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Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering

Do you want to develop and apply clean and effective energy technologies that will change the world?

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This is a 30 credit hour Master's degree program for students who are ready to accept the grand challenge of energy in all its diverse forms and applications. The career outlook is exceptionally bright for graduates. Engineers with knowledge in both energy technologies and energy systems are critically needed to develop, implement, and run the infrastructures of the future while realizing significant reductions in carbon emissions by reconsidering both stationary and mobile power sources.


Do you want to develop and apply clean and effective energy technologies that will change the world?

Who Should Apply

The M. Eng in Energy Systems is designed to provide critical engineering skills in interlocking energy disciplines. It is particularly appropriate for recently-graduated BS students in engineering who want to work in energy-related areas, or experienced BS or MS engineers who want to refocus their careers or gain more in-depth understanding of the technical and societal drivers in energy technology development and realization.

Variety of Courses

Energy System Design is a multidisciplinary specialization that includes science, engineering, and the development of policies that promote sustainable systems. Select from a wide array of courses to create your plan of study. You can choose from concentrations in Energy Generation, Distribution and Usage, Transportation Power, and Sustainable Chemical Conversion.


The degree program has been developed to prepare engineers to design and implement energy systems for innovative applications by acquiring strengths in their engineering discipline, breadth in relevant engineering and science, and understanding of the critical role of the environment in energy systems, including economic factors. The program covers basic management issues and enables students to develop their ability to lead project teams. There is a significant and industrially relevant team project with industry or government participation.



The Master of Energy Systems Engineering degree requires 30 hours of course work:

  • At least 24 credit hours must be graded (not pass/fail).
  • At least 18 hours must be in technical courses at the 500 level and above.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0/4.0 (B average) is required.
  • Students must take two required courses for Energy Systems Engineering, including a required seminar course (3 credits, graded) and a project course (3 credits, satisfactory/unsatisfactory).
  • Students must take at least 3 classes in the Technical Depth (Engineering Core) Course Work Core Courses (9 credits, graded).
  • Students must also take at least two Technical Breadth (Engineering Systems) Courses (6 credits) of their choosing.
  • Students must take at least 3 classes in the Energy Specialties (9 credits, graded). Two of these courses (6 credits, graded) must come from one specialty and the other (3 credits, graded) may come from a different specialty.