Carnegie Mellon University

Today’s energy systems are highly interdependent and very heterogeneous. The infrastructure that supports them is, thus, equally complex requiring an interdisciplinary approach for its evaluation, design, construction, and operation. Energy systems engineers belong to a broad and multidisciplinary field concerned with energy efficiency and sustainability in infrastructure systems and manufacturing processes. 

The Energy Infrastructure Systems MS concentration is designed to prepare you with the skills and knowledge for analysis and management of existing energy infrastructure and systems and to develop innovations to improve the performance of advanced energy systems.  


The following courses are recommended for this concentration, but our MS program is flexible and you should work with your academic advisors to tailor coursework towards your individual interests and career goals.

  • 12-706 Civil Systems Investment Planning and Pricing

  • 12-712 Sustainable Engineering

  • 12-714 Environmental Life Cycle Assessment

  • 12-748 Mechanical and Electrical System Design for Buildings

  • 12-752 Data-driven Building Energy Management

  • 12-766 Climate Change Science and Solutions

  • 39-611 Energy Demand and Utilization

Visit the HUB for a full listing of available courses and their descriptions.

The following interdisciplinary courses relate to this concentration and may be of interest for additional course work, depending on your academic and career goals.

  • 12-709 Data Analytics for Engineered Systems

  • 12-746 Python Prototyping for Infrastructure Systems

  • 12-747 Sustainable Buildings

  • 12-749 Climate Change Adaptation for Infrastructure

  • 12-750 Infrastructure Management

  • 12-751 Air Quality Engineering

  • 12-761 Sensing and Data Mining in Smart Structures and Systems

  • 12-783 Geographic Information Systems

  • 18-883 Photovoltaic Systems Engineering

  • 19-624 Emerging Energy Policies

  • 19-639 Smart Grids and Future Electric Energy System

  • 19-653 Climate Change Mitigation

  • 19-656 Power Systems

  • 19-884 Electric Power System Basics for the Non-Power Professional

  • 24-643 Electrochemical Energy Storage Systems

  • 24-740 Combustion and Air Pollution Control

  • 39-610 Energy Conversion and Supply

  • 39-612 Energy Policy and Economics

  • 39-613 Energy Transport and Storage

Visit the HUB for a full listing of available courses and their descriptions.

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All applications are submitted online through the CMU College of Engineering. For application information, visit our Admissions Information page.