Engineering Science (Clean Energy) MS

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Clean energy refers to energy generated using renewable sources, such as solar energy, wind, waste and water.

About the Program

The Engineering Science – MS with a course focus in clean energy is an interdisciplinary program intended to train students for careers in the energy sector and the renewable energy industry. Graduates of the program will be prepared for employment as design engineers, field engineers, plant engineers, utility engineers, energy auditors, renewable energy system integrators for homes and businesses, local and state government renewable-energy planners, and other positions in the energy field; or for further doctoral level study in renewable energy engineering or other related fields.

The job market demand for students with a background in clean and renewable energy related fields is growing at an increased rate for companies in search of students trained in this area.

Entrance Requirements

We seek to admit students to our masters program with backgrounds or related coursework in electrical, mechanical, civil, environmental or any related engineering field, physics, computer science or a related natural science field.

Degree Program Specifics

Students will take 10 courses for a total of 30 credits.  

Our flexible packaged curriculum enables students to focus on the core competencies related to that align with their own personal training goals that align to meet the needs of preparing them for their careers.

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Course Requirements

Core Courses

  • EE 567 Power Electronics
  • EE 582 Power Systems Engineering I
  • MAE 500 Renewable & Alternative Energy
  • MAE 510 Wind Energy Conversion
  • IE 600 Advanced Topics: Data Analytics & Predictive Modeling

Pick at least 3 courses from below:

  • EE 505 Electrical Devices
  • EE 519 Industrial Control
  • EE 570 Renewable Distributed Generation and Storage
  • EE 571 Sustainable Energy
  • EE 576 High Voltage Engineering
  • EE 583 Power Systems Engineering II
  • EE 611 Smart Grid: Economics, Policy and Engineering Aspects
  • EE 559 Special Topics: Control and Applications of Power Electronics

Pick at least 2 courses from below:

  • MAE 505 Smart Structures
  • MAE 509 Advanced Thermodynamics
  • MAE 535 Principles of Material Design
  • MAE 538 Smart Materials
  • MAE 587 Modern Theory of Material
  • CIE 561  Wind Energy and Turbulent Flow

Culminating Experience

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