The Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering offers a program of graduate study leading to a Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.E.) degree with a major in Renewable and Clean Energy. The Renewable and Clean Energy program includes courses on many types of alternative energy systems, in addition to courses on fundamental concepts related to energy. Included in this program are courses on fuel cells, solar energy, wind power, hydrogen fuel, energy conversion, energy materials, energy efficiency, thermodynamics, etc. The intent of this program is to train the next generation of renewable and clean energy engineers and to develop research in the area of renewable and clean energies.
Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/degrees-and-programs/catalog/programs/renewable-clean-energy-msrce
To be considered for admission to the M.S.E. - Renewable and Clean Energy Program, students must first satisfy the basic requirements of the School of Graduate Studies. This includes having a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related area with an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) or an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 with an average of 3.0 or better for the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) earned toward the undergraduate degree. International students must have a TOEFL score of at least 79(IBT)/ 213(CBT)/ 550(PBT). In addition, the program requires students from non-ABET accredited undergraduate programs to submit general GRE test scores. Program admission decisions are based on complete application information including overall academic performance and standardized tests scores where applicable.
Students should plan a program of study in consultation with a faculty advisor. The program of study should be finalized by the time the student completes nine (9) semester hours of graduate study.
The following requirements must be met for the Master of Science in Engineering in Renewable and Clean Energy degree:
1. Completion of 30 graduate credit hours in courses that have prior approval by an engineering graduate advisor.
2. At least 21 of the total 30 graduate credit hours must be engineering or computer science courses. At least 15 of these must be engineering courses.
3. At least 15 of the 30 graduate credit hours of engineering and computer engineering must be courses numbered above 7000.
4. At least 3 of the total 30 graduate credit hours must be a mathematics course.
5. Students must choose either a thesis option or advanced course work option. Students employed as teaching or research assistants through the School of Graduate Studies at any time during their degree candidacy must choose the thesis option.
Thesis Option: A thesis satisfying all requirements of the School of Graduate Studies must be completed and successfully defended in an oral examination before the major committee. Nine (9) credit hours of ME 7950 Thesis are required and will count toward the degree requirement of 30 total graduate credit hours.
Non-Thesis Option: Students must complete nine credit hours of courses numbered 7000 or above in addition to the six hours specified in requirement #3 above. Three of these nine credit hours should be an independent study course, ME 7990.
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Wright State University offers several scholarship opportunities to graduate students, including: • Graduate assistantships • Tuition scholarships • Fellowships • Stipends
Often these awards require the student to serve in an employment-like capacity for the awarding department or college in order to be eligible and maintain eligibility. Visit the website: https://www.wright.edu/raider-connect/financial-aid/graduate-scholarships
A bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related area with an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale) or an overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.5 with an average of 3.0 or better for the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) earned toward the undergraduate degree.