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Energy Systems

Northeastern University

18 months
36000 USD/year
36000 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Energy Systems at Northeastern University 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 in Energy Systems at Northeastern University integrates the technology side of energy systems development with the financial planning needed to effectively implement them. The goal of the program 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.

Program Objectives

  • 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Economic Decision Making
  • Fundamentals of Energy System Integration
  • Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers
  • Financial Management for Engineers
  • Foundations of Accounting and Finance
  • Hydropower
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage
  • Power Plant Design and Analysis
  • Smart Grid
  • Wind Energy Systems
  • Principles, Devices, and Materials for Energy Storage and Energy Harvesting
  • Solar Thermal Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Early Action - domestic/international: January 15

  • International students inside the US: July 1 / November 1
  • Deadline - regional campus: August 15 / December 15


35 alternative credits



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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application form
  • $75 application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • GRE is not required for applicants Fall 2021 and Spring 2021. Starting in Fall 2022, GRE will be required again.
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resumé
  • TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54000 USD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    36000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 54000 USD for the full programme during 18 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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