MS Engineering, Specialization in Smart Sustainable Energy Systems

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  • Compete Where Demand Is Growing: In California alone, the renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requires 60% of retail electricity sales to come from renewable resources by 2030, and 100% by 2045.
  • Help Yourself, Help Us All: Achieving these goals requires significant developments in the production, deployment, and grid-wide management of various renewable energy resources such as solar, wind, and hydroelectric power, as well as battery and fuel cell storage technologies.
  • Keep Ahead in Your Field: With their master’s degree, students gain the essential knowledge and technical skills required to formulate, analyze, and solve complex problems related to the optimal design and integration of sustainable energy sources into the modern power networks.  
  • Open More Options: See our salaries chart below for examples. In fields from fuel cells to hydroelectric, graduates can pursue roles such as Energy Analyst, Energy Systems Test Engineer, Energy Systems Engineering, Energy Risk Manager, Energy program/product manager.
  • Outstanding Faculty: Industry leaders and academic experts offer a wide range of practical knowledge and experience. 
  • Location, Location, Location: All courses are offered in Silicon Valley near high-tech employers and easily accessible from anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can complete your degree while holding an internship and/or continuing your career!
  • Remote, Hybrid Participation Option: Students can join from anywhere in the U.S. by attending lectures online and attending at least 1 required in-person session. 
  • Convenience: Designed for working professionals and motivated students who want to earn advanced degrees through accelerated programs.You can complete your degree while holding an internship and/or continuing your career!
  • Affordable Education: San Jose State University offers an outstanding educational value, and many local businesses will pay partial or full tuition for employees who enroll in graduate degree programs.


Salary Ranges

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Energy Engineer/ Energy Efficiency Engineer








Energy Analyst








Energy Audit Manger







Energy Consultant







* Salaries in San Jose according to

Students interested in pursuing this program should have an engineering, science or technical undergraduate degree with coursework in programming, differential equations and basic circuits. 

Note: This program is not open to international applications on F-1, J-1 or B visa.


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Program Status

Now accepting applications for the Fall 2022 semester

  • Application deadline is June 1, 2022, document deadline is June 20, 2022.

*This program is not open to international applications on F-1, J-1 or B visa.

Program Schedule

Cohort 1  [pdf]


Course Descriptions



Program Specialist
Anthony Hilton  
Academic Program Coordinator
Saeid Bashash  


Program Details

  • Each course meets one night a week, for 11 weeks, following the SJSU academic calendar. 
  • Classes are delivered year-round in fall, spring, and summer.
  • There are 10 courses, for a total of 30 graduate-level units that fulfill the requirements for earning a Master of Science in Engineering degree.
  • This program is not open to international applications on F-1, J-1 or B visa. 

Class Location

To be determined

Featured Faculty 


Applying for admission to an off-campus cohort at San Jose State University is not a guarantee that the program will occur. Cohorts must meet minimum enrollment standards in order to take place. Please be aware that in the event a cohort does not launch due to low enrollment, any and all associated application fees cannot be refunded.