State University of New York College at Cortland

School of Arts and Sciences

Sustainable Energy Systems


Studio West 156

P.O. Box 2000

Cortland, NY 13045

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. Sustainable Energy Systems

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Overview: Discover ways to maximize energy efficiency and how to develop renewable resources to meet today’s energy needs and those of future generations by combining sound scientific principles with effective business practices as you study for the M.S. in sustainable energy systems at SUNY Cortland. Program Highlights: Through advanced study in the physics of sustainable energy systems, you’ll explore engineering mechanics, energy and sustainability, fundamentals of thermodynamics and the thermodynamics of building design and technology. You’ll also investigate the physics of renewable energy technology, as well as power electronics and circuit elements and devices. Key business topics include accounting, marketing, management and professional writing. Culminating Experience: In a six-credit-hour culminating experience, you’ll successfully complete a professional internship with a renewable energy company, engineering firm, building performance company or a company that designs and installs high-efficiency heating, cooling or lighting systems. Career Potential: With the M.S. in sustainable energy systems from SUNY Cortland, you’ll be well prepared to pursue careers in engineering, manufacturing, construction and building performance, architecture and design, energy security or renewable energy, as well as nanotechnology, biomass gasification, solar thermal power, biorefinery technologies, geothermal energy, ocean energy and other third-generation energy technologies.


National Professional Science Master's Association (NPSMA)

International Student Requirements:

English Proficiency for International Students: SUNY Cortland does not offer an English Language Institute, so international applicants whose primary language is not English must show English proficiency by submitting test scores. Listed below are the acceptable tests and preferred scores: TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language: iBT 79 IELTS International English Language Testing System: Band 6.5 EIKEN Test in Practical English Proficiency: Pre-1 Some other forms of English proficiency may be used on a case-by-case basis. Such forms include graduating from a college or university in the United States or attending an English Language Institute located in the United States.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 36

In State Tuition (per year): 10370 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 20190 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Distant Town

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

Find Schools