College of Engineering Graduate Studies

M.S. in Energy Engineering

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The energy field is subject to ever-increasing challenges, is vital to all aspects of society and is necessary for assuring a sustainable quality of life for our nation and the world.  Graduates of the Master of Science in Engineering with a Concentration in Energy Engineering develop expertise in many complementary areas such as public policy, energy management, energy economics and finance, and energy consulting.  This highly customizable program is not just for engineering graduates with technical portfolios. With flexibility and options for coursework in law, business and finance, the concentration in energy engineering is ideal for professionals at companies that generate and distribute energy, as well as anyone seeking to manage energy portfolios in a variety of businesses and industries.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

The Master of Science in Engineering program with a Concentration in Energy Engineering is comprised of 30 credit hours, with 2 optional tracks:

  •  Coursework Option: 30 hours of approved graduate-level course work (10 courses)
  •  Project Option: 24 hours of approved graduate-level course work (8 courses) and a six-hour, practice-oriented project in consultation with their advisor, for a total of 30 credit hours

 Additionally, the Master of Science in engineering program has three options for specialization:

  • Option 1 Power generation and distribution
  • Option 2 Energy utilization and management
  • Option 3 Advanced energy systems 

Students are expected to complete the following requirements:

1)MIME 5980 Energy Sources, Applications and Economics  (3 credit hours)

 2) At least one of these law/business/management courses:

LAWM 5000 Law and the Legal System (3 credit hours)

BLAW 6100 Business, Government and Society (3 credit hours)

MGMT 6100 Leading Through Ethical Decision Making (3 credit hours)

 3) At least one of the following two engineering courses:

CVLE 5690 Sustainability Engineering (3 credit hours)

MIME 5820 Sustainability Analysis and Design (3 credit hours)

4) Students in Option 1 must take the following engineering course:

EECS 5240 Power Systems Operation (3 credit hours)

ENGINEERING CORE COURSE WORK

 Consists of courses intended to prepare students to use methods of engineering analysis to solve practical problems in industry. The variety of electives offered allow the student to customize their degree to fit their needs. 

BUSINESS/LAW CORE COURSE WORK

Consists of your choice of 3 courses designed to acquaint engineers scientists and technologist with financial, managerial and social issues that can help engineers succeed in today’s marketplace.

ELECTIVE COURSE WORK AND PROJECT

Students may meet their coursework requirements by completing the required courses listed above, as well as any of the approved elective courses, in consultation with their academic advisor. Elective courses may be taken on campus or via distance learning on the internet. Several graduate offerings from the College of Engineering, the College of Business and Innovation, and the College of Law are available for selection. Students following the coursework only option may take up to 6 hours of approved independent study towards the 30 credit hours requirement. Students will find it possible to complete the degree requirements in five semesters or less, depending on academic backgrounds and course loads.

If students choose the project option, they may complete the course requirements in four semesters by taking two recommended courses per semester and completing the project in one or two semesters. The six-credit (6 hrs.) project for fulfillment of the project option may be accomplished in coordination with the student’s employer utilizing skills learned in this program. Students should consult their advisor regarding this option.

 

EXAMPLE FLOWCHART FOR PROGRAM OF STUDY

SEMESTER

COURSE #1

COURSE #2

FALL – YEAR 1

6 credit hours

MIME 5980 – ENERGY SOURCES

(3 credit hours)

LAWM 5000 - LAW AND THE LEGAL   SYSTEM(3 credit hours) 

OR

MGMT 6100- Leading Through   Ethical Decision Making (3   credit hours)

SPRING – YEAR 1

6 credit hours

ELECTIVE – (3 credit hours)

ELECTIVE – (3 credit hours)

SUMMER – YEAR 1

6 credit hours

MIME 5820 - SUSTAINABILITY   ANALYSIS

(3 credit hours)

ELECTIVE – (3 credit hours)

FALL – YEAR 2

6 credit hours

ELECTIVE *

(3 credit hours)

ELECTIVE – (3 credit hours)

SPRING – YEAR 2

6 credit hours

ELECTIVE – (3 credit hours)

 

 

ELECTIVE – (3 credit hours)

-OR-

SPECIAL PROJECT – INDEPENDENT   STUDY

(6 credit hours)

  

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to the Master of Science in Engineering with a concentration in Energy Engineering program, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in engineering, engineering technology or in a closely related field (e.g., one of the mathematical, physical or biological sciences).  Admissions are made on an individual basis and take into account the applicant’s previous academic record, the intended area of study, and the capacity of the College of Engineering. Applicants should have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.7 in previous undergraduate work from appropriately accredited academic institutions or from an academic institution with high academic standards deemed appropriate and acceptable by the College of Engineering and the College of Graduate Studies. Applicants having a GPA less than 2.7 who otherwise demonstrate potential for graduate study may be admitted to the master’s program on a provisional basis at the discretion of the College. Students with an undergraduate GPA below 2.7 must provide GRE scores. Information on the GRE is available on the GRE Web site: gre.org.

Students entering the program will be required to have at least: calculus, through ordinary differential equations (3 semesters), physics (2 semesters) and chemistry and/or engineering materials (1semester) and any three out of the following six courses: statics, dynamics, electronics, electric circuits, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.

Students lacking one or more of the above courses must take the necessary courses before entering the program. Students can apply for special student status and take up to nine credit hours of graduate classes, which may be applied to their graduate degree program. Students with special status can be admitted as regular graduate students at a later date.

 APPLICATION CONSISTS OF:

• Completed application form

• Transcripts from each institution attended showing degree obtained*. Students whose undergraduate GPA was below 2.7 must register and take the GRE. Information on the GRE is available on the GRE Web site at gre.org

• Two letters of professional recommendation. CLICK HERE FOR FORM

• A $45 application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to University of Toledo. This fee is not refundable.

*Students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from The University of Toledo do not need to submit official transcripts.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, EMAIL: energyengineering@eng.utoledo.edu

OR CONTACT:                              

Diana VanWinkle                                                               

Associate Director of Graduate Programs

Office of Graduate Studies

College of Engineering

The University of Toledo

2801 W. Bancroft, MS 310

Toledo, OH  43606

Diana.VanWinkle@utoledo.edu

419-530-8268

FOR ACADEMIC INQUIRIES, CONTACT:

Dr. Matthew Franchetti

Associate Professor of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Practice-Oriented Master's Degree Graduate Director

Matthew.Franchetti@utoledo.edu

419-530-8051

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 6/9/16