Engineering 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 M.S. 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

Engineering Core

Consists of 2 or 3 courses that prepare you to use engineering analysis methods 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 2 or 3 courses designed to acquaint engineers, scientists and/or technologists with financial, managerial and legal/social issues that can help engineers succeed in today’s marketplace.

Elective Coursework

Consists of 2-6 elective courses from energy engineering. 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.

Work-related Project (6 credit hours)

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 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. 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.

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

Currently enrolled University of Toledo undergraduates 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 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.  

Energy Management, Utilities and Public Policy - What Professionals Need to Know by Gary Leidich

Gary LeidichThis 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 pDF of SeminarView Video of seminar 


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: 10/15/20