College of Engineering Office of Graduate Studies

Part-Time Master of Science in Energy Engineering (PT-MSE-Energy)

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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.


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-credit hours of approved graduate-level course work (10, 3-credit-hour courses)
  • Project Option: 24-credit hours of approved graduate-level course work (8 courses) and a six-credit hour, practice-oriented project in consultation with their adviser, for a total of 30-credit hours.

 Additionally, the Master of Science in Energy Engineering program has three (3) 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)
MIME 5980 Energy Sources, Economics and Applications
(1 of 2 required)
CIVE 5690 Sustainability Engineering
MIME 5280 Sustainability Analysis and Design
Business Core (1 of 3 required)
LAWM 5000 Law and the Legal System
MGMT 6100 Leading through Ethical Decision Making
BLAW 6100 Business, Government and Society
Elective Core
GNEN 5500 Applications of Engineering Analysis
GNEN 5700 Applied Probability and Statistics in Engineering
MIME 6720 Design of Experiments
GNEN 6980 Env. Eff. of Buildings
MIME 6980 Nanotechnology
MIME 5080 Operations Research I
MIME 6980 Operations Research II
MIME 6980 Decision Analysis
EECS 5240 Power System Operation
EECS 5260 Control Systems Design
EECS 5460 Power System Management
EECS 5480 Power Electronics I
EECS 5490 Power Electronics II
Work Related Project (option)
GNEN 6920 Special Projects


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. 


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.


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 adviser. 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-credit 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 6-credit-hour project may be accomplished in coordination with the student’s employer utilizing skills learned in this program.

The work-related project should culminate in a deliverable, analytical formulation, simulation, or similar outcome. The student should work with an academic adviser from the College of Engineering. The adviser can be selected by the student, or the student can request assistance from the directors of the program to find an adviser.

Employer counsel or participation in the project is recommended. At the conclusion of the project, a written document should be prepared, with a page limit to be determined by the adviser and student. The document should contain a bibliography that uses a standard citation format agreed upon by the adviser and student. The document will be written using the available Online Template for Projects. Students should consult their adviser regarding this option.


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 website.


Students entering the program will be required to have the following:

  • Calculus, through ordinary differential equations (3 semesters)
  • Physics (2 semesters)
  • Chemistry and/or Engineering materials (1 semester)
  • Three courses (1 semester each) from the following: statics, dynamics, electronics, circuits, fluid mechanics, 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 9-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.


Admissions are made on an individual basis and take into account the applicant’s previous educational record and professional experience. Applications accepted at any time. There is no application deadline.

  • Completed and signed Online Application Form
  • Transcripts 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 on GRE website
  • Three Letters of Professional Recommendation
  • Professional Resume
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent cardholders: $45 non-refundable application fee
  • International students: $75 non-refundable application fee


The energy field, subject to ever-increasing challenges, is vital to all aspects of society and necessary for assuring a sustainable quality of life for our nation and across the globe.  



This seminar featured industry expert and retired president of FirstEnergy Generation, Gary Leidich. Mr. Leidich addressed energy use and policy from a management perspective, and demonstrated its relevance across disciplines.  Leidich, presented “Energy Management, Utilities and Public Policy – What Professionals Need to Know” at The University of Toledo College of Engineering Nitschke Auditorium.  This seminar was directed toward professionals at companies that generate and distribute energy, as well as anyone seeking to manage energy portfolios in a variety of businesses and industries.


View a PDF of Mr. Leidich's presentation HERE

View the YouTube video of this seminar HERE

For more information, please contact the Program Director:

Raghav Khanna, PhD
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
Office: Nitschke Hall 2056, Mail Stop 308
Phone: (419) 530-8183

Last Updated: 7/3/19