U-M’s recently approved Master of Engineering Program in Energy Systems Engineering is the first in the nation established specifically to develop leaders who can design and implement energy systems to respond to expanding global environmental and energy needs. Engineers with broad and deep knowledge of energy systems engineering are critically needed, as our opportunities to develop, select, and implement new technologies expand exponentially.
Energy system design is a multidisciplinary specialization that includes science, engineering, and the development of policies that promote sustainable systems. All engineering disciplines will be increasingly engaged in finding power sources of the future. This new generation of energy technologists will also need the skills to communicate and collaborate effectively with policy-makers.
Building on U-M’s leadership role in energy issues and innovative environmental applications, this new program will prepare engineers to creatively meet the needs of developed and developing economies by adapting the fundamentals of civil power supplies, transportation power and microelectric and portable power.
For a Master of Engineering in Energy Systems course listing and sample plan of study download this pdf.
More information, including admission requirements and deadlines, is available on the Michigan Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Programs Web site.
The dual degree confers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree from SNRE and a Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) from the College of Engineering (CoE). Global climate change, energy security, ecological degradation, environmental threats to human health, and resource scarcity are critical sustainability challenges for the 21st century. Sustainability is based upon our ability to meet societal needs within the context of economical and ecological constraints. This dual degree provides the tools necessary to help meet those needs. The program trains graduate students to create engineered systems that are socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable. Graduates of this dual degree program will have both the engineering and sustainability foundations to command jobs domestically and internationally with engineering consulting firms, research and development labs in the private and public sectors (e.g. Fortune 500 corporations), government agencies, and NGO’s.
There are three initial tracks or specializations in ESS – Sustainable Energy Systems, Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, and Sustainable Water Resources. Students may integrate the 30-credit-hour M.S.E program with the 42-credit-hour M.S. program (totaling 72-credit-hours) into a 54-credit-hour/2 or 2.5 year program.