Carnegie Mellon University

Foundational Degree Comparisons

All EST&P degrees require students to take 24 units (in 4, 6-unit mini courses) of Energy Core coursework, 36 units of Engineering Concentration coursework, and 36 units of Breadth Electives, for a minimum of 96 total units, which is the exact distribution for the base, two-semester EST&P degree. The other 5 degree variants build up from the base EST&P degree.

The EST&P degree offers you an intensive interdisciplinary experience of programmatic core, engineering depth, and customizable breadth in energy that is completed in a single academic year. The EST&P - Advanced Study degree extends your experience through customizable advanced study involving 36 units* of further engineering depth or project work in energy, integrated over three semesters. The EST&P - Advanced Study and Integrated Study in Computer Science degree integrates 60 units** of coursework in Computer Science, including programmatic core (24 units) and computer science concentration (36 units**), with your EST&P - Advanced Study degree, and is completed in two academic years

A side-by-side comparison of the Foundational Degrees are given in this Table, which highlights how the degrees build from left to right in the number of units and semesters required, as well as in degree customizability:

Foundational Degrees

Energy Science,
Technology & Policy
(EST&P)

EST&P
Advanced Study
(EST&P-ADS)

EST&P Advanced Study &
Integrated Study in
Computer Science
(ESTP-ADCS)

Master of Science (M.S.)

Master of Science (M.S.)

Master of Science (M.S.)

2 semesters of full-time study

3 semesters of full-time study

4 semesters of full-time study

96 total units

120 total units

168 total units

Energy Core:
     24 units
     39-610, -611, -612, -613 (6 each)

Engineering Concentration:
     36 units
     Choose 1 concentration 
          CEE, CHE, ECE, 
          EPP, MEG, MSE
     Courses approved by departments

Breadth Electives:
     
36 units
     Advisor Approval Needed
     
Graduate level engineering courses,
          and limited pre-approved
          non-engineering graduate
          classes related to energy

Energy Core:
     24 units
     39-610, -611, -612, -613 (6 each)

Engineering Concentration:
     36 units
     Choose 1 concentration 
          CEE, CHE, ECE, 
          EPP, MEG, MSE
     Courses approved by departments

Breadth Electives:
     
36 units*
     Advisor Approval Needed
     
Graduate level engineering courses,
          and limited pre-approved
          non-engineering graduate
          classes related to energy

Energy Core:
     24 units
     39-610, -611, -612, -613 (6 each)

Engineering Concentration:
     36 units
     Choose 1 concentration 
          CEE, CHE, ECE, 
          EPP, MEG, MSE
     Courses approved by departments

Breadth Electives:
     
36 units*,**
     Advisor Approval Needed
     
Graduate level engineering courses,
          and limited pre-approved
          non-engineering graduate
          classes related to energy

 

Advanced Study:
     36 units*
     Choose 1 of Following:
          I.  2nd Engineering Concentration
          II. Energy Projects

Advanced Study:
     36 units*
     Choose 1 of Following:
          I.  2nd Engineering Concentration
          II. Energy Projects

 

 

Integrated Study with
Computer Science (CS):
     CS Core:
          24 units
          15-513 (12) and 17-514 (12)
     CS Concentration:
          36 units**
          Courses approved by CS

*    12 appropriate units may be counted towards both Breadth Electives and Advanced Study
**  12 appropriate units may be counted towards both Breadth Electives and CS Concentration