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ME / MEng Energy Systems

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

32628 USD
17834 USD

Application fee

International 90 USD
National 70 USD
College of Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)104
TOEFL-PBT (min)607
GRE (avg)330
GMAT (avg)659

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About this course

Learn the skills to become a leader in your field.
Engineers in demand by industry today possess a broad mix of math and science tools coupled with professional skills in communication, teamwork, and a “big picture” understanding of project management.  Private firms, public agencies, and laboratories working toward modern energy solutions deal with multiple aspects of energy systems that require firm understanding of these concepts, as well as an ability to communicate with colleagues working across traditional disciplinary lines.  This degree is housed in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma & Radiological Engineering with a partnership with the Energy and Sustainability Engineering (EaSE) initiative.

The Master of Engineering in Energy Systems degree from Illinois provides a broad interdisciplinary education in energy systems for a variety of professional career-track students.

Program Highlights

  • Earn a Professional Master’s Degree (non-thesis) in 1 year or 3 semesters.
  • It’s a 32 credit hour program – see degree requirements for more information.
  • Choose your own path and areas of specialization from a wide array of courses.
  • Gain valuable experience with an internship or energy systems design project.
  • Prepare for leadership in your career by applying breadth and depth of knowledge in this area.

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Eligibility Criteria

Minimum requirements for admisson

  • All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit the results of the TOEFL or IELTS as evidence of English proficiency.
  • Official scores are required to be submitted directly from TOEFL/ETS or IELTS (please see instructions below for Submitting Official Scores regarding our institution code and program number).
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores must be less than two years old from the first day of class at the proposed term of entry in order to be valid.
  • Important, please note: Individual academic programs may require a higher score, or evidence of spoken English language proficiency; contact your proposed program of study office for the minimum TOEFL, TSE, or IELTS requirement for admission.
  • Test information and instructions for requesting official scores
  • TOEFL (Test of english as a foreign language)
  • Website: www.toefl.org

TOEFL Services at Educational Testing Service (ETS):

Requesting Official Scores: Applicants who have already taken the TOEFL should request the Educational Testing Service send scores to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign using our institution code number 1836.

IELTS (International english language testing system)
IELTS is jointly owned by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia.

Website: www.ielts.org

Requesting Official Scores: Applicants who have already taken the IELTS should upload their score report forms directly to the online application.


 Graduate applicants may be exempt from providing a TOEFL or IELTS score if one of the following criteria is met:Completion of at least two years of post-secondary full-time study, as defined by the home institution, in a country where English is the primary language and at an institution where English is the primary medium of instruction, within five years of the proposed term of initial enrollment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Completion of a graduate degree in a country where English is the primary language and at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, within five years of the proposed term of initial enrollment.


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Course Modules

The M.Eng. in Energy Systems degree requires students to complete 32 credit hours of graduate coursework, consisting of courses in areas listed below. The program structure is designed to provide students a solid foundation in fundamentals of one or more energy-related technical areas as well as broader exposure to the related economic, social, or political context in which energy systems operate.

Requirements Hours

  • ENG 471 - Seminar on Energy and Sustain Engineering (1 hour) 4
  • ENG 571 - Theory of Energy and Sustain Engineering (3 hours)

Professional Development (One of three options): 4

  • Practicum: ENG 572 as approved by an advisor
  • Project: ENG 573 as approved by an advisor
  • 4 credit hours of course work approved by an advisor

Primary Field courses from an approved list 12

  • Area of Specialization from the approved list in a field different than the Primary Field 6
  • Topical Breadth course from an approved list or approved by an advisor 3
  • Electives courses – chosen in consultation with an advisor 3

Total Hours 32

Other Requirements and Conditions (may overlap):

  • ENG 572 or ENG 573 may be taken for variable credit up to a maximum of 8 credit hours subject to advisor approval. Additional credit hours exceeding the 4 credit hour requirement may be applied toward the Primary Field course work requirement or the Area of Specialization requirement.
  • A minimum of 16 500-level credit hours applied toward the concentration, 8 of which must be in some combination of ENG and the Primary Field
  • A maximum of one 1-credit-hour course may be applied toward the minimum 16 500-level credit-hour requirement.
  • The minimum program GPA is 3.0.

Professional Development (Practicum or Project)
Students may complete either ENG 572, ENG 573, or 4 credit hours of business related coursework with advisor approval.

ENG 572 – Energy Systems Practicum:  The Energy Systems Practicum course involves reporting on how experience in an internship or design project relates to pertinent reading material. Reflecting the importance of developing good communication skills beyond written papers, this course will require additional reporting via website development and oral presentation. This course includes a half-day orientation session and a half-day debriefing session. It also requires review of periodic reports, and a cumulative report, which shall be thesis length if the course is taken for 8 hours of credit. Each student participant must have a mentor at the site of the practicum and a faculty member to provide oversight.

ENG 573-Energy Systems Project:  For the Energy Systems Project, students will consult with a faculty member approved by their program advisor, select a project, get the topic and general scope approved, survey associated literature and state-of-the-art, and then conduct, as appropriate, system-level or conceptual design studies, design and build activities, feasibility studies, experimental work, detailed numerical simulations, or detailed theoretical analyses of physical phenomena. The main output of the project will be a final report that describes in detail what was done, why it was done, what avenues were not pursued and why, and makes appropriate recommendations, and as appropriate, suggestions for further work.

Breadth Area Course
Each student must complete at least 3 credit hours focusing on scientific, economic, political, or other subjects relevant to either energy or energy-producing areas of the world, from the courses listed under a different main category than that of the Primary Field if not used for the Area of Specialization requirement, from the Topical Breadth Course List, or an advisor-approved alternative.

Students may complete up to 3 credit hours of course work qualified for graduate credit from the approved course lists (not used to fulfill other requirements), or courses for graduate credit taken as a prerequisite for required courses. Additional practicum or project hours (not used to fulfill Primary Field course work and exceeding the 4 credit hour requirement) may be applied toward this requirement.

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How to Apply

University Guidelines for Applicants

  • Applicants must have been awarded (or are about to be awarded a four-year bachelor's degree equivalent to that granted by the University of Illinois) to be eligible for graduate programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Applicants whose undergraduate degree is a three-year program are not eligible for graduate-level admissions consideration at the University of Illinois.
  • The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign requires applicants to hold at least a 3.0/4.0 or higher GPA in their undergraduate degree to be eligible for graduate studies on this campus.
  • Applicants cannot apply to a master's or doctoral program if they already hold a master's or Ph.D. in that field that is equivalent to the one awarded by Illinois.

International Applicants
This section is for all students whose native language is not English, which includes permanent residents of the United States (green card). All TOEFL or IELTS test scores should be reported through ETS to Illinois. International students are required to submit a valid TOEFL or IELTS score as part of their application materials. The University of Illinois has a total minimum score that is required for admission. International students may check to see if they are exempt from this requirement based on their country of citizenship.

Steps to Completing a Graduate Application

  • Select a program of study.
  • Review the application materials required and the application deadline located on the department's website. All application materials will be due by the application deadline so it is important to plan accordingly and allow plenty of time.
  • Complete the online application form.
  • Carefully read all emails sent from the department and university to ensure no additional forms must be completed after you submit the online application.
  • Follow up with the department before the application deadline to ensure all application materials have been received. Many departments have an online system that allows you to see what application materials have not been received.

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