Online Master of Science in Engineering in Sustainable Engineering
A Master of Science in Engineering in sustainable engineering can empower you to make a difference in how we live. 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: 08/17/2023
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5-15
Total credit hours: 30
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What do sustainable engineers do?
The core principle of sustainable engineering is to enable long-lasting improvement of the human condition. One key goal is to avoid causing serious or irreparable damage to the environment. Similarly, sustainable engineers strive to complete work that supports the availability of natural resources in the future. Infusing sustainability into engineering from the ground up is an increasingly common strategy in many engineering professions.
This 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 governments.
How do I become a sustainability engineer?
Sustainable engineering jobs usually require at least a bachelor’s degree with many senior positions preferring applicants who have a graduate degree. This master’s degree program can prepare you to advance your sustainable engineering career or equip you with the skills needed to make a career change. The degree will develop the talents 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 should earn a sustainability engineering degree?
The sustainable engineering degree builds on engineering fundamentals to help professionals develop specialized knowledge in the field. The program is designed for students who already have a sound technical background in the natural sciences or engineering from a science or engineering degree or previous work experience.
Featured sustainable engineering courses
The sustainability in engineering master’s degree is a multidisciplinary program. The coursework focuses on how to incorporate environmental and social factors into your engineering practice to achieve more sustainable and efficient solutions. In addition to developing this broad expertise, you’ll also select a professional elective track to gain specialized skills. Featured courses include:
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
What can I do with a sustainable engineering degree?
Earning a degree focused on sustainability in engineering can allow you to compete for a variety of roles related to this discipline. A growing number of companies are opening sustainable engineering departments or incorporating sustainable engineering into their work, which means there are ample job opportunities. Popular fields for graduates include:
Master’s in sustainable engineering admission requirements
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 the U.S. News & World Report and provide students with a rich learning environment.
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