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2014-2015 EIU Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 EIU Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainable Energy

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Program Vision:
The Master of Science in Sustainable Energy graduate degree program focuses on preparing leaders for the entire energy industry. The degree is science based and technology management focused.

Program Mission:
The purpose of the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy degree program is to empower and enable students to develop advanced knowledge and skills in order to become leaders and managers in the energy industry. Specifically,
• Students will have a solid understanding of the sciences and technology related to energy production, conversion, utilization and conservation.
• Students will understand the economic, environmental and policy impact of a sustainable energy practice for a sustainable society.
• Students will develop the research and communication abilities to be effective leaders in the energy industry.

Admission Requirements:
To be eligible for degree candidacy, applicants must meet all of the requirements for admission to the Graduate School (see “Admission to Degree and Certificate Programs”). In addition to the published university graduate degree status requirements, the Center for Clean Energy Research and Education (CENCERE) requires that applicants demonstrate the following:
• A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
• A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
• Submission of a GRE or GMAT score
• Relevant experience and desire to work in energy industry
• For international students, an acceptable English proficiency established by the university.

Provisionally admitted students may be required to complete course work in related fields to meet admission requirements established by the Program Advisory Board.

Degree Audit:
The graduate plan of study is the EIU Degree Audit, which is generated automatically in the Degree Audit Reporting System (DARS) at the time of degree candidacy. Modifications of the standard EIU Degree Audit are submitted by the director to the certification officer in the Graduate School at the time modifications are approved. The Degree Audit serves as an unofficial summary of requirements for the program. Degree candidates are advised to review the comprehensive summary of the Degree Audit process specified on the “Requirements for All Degree and Certificate Candidates” section of the Graduate Catalog. Individual programs may require candidates to submit plans of study in addition to the Degree Audit, candidates should consult with the program director.

Degree Requirements

Degree requirements include those outlined for the master’s degree by the Graduate School (see “Requirements for the Master’s Degree”).
Students are required to complete the followings courses for a total of 36 credit hours, to be eligible for the degree:

Dual Degree Credits

To help students become more marketable and more valuable to their prospective employers, courses taken for the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy may serve as dual credits for another degree from any participating department. This option offers an opportunity for a student to receive dual Master degrees at Eastern Illinois University.

Courses for the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy degree may be taken by students of participating departments, as elective or required courses. Applicability of those courses of Master of Science in Sustainable Energy to any graduate program of a participating department is determined by the participating department. Students are advised to seek approval from their home departments, prior to take the courses.

If a student has taken one of the above courses during his/her graduate study in a participating department, s/he has already fulfilled the partial requirement for the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy degree. For example, if a student from MBA program has taken the course of “MBA 5680 Organizational Behavior and Group Dynamics,” s/he will be only required to complete remaining 33 hours to be eligible for the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy degree.

Graduated international students from a participating department will be allowed to come back to complete the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy degree.

The dual degree credits only apply to the above specific courses required by the degree of Master of Science in Sustainable Energy. Other courses are subject to further approvals by both the participating department and this Sustainable Energy program.

Transfer Credits

Courses taken at other institutions will be reviewed by the director to determine if they can be transferred to the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy degree program, based upon the policies regarding Previously Earned Credit outlined in the Graduate Catalog. CERE 5983 Sustainability Practicum” and ” CERE 5953 Sustainable Energy Research” will not be replaced by any transfer credits.

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