12 months
1546 USD/credit 46380 USD/year
1546 USD/credit 46380 USD/year
870 USD/credit 26100 USD/year
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The Energy Systems Engineering program of University of Michigan - Dearborn  has been designed to address the educational need for graduate students interested in energy engineering. 

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Significant growth and investment are expected to occur in energy industries in the State of Michigan, and elsewhere in the next several decades. Both small and large energy-related companies are starting up in the State and many of them are located in the metro-Detroit area. The automotive companies are also accelerating research and development in new power generation and propulsion technologies for future vehicles, such as electric batteries and fuel cells. As a result, there is a need for engineers with specialized knowledge in the alternative and renewable energy production, utilization and distribution. 

The Energy Systems Engineering program of University of Michigan - Dearborn   is a 30 credit hour interdisciplinary master's program, designed to provide systems-based knowledge in energy engineering through four core courses and in-depth knowledge in automotive energy and distributed energy systems through six elective courses. The core courses deal with sustainable energy sources, energy generation and storage, energy and environmental policies, and risk-benefit analysis. The elective courses can be selected from a range of courses offered in mechanical, electrical and manufacturing aspects of energy engineering. The elective courses cover a variety of topics, such as hybrid and electric vehicles, alternative energy systems for vehicles, emissions, power electronics, power distribution, design and manufacturing for the environment, etc.

Learning Goals

Program Goals:

To provide students with systems-oriented graduate-level knowledge in the fields of energy systems engineering.

Learning Outcomes:

The MSE (EE), MSE (CE), and MSE (ESE) programs are designed so that graduates will have:

  • a strong foundation the theoretical principles and techniques from science, engineering, and mathematics needed for advanced engineering design and development. (Tag: Theory)
  • an ability to use modern engineering software, processes, devices, and diagnostic tools for advanced engineering design and development. (Tag: Tools)

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sustainable Energy Systems
  • Energy Conversion / Energy Storage
  • Powertrains 
  • Design and Manufacturing for Environment
  • Internal Combustion Engines  
  • Electrical Aspects for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The candidate for the Master's of Science in Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering must meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at this campus or the equivalent of these requirements. 

  • Undergraduate degrees must be from an accredited program, and for regular admission must be with an average of B (3 points on a 4 point scale) or better. An applicant with a lower GPA may be considered for admission consistent with program guidelines. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1546 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1546 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    26100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 870 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Dearborn

1000 - 1500 USD /month
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