Engineering: Energy Systems, MEng

for the degree of Master of Engineering, Major in Engineering, Energy Systems Concentration

associate dean for graduate, professional & online programs: Harry Dankowicz

executive director of graduate studies: Rhonda McElroy



overview of grad college admissions & requirements:

college website:

department office: 402 Engineering Hall, 1308 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801

phone: (217) 244-2745

Graduate Degree Programs in Engineering

The Grainger College of Engineering offers a Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) degree program for students whose primary intent is a professional career in industry or government. This degree differs from the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in that it is a professional master's degree and is not a pathway to a doctoral program. The Major in Engineering for the M.Eng. degree requires the selection of an interdisciplinary concentration.

Engineering, MEng (on campus or online)


Computational Engineering

Energy Systems

Railway Engineering


Students with bachelor's or master's degrees in engineering or related sciences will be considered for admission if they have a grade point average of at least 3.00 (A = 4.00) for the last two years of undergraduate study. Admission is possible for the both the fall and spring semesters. Full details of admission requirements are on the Web page of the department offering the concentration.

All applicants whose native language is not English must submit a minimum TOEFL score of 103 (iBT), 257 (CBT), or 613 (PBT); or minimum International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic exam scores of 7.0 overall and 6.0 in all subsections. Applicants may be exempt from the TOEFL if certain criteria are met. Full admission status is granted for those meeting the minimum requirements and having taken the TOEFL or IELTS since the scores required for admission to M.Eng. are above the minimum scores demonstrating an acceptable level of English language proficiency.

For additional details and requirements refer to the department’s printed handbook and the Graduate College Handbook.

This degree program can be completed either on campus or online; the requirements are listed below:


Core Courses12
Seminar Energy & Sustain Engrg
Theory Energy & Sustain Engrg
Renewable Energy Systems
Energy and Security
Writing on Technol & Security
Electives (approved by academic advisor)16
Professional Development (choose from these 3 options):4
Professional Practicum (4 hours)
Capstone Project (4 hours)
• Select a different course with professional development components in consultation with advisor
Total Hours32

Other Requirements

Other requirements may overlap
A minimum of 20 credit hours must be taken from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus.
A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours, with a minimum of 8 hours of ENG or NPRE 500-level coursework.
A maximum of one 1-credit-hour course may be applied toward the minimum 12 500-level credit-hour requirement.
No courses used to fulfill any degree requirement may be taken using the “Credit/No Credit” option.
Minimum GPA: 3.0