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 Masters (PSM) in Sustainable Energy Systems will be empowered to help make this transformation and help grow the green economy of New York.

Program Highlights

Through advanced study in the physics of sustainable energy systems, you’ll explore engineering mechanics, energy and sustainability, fundamentals of thermodynamics and the thermodynamics of building design and technology.

You’ll also investigate the physics of renewable energy technology, as well as power electronics and circuit elements and devices.

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

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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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Professional Science Masters

SUNY Professional Science Masters Coalition

National Professional Science Master's Association

“Science Professionals: Master's Education for a Competitive World”
Report from the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academies of Science Committee on Enhancing the Master’s Degree in the Natural Sciences