The Master of Science - Energy & Materials (MEM) is a program designed to prepare individuals interested in developing their technical, business and product development skills as it relates to the production, storage and distribution of energy and materials. Individuals also interested in masters degrees in materials science, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, or physics would find the MEM program to be a suitable fit for their needs because of the heavy technical focus of the program while building non-technical skills that are in demand by employers.
The program is interdisciplinary incorporating chemistry, physics, electrical and mechanical engineering thus providing a holistic approach to the study and application of alternative energy and materials. It also includes a strong real-world component of technical communications, project management, environmental regulatory aspects along with a capstone project that synthesizes the advanced knowledge and skills learned in the program.
This degree will prepare individuals for the dynamic challenges of the energy, manufacturing, chemical, polymer, metals and energy storage industries. (30 credits)
Additional Program Characteristics
This program provides a solid foundation of specifically focused technical courses and the flexibility through elective options to meet personal career goals.
Students will utilize our $16 million state of the art Pioneer Hall's advanced laboratory facilities for projects and research. Pioneer Hall renovation in 2007 became the first facility on campus and in the greater Tri-cities to be certified for Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) for the U.S. Green Building Council.
Students employed in this field may choose to select a capstone project sequence that directly relates to the strategic goals of their current position or may select to work directly with faculty on their various research endeavours.
Saginaw Valley State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.