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 MSES is to create a high-level signature, interdisciplinary graduate program for the engineer or technical business major, who is pursuing (or would like to pursue) 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. Practicing professionals with experience at this interface who have successfully implemented energy systems or devices and policies are actively involved in the program as faculty and invited speakers. Through a flexible curriculum and interaction with practitioners, our students are prepared to effectively integrate energy system development over a broad spectrum of technologies with specific financial requirements to successfully implement them and compete in the global energy market.

Students may choose to study the Master of Science in Energy Systems in an online format, or in a hybrid format (online with periodic face-to-face regional campus meetings) at our Seattle (WA), Charlotte (NC), and Silicon Valley (CA) regional campuses. 

Benefits of online and hybrid studies

Pursuing some or all of your graduate studies online allows you to build your credentials and enhance your knowledge, while a flexible schedule minimizes the disruption on your professional and personal life.

Similarities to “onground” (campus-based) programs

  • Variety of course offerings: online programs offer all required courses, as well as the most frequently chosen electives.  This ensures you have access to the courses you need and want most. 
  • Extensive resources: all students have access to the university library’s online collections.   
  • Connection to faculty and students: led by instructors trained in online instruction, our virtual classes are designed to create a community of peers that learn, discuss, and support each other – both in class and beyond. 

Differences from onground programming

  • Innovative format: virtual classrooms allow for new ways to deliver knowledge while also helping you further hone your electronic communication skills – a must in today’s world. 
  • Increased flexibility: with online studies, you can study on your own schedule, accompanied by clear guidance from your instructor.

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