The Master of Science in Energy Systems is an interdisciplinary program with a focus on the effective implementation of energy systems analysis and the integration of energy systems engineering technology with financial planning.
The Master of Science degree program in energy systems integrates the technology side of energy systems development with the financial planning needed to effectively implement them. The goal of the MSENES is to create a high-level signature, interdisciplinary graduate program for the engineer or technical business major who is pursuing an industrial or public-planning-based career.
The program curriculum is firmly rooted in energy technology and includes exposure to the interface with business and financial decision processes. Students are exposed to business educators and practicing professionals and have the opportunity to participate in a six-month co-op experience. Practicing professionals with experience at this interface who have successfully implemented energy systems or devices and policies are actively involved in the program as adjunct professors and invited speakers. The curriculum is flexibly designed with a set of six core courses in engineering knowledge and finance and four electives that can be taken from any department within the College of Engineering.
Through this curriculum and interaction with practitioners, the students should be prepared to effectively integrate energy system development over a broad spectrum of technologies with the financial requirements to successfully implement them and to compete in the global energy market.
- The Master of Science in Energy Systems can be combined with the Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate
- Qualified students may participate in a co-op experience
- Paid co-op positions can off-set the cost of tuition for many students
- Effectively integrate energy system development over a broad spectrum of technologies
- Formulate financial requirements for successful systems implementation
- Apply fundamental principles in the global energy market
- Analyze problems faced in energy generation and transmission
- Propose clean-energy considerations and challenges
- Examine renewable options for consideration in a systems solution
Gregory Kowalski, Associate Professor
Kevin J., Program Graduate
Admissions DatesFall Semester Entry:
Deadline for Assistantship Consideration for Domestic and International Applicants: January 15
Deadline for International Applicants: April 15
Deadline for Domestic Applicants: August 1
Deadline for Regional Campus Applicants: August 15Spring Semester Entry:
Deadline for International Applicants: September 15
Deadline for Domestic Applicants: December 15
Deadline for Regional Campus Applicants: December 15
- Completed online application form
- $75 application fee
- Two letters of recommendation
- Transcripts from all institutions attended
- Official GRE scores
- Statement of Purpose
- TOEFL or IELTS for international applicants
- An undergraduate degree in engineering is preferred. Quantitative business or finance majors are acceptable if candidates also have some background in computer science and calculus.
Choose one from the following:
Complete 16 semester hours from the following:
A maximum of 5 semester hours may be taken from the following list toward the elective requirement:
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The College of Engineering Graduate Cooperative Education Program (co-op) is one option for experiential learning and is available on a competitive basis to selected students. Cooperative Education at the graduate level is not just a way for students to gain real world experience, but is a way to challenge, network, expand and fine-tune their knowledge within their respective industry. The goals of cooperative education are to:
- Apply knowledge and skills in new, authentic contexts.
- Develop new knowledge and skills.
- Integrate and use the deepened knowledge and skills in your academic programs.
- Reflect on and articulate how you used your knowledge and skills, how you gained new knowledge and skills, and how “theory and practice” work together.
The Graduate School of Engineering placed over 200 students with some of the most sought after technical skills in positions nationally during the 2015 academic year. We have a team that prepares students for cooperative education experience through resume building, developing interview skills and guiding professional development.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 230,000 alumni and 3,000 employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Engineering alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.
Where They Work
- GE Aviation
- CDM Smith
- Bose Corporation
What They Do
- Business Development
- Program and Project Management
What They're Skilled At
- Project Management
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