Master of Science in Energy Systems Engineering

Admission Requirements

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies' current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

  1. B.S. degree in an engineering or related field. Students holding a B.S. degree in a science field may be admitted to Qualified Status with an obligation to acquire background undergraduate engineering knowledge. The exact requirements will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  2. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75, or 3.00 for the last two years. (An overall GPA of at least 3.3 for the combined BS ChE / MS ESE or combined BS ME / MS ESE degree is required.)
  3. Graduate Record Examination General Test for those with undergraduate degrees from non-ABET accredited programs.
  4. Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies' English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Degree Requirements

Thesis Option

  1. A minimum of 30 semester credits, including the credits granted for the thesis and the research leading to the thesis.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of nine semester credits may be transferred from another institution.
  4. A minimum of 21 credits of coursework selected in collaboration with the student’s advisor and approved by the program’s graduate director.
  5. A thesis documenting research on a topic related to energy systems engineering.
  6. A formal defense of the student's research.

Non-Thesis Option

  1. A minimum of 32 semester credits, including credits granted for the independent study project.
  2. At least one-half of the credits must be at or above the 500-level.
  3. A maximum of nine semester credits may be transferred from another institution.
  4. A minimum of 24 credits of coursework selected in collaboration with the student’s advisor and approved by the program’s graduate director.
  5. Preparation of a written independent study report approved by the faculty advisor
  6. A formal defense of the student's independent study.

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