Energy Systems Engineering

Degree Programs

  • Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering
  • Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS)
    • B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering
    • M. Eng. in Energy Systems Engineering

Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering

The Master of Engineering (M. Eng.) in Energy Systems Engineering (ESE) degree program is designed for students who are ready to accept the grand challenge of energy in all its diverse forms and applications. It provides critical engineering skills in interlocking energy disciplines. ESE is a multidisciplinary specialization that includes science, engineering, and the development of policies that promote sustainable systems. Students select from a wide array of courses to create an individual plan of study with a concentration in one of three areas: Energy Generation, Distribution and Usage; Transportation Power; or Sustainable Chemical Conversion. The program also covers basic management issues and enables students to develop their ability to lead project teams. There is a significant and industrially relevant capstone project supervised by faculty, including industry or government participation. ESE graduates possess strengths in their engineering discipline, breadth in relevant engineering and science and understanding of the critical role of the environment in energy systems, including economic factors. The degree is available for on-campus and online study. For more information, please visit the ISD ESE website at: isd.engin.umich.edu/ESE.

Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study

  • B.S.E. Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering

  • M. Eng. in Energy Systems Engineering

This Sequential Undergraduate/Graduate Study (SUGS) program leads to a Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering. University of Michigan students who are pursuing a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering and who meet all the SUGS requirements may apply to the Energy Systems Engineering program to pursue the SUGS program, which allows them to complete their B.S.E. and M. Eng. in five years total.

For more information, please visit the  ISD SUGS webpage.

Online Learning

The Master of Engineering in Energy Systems Engineering program can be earned entirely online by qualified students from around the world. ISD has built upon the University of Michigan’s experience in offering “distance learning” courses over several decades. Courses in ISD programs are reengineered as Online-By-Design (OBD) where instructors and support staff deliver learning materials that purposefully take advantage of online tools to enrich the learning experience of students independent of their on-campus or remote location.

The online degree is a great option for engineers who are currently working full-time.  It is just as rigorous and current as the on-campus version; all online classes have a corresponding on-campus section, so students get the same content, same lectures, and equivalent projects.  The degree is identical in that the diploma is the same whether a student earned the degree online or on campus.

To learn more about online learning with ISD, please visit ISD’s Online Graduate Programs page.