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Energy Systems

Degrees Offered

Master of Engineering Degree

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Core Courses

The core engineering courses cover a wide spectrum of energy-related subjects including:

  • Power grid
  • Smart grid
  • Energy forms and value chain
  • Natural gas and shale gas production and transport
  • Smart cities and communities
  • Green transportation
  • Asset management
  • Distributed energy resources energy storage
  • Energy market analysis
  • Energy network hubs and integration of natural gas and power grid
  • Energy planning for large commercial and industrial complexes
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data
  • Smart metering
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Degree Requirements

30 credits:

  •     9 credit hours in core engineering areas of energy technology and analytics
  •    18 credit hours on elective topics
  •     3 credit hours in industry internship or a hands-on project, including written report and oral presentation

Core engineering courses include the following:

  • Sustainable, Renewable and Clean Energy Science and Engineering - Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (CBE)
  • Planning and Operations Engineering - Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE)
  • Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind, Fuel Cell, Gas-fired Systems - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
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Applied Learning

Research Opportunities are many in R&D settings like the Energy Lab, a state-of-the-art energy simulation lab that includes a mini smart grid where students can monitor live energy consumption in the more than 1000 buildings on Rutgers campuses. The Center for Energy, Economic and Environmental Policy (CEEEP), the Rutgers Energy Institute, the Rutgers EcoComplex, a clean energy and environmental research and business incubation center, and The Laboratory for Energy Smart Systems (LESS), a multidisciplinary research center that brings together public agencies, private industry, and communities to build sustainable and resilient energy solutions, are among the centers where students conduct research.

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Career Paths

As the energy industry undergoes transformative changes, a highly trained, diverse workforce is needed to innovate and drive the world’s clean energy future. Studies show that energy companies expect to hire energy professionals in the next 12 months and also that they expect a shortage of qualified candidates. We encourage you to take advantage of this unique training opportunity and become part of the team that powers the world forward toward clean, efficient energy independence.

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Contact Us

Mohsen A. Jafari, Ph.D.
Industrial and Systems Engineering 

Laura Kasica
Administrative Assistant
Industrial and Systems Engineering
848-445-8506 or 3654