Energy Systems Engineering – Master’s

Energy Systems Engineering

You can be at the forefront of creating solutions for one of society’s biggest challenges: providing sustainable energy for a growing world population. Energy systems are pervasive, affecting nearly every aspect of society. The increasing complexity of these systems, along with increasing environmental constraints, requires practicing professionals in the field that have knowledge, skills and abilities specific to energy system design, evaluation, construction and management


The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an interdisciplinary master’s in energy systems engineering (ESE). A master’s in ESE will help you contribute to the development of new sources of energy. The MS in ESE has five focus areas:

  • biorenewables (B)
  • wind (W)
  • power generation and distribution (P)
  • building energy and energy efficiency (E)
  • thermal science (T)

With our MS, you will understand the increasing complexity of these systems; you will gain the skills and abilities needed to design, evaluate, build, and manage energy systems.

Admission Requirements

Graduate College Requirements:

  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency

For specific program requirements, visit the Graduate College website.

Admission and application procedures for the Mechanical Engineering graduate program can be found on the ME department website and Graduate College website.


Total: 30 Credits

A list of core and elective courses can be found on the ESE program website.

Contact Information

Mark Mba-Wright
Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering
2078 Black Engineering

Brianna Enearl
Graduate Student Services Specialist

Iowa State Online


Online Program Details

Related Online Programs

Online Energy Systems Engineering Certificate