College of Engineering Office of Graduate Studies

Masters of Science in Energy Engineering (MSEE)

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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, 3 credit hour 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 Energy 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:

Sample course offerings for MS in Energy Engineering program

Engineering Core (required) Fall Spring Summer
MIME 5980 Energy Sources, Economics and Applications X    
 
(1 of 2 required) Fall Spring Summer
CIVE 5690 Sustainability Engineering X    
MIME 5280 Sustainability Analysis and Design     X
 
Business Core (1 of 3 required) Fall Spring Summer
LAWM 5000 Law and the Legal System   X  
MGMT 6100 Leading through Ethical Decision Making   X  
BLAW 6100 Business, Government and Society   X  
 
Elective Core Fall spring summer
EECS 5240 Power System Operation (required for oprion 1)      
GNEN 5500 Applications of Engineering Analysis X    
GNEN 5700 Applied Probability and Statistics in Engineering X X  
MIME 6720 Design of Experiments X    
GNEN 6980 Env. Eff. of Buildings   X  
MIME 6980 Nanotechnology X    
MIME 6980 Operations Research I     X
MIME 6980 Operations Research II X    
MIME 6980 Decision Analysis     X
EECS 5240 Power System Operation   X  
EECS 5260 Control Systems Design X    
EECS 5460 Power Systems Analysis   X  
EECS 5480 Electronic Energy Processing I X    
EECS 5490 Electronic Energy Processing I   X  
GNEN 6920 Special Projects (work related project - 6 credits) X X X

ENGINEERING CORE 

 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 

Consists of a choice of 3 courses designed to acquaint engineers, scientists and/or technologists with financial, managerial and social issues that can help professionals succeed in today’s marketplace.

ELECTIVE COURSE WORK AND PROJECT

Students may meet 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 online via distance learning. 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 hour project may be accomplished in coordination with the student’s employer utilizing skills learned in this program. Students should consult their advisor regarding this option.  

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 an accredited academic institution 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 the following: 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 PROCESS

Admissions are made on an individual basis and take into account the applicant’s previous educational record and professional experience.

  • Completed and signed online application form
  • Transcript from each institution attended showing degree obtained (exception: UT graduates). Domestic students whose undergraduate GPA is below 2.7 will need to provide GRE scores. Information on the GRE is available at gre.org 
  • Two letters of professional recommendation. CLICK HERE FOR FORM
  • Professional Resume
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent cardholders: $45 non-refundable application fee
  • All others: $75 non-refundable application fee

FOR GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION, EMAIL: energyengineering@eng.utoledo.edu

OR CONTACT:                              

Andrea Joldrichsen 

Associate Director of Graduate Programs 
Office of Graduate Studies and Research 
College of Engineering, MS 310
The University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St. 
Toledo, OH 43606-3390 
419-530-8268 
andrea.joldrichsen@utoledo.edu 
 

For Academic Inquiries, Contact:

Dr. Ted Evans

Professor, EET Program Director 
Part-time Master of Engineering (PTMSE), Graduate Director
419-530-3349
william.evans@utoledo.edu

 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 5/23/18