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What will I learn?

Sustainable engineering refers to the integration of social, environmental, and economic considerations into the design of product, process, and energy systems. Additionally, sustainable engineering encourages the consideration of the complete product and process lifecycle during the design effort. The intent is to minimize environmental impacts across the entire lifecycle of a product or process while simultaneously maximizing the benefits to social and economic stakeholders. This environmental engineering degree builds on RIT’s work in sustainability research and education, and offers students the flexibility to develop tracks in areas such as renewable energy systems, systems modeling and analysis, product design, and engineering policy and management.

Educational objectives

The program is designed to accomplish the following educational objectives:

  • Heighten awareness of issues in areas of sustainability (e.g., global warming, ozone layer depletion, deforestation, pollution, ethical issues, fair trade, gender equity, etc.).
  • Establish a clear understanding of the role and impact of various aspects of engineering (design, technology, etc.) and engineering decisions on environmental, societal, and economic problems. Particular emphasis is placed on the potential trade-offs between environmental, social, and economic objectives.
  • Strong ability to apply engineering and decision-making tools and methodologies to sustainability-related problems.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to distinguish professional and ethical responsibilities associated with the practice of engineering.

Plan of study

The MS in sustainable engineering builds on RIT’s work in sustainability research and education and offers students the flexibility to develop tracks in areas such as renewable energy systems, systems modeling and analysis, product design, and engineering policy and management. Course work is offered on campus and available on a full- or part-time basis. Technical in nature, the program equips engineers with the tools they need to meet the challenges associated with delivering goods, energy, and services through sustainable means. In addition to basic course work in engineering and classes in public policy and environmental management, students are required to complete a research thesis directly related to sustainable design challenges impacting society. Many of these thesis projects support the sustainability-themed research being conducted by RIT faculty in the areas of fuel-cell development, life-cycle engineering, and sustainable process implementation.

Which department am I in?

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$52,092.00 per year
USD $52,092 is for 12-18 Credit Hours; USD $39,098 for 9 Credit Hours
Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

77 Lomb Memorial Drive,

ROCHESTER,

New York,

14623, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible to apply for any RIT graduate program you must hold (or be in anticipation of) a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college.

For international students

Applicants must

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university or college in engineering, mathematics, or science.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent).
  • A minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based) is required. A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 is required.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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