Sustainable Energy Systems

Climate change is the central environmental challenge of our time. To address this challenge, we must use energy more efficiently and maximize our use of renewable energy.

Making this transformation requires a deep knowledge of the science of sustainable energy as well as a firm grounding in the business and communication skills needed to translate technical knowledge into real-world solutions.

Graduates of the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in sustainable energy systems will be empowered to help make this transformation and help grow the green economy.

What You’ll Learn

Among the topics you’ll explore:

  • engineering mechanics
  • energy and sustainability
  • fundamentals of thermodynamics
  • thermodynamics of building design and technology
  • physics of renewable energy technology
  • power electronics, circuit elements and devices

Key business topics include accounting, marketing, management and professional writing.

To learn more about sustainable energy systems at SUNY Cortland, visit the program’s Facebook page

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"The renewable energy sector is experiencing dramatic growth, driven both by increasingly favorable economics and by the urgent need for climate protection. Large and cost-effective opportunities to improve energy efficiency still remain in all sectors of our economy. Leadership in these fields requires a solid grounding in both physical science and business. The SUNY Cortland Professional Science Masters in Sustainable Energy provides cross-disciplinary training that will give students the tools they need to seize opportunities and make meaningful contributions."

Jon Harrod, President
Snug Planet LLC
 Member of PSM Advisory Board

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