Sustainable Energy


Why study Sustainable Energy?

The Master of Engineering (MEng) track in Sustainable Energy provides a graduate degree that focuses on the practice of engineering in order to better serve working professionals. Rather than culminate in a research experience and a thesis, the Master of Engineering curriculum provides skills and expertise that enhance the individual’s ability to contribute to the technical workforce. .

Energy issues impact all people and energy is directly correlated to the economic well-being of nations. The sources of energy we use and how and where we use them likewise impact our environment and people’s health. Energy issues require an interdisciplinary approach and the expertise of a diverse set of individuals to address the interconnectedness of energy, environment and society. The program will provide graduate level education that enables graduates to contribute to the field of sustainable energy within a variety of industries and business organizations.

Admission Requirements

  • GRE - Required of all international students; GRE is exempt for students that earned a degree from an ABET accredited university (or equivalent accreditation) in the USA with a GPA of 3.0+
  • Transcript(s) and Degree Certificates (unofficial transcripts are used for admissions review, only admitted applicants submit official transcripts)
  • GPA minimum 3.0 or equivalent
  • Statement of Purpose
  • At least one letter of recommendation (three are preferred)
  • International students - English Proficiency Test: TOEFL (minimum 96 IBT) or IELTS (minimum 7)

Graduates work in roles including energy analyst, project manager, sustainability manager, and energy engineer.  According to the BLS, jobs in these areas are expected to grow over the next 10 years with opportunities across the US. Employment is available in scientific and technical services, manufacturing, and a variety of other sectors.

Students are encouraged to meet with the graduate program director to discuss curricular and career options

Rather than a set "one size fits all" curriculum, students have a choice of several areas of emphasis.

The international track allows students to spend one semester abroad  at a partner university and one semester at UC to earn the degree.

UC has its own power generation station and professionals from that facility contribute to the pragmatic knowledge around implementation of energy solustions.

For those students seeking to complete the capstone requirement through an internship, the CEAS graduate office has a dedicated individual to help prepare students (particularly international students) for the US job market.  This individual also helps to identify appropriate internship opportunities.

Completion of 30 credits of approved corusework

Capstone experience completed as either a project, paper or internship.

English language proficiency

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines and additional application information can be found at the CEAS Office of Graduate Studies. Generally, Fall Semester admission applications received by December 31 of the preceding year are automatically considered for additional support and assistanships.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

CEAS Graduate Office
801 Mantei Center
PO Box 210018
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0018
(513) 556-3647

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Program Code: 20MAS-ENER-MENG