The online master’s in Materials and Energy Science & Engineering (MESE) is designed for professionals within the field of materials and energy science wanting to significantly advance their careers and develop the skillset needed to support and implement new energy technologies.
Meeting the rising energy demand is one of our greatest challenges, affecting quality of life, education and commerce across the globe. UofL’s online M.S. in MESE equips materials and energy scientists and engineers to better address this challenge and influence the quality of life worldwide. This multidisciplinary program delivers in-depth knowledge in areas such as materials chemistry and physics, processing, energy conversion and storage, and systems-level engineering. As a graduate of this program, you will have the expertise and practical skills to:
This interdisciplinary program is offered through Dean’s Office within the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville. UofL has a strong materials and energy science & engineering research community, consisting of established collaborations between the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research and various departments across the university.
Tuition rate does not include costs associated with a specific course or program, such as textbooks. Other fees apply.
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Curriculum covers MESE fundamentals, energy processing, energy storage and systems engineering.Learn More
"Materials and energy scientists and engineers receive the gratification that comes from working toward addressing the most important challenges of this century. Professionals in this area choose this field not only because of the growing job market and potential compensation, but to be of service to society by applying their engineering knowledge and skills to meet advanced materials challenges and energy challenges faced worldwide. The new M.S. in Materials and Energy Science & Engineering is a multidisciplinary program that prepares graduates for careers in a semiconductor manufacturing industry that targets improving our quality of life."
Our civilization faces growing energy consumption and subsequent demand challenges. Empowering our students and graduates to apply their knowledge to overcome this challenge through the creation and integration of new, advanced earth-abundant materials into cost-effective technologies lies at the heart of the UofL’s energy materials science online program.
This undertaking includes important tasks like redefining our dependence on fossil-based fuels and low-energy efficiency systems – thus lowering our carbon impact on the environment – as well as finding new ways of attaining renewable energy generation, such as tapping into the immense potency of the sun.
Aligned with the mission of the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research, UofL’s online master’s in Materials and Energy Sciences & Engineering aspires to prepare professional scientists and engineers to innovate in these areas, ultimately impacting economic development, energy competitiveness, health, education and the quality of life worldwide.
Employment opportunities for materials and energy science and engineering graduates are predicted to continue growing faster than the average for all occupations, with a reported 10-year job growth of around 62% (CNNMoney, 2020) and a predicted median pay of over $83,000 (BLS.gov).
UofL’s Master of Science in Materials and Energy Science & Engineering prepares students for career tracks in industries including semiconductor/opto-electronics, catalysts, and energy as well as to pursue entrepreneurship or join government and corporate labs. Graduates will also have a strong foundation to pursue doctoral studies in related materials and energy science and engineering disciplines.
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Note: We admit students on a rolling basis. The preferred deadlines help you complete the application process on time, be notified of acceptance and enroll before the term begins. We review applications as they become complete and admit students for a specific term up to the day classes start. We recommend you work on and submit your complete application well in advance of the preferred deadline, as obtaining transcripts and other materials may take more time.
*Applicants can be admitted provisionally with a 2.75 GPA with approval, but must maintain a 3.0 GPA in the program to graduate.
Note: No GRE required for admission.
A transfer of 6 credit hours from an accredited institution is permitted on a case-by-case basis. Students will work with their advisor to determine if courses transfer and department approval must be granted.
The Materials and Energy Science & Engineering master’s program is open to international students. Additional requirements apply. Degrees must be accredited within your region.
For more information on the admission and application process, please contact our Online Learning Enrollment Counselor at 800.871.8635 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The online Master of Science in Materials and Energy Science & Engineering is a 30-credit hour (10 course) program that requires 5 core MESE fundamental courses, 2 courses covering energy processing, 2 courses covering energy conversion and 1 systems engineering course or project.
|MESE 600 Energy Science and Engineering||3|
|MESE 601 Advanced Materials Science & Engineering||3|
|CHOOSE 3 OF THE FOLLOWING FUNDAMENTAL MESE COURSES:||9|
|MESE 610 Materials Characterization: Microscopy & Diffraction or ME 675 Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engr|
|CHEM 659 Materials Chemistry and Methods|
|PHYS 575 Solid State Physics or ECE 542 Semiconductor Device Fundamentals|
|CHEM 621 Electroanalytical Chemistry|
|ME 675 Computational Modeling of Nanomaterials|
|CHOOSE 2 OF THE FOLLOWING ENERGY PROCESSING COURSES:||6|
|CHE 581 Chemical Vapor Deposition and Processing|
|MESE 622 Roll to Roll Processing|
|CHE 655 (IE 600) Processing for Additive Manufacturing|
|ECE 543 Fundamentals of Microfabrication and MEMS|
|CHOOSE 2 OF THE FOLLOWING ENERGY CONVERSION COURSES:||6|
|MESE 612 Photovoltaics and Solar Fuels|
|MESE 614 Biomass and Biofuels|
|MESE 616 Electrochemical Energy Storage OR ME 572 Energy Storage|
|MESE 618 OR ECE 531 Power Electronics|
|MESE 619 Industrial Catalysis|
|CHOOSE 1 OF THE FOLLOWING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING COURSES:||3|
|MESE 640 Engineering Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy|
|MESE 642 Techno-economic Analysis and Energy Policy|
|MESE 644 Smart Manufacturing (Data Analytics & Machine Learning)|
|MESE 690 Project*|
|Total Credits Required||30|
Online students have the option to visit campus and take advantage of campus resources for coursework and project completion, including labs and face-to-face time with faculty, although visiting campus is not required. International students wishing to visit campus will not be issued a student visa.
*The project can be replaced with an external internship or practicum opportunity. Faculty advisors will assist in developing plans for MESE 690 completion.
NOTE: Course descriptions and required courses are subject to change.