Learn the skills to lead in Energy Systems Engineering

What sets this degree apart

Customizable coursework

Combine courses that align with your interests and career goals with a comprehensive framework of core courses covering today's energy landscape.

Practical training

Develop your leadership, entrepreneurship, and project management skills with a selection of required professional development courses.

World-class faculty

Our innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum is developed and taught by leading faculty members who are actively working on modern energy solutions.

Also available as an online program

Our graduates are helping to build a cleaner, safer planet.

Shashikiran Duraisamy appreciates the interdisciplinary nature of the Energy Systems program and was active in student organizations.

“I want to play a part in the decarbonization of the energy sector, which is necessary for a cleaner and safer planet. This program equipped me with the skills and tools necessary to achieve that.”

Shashikiran Duraisamy, M.Eng. 2020


Apply now for Fall or Spring enrollment

Fall term: May 1 (international), Jul. 1 (domestic and UIUC students) 
Spring term: Nov. 1 (international), Dec. 1 (domestic and UIUC students)
Summer term: April 1 (all applicants) 

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windmills on the UIUC campus at sunset - photo by Fred Zwicky
Photo by Fred Zwicky