Learning Outcomes: Energy Systems Concentration

Learning Outcomes for the degree of Master of Engineering in Engineering, Energy Systems Concentration


  1. Develop an ability to analyze energy systems at a holistic level and perform lifecycle assessment.
  2. Obtain an understanding (at the graduate level) of fundamental limits to energy production, transmission, storage and consumption due to physics and chemistry constraints.
  3. Understand the concepts of engineering and economic optimization, and learn their application.
  4. Develop an interdisciplinary breadth of understanding of the variety of approaches to development, deployment and sustainability of global energy resources.
  5. Develop an understanding of the broader policy and decision-making context in which development of and deployment of energy systems takes place.
  6. Complete a study of a particular problem relevant to energy systems in a manner analogous to a professional career assignment.