Energy Systems, MS


Program Summary

Format: Online, On-site, Hybrid

Locations: Capital Region

Credit Hours:


Cost: price per course

Our Program

Graduate Open House
Capital Region Campus
August 16, 5:30-7 PM


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

Degree Requirements

  • 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.
  • The catalog contains helpful course descriptions. Learn more

Admission Requirements

BS Engineering,Physics, equivalent

A complete application file consists of the following items (click for more information):

  1. Application Form
  2. Resume and Statement of Purpose
  3. Letters of Recommendation – 2 letters required
  4. Official Transcripts
  5. TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable), GRE not required

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired: this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about the program contact:
Bob Kozik
Associate Dean, School of Engineering

If you are ready to apply contact:
Dan Capogna
Graduate School Coordinator

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