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Energy Systems Engineering

The Master of Science in Energy Systems Engineering is designed for students with undergraduate degrees in engineering or a closely related STEM discipline. The program will provide students opportunities to expand and strengthen their scholastic background and skills relative to the production, conversion, transmission and utilization of energy, carbon-based and “green” energy, renewable or alternate energy sources, energy storage, modeling and simulation of energy systems and critical materials for energy generation and utilization.

Career Profile

The program will provide specially trained professionals for the growing needs of government agencies and industrial companies in West Virginia, the region and the country for technical personnel with advanced training in specialized areas of energy systems and energy supply-chain management. The program will produce master’s-level students who are able to function at the highest levels of expertise in their chosen subdiscipline of energy, and who are well versed in the overall concepts of getting energy to consumers. The degree can be used as a terminal degree or prepare students, with unique perspectives in the field of energy, for prospective study in existing Ph.D. programs at WVU and other universities nationally and internationally.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Application Deadlines

Fall Priority

April 1

Spring Priority

October 1

Summer Deadline


English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Faculty Profile

Dr. Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan

Director of the Industrial Assessment Center. Undergraduate and ABET program coordinator for the IMSE department. Published numerous papers in the area of manufacturing systems, energy engineering, and industrial productivity enhancements. Supervising the research of several MS and PhD students. Active in consulting and doing workshops in the area of energy analysis and diagnostics and industrial productivity improvements.

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