Energy Systems, MS
Format: Online, On-site, Hybrid
Locations: Capital Region
Cost: price per course
The objective of the Master of Science in Energy Systems is to enable students to integrate: (1) Mechanical/Electrical energy related courses, (2) Mechanical and Electrical fundamental discipline courses and (3) non-technical courses regarding the impact of environmental, economic, and regulatory issues on energy. This is a technical degree focused on energy systems and related technology and the impact of our external changing environment on these technologies.
School of Engineering Programs provide the student maximum flexibility when developing a plan of study. Students can select specific courses that integrate or focus on the following degree objectives:
- Discipline Knowledge
- Product Application
- Industry Breath
- Career Ambitions
- The engineering profession continues to require the understanding and application of technologies that complement each other in their product, systems or service applications. Course offerings that include two disciplines (Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering) provide a student with the technical breadth/ depth required to compete in the design, commercialization, and service associated with products related to emerging energy systems. Career growth may be additionally enhanced by a broad understanding of non- technical elements impacting change such as sustainability, the disruptive nature of new technology, and regulatory policy and law. The Master of Science in Energy Systems provides a balanced degree program of energy focused mechanical/ electrical courses, fundamental discipline mechanical and electrical courses, and the broad understanding of related environment, economic, and regulatory issues.
- A minimum of 11 graduate courses are required. Each student’s program will include at least 5-9 energy related mechanical or electrical engineering courses, 0-4 fundamental technical mechanical or electrical engineering courses, and 2-3 non-technical MS Mechanical/Electrical energy related courses. Students may mix electrical and mechanical courses.
- The Masters of Science in Energy Systems requires a minimum of 11 graduate-level courses. The program is structured as follows:
Example Courses & Concentrations
- Students who choose to focus on mechanical engineering/ energy take 5-9 energy-related mechanical engineering courses, 0-4 mechanical engineering technical courses and 2-3 non-technical energy courses.
- Students who choose to focus on electrical engineering/ energy take5-9 energy-related electrical engineering courses, 0-4 electrical engineering technical courses and 2-3 non-technical energy courses.
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