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The UMass Lowell graduate program in Energy Engineering offers professional training at the master's degree level designed to prepare the student to perform state-of-the-art work on energy systems. There are two options:
The programs are designed to achieve a balance between hands-on experience and theory. Energy engineering draws students from all branches of engineering, mathematics, physics and chemistry.
There are three pathways to earning an MS degree in Energy Engineering:
A student's thesis must be defended in an oral examination conducted by the student's thesis committee.
Students may choose to specialize in any area of interest in the college related to the energy field. Each student must take a series of core courses appropriate for the area of specialization. The exact makeup of the core curriculum will be guided and approved by the Graduate Committee of the Energy Engineering program. All students working toward the Master of Science Degree in Energy Engineering must take the following core courses:
Nuclear Option Required core courses:
Renewable (Solar) Option Required core courses
Three "core" courses from this list:
During their last or next to last semester:
For all students, the remainder of the course requirements are to be made up of elective courses which should be approved by the appropriate graduate coordinator.
Courses that are typically taken as elective courses include, but are not restricted to: