Master of Science in Energy

Through a 10-month long program, featuring thesis and non-thesis tracks, the Master of Science in Energy aims to expose students and professionals to (a) important energy challenges and opportunities, and (b) advances in theory, methods, technologies, and applications delivered by energy leaders from academia, industry, and government, through a module-based structure and a distinguished seminar series.

Emphasis is placed on creating the new generation of energy educated students and professionals who are broadly educated on all components of energy through quantitative analytical methods and multi-scale systems based approaches.

The Master of Science in Energy is designed to introduce students and professionals to the multiple interdisciplinary facets of energy ranging from an overview of energy technologies (fossil-based, renewable, and non-fossil based) to multi-scale energy systems engineering methods, to energy economics, law, security, policy, and societal impact. The structure of the degree is based on (a) non-overlapping modules, (b) distinguished seminar series, and (c) research thesis (thesis track only).

Students pursuing the Master of Science in Energy are free to select from the entire set of Elective Modules to design a custom array of courses. The Texas A&M Energy Institute suggests three elective course themes in the following topical areas: Sustainable EnergyEnergy Policy and Management, and Energy Digitization.

Each module is 1.5 weeks long and has 5 teaching days, including a total of 22 hours of lecture/lab material (22 contact hours) with 4.4 hours of lectures per teaching day. Therefore, two weekly modules are equivalent to a semester-long course and correspond to 3.0 credits. Seminars are delivered by distinguished energy experts from academia, industry, and government. Research thesis topics are provided and supervised by faculty members affiliated with the Texas A&M Energy Institute.

The aims of the Master of Science in Energy degree program are:

  • Educate students/professionals with the broad spectrum of important energy issues, energy technologies based on fossil and non-fossil resources, sustainable energy technologies, and their interactions with energy economics, entrepreneurship, law, and policy.
  • Enhance the quantitative skills and knowledge of students/professionals for the analysis, simulation, and optimization of energy systems, and prepare them for practical applications.
  • Develop and enhance students’ skills for independent research in energy.
  • Educate and train the new generation of “energy experts” to leading and impactful careers in the multi-faceted energy industry, the energy business domain, the law sector, the public policy sector, and the government.
  • Integrate and synergize educational efforts in energy from all parts of Texas A&M University that include the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Bush School of Government and Public Service, the Mays Business School, and the School of Law.

This program is also approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology.

For more information, please visit the Texas A&M Energy Institute's Education webpage.

Steps to Fulfill a Masters Program