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Advanced Energy Systems

Advanced Energy Systems

Program Description


The Advanced Energy Systems graduate program will leverage significant interdisciplinary technical, techno-economic and policy strengths with basic and applied research at Mines and NREL to create a unique educational and research experience.  It will integrate the research strengths of both institutions to develop solutions to global challenges. Mines has a rich tradition of seeking responsible solutions to using earth resources (especially minerals and water) from survey to extraction to use and re-use, and NREL pushes the state-of-the-art in advanced energy technologies.

With a focus on emerging energy technologies, the program is designed to empower researchers at both institutions to tackle a variety of compelling needs, including:

  • Integrating a wide range of energy sources into a flexible grid as power derived from renewables approach cost parity
  • Implementing digitized and optimized energy control and management through artificial intelligence that maintains robust cybersecurity
  • Addressing economic and policy barriers to deployment of new clean and high-efficiency technologies for energy conversion and storage

All enrolled students will be part of a community of students, faculty and NREL technical staff which will foster professional development, cross-disciplinary thinking and systems understanding of grand energy challenges. A unique aspect of the program, pertaining to the enrolled doctoral students are two, four-month rotations at NREL to gain insight into technology research and quantitative analysis in advanced energy systems. These rotations will be integrated with professional development toward developing skills for energy research and technical leadership careers. Graduates of this degree program will be uniquely positioned to enter the workforce in roles supporting advanced energy innovation and energy systems integration in government, academia, nonprofits and the private sector.

Additional program information is available at the Advanced Energy Systems website.

 

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Advanced Energy Systems

Master of Science

  • Advanced Energy Systems (Non-Thesis)
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, physical sciences, mathematics or economics with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with quantitative reasoning section score of 160 or higher. For students coming from a business or economics background, a Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 650 or higher is acceptable.
  • Personal statement explaining interest in pursuing a PhD in advanced energy systems and career goals related to energy.
  • ENGY501. ENERGY RESOURCES AND ELECTRIC POWER SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • ENGY502. ENERGY FOR TRANSPORTATION. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • ENGY503. ENERGY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION AND EFFICIENCY. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • ENGY691. NREL ROTATION: ANALYSIS OF INTEGRATED ENERGY SYSTEMS. 3.0 Semester Hrs.
  • ENGY692. NREL ROTATION: ENERGY SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGIES. 3.0 Semester Hrs.

Mines Course Catalog

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Priority: December 15, 2018

International: March 1, 2019

Domestic: July 1, 2019

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