named Warren Fellows—interested in energy industry careers upon graduation
  • Support research experiences for engineering undergraduates to prepare them for success in the energy industry and other high-demand fields

First in the Country

UTA’s Resource Engineering bachelor’s degree program is preparing students to apply engineering principles to the design, development and operational evaluation of energy generation, storage, conversion, and distribution systems. 

Career Outlook

The Resource and Energy Engineering degree program is preparing students for careers in the energy sector, working with both renewable and conventional sources. Graduates of the program will be ready for immediate employment as energy engineers, design engineers, field engineers, plant engineers, utility engineers, energy auditors, renewable energy system integrators for homes and businesses, local and state government renewable-energy planners, and other positions in the energy field, or for graduate study in resource engineering or other related fields.


The Resource and Energy Engineering curriculum features courses in several core areas, as well as technical electives that allow students to customize their program.


The Resource and Energy Engineering program will seek accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET as soon as it is eligible to do so.


  • B.S. in Resource and Energy Engineering
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Dual Credit

Get a head start on your UTA resource and energy engineering degree in high school! If you have the prerequisites, our courses can be used to satisfy high school course requirements and can be applied toward your undergraduate degree.

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