A two-year graduate program with a focus on topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability.
The College of Science and Engineering’s master’s degree in sustainable energy provides students with extensive knowledge in topics related to sustainable energy and the impact urbanization, transportation and manufacturing have on energy sustainability. The program also looks at the implications and drivers of sustainable policymaking on society, the economy and the environment. A key component of the degrees is original, guided research in energy science and technologies that support sustainable development. The multidisciplinary approach to the curricula allows for engagement in cross-disciplinary science and builds fundamental knowledge that evolves with the developments within the energy field, equipping graduates with the tools needed to pursue a wide variety of career paths.
The master’s program can be customized to focus on different aspects of sustainable energy such as renewable energy systems, conventional energy systems, energy and mobility, energy and urbanization, and energy and environment.
Through the program, students focus on a core set of skills that are required to build a successful career in science, engineering, and technology-related areas, including ethics, technical writing, research methods, data analytics, and advanced computing methods.
- Fundamentals of energy engineering, sciences and technologies for sustainability.
- Fossil fuel energy usage and environmental impact.
- Engineering and scientific development of renewable green energy.
- Energy storage, distribution and consumption efficiency.
- Social and economic aspects of sustainability and energy.
- The interrelationships between water, energy and food, and how to ensure their resilience through a nexus-based approach.
A 33-credit full-time program, taught in English over two years that includes:
- 3 Core courses
- 5 Elective courses (+one additional course, if taking an industrial project)
- 2 Semesters of graduate research seminars
- 1 Nine-credit research thesis or six-credit industrial project
Admission & Application Requirements
- Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree relevant to this program, which typically includes science and engineering disciplines. Students from architecture, urban planning, business, economics, policy, and social sciences demonstrating strong analytical skills will also be considered. Applicants should demonstrate strong evidence that they possess the qualities to become successful researchers and professionals. These include excellent performance in relevant coursework, past research results if any, and strong recommendation letters. Applicants with prior research experience are preferred.
- Applicants are required to take the IELTS or TOEFL exam in order to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Applicants can be exempt from this requirement if they meet one of the conditions listed below:
- The applicant completed their studies at an institution in a country where English is the native language
- The applicant provides an official letter from the university where they completed their undergraduate studies confirming that they obtained their degree from an institution where the medium of instruction is English (if not otherwise exempt)
- The applicant's first language is English
- While the GRE is not required for admission to the program, a strong GRE score will help strengthen the applicant’s admission material.
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Last updated July 30, 2018