University at Buffalo

M.S. in Engineering Science (Engineering Sustainability)

Program Description

Sustainable engineering is the process of designing or operating systems to use energy and natural resources cost-effectively in a way that does not compromise the natural environment, social equity or the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The Engineering Sciences MS with a course focus in Engineering Sustainability is a multidisciplinary program that trains students in sustainability fundamentals, renewable energy, economics, environmental quality and engineering practice, ethics, and manufacturing.

Focus Areas

  • Renewable and alternative energy
  • Special topics
  • Equity and inclusion in engineering education
  • Energy and the environment
  • Electrochemistry for energy & envr tech
  • Individual problems
  • Physical and chemical processes for water reuse
  • Wind engineering and turbulent flow
  • Air pollution
  • Brownfield restoration
  • Renewable distributed generation and storage
  • Fundamentals and sustainability

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Sustainability engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Renewable energy engineer
  • Green building engineer
  • Climate change analyst
  • Water resources engineers
  • Waste management systems
  • Ecological engineer
  • Environmental health and safety engineer
  • Sustainable transportation engineer
  • Energy efficiency consultant
  • Urban sustainability planner

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

Bachelor’s Degree

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes