Energy Systems, MSENES-Academic Link Program
Hameed Metghalchi, Sc.D.
Professor and Program Director
Editor-in-Chief, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Energy Resources Technology
319 Snell Engineering
Designing and implementing optimal methods to produce and utilize energy is one of the most pressing global issues today. Finding ways to implement these solutions that are sustainable and marketable is key. The energy systems Academic Link (AL) program is meant to provide students of non–STEM disciplines (such as English, sociology, business, etc.) with the foundation skills necessary to gain the skills needed to create and implement energy solutions. Students will begin the program by taking two core courses that cover topics across thermal sciences and math along with the general energy systems curriculum.
The Academic Link core courses will provide students with an introduction to the fundamentals that are necessary to be successful in the energy system program. Academic Link courses are integrated with our multidisciplinary energy system curriculum that integrates engineering, business, and policy. Our curriculum is flexibly designed with a set of core courses in engineering and finance complemented by a range of electives across five different academic colleges. Our core and elective courses are designed to help to prepare students to lead the efforts to implement energy systems solutions that have a long-term positive effect on businesses and communities.
Graduate Certificate Options
Students enrolled in a master's degree have the opportunity to also pursue one of the many engineering graduate certificate options in addition to or in combination with the MS degree. Students should consult their faculty advisor regarding these options.
A minimum of 40 semester hours must be earned toward completion of the MSES-AL degree. A minimum grade-point average of 3.000 is required over all courses applied toward the degree.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
|ENSY 5050||Fundamentals of Thermal Science 1||4|
|ENSY 5060||Fundamentals of Thermal Science 2||4|
|EMGT 6225||Economic Decision Making||4|
|ENSY 5000||Fundamentals of Energy System Integration||4|
|ME 6200||Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Engineers 1||4|
|FINA 6309||Foundations of Accounting and Finance||4|
Restricted Electives List
|Complete a minimum of 8 semester hours from the following:|
|ENSY 5200||Energy Storage Systems||4|
|ENSY 5300||Electrochemical Energy Storage||4|
|ENSY 5400||Power Plant Design and Analysis||4|
|ENSY 5500||Smart Grid||4|
|ENSY 5585||Wind Energy Systems||4|
|ME 5685||Solar Thermal Engineering||4|
Other Electives List
|An additional 8 semester hours can either be taken from the list above or from the list below or by approval of the program director:|
|CHEM 5651||Materials Chemistry of Renewable Energy||3|
|EECE 5680||Electric Drives||4|
|EECE 5682||Power Systems Analysis 1||4|
|EECE 5684||Power Electronics||4|
|EECE 5686||Electrical Machines||4|
|EMGT 5220||Engineering Project Management||4|
|ENGR 5670||Sustainable Energy: Materials, Conversion, Storage, and Usage||4|
|ENSY 7374||Special Topics in Energy Systems||4|
|ENSY 7440||Energy Systems Engineering Leadership Challenge Project 1||4|
|ENSY 7442||Energy Systems Engineering Leadership Challenge Project 2||4|
|ENSY 7945||Master’s Project||4|
|ENSY 7978||Independent Study||1-4|
|ME 5690||Gas Turbine Combustion||4|
|ME 7270||General Thermodynamics||4|
|ME 7300||Combustion and Air Pollution||4|
|ME 7305||Fundamentals of Combustion||4|
|SBSY 5200||Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings||4|
All required courses and many electives are offered as online courses.
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
40 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required