Carnegie Mellon University
Disciplinary concentration in Engineering and Public Policy

Engineering Concentration in
Engineering and Public Policy


To complete the Engineering and Public Policy in EPP, students must successfully complete
36 units of approved EPP graduate-level courses.

  • Students must complete 0 units of required concentration courses.
  • Students must complete 36 units of approved concentration electives.
  • Pre-approved courses are given in the list below.
  • Appropriate alternative courses must be approved by the EST&P program and the 
    EPP department.
EPP Required Courses
Students must take 0 units of required concentration courses.
Semester Units



EPP Concentration Electives
Students must take 36 units of concentration electives.
Semester Units


Energy and the Environment
(counts towards allowed undergrad units)

Fall 9
19-472 Fundamentals of Electric Power Systems
(counts towards allowed undergrad units)
Occasional 12
19-617 (12-750) Infrastructure Management Spring 12
19-624 Emerging Energy Policies Fall 12
19-625 Sustainable Energy for the Developing World Spring 12
19-626 Climate Science and Policy Occasional 12
19-629 (12-766)

Climate Change Science and Solutions

Fall 12
19-638 (18-618)

Smart Grids & Future Electric Energy Systems

Fall 12
19-653 (24-640) Climate Change Mitigation



19-655C S.T. in EPP: Design, Innovation and Strategy
(other topical sections may count, enquire with advisor)
Occasional 12
19-656A3 S.T. Current Issues in EPP :  CO2 Capture and Sequestration
(other topical sections may count, enquire with advisor)
Occasional 6
19-683 (90-851) S.T. Science, Technology & Innovation Policy Occasional 6
19-688 Innovation for Energy and the Environment Occasional 12
19-696 Sustainable Development & Innovation Occasional 9
19-702 Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis



19-714 (12-714) Environmental Life Cycle Assessment



19-717 (12-712) Introduction to Sustainable Engineering



19-724 (27-724)

Materials for Energy Storage

Occasional 6

19-736 (27-726) 

Energy and Materials in Policy Making

Occasional 6

19-739 (18-875)

Engineering & Economics of Electric Energy Systems

Spring 12
19-740 (24-740) Combustion & Air Pollution Ctrl Spring 12
19-751 (12-751) Air Quality Engineering Spring 12


Seminar in Electric Market Restructuring

Fall 6


Seminar in Low Carbon Electric Power

Spring 6

Graduate engineering classes are generally offered once per year, though they may be taught less frequently.
Mini numbers denote the order of these half-semester sessions: 1 & 2 are in the fall and 3 & 4 in the spring.
Special Topics classes (S.T.) are new or infrequent classes that may not be regularly scheduled.
For course descriptions, search CMU’s Schedule of Classes .