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Full time Part time BS to MS Duration: 2 years
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.
All students working toward the Master of Science Degree in Energy Engineering must take the following core courses:
Three out of the following five core courses:
For all students in both the Renewable and Nuclear option, the remainder of the course requirements are to be made up of elective courses which should be approved by the appropriate graduate coordinator.
For more information on the MSE curriculum including course listings and degree pathways, visit the Graduate Catalog.
UMass Lowell Bachelor's to Master's Applicants
UMass Lowell undergraduate students with a 3.0 GPA or better may be eligible for the accelerated Bachelor's to Master's Program, in which students have the opportunity to save time and money by earning a bachelor's and a master's degree in a little as five years.
Visit Graduate Admissions for more information.
*These estimated graduate charges are for the 2019-2020 academic year. These prices are subject to change by vote of the UMass Board of Trustees.
For more information on tuition and financing, visit Costs & Aid for Graduate Programs.
Renewable energy engineers are leading the way to a cleaner, safer future across the globe. From designing small off-grid, solar-powered agricultural water pumps in Peru to improving the reliability of towering wind turbines off the coast of Rhode Island, our students and graduates are making a positive impact on our society and our environment.
In recent years, more power has come on-line in the US from renewable power plants than from any other source, and that trend is likely to continue for decades to come as more and more states require utilities to add renewables to their portfolios. This boom has led to an incredible growth in the number of solar jobs in the US -- up 168% since 20101. Hence, the job prospects for our graduates here in the US are outstanding. Likewise, developing nations in Asia, Africa, South and Central America are turning to renewables to power their growing economies. Our students are very successful at finding work in the solar industry, in both summer co-ops and post-degree full time positions.