Renewable and Clean Energy, MSRCE

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Engineering and Computer Science, College of » Mechanical and Materials Engineering
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Degree Type: 
Master of Science in Renewable and Clean Energy Engineering

Program Description:

The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering offers a program of graduate study leading to a Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree with a major in Renewable and Clean Energy. The Renewable and Clean Energy program includes courses on many types of alternative energy systems, in addition to courses on fundamental concepts related to energy. Included in this program are courses on fuel cells, solar energy, wind power, hydrogen fuel, energy conversion, energy materials, energy efficiency, thermodynamics, etc. The intent of this program is to train the next generation of renewable and clean energy engineers and to develop research in the area of renewable and clean energies.

Admissions Requirements:

To be considered for admission to the M.S.E. - Renewable and Clean Energy Program, students must first satisfy the basic requirements of the School of Graduate Studies. This includes having a bachelor's degree in engineering or a related area with an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) or an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 with an average of 3.0 or better for the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) earned toward the undergraduate degree. International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 79(IBT)/ 213(CBT)/ 550(PBT). In addition, the program requires students from non-ABET accredited undergraduate programs to submit general GRE test scores. Program admission decisions are based on complete application information including overall academic performance and standardized tests scores where applicable.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the basic principles of energy and energy conversion.
  • Demonstrate engineering competency in three renewable and clean energy areas.
  • Demonstrate competency in undertaking an in‐depth research, design, analysis or experimental investigation of some engineering problem involving energy.
  • Demonstrate their ability to communicate engineering ideas and techniques.
  • Demonstrate a mathematical competency above that of an undergraduate engineering student.

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