University at Buffalo

MS in Engineering Sciences: Focus on Clean Energy

Program Description

The Engineering Science – MS with a course focus in clean energy is an interdisciplinary program intended to train students for careers in the energy sector and the renewable energy industry. Graduates of the program will be prepared for employment as design engineers, field engineers, plant engineers, utility engineers, energy auditors, renewable energy system integrators for homes and businesses, local and state government renewable-energy planners, and other positions in the energy field; or for further doctoral level study in renewable energy engineering or other related fields.

Focus Areas

  • Clean energy
  • Power electronics
  • Power systems engineering
  • Wind engineering and turbulent flow
  • Electrical devices
  • Industrial control systems
  • Renewable distributed generation and storage
  • Sustainable energy
  • High voltage engineering
  • Advanced topics
  • Principles of material design
  • Smart materials
  • Modern theory of materials
  • Technical synthesis and communication

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Renewable Energy Engineer
  • Energy Systems Analyst
  • Sustainable Energy Consultant
  • Solar Energy Systems Engineer
  • Wind Energy Project Manager
  • Biomass Energy Specialist
  • Energy Efficiency Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer (with a focus on clean energy)
  • Energy Policy Analyst, Grid Integration Engineer
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell Engineer
  • Energy Storage Systems Engineer
  • Smart Grid Engineer
  • Carbon Capture and Storage Engineer
  • Energy Project Developer
  • Sustainable
  • Transportation Engineer
  • Geothermal Energy Specialist
  • Energy Market Analyst
  • Climate Change Analyst
  • Clean Energy Research Scientist

Target audience


Program Format


Educational Level Prerequisites

Bachelor’s Degree

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes