Energy Systems Engineering


Learn first-hand from international experts in energy engineering with our energy systems graduate program.

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Requirements specific to the energy systems engineering program include: 

  • A bachelor's degree, GPA of 3.0 or better, in civil and environmental, mechanical, or chemical and biomolecular engineering from an accredited institution
  • Completion of calculus I, II, and III and differential equations, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer 

For a complete list of admission requirements, visit the Application Process page. Completed applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Master of Engineering: 30 Credits or 10 Courses

Students pursuing this option must complete five of the core courses listed above and five technical electives.  Foundation courses may be used as technical electives with approval from the academic advisor. There is no research or thesis required for this degree.  

Recommended content area elective sets are provided below. Four of the technical electives should be chosen from either of the below sections to create a structured degree program. The fifth technical elective may be from another subject area, with the approval of the academic advisor. These are only recommendations as you may have a more specific plan in mind to meet your career objectives.

Reliability Engineering Energy Systems
  • ENRE447, Fundamentals of Reliability Engineering
  • ENRE600, Fundamentals of Failure Mechanisms
  • ENRE602, Reliability Analysis
  • ENRE620, Mathematical Techniques for Engineers
  • ENRE670, Risk Assessment for Engineers I
  • ENRE671, Risk Assessment for Engineers II
  • ENPM623, Control of Combustion Generated Air Pollution
  • ENPM635, Thermal Systems Design Analysis
  • ENPM641, Systems Concepts, Issues and Processes
  • ENPM642, Systems Requirements, Design and Trade-Off Analysis
  • ENPM650, Solar Thermal Energy Systems
  • ENPM660, Wind Energy Engineering
  • ENME635, Energy Systems Analysis
  • ENPM670, Advanced Energy Audit and Conservation
  • ENPM651, Heat Transfer for Modern Applications
  • ENPM654, Energy Systems Management

Graduate Certificate in Engineering: 12 Credits or 4 Courses

Students pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Engineering must complete all of the following courses:
  • ENPM622, Energy Conversion I – Stationary Power
  • ENPM624, Renewable Energy Applications
  • ENPM656, Energy Conversion II - Mobility Applications 

And one of the courses below: 

  • ENCH648K, Advanced Batteries and Fuel Cells
  • ENCH648L,  Photovoltaics: Solar Energy
  • ENPM627,  Environmental Risk Analysis

Degree Planning Sheets

All students are expected to complete a preliminary course plan for their intended degree program (10-course for MEng or 4-course for GCEN) with the Senior Academic Advisor by the end of their first semester of study. The Degree Planning Sheet lists the core and technical elective requirements for each program, and all courses that are pre-approved for that program. Alternative technical electives must be approved by the same academic advisor. 

Degree planning sheets for all academic programs can be found here.

Students in this program pay a special tuition rate, which does not differ between residents and non-residents of Maryland. This rate is not fully covered by graduate assistantships, fellowships or tuition remission. Additional graduate student fees are charged. Tuition and fees are subject to change.

This program does not provide departmental assistantships or fellowships. Loans, work-study and need-based grants for citizens and permanent residents with demonstrated financial need may submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by appropriate FAFSA deadlines.


Fall 2020 - Summer 2021 Tuition and Fees
College Park
Tuition: $1028.00 per credit hour
Fees: $417.50 for part-time (1 - 8 credits) graduate students taking classes at the College Park campus. This amount includes a $76.50 technology fee.
  $817.50 for full-time (9 or more credits) graduate students taking classes at the College Park campus. This amount includes a $153.00 technology fee.
(Tuition x Credit Hours + Fees) One course: $1028.00 x 3 = $3,084.00 + $417.50 = $3,501.50
  Two courses: $1028.00 x 6 = $6168.00 + $417.50 = $6,585.50
  Three courses: $1028.00 x 9 = $9252.00 + $817.50 = $10,069.50
Remote Sites in Maryland  
Tuition: $1028.00 per credit hour
Fees: $150.00 per class for courses taken via DETS at remote sites, plus a $76.50 technology fee.
(Tuition x Credit Hours + DETS Fees + Technology Fee) One course: $1028.00 x 3 =  $3084.00 + $150.00 + $76.50 = $3,310.50
  Two courses: $1028.00 x 6 = $6168.00 + $300.00 + $76.50 = $6,544.50
  Three courses: $1028.00 x 9 = $9252.00 + $450.00 + $153.00 = $9,855.00
Online Courses/Programs  
Tuition: $1,272.00 per credit hour
Fees: $76.50 Technology Fee for part-time. $153.00 for full-time.
(Tuition x Credit Hours + Technology fee) One course - $1,272.00 x 3 = $3,816.00 + $76.50 = $3,892.50
  Two courses - $1,272.00 x 6 = $7,632.00 + $76.50 = $7,708.50
  Three courses - $1,272.00 x 9 = $11,448.00 + $153.00 = $11,601.00

Tuition Fees, Billing and Payment Information

Additional Information

  • Note regarding Summer Semesters: All students who register for undergrad courses with Office of Extended Studies sections are subject to the summer deadlines. Graduate courses and those with non-Office of Extended Studies sections are subject to the regular billing deadlines as stated on the monthly statements from Student Financial Services, generally the 20th of the month.
  • ENPM Students taking BMGT Courses: The Robert H. Smith School of Business charges differential (higher) tuition to all students who enroll in master's level (600-799) courses. Taking the differential tuition into account in course planning is a student's individual responsibility. Please visit the Smith School of Business website that contains detailed information on the differential tuition rate for both in-state and out-of-state students.
  • Please note that Advanced Special Students will pay either the in-state or out-of-state graduate tuition rate based on their current status. If you are unsure of your status, please contact the Residency Classification Office.
  • Please note that any student enrolled in an online course will pay the online tuition rate ($1,272.00/credit hour and $76.50 technology fee) regardless of their status (including Advanced Special Students).
  • International Students: Effective Fall 2017, the University of Maryland (UMD) began charging a fee of $125 per semester for all newly enrolled students requiring an I-20 issued by the University or degree seeking students in J-1 status.   Students  enrolled in an academic program operating on the 12-week calendar, who require an I-20 isssued by UMD  or a DS-2019 will be charged a fee of $62.50 per term.  UMD will use the revenue from this fee to enhance support for our international students to include improved academic support, expanded assistance for students transitioning to the U.S. and international student-focused cultural events to foster an engaged, supportive community.

Program Content Advisor

Dr. Abhijit Dasgupta

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Admissions Contact

Caitlin Gover


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Join us online or on campus  to learn more about the University of Maryland Master of Engineering degree programs. Information covered in an Open House includes academic program options as well as application requirements and deadlines. Individuals attending will have the opportunity to ask questions about their program of interest. Admissions coordinators will be on hand to answer admission questions.