Materials Science and Engineering with Specialization in Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) (M.ENG.)

Illinois Tech’s Master of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering is a course-only, professionally oriented degree program aimed at broadening student potential, enhancing technical versatility, and in some instances providing the opportunity for changes in career path. This program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop and improve materials that impact everyday life.

Our Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) specialization provides further focus in a specialized area of energy extraction, conversion, or utilization, and a broad knowledge base about different energy sources; environmental issues related to energy extraction, conversion, and utilization; and the impact of industrial ecology principles on the design and operation of energy systems.

Each student will have the opportunity to develop a program that reflects their professional goals and interests in consultation with an adviser from the Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering.

Program Overview

The E3 specialization provides further focus in the areas of energy extraction, conversion, or utilization; environmental issues related to energy extraction, conversion, and utilization; and the impact of industrial ecology principles on the design and operation of energy systems.

Career Opportunities

Our graduate Master of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering program with E3 specialization will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Materials science engineer
  • Materials application engineer
  • Senior energy engineer

Students in the Master of Engineering in Materials Science and Engineering with E3 Specialization are required to attend interdisciplinary seminars during their first and/or second semesters, which are offered as part of the regular graduate seminars by the department.

Each student will be a member of an interdisciplinary research team consisting of professors and students from chemical, environmental, electrical, and mechanical engineering backgrounds working on a cross-disciplinary group project.

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Policies and procedures regarding admission, advising, financial aid, and comprehensive exams are established by individual departments offering the Energy/Environment/Economics (E3) specialization.