The principal objective of the Master of Engineering Program is to prepare individuals for professional practice in a broad range of areas by enhancing the skill sets developed in an undergraduate engineering program. For the master’s degree in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering (EECE), students can choose a pathway of specialization in specific topical areas. Other goals of the professional master’s degree are to provide training in leadership skills and teamwork and experience with field and international issues.
This is a coursework based Masters Program requiring 30 credits. A full-time student could complete the degree program in 12 months. Part-time students will require a longer duration. The curriculum is geared to enhance skill sets for practice in industry. Courses required for this program will provide a broader background in project management, business, leadership and entrepreneurship. Students can choose a set of electives to obtain certificates in specialized tracks.
The entrance requirement is a bachelor’s degree in engineering, physical sciences, or life sciences. The program is designed to be completed in one year, but it can be completed over a longer time period on a part-time basis.
The degree requires 30 units of coursework and includes courses from outside of engineering that are relevant to professional engineering practice. These include courses in management, economics and policy.
Up to 6 units of credit can be received for a practicum completed over the summer term.
Pathways are available in Advanced Energy Technologies; Environmental Engineering Science; Technology for Environmental Health & International Development; Energy & Environmental Nanotechnology; and Energy and Environmental Management.
6 core courses selected from a menu of options; and 4 elective courses (can be used to complete a pathway that will result in a certificate).
The list of courses below is dynamic, and will change from time to time. Students have the flexibility of choosing other classes with the permission of their academic advisor. Please check the latest listing.
Elective Courses (total of 6)
Courses must be 400-level of higher and are selected with the approval of the academic advisor. Although some courses appear as both electives and core courses, any single course can only count toward one of the required course groups (i.e., no double counting of courses).
Students can sign up for up to 6 units of independent study (EECE 500) with a professor. The independent study could be in the form of a practicum or a special project. Approval by the Advisor is necessary for independent study credits.
Pathways that are comprised of specific elective courses can be completed to result in a certificate of specialization. Certificates can be obtained in the following pathways.
- Advanced Energy Technologies
- Environmental Engineering Science
- Technology for Environmental Health & International Development
- Energy and Environmental Nanotechnology
- Energy and Environmental Management
In addition to classes, students will have monthly meetings with personnel from industry and are advised to attend EECE Seminars held on Fridays at 11 am.