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Master of Engineering in Energy Systems

With its reputation as having the first microgrid energy-distribution system of its kind in the country, Illinois Tech is well equipped to prepare students to meet the challenges of generating, storing, and converting energy. Microgrid Design and Operation is one of the courses offered in the energy conservation and buildings specialty within the Master of Engineering in Energy Systems program. Two additional specialty tracks—energy generation and sustainability, and energy transmission and markets—are taught by faculty who have set the bar in energy systems and will empower students to become the next energy pioneers.

The Master of Engineering in Energy Systems requires a minimum of 30 credit hours. Students must take the three required core courses. In addition, students must choose one of the following specializations: (a) Energy Generation & Sustainability (b) Energy Transmission & Markets, or (c) Energy Conservation & Buildings. Students are required to take a minimum of four courses in their chosen specialization. The remaining credit hours are electives and may be selected from the remaining courses listed below. The selection of elective courses requires advisor approval from the home department.

Course Requirements

Core Courses

Students must take the three required core courses listed below.

MMAE 522 Nuclear, Fossil & Sustainable Energy (Wind, Solar) Systems
CHE 543 Energy Environment and Economics
ECE 418 Power System Analysis

Specializations

Students are required to take a minimum of four courses in their chosen specialization. 

Energy Generation & Sustainability

MMAE 425 Direct Energy Conversion
MMAE 433 Design of Thermal Systems
MMAE 453 Advanced Automotive Power Transmission
MMAE 523 Fundamentals of Power Generation
CHE 541 Renewable Energy Technologies
ECE 411 Power Electronics
ECE 412 Electric Motor Drives
ECE 533 Robust Control
ECE 537 Next Generation Smart Grid
ECE 539 Computer Aided Design of Electric Machines
ECE 550 Power Electronic Dynamics and Control
ECE 552 Adjustable Speed Drives
ECE 580 Elements of Sustainable Energy

Energy Transmission & Markets

ECE 411 Power Electronics
ECE 412 Electric Motor Drives
ECE 533 Robust Control
ECE 537 Next Generation Smart Grid
ECE 550 Power Electronic Dynamics and Control
ECE 551 Advanced Power Electronics
ECE 555 Power Market Operations
ECE 556 Power Market Economics and Security
ECE 561 Deregulated Power Systems
ECE 562 Power System Transaction Management
ECE 564 Control and Operation of Electric Power Systems
ECE 597 Special Project

Energy Conservation & Buildings

CAE 513 Building science
CAE 515 Building energy modeling
CAE 526 Energy conservation in buildings
ECE 533 Robust Control
ECE 537 Next Generation Smart Grid
CHE 541 Renewable Energy Technologies
ECE 550 Power Electronic Dynamics and Control
ECE 580 Elements of Sustainable Energy
ECE 581 Elements of Smart Grid
ECE 582 Microgrid Design and Operation
MMAE 525 Fundamental of Heat Transfer