M.Sc. On Campus

Power Systems and Sustainable Energy

Santa Clara University

12 months
31320 USD/year
31320 USD/year
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A different kind of Power Systems and Sustainable Energy program at Santa Clara University for some of the world's most critical challenges prepares ethical, proficient engineers to lead the way to a sustainable future.


Twenty-first century problems demand holistic thinking to effectively address the social, environmental, and economic impact of emerging energy technologies. We offer a graduate certificate in Renewable Energy and a multi-disciplinary master's degree in Power Systems and Sustainable Energy. 

Both offerings balance deep technical expertise at Santa Clara University with practical application experience, while also promoting understanding of the economics, public policy, and ethics that shape the industry. 

Learning outcomes

A broad and ever-increasing range of courses—power systems, smart grid, energy management, security, and infrastructure, to name a few—are complemented by lectures, workshops, and field trips offered quarterly by our energetic Power Systems and Sustainable Energy. Fuel your passion for energy engineering as you train alongside Silicon Valley professionals to meet the changing demands in energy and fulfill a pressing need in the rapidly growing renewable energy market in our Valley and in the world.


Santa Clara University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Various academic and other programs within the University are also accredited by specific accrediting bodies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Alternative Energy Systems
  • Introduction to the Smart Grid
  • Engineering Business and Economics
  • Energy Public Policy
  • Sustainable Energy and Ethics
  • Power System: Generation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed online Application for Admission to Engineering Graduate Programs
  • One official transcript from each academic institution attended, indicating the degree received and date of conferral.
  • For international institutions, we will receive your official transcripts when WES sends us your completed evaluation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1044 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    31320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1044 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Santa Clara

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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