Energy Technology and Policy

Degree Requirements

To obtain M.S. in the ETP Focus Area, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 post-baccalaureate credits;
  • Complete two required courses: EST 581 and EST 582;
  • Typically, students complete EST 583 and EST 592;
  • Also, students may take additional courses from the categories listed below;
  • Keystone project: complete the MS TSM project course EST 599; or an internship (at least one semester) in energy areas, plus an academic report on the internship.

Required courses:

Fall

EST

581

Heuristics and Quantitative Decision-Making

Spring

EST

582

Introduction to Systems Concepts

Courses:
Students must complete eight additional courses. It is suggested that students take at least one course from each of the Groups A - E below and the keystone project (Group F). The following are partial lists of courses in each group. They will be regularly updated to add new courses that are appropriate to this course of study.

Group A: science and engineering approach to energy systems

EST 592 - Sustainable Energy: Technology, System, Market, & Policy
EST 535 - Electric Power Systems
EST 580 - Advanced Technology Assessment: Business, Government, and Strategy
MEC 506 - Energy Management in Commercial Buildings
MEC 515 - Emerging Energy Technologies
MEC 520 - Energy Technologies Thermodynamics
MEC 522 - Building Energy Dynamics and Technology

Group B: environmental sciences and tools

EST 592 - Sustainable Energy: Technology, System, Market, & Policy
EST 535 - Electric Power Systems
EST 584 - Air pollution and air quality management
EST 593 - Risk assessment and hazard management
EST 594 - Diagnosis of environmental disputes
EST 595 - Principles of environmental systems analysis
MAR 566 - Atmospheric air pollution and its control
MAR 587 - GIS: display and analysis of environmental data

Group C: quantitative methods and tools

EST 592 - Sustainable Energy: Technology, System, Market, & Policy
EST 535 - Electric Power Systems
EMP 504 - Quantitative Methods in Management
POL 501 - Introduction to statistics for public policy
POL 502 - Intermediate statistics for public policy
MBA 503 - Data Analysis and Decision Making
MEC 507 - Mathematical Methods in Engineering Analysis I
AMS 507 - Introduction to Probability
AMS 510 - Analytical Methods for Applied Mathematics and Statistics
AMS 540 - Linear Programming
AMS 550 - Stochastic Models
AMS 553 - Simulation and Modeling
AMS 556 - Dynamic Programming
AMS 572 - Exploratory Data Analysis

Group D: economics, business, and management

EST 592 - Sustainable Energy: Technology, System, Market, & Policy
EST 535 - Electric Power Systems
EST 546 - Financing the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society (http://nyepi.us/est546)
EMP 501 - Behavioral and organizational aspects of management
EMP 502 - Management accounting and finance
EMP 518 - Technology Projects
POL 509 - Public budgeting and finance
MBA 501 - Managerial economics
MBA 502 - Finance
MBA 504 - Financial Accounting
MBA 570 - Entrepreneurship

Group E: social sciences and public policy

EST 592 - Sustainable Energy: Technology, System, Market, & Policy
EST 535 - Electric Power Systems
EST 600 - Introduction to Technology, Policy, & Innovation (special permission)
POL 531 - Topics in public affairs: planning
POL 535 - Public policy analysis and evaluation
POL 540 - Data applications in public policy
POL 542 - Regional planning
POL 543 - Environmental politics and policy
MBA 507 - Law and ethics

Group F: Keystone project: EST 599 Special Project or Internship

Complete the MS TSM project course EST 599; or an internship (at least one semester) in energy or energy-related areas, plus an academic report on the internship.