Master of Science in Energy Systems

Northeastern University Graduate School of Engineering

Program Description

Master of Science in Energy Systems

Northeastern University Graduate School of Engineering

Master of Science in Energy Systems

The Master of Science degree program in Energy Systems integrates the technology side of energy systems development with the financial planning needed to effectively implement them.  The goal of the MSES is to create a high-level signature, interdisciplinary graduate program for the engineer or technical business major, who is pursuing an industrial or public planning based career.

The program curriculum is firmly rooted in energy technology and includes exposure to the interface with business and financial decision processes. Full-time students at our Boston campus will have exposure to business educators, practicing professionals, and will have the opportunity to participate in a six month co-op experience. Practicing professionals with experience at this interface who have successfully implemented energy systems or devices and policies will be actively involved in the program as adjunct professors and invited speakers. The curriculum is flexibly designed with a set of six core courses in engineering knowledge and finance, and four electives that can be taken from any department within the College of Engineering*. Through this curriculum and interaction with practitioners, the students will be prepared to effectively integrate energy system development over a broad spectrum of technologies with the financial requirements to successfully implement them and to compete in the global energy market.

Graduates of the program will be involved in the decision making or policy planning that will deliver sustainable, energy efficient systems to the global market. They will have the basic training necessary to lead efforts within companies to plan and implement new energy generation investments, realize energy efficiency improvements specifically at the system level, and participate in energy and environmental markets such as, power purchase agreements, energy management monitoring and cap-and-trade systems.

The Master of Science in Energy Systems program is available at our Boston campus as well as our satellite campuses in Charlotte and Seattle.

*curriculum varies with the online/hybrid format

Some of the most pressing global issues we face today are related to energy resources, conservation, and the effects of energy production and increasing worldwide demand. As a result, professionals with knowledge in the development of greener ways to produce and utilize energy in ways that are both sustainable and marketable are in great demand.

Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Energy Systems prepares you to lead efforts in the planning and implementation of new energy generation investments, realize energy efficiency improvements, and participate in environmental markets. The core curriculum of courses in engineering and finance complemented by electives throughout the College of Engineering builds a solid foundation for leadership roles in this growing and critically important field.

Program Objectives

    •    Educate students in current and future energy systems technologies

    •    Integrate energy-related technologies with economic and financial considerations

    •    Develop leadership and decision making skills to implement energy systems in either the private or public sectors of the global market
* Tuition rates are for the 2012-2013 academic year beginning on July 1, 2012. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

* Our Seattle and Charlotte programs are not currently available for international students who need an F-1 visa to enter the U.S. for purposes of graduate study. 

Entry Terms

Summer 2013: May 6, 2013

Fall 2013: September 4, 2013

Estimated Total Tuition

Rate per credit hour: $1,270/semester hour

Total estimated tuition rate $45,085

This school offers programs in:
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Sept. 2017
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45,085 USD
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USA Boston, Massachusetts
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USA Seattle, Washington
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Price 45,085 USD