Developing Leaders of Energy and Sustainability

Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE) aims to educate students to fill the rising demands of a global workforce and a growing need for education and training in the program’s core principles.The topics of energy and sustainability are highly interrelated; a leading example is bioenergy, which has major implications concerning land, water, atmosphere, and sustainability.

An effective preparation for the student is to acquire a rigorous background in a core engineering discipline, combined with an interdisciplinary understanding of the energy and sustainability challenges and a deeper understanding of a chosen sub-topic. The purposeful mixture of core, breadth, and depth will allow the graduate to tackle problems that are faced in research, planning, development, and implementation of advanced technologies, as well as the interface between technology and society.



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Master of Engineering in Energy Systems

An Energy Systems Masters offers a broader interdisciplinary education than many other Master of Science programs.

The Energy Systems Master's degree can help forward your career goals in this high-demand field.

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New graduate student admissions and transfer students
- Interested in Master's degree program only, not a PhD
- The M.Eng. in Energy Systems program does not offer assistantships to students in the program. This program is a “Seeks Reimbursement” program, which means a student may hold an assistantship on campus and the College of Engineering will seek tuition reimbursement from the hiring unit.
EaSE Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate Option Program in Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE) is designed to provide breadth and depth for students who are enrolled in a departmental master's or Ph.D. program where he or she will build a core competence in a discipline.

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Current UIUC Graduate Students
- currently enrolled in other Master's/PhD degree programs, who are interested in specialized study to expand their experience and credentials
- can have existing financial support from another department (such TA/RA assistantships, etc.)



  • Biomass Energy Resources
  • Chemistry and Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Electrical Energy Conversion, Transmission, and Distribution
  • Energy Markets, Reliability, Safety, and Security
  • Environmental Engineering for Energy Applications
  • Geologic Energy Resources
  • Nuclear Power Generation
  • Solar Energy and Climate Change
  • Thermal Energy Systems and Combustion Engines
  • Wind Energy