Engineering Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Engineering - Energy Engineering (Part-time, FULLY Online)


Our program is nationally ranked in 2023 US News Best Online Engineering Master's Programs Ranking.

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.  Mr. Gary Leidich, in the seminar below, provides broad level context for energy use and policy.

Gary Leidich"Energy Management, Utilities And Public Policy - What Professionals Need To Know"

Mr. Gary Leidich, an industry expert and retired president of FirstEnergy Generation, addresses energy use and policy from a management perspective, and demonstrates its relevance across disciplines. The seminar, presented at the UToledo College of Engineering Nitschke Auditorium, 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. Mr. Leidich teaches in the energy engineering program.



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

Courses can be taken completely online or as a combination of online and on-campus offerings. The Master of Science in Engineering with a Concentration in Energy Engineering is a 30 credit hour (cr hr) program. You can elect to complete the degree with a work-related project capstone or additional coursework from any of the three categories.

Coursework Option: 30 cr hr of approved graduate-level course work (10, 3 cr hr courses)
Project Option: 24 cr hr of approved graduate-level course work (8 courses) and a 6 cr hr practice-oriented project in consultation with your adviser, for a total of 30 cr hr.

Energy Engineering Core (12 cr. hr.)

Consists of at least 4 courses that cover a broad range of energy issues and technologies. 

Business/Law Core (3-12 Cr. HR.)

Consists of a minimum of 1 course designed to acquaint engineers, scientists and/or technologists with financial, managerial, and legal/social issues that can help you succeed in today’s marketplace.

Elective Coursework (6-15 Cr. Hr.)

Consists of a minimum of 2 engineering electives. The variety of electives offered allows you to customize the degree to fit your needs. You may take courses from the electives list or from the energy engineering core. If you are following the coursework only option, you may take up to 6 cr hr of approved independent study toward the 30 cr hr requirement. Students often complete the degree requirements in five semesters or less, depending on academic backgrounds, work demands, and work/life balance.

Work-related Project (6 cr. HR.)

In lieu of 6-credit-hour of electives coursework you may elect to complete a 6-credit-hour work-related project. The project will be identified and developed in coordination with your employer utilizing skills learned in this program. If you opt for the work-related project, you will work with a faculty project advisor from the College of Engineering. The advisor can be selected by you, or the program director can help you to identify a faculty advisor. The work-related project should culminate in a deliverable, analytical formulation, simulation, or similar outcome. The final written project document should follow the Online Template for Projects and contain a bibliography that uses a standard citation format.


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PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS for the M.S. In Energy Engineering Program

ENERGY Engineering Core COURSES (Mimimum of 4 required) 

Course descriptions can be found in the University Catalog.

  • GNEN 6200 Environmental Efficiency for Buildings (see note 1)
  • GNEN 6300 Energy Management for Facilities (see note 2)
  • EECS 5240 Power Systems Operation - QM Certified Course (2020)
  • EECS 5460 Power Systems Management - QM Certified Course (2020)
  • EECS 5480 Power Electronics I - QM Certified Course (2020)
  • MIME 5410 Alternative Energy
  • MIME 5820 Sustainability Analysis and Design
  • MIME/GNEN 5980 Special Topics (with approval of the program director)

Business Core COURSES (Minimum of 1 Required)

  • ACCT 5000 Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 5100 Data Analytics in Accounting
  • BLAW 6100 Business, Government and Society
  • BUAD 6300 Strategic Marketing and Analysis
  • BUAD 6600 Supply Chain Management
  • BUAD 6800 Information Technology and E-Business
  • EFSB 6590 New Venture Creation
  • FINA 5210 Economics for Business Decisions
  • OSCM 5520 Analysis of Manufacturing and Service Systems

ENGINEERING Electives (Minimum of 2 required)

  • CIVE 5690 Sustainability Engineering - QM Certified Course (2018, see note 3)
  • GNEN 5500 Applications of Engineering Analysis - QM Certified Course (2019)
  • GNEN 5700 Applied Probability and Statistics in Engineering
  • GNEN 6700 Management of Projects and Technological Innovation - QM Certified Course (2023) 
  • EECS 5260 Control Systems Design
  • MIME 5080 Operations Research I
  • GNEN 5980/MIME 6980 Special Topics

Work Related Project Option (6 cr. Hr.)

  • GNEN 6920 Special Projects in Engineering


  1. GNEN 6200 is preparation for the LEED Green Associate exam through the US Green Building Council (USGBC). 
  2. GNEN 6300 follows a national program of preparedness to take the Association of Energy Engineers Certified Energy Managers exam (AEE CEM Certification). University of Toledo is an approved training partner.       
  3. CIVE 5690 was certified as CIVE 4690.                               


To be admitted you must have Bachelor’s degree in engineering science or engineering technology and be employed in an engineering-related industry while enrolled in the program. 

If you have not earned one of the above degrees, the following courses are prerequisites: 

  • Calculus (2 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

Current Undergraduate Students

If you are a currently enrolled UToledo undergraduate student in engineering or engineering technology, you may apply for the early admissions B.S./M.S. program and take up to 9 credit hours of graduate course work that can be applied towards the M.S. degree while completing the B.S. degree. Consult with your academic advisor to determine your eligibility for the B.S./M.S. program.


Admissions are made individually and consider your previous educational record and professional experience and capacity of the program. Applications accepted at any time; there is no application deadline. The application packet consists of:

  • 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
  • International applicants are required to meet English language proficiency requirements established by the College of Graduate Studies.
  • International applicants with non-US degree and applicants with US GPA below a 2.7 are required to submit GRE scores.
  • U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent cardholders: $45 non-refundable application fee
  • International students: $75 non-refundable application fee


For information on graduate-level tuition and fees, visit the Office of the Treasurer.

Out-of-state residents who are admitted to one of UT’s fully online programs and enroll in only online classes may qualify for in-state tuition. For more information, go to the Online Degree Programs website.

 For more information, please submit an inquiry or contact the Program Director:

Carmen Cioc, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Engineering Technology Department
Office: North Engineering 1621, Mail Stop 402
Phone:  (419) 530-3017

Last Updated: 12/4/23