Engineering Sciences MS: Focus on Green Energy

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Green – or clean – energy refers to energy generated using renewable sources, such as solar energy, wind, waste and water.

Engineering Sciences MS (Focus on Green Energy)

This program focuses on the fundamentals of green energy and illustrates how solar, wind and other clean sources can be efficiently integrated into power systems. Students will be trained in power engineering topics such as power electronic converters, machines, control coupled with modules related to renewable energy sources.

The job market for green energy jobs continues to grow at a pace 12 times as fast as the US economy leaving employers looking to hire appropriately trained workers.

Potential careers in this rapidly evolving area encompass industry sectors ranging from solar, wind and smart grid technologies.

The degree can be specialized using electives and a portfolio assessment of the skills acquired through the degree coursework. Classes will be modestly sized and emphasize best classroom practices while employing online resources to reinforce the classroom experience.

Entrance Requirements

  • Bachelors degree is required in Electrical Engineering, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. 
  • Undergraduate Grade Point Average: equivalent of a B or 3.0 (on a US scale) average or better from a regionally accredited institution.
  • GRE is recommended.

Degree Program Specifics

Students will take 10 courses for a total of 30 credits.  The program may be completed in one calendar year of study.

For questions on the degree requirements, please contact eegradapply@buffalo.edu

Course Requirements

Core Courses:

EE 567 POWER ELECTRONICS

EE 570 RENEWABLE DISTRIBUTED GENERATION AND STORAGE

EE 576 HIGH-VOLTAGE ENGINEERING

EE 582 POWER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING I

EE 583 POWER SYSTEMS ENGINEERING II

SPECIAL TOPICS: CONTROL AND APPLICATIONS OF POWER ELECTRONICS

Optional Courses:

EE 505 ELECTRICAL DEVICES I

EE 516 INTRODUCTION TO DSP

EE 519 INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS

EE 530 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOLID STATE DEVICES

EE 531 PROBABILITY & STOCHASTIC PROCESSES FOR ENGINEERING

EE 534 PRINCIPLES OF NETWORKING

EE 549 ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUIT LAYOUT

EE 563 SEMI-CONDUCTOR MATERIALS

EE 571 SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

EE 611 SMART GRID: ECONOMICS, POLICY & ENGINEERING ASPECTS

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