Master of Engineering in Energy Systems

Learn the skills to become a leader
in the emerging field of Energy Systems.


Engineers in demand by industry today possess a broad mix of math and science tools coupled with professional skills in communication, teamwork, and a “big picture” understanding of project management.  Private firms, public agencies, and laboratories working toward modern energy solutions deal with multiple aspects of energy systems that require firm understanding of these concepts, as well as an ability to communicate with colleagues working across traditional disciplinary lines.  This degree is housed in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering under the academic supervision of the Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE) Council.

The Master of Engineering in Engineering with concentration in Energy Systems degree from Illinois provides a broad interdisciplinary education in energy systems for a variety of professional career-track students.

Program Highlights

  • Earn a Professional Master’s Degree (non-thesis) in 1 year or 3 semesters.
  • 32 credit hour program – see degree requirements for more information.
  • Choose your own path and areas of specialization from a wide array of courses.
  • Gain valuable experience with an internship or energy systems design project.
  • Prepare for leadership in your career by applying breadth and depth of knowledge in this area.