Online Master of Science in Engineering in Sustainable Engineering
Arizona State University’s Master of Science in Engineering in sustainable engineering can empower you to make a difference in our world. This multidisciplinary online degree gives you the flexibility to chart your own path for a range of engineering careers by focusing on sustainable principles that integrate social, environmental, political and economic concerns into engineering theory.
Next start date: 08/22/2024
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5-15
Total credit hours: 30
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What is sustainable engineering?
The core principle of sustainable engineering is to enable long-lasting improvement of the human experience. One key goal toward this mission is avoiding any serious or irreparable damage to the environment. Similarly, sustainable engineers strive to complete work that supports the availability of natural resources in the future. Incorporating sustainability into engineering from the ground up is an increasingly common strategy in many engineering professions.
The topics covered in this program may sound similar to the goals of a master’s in environmental engineering program. However, engineering professionals with a sustainability focus consider a wider variety of concerns for every project. Along with the environment, they also consider a project’s potential influence on societies, economies and local governments.
The skills you’ll gain in this master’s program
Sustainable engineering roles typically require at least a bachelor’s degree with many senior positions preferring applicants who have a graduate degree as well. This program can prepare you to advance within your current sustainable engineering career or equip you to make a career change. In this program, you’ll develop the technical knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this industry. You can expect to build expertise with:
- Core sustainable engineering principles.
- Engineering and technological systems.
- Essential tools, such as life cycle assessment and design for sustainability.
- Key environmental and social considerations and how they can be integrated into technology design.
- Natural and human-made system modeling, dynamics and adaptive behavior.
- Technical communication.
Who’s a good candidate for this program?
This program builds on engineering fundamentals while incorporating an emphasis on sustainability to help you develop specialized knowledge in this field. The ideal candidate for this program is someone with a technical background in the natural sciences or engineering from an undergraduate degree or previous work experience. You may also qualify if you have educational and career experience in physics, chemistry or environmental-related fields. However, you may need to take a few additional courses to complete the degree and gain the technical expertise required for the advanced courses in this program.
Sustainable engineering courses
This sustainability in engineering master’s degree is a multidisciplinary program that includes an engineering core curriculum with sustainability focus. The coursework focuses on how to incorporate environmental and social factors into your engineering practice to achieve more sustainable solutions. In addition to developing this broad expertise, you’ll also select a professional elective track to gain specialized skills.
Advanced Earth Systems Engineering and Management
Industrial Ecology and Design for Sustainability
Life Cycle Assessment
Earth Systems and Industrial Ecology
Sustainable Energy and Material Use
Who’s hiring sustainable engineers?
Earning a degree focused on sustainability in engineering can allow you to compete for a variety of roles within this discipline. A growing number of companies are opening sustainable engineering departments or incorporating this practice into their work, providing many job opportunities. Popular fields for graduates include:
How to apply
Applicants to the Master of Science in Engineering sustainable engineering program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.
A long track record of excellence in engineering education
Each student is fully supported on their path to success in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. We have received peer-reviewed programmatic honors from U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.
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