Master of Science (MS) in Energy Systems

Energy consumption, conservation, conversion and creation continues to be a critical concern. As a result, there is demand in the marketplace for professionals with expertise in these areas. The MS in Energy Systems is focused on preparing students to be leaders in the diverse set of energy fields.

The program offers three distinct tracks:

  • Thermal Energy
  • Alternative Energy
  • Electric Energy

Admission Requirements
Prospective students must hold a Bachelor of Science (BS) in engineering or physics. Additional coursework may be required for students who lack adequate preparation.

Career opportunities
Graduate study in Energy Systems prepares students for many diverse high-tech careers in industry, government, or academia. Possible areas of employment are energy efficiency engineering, industrial energy engineering, project engineering director, resource efficiency engineering, and test and balance engineering. Upon graduation, Energy Systems graduates move into the top corporations and industries in the world, such as Amphenol, Boeing, Carrier Corporation, Estee Lauder, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Fulton Companies, GE Global Research, Pratt & Whitney, Siemens, and many others.

Degree Requirements
The MS in Energy Systems requires a minimum of 30 credit hours (10 courses) at the graduate level, no more than 12 (4 courses) of which can be at the 500 level. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 must be achieved to graduate.

The course of study includes:

  • Required core courses (12 Credits):
  • Energy track courses (9 Credits) from one of the following three tracks: Thermal Energy, Alternative Energy, or Electric Energy
  • Program customization courses (9 Credits)
    • Two courses (6 credits) from any of the above tracks, plus one course (3 credits) from business/management, social sciences, or a technical elective.

The program is designed to be completed in two years or less (full-time study.)

For more information, please review this guide, and visit the Syracuse University Course Catalog, and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering webpage.


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