M.S. Alternative Energy

University of Rochester

Program Description

M.S. Alternative Energy

University of Rochester

M.S. Alternative Energy

The development of sustainable energy using solar cells, fuel cells, biofuels,and nuclear fusion has attracted tremendous attention worldwide.  The Chemical Engineering faculty has established exceptionally strong research programs in advanced materials, biotechnology, and nanotechnology as the intellectual foundation for the pursuit of alternative energy resources to supplement, and ultimately to supplant, fossil fuels.  It is timely to have a New York State approved M.S. Alternative Energy degree program in place to educate and train workforce for an emerging job market into the future.  This post-graduate program is designed for students entering with a B.S. degree in engineering or science.


Master of Science with Thesis  (Plan A)


 Students in Plan A must earn a minimum of  30 credit hours, at least 18 of which should be attributet to 400‐level courses.  The balance of the credit‐hour requirement can be satisfied through independent reading (no more than 4 credit hours) and thesis research (at least 6 credit hours), culminating in a Master's thesis.
 

Master of Science without Thesis (Plan B)


 Students in Plan B must earn a minimum of 32 credit hours of coursework acceptable as graduate credits, at least 18 of which should be attributet to the 400-level courses identified and no more than 4 through independent reading.  Students may opt for industrial internship (1 credit hour),  for which a final essay must be submitted as a part of their degree re‐quirements.  In addition to coursework and the essay, all Plan B students must pass a comprehensive oral examination as part of the degree requirements.

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