Energy Systems Engineering – Program Prerequisites

Prerequisites for Admission

Entrance requirements are similar to other Master of Engineering degree programs in the College of Engineering. They include:

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, chemistry, physics, biology, or mathematics.
  • The GRE is encouraged but not required. Information about the GRE including test dates and locations can be found at Please contact ETS to have an official score report sent to the University of Michigan (institution code 1839). GRE scores must be five years old or less as of the application deadline to be used for consideration.
  • Two letters of recommendation, one-page resume, a one-page statement of purpose, a personal statement and official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts are required.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency and are required to provide an official score report from either the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS), or the Examination for the Michigan Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE). If a student received a bachelor’s degree from a college or university where the language of instruction is exclusively English, the English proficiency requirement MAY be waived.