“At Dunwoody, we work closely alongside partners to understand the skills and training needed to fulfill the hiring pipeline ensuring that our students are the strongest candidates for the job,” said Polly Friendshuh, Dean of Construction Sciences & Building Technology. “Through extensive industry research, we identified a need for electrical and solar system engineers and are proud to offer the Power & Construction Engineering Technology program to current and future students. Innovative pilot programs like this one help transform our learners into leaders and students into collaborators and creative problem solvers.”

Dunwoody’s new program focuses on the design of power and advanced control systems, advanced design, building and energy codes and advanced training for project managers. Students in the Power & Construction Engineering Technology B.S. degree program will learn and practice their skills in industry-standard software, including AutoCAD, Revit, Microstation, Accubid, and Navisworks. Other topics covered in the program include construction law, construction accounting, integrative field technologies, renewable energy design, and IoTs (Internet of Things). Enrolled students receive a Dunwoody-issued laptop with all of the necessary software to complete the program. 

The program also incorporates a senior capstone project in its final semester that gives students the chance to demonstrate industry-relevant experience with an emphasis on either commercial building or utilities or both.

For more information about Dunwoody’s Power & Construction Engineering Technology program, visit the program page

Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is the only private, not-for-profit technical college in the Upper Midwest. Having provided hands-on, applied technical education to more than 250,000 men and women, Dunwoody is the college for experimenters and makers, a place where the curious and the confident learn by doing. Located in Minneapolis, Dunwoody offers a unique campus experience in dedicated labs, studios, and shops that treats students like future professionals from day one. With certificates, associate’s, and bachelor’s degrees in more than 46 majors – including engineering, robotics, design and other STEM-related fields – Dunwoody challenges students to come determined and graduate destined. More information on Dunwoody can be found at www.dunwoody.edu or by following Dunwoody on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

SOURCE Dunwoody College of Technology