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Energy Management, M.S.

Energy managers skilled in business management and energy technology fill executive positions in corporate and government organizations. There is growing demand for professionals in these areas as expenditures of billions of dollars per year are expected in the coming decades for investment in energy-efficiency equipment, energy management systems, resource recovery plants, and cost-effective alternative energy systems. Energy managers develop and implement organization policy for analyzing and improving energy efficiency in commercial and industrial processes, building operations, new design and construction. They also direct the operation of new plants designed for cogeneration, resource recovery, biomass conversion, wind energy, geothermal power, and small-scale hydroelectric power.

NYIT's Master's of Science in Energy Management provides professionals in business management or engineering and college graduates in compatible fields with the most up-to-date knowledge in energy management. Our program equips students with the interdisciplinary skills required of the new class of energy managers, in particular, modern energy technology, business practice, policy development, program analysis, cost-benefit evaluation, and computer-assisted management techniques.

For energy employers nationwide and for energy management students and graduates, the school operates a Job Clearinghouse for Energy Professionals. Employers make use of the clearinghouse, at no cost, to locate qualified job candidates from among the program's ranks.

For organizations involved in energy generation and transmission, building operation and design, and industrial energy utilization, the college offers specialized professional certificate programs to increase the knowledge and skills of personnel who attend classes in their workplace or at an NYIT campus.

Program Overview

Online Option

For energy professionals with busy schedules and home bases outside the New York metropolitan region, NYIT conducts intensive professional seminars on technical subjects of importance to the energy field and offers the entire degree online.

Combined B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Energy Management Option

NYIT's College of Engineering and Computing Sciences offers an option for a five-year Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Energy Management. Students in the B.S./M.S. option who have taken six graduate credits in mechanical engineering are required to complete 24 additional graduate credits for the M.S. in Energy Management. This option provides students with a strong technical background and specialized preparation for a variety of career options.

Health Care Facilities Management Online Graduate Certificate Program

NYIT offers a fully online graduate certificate program for Health Care Facilities Managers. Students who complete ENGY 681 Environmental Safety in Health Facilities and ENGY 682 Health Facilities Management Project, plus 12 additional credits of graduate-level facilities management courses, can earn an Advanced Certificate in Facilities Management. Students who complete the 18-credit online certificate program can take 12 additional credits of online courses to earn an M.S. in Energy Management.

Faculty

Faculty members are academicians known nationally for their energy expertise; practicing energy management professionals who both teach and work as ranking administrators, engineers, and operating officials of corporate and governmental organizations; and a select group of scholars associated with other appropriate graduate programs at NYIT.

Curriculum

In all cases, the curriculum consists of a core of seven courses including a thesis or practicum course and three elective courses to be chosen on the basis of specialization objectives. In order to earn the Master of Science in Energy Management, students must complete the prescribed curriculum of 30 graduate credits.

Program Format

Courses are offered in a convenient, flexible weekend and evening format at NYIT-Old Westbury. Courses meet for two hours and 40 minutes once a week for 15 sessions. In addition, courses are available online and at NYIT-Manhattan. Fall, spring, and summer semesters are scheduled.

Fellowships and Assistantships

Research fellowships and teaching assistantships are available to qualified candidates. These opportunities are usually for a 10-month period and may include partial remission of tuition and fees.

To apply for the M.S. in Energy Management, visit nyit.edu/apply.


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Admission Requirements

  • B.S. degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. A background in engineering or management is desirable but not required

    • If students have a degree in engineering, an accredited program is one that is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
    • If students have completed degrees in computer science or a closely related field, an accredited program is one taken at a college that is regionally accredited, such as the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
    • If students have an international baccalaureate degree or diploma, which is equivalent to three years of undergraduate study in the U.S. in computer science, engineering, or a related area, they may be eligible to be admitted into a bridge option in the intended graduate program.
  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.85 for full matriculation

    • Applicants who do not qualify for full matriculation and have an undergraduate GPA between 2.5 and 2.84 may, at the discretion of the director, be given the opportunity to demonstrate qualifications for full matriculation by achieving a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the first four graduate courses. In addition, such students may be required to take one or more parts of the GRE and meet individual departmental requirements. In general, students in this category will not be permitted to continue in the program for more than two semesters unless they have qualified for fully matriculated status, or there are special extenuating circumstances.
  • Submit GRE scores

    • Graduates of foreign universities are required to take the GRE and submit their scores.
    • Students with a GPA below 2.85 may, at the discretion of the dean, be asked to take the GRE or other diagnostic tests. Admission will be based upon consideration of test results, previous academic performance, and related employment, if applicable.
  • Students with an insufficient background for admission into the Energy Management M.S. program may be required to take up to nine credits from the list of prerequisite courses below:

    • PHYS 115 Humanity and the Physical Universe (3 credits)
    • ECON 101 Basic Economics (3 credits)
    • IENG 245 Statistical Design I (3 credits)

    Note: Credits earned for these courses will not be counted toward the 30 credits required for the M.S. degree.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • Copies of undergraduate transcripts for all schools attended. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Copy of college diploma or proof of degree
  • Official GRE scores, if required (NYIT GRE Code: 2561)
  • International student requirements: English proficiency, I-20, and transcript evaluation

Transfer Credits

  • Students may transfer up to six transfer credits from an accredited graduate program for appropriate courses in which a minimum grade of B was earned.