Master of Engineering in Energy Systems, Energy Conservation and Buildings Track

The Master of Engineering in Energy Systems, Energy Conservation and Buildings Track is a coursework-only graduate degree program oriented toward students who wish to develop more knowledge about the design, construction, and operation of buildings and their energy and environmental systems, as well as their integration with renewable energy systems and the electric grid. 

Students with a variety of academic backgrounds are eligible to apply for the program, including those with undergraduate degrees in engineering disciplines (e.g., architectural, chemical, civil, mechanical, environmental, or electrical engineering) and non-engineering disciplines (e.g., architecture, construction management, or environmental technology). 

Students in the program must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in total. Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level undergraduate coursework may be included in the program with advisor approval. A maximum of 3 hours of 597 Special Problems coursework is allowed.

Curriculum

Core Courses (9)
CHE 543Energy Envir Economics3
ECE 418Power Systems Analysis3
MMAE 522Nuclear F-F & Sust Energy Sys3
Energy Conservation and Buildings Courses (12)
Select 12 credit hours from the following courses:12
Building Science3
HVAC Systems Design3
Building Enclosure Design3
Energy Conservation Dsgn:Bldgs3
Control of Building Env. Sys.3
Net Zero Energy Home Dsgn I3
Net Zero Energy Home Dsgn II3
Renwble Engry Technologies3
Elements of Sustainable Energy3
Elements of Smart Grid3
Microgrid Design and Operation3
Fundamentals of Heat Transfer3
Elective Courses (9)
Select nine credit hours from the following courses: 19
Building Electrical/Lighting3
Lighting Systems Design3
Building Science3
BIM Applications for Bldg Perf3
Building Enclosure Design3
Energy Conservation Dsgn:Bldgs3
Applied Bldg Energy Modeling3
Measurement & Instrumentation3
Net Zero Energy Home Dsgn I3
Net Zero Energy Home Dsgn II3
Renwble Engry Technologies3
Power Electronics4
Hybrid Electric Vehicle Drives4
Cmpt Aided Dsgn Elec Machines3
Advanced Power Electronics3
Adjustable Speed Drives3
Power Market Operations3
Power Mkt Ecnmcs Security3
Deregulated Power Systems3
Power Syst Tran Management3
Cntrl Oprtn Elect Power Systs3
Elements of Sustainable Energy3
Elements of Smart Grid3
Microgrid Design and Operation3
Special Problems1-3
Direct Energy Conversion3
Design of Thermal Systems3
Adv Automotive Powertrains3
Fundamentals Power Generation3
Fundamentals of Heat Transfer3
Total Credit Hours30