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Energy Systems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #184 (WUR) , MA,
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.

About

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.

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:

  • Engineering Leadership
  • Scientific Foundations of Engineering
  • Engineering Leadership Challenge Project
  • Value Creation through Financial Decision Making
  • Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making
  • Economic Decision Making
  • Fundamentals of Energy System Integration

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

      1.5 to 2 Years

    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores, however, has not provided a recommended or minimum required score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

  • Completed online application form
  • $75 application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Official GRE scores
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    33466.666666667 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
  • National Applies to you

    33466.666666667 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50200 USD for the full programme and a duration of 18 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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