Master of Science in Green Technologies

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Green technologies are concerned with intelligent engineering solutions to the increased global energy demand, improved energy efficiency in commercial and consumer products, minimized footprint of energy usage, and smartly engineered industrial ecology for sustainability.

The Master of Science in Green Technologies is an inter-disciplinary program that is related to almost all traditional engineering disciplines which include fossil energy, alternative energy, energy conversion, energy distribution, energy conservation, environmental engineering, and information and material science approaches to these engineering aspects. It addresses both the supply side in terms of alternative energy sources as well as the demand side in terms of energy efficiency and carbon waste management.

Career Options

A variety of career opportunities exist, but primarily in the areas of:

Program Courses of Interest*

Green Systems and the Environment
CE 515 | Sustainable Infrastructure Systems
ISE 576 | Industrial Ecology: Technology-Environment Interaction

Energy Technology and Efficiency
AME 577 | Survey of Energy and Power for a Sustainable Future
CHE 510 | Energy and Process Efficiency
EE 513 | Solid-State Energy Devices
EE 526 | Renewable Energy in Power Systems
ENE 505 | Energy and the Environment

Sustainability and Society
CE 469 | Sustainable Design and Construction
ENE 502 | Environmental and Regulatory Compliance

*Click here for a complete list of program requirements.

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Kelly Sanders, PhD