Engineering, Specialization in Battery Technologies (MS)

MS Battery

"The fast-emerging energy storage industry is key to the continuing success of the multi-billion dollar global clean energy economy."
Jeffrey Anderson, interim executive director of CalCharge


Program Snapshot: 30 units to degree, 10 total courses, $22,500 for degree, evening & off-campus, Fall and Spring Admission. (Fees are subject to review & change)

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Power your future with a Master of Science in Engineering, specialization in Battery Technologies. This first of its kind degree program at SJSU is designed to meet the demand for skilled expertise in the rapidly evolving field of battery technology. Topics range from battery technology basics and manufacturing to practical applications and market dynamics.

Students are provided with hands-on opportunities to conduct research and market analysis with local firms who are on the leading edge of the battery industry, giving graduates the experience and skills they need to advance in their careers.

The program is intended for professionals from various industries with an interest in battery technology who are interested in pursuing a master's degree.

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Program Features

  1. Built for Working Professionals
    Designed for working professionals, the program is practical and applied, covering everything from technical concepts to the financial and policy issues related to running a renewable energy business. 
  2. Executive Cohort Style Learning
    Offered at a convenient Silicon Valley location at the Lucas Business Complex in Santa Clara, the program is delivered in a small-class format with evening and weekend courses.

Multiple Career Opportunities

California leads in innovation with new companies continually being created around disruptive technologies. This robust ecosystem is supported by strong university research, federal funds from the Department of Energy, as well as from Silicon Valley venture capital. Many of these companies are looking for engineers with specialties in emerging technologies. 

As the demand for electric cars and other renewable technologies grow, California needs battery experts and entrepreneurs — and it looks to San José State University graduates for this expertise.

Applying to the Program

Prospective students interested in the program are encouraged to complete a prequalification form so that a faculty advisor can review the student’s background and determine their suitability for the program.

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Students interested in pursuing the M.S. Degree in Engineering, and a specialization in Battery Technologies should have a background in Engineering or a closely related field.

Admission Requirement:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in a related field.
  • TOEFL if required.
  • GPA 3.0 or better.
  • Conditional admissions might be granted for applicants with an exceptional background and GPA less than 3.0 but greater than 2.5.
  • NO GRE/GMAT Scores required. Experience in related industry preferred.

For more specific information on SJSU's admission requirements, please visit the Engineering Graduate and Extended Studies website.