The overall objective of the 32-credit online MPS-RESS program is to help you become a technically outstanding expert in renewable energy and sustainability systems, with strong project development and leadership skills. In addition, the solar energy option can help prepare you to lead project and policy development in the rapidly expanding solar energy industry.
You will take 23 credits in the program's required courses. In consultation with your program adviser, you will select an additional 6 credits from an array of electives designed to meet your individual learning goals. You will then complete your studies with the 3-credit capstone experience.
General areas specifically related to the following will be included:
- energy and sustainability science
- energy and sustainability project development
- business acumen
- energy and sustainability leadership
- advanced critical thinking
In the solar energy option courses, you can choose from parallel paths of study that focus on solar electric or solar thermal strategies, from the large-scale or from the distributed approach, in alignment with your interests and strengths.