Professional Development Opportunities
The M.Eng. in Energy Systems program offers a multidisciplinary curriculum to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in the energy field. To round out your education, you are required to fulfill a professional development requirement via a practicum, a project, or coursework. The professional development requirement is aimed at developing the following skill set in the context of energy systems:
- Project development
- Project management
- Oral and written communication
- Feasibility studies
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Engineering economics and business aspect of technology
- Component or system-level conceptual design studies
- Design and build activities
- Experimental work
- Detailed numerical simulations
- Detailed theoretical analyses of physical systems
These skills form the backbone of a leader. While core engineering skills (near the bottom of this list) will be developed in other courses, skills near the top of this list are emphasized in the professional development requirement. You can read more about the professional development requirement by reading the Professional Development Handbook.
Practicum (or internship) opportunities are available by employers across various energy-related industry sectors.
Capstone Project aims to have students integrate advanced technical knowledge in a real-world project experience sponsored by an industry client.
Professional Development Approved Coursework
Professional Development courses have been identified to satisfy the professional development requirements of the MEng degree. One or more courses can be taken to fulfill the requirement. These do not require prior approval, but students are expected to communicate their plan to the program coordinator.