Carnegie Mellon University

Energy Infrastructure Systems

Energy systems engineers belong to a broad and multidisciplinary field concerned with energy efficiency and sustainability in infrastructure systems and manufacturing processes. This EESS/AIS concentration provides you with knowledge and skills for analysis and management of existing energy infrastructure and systems, and for development of innovations to improve the performance of multiple systems. Related courses focus on tools for planning, pricing, operation, and integration of energy systems, and for life cycle assessment of environmental performance. This interdisciplinary concentration combines fundamental principles of engineering and science with public policy, adaptive design and technical analysis of energy technologies and related infrastructure.

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Recommended Courses

The following courses are recommended for this concentration, but the MS program is flexible and students should work with their academic advisors to tailor coursework towards their own individual interests.

  • 12-706 Civil Systems Planning and Pricing
  • 12-712 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering
  • 12-714 Environmental Life Cycle Assessment
  • 12-749 Special Topics: Climate Change Adaptation
  • 12-750 Infrastructure Management
  • 39-611 Energy Demand and Utilization

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Additional Courses

The following crosscutting courses relate to this concentration and may be of interest for additional course work, depending on individual student goals.

  • 12-747 Sustainable Buildings
  • 12-748 Mechanical and Electrical System Design for Buildings
  • 19-443 Special Topics in EPP: Sustainable Energy for the Developing World
  • 19-626 Climate Science and Policy
  • 19-688 Innovation and Energy for the Environment
  • 19-696 Special Topics: Sustainable Development and Innovation
  • 19-881 Seminar in Electricity Market Restructuring
  • 19-883 Special Topics: Seminar in Climate & Energy Decision Making Under Uncertainty
  • 24-424 Energy and the Environment
  • 39-610 Energy Conversion and Supply
  • 39-612 Energy Policy and Economics
  • 39-613 Energy Transport and Storage
  • 48-569 GIS/CAFM

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