The Master of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering (MSREE) program is offered at OIT-Portland (Wilsonville Campus). The MSREE program accommodates both full-time students and working professionals. The MSREE program is designed to prepare graduates to be energy engineering professionals who have advanced knowledge and skills that enable them to assume a broad range of technical leadership roles.
The MSREE curriculum is built upon core tracks in research methods & innovation and advanced energy systems engineering. These courses provide the foundation for three required specialized course sequences in renewable energy technologies and nine credits of thesis or graduate R&D project work.
Application for Admissions
We are currently receiving applications for Fall 2014 for Options A and B. Oregon Tech encourages all prospective applicants to submit graduate application materials six months in advance of the planned enrollment date. Priority admission and Graduate Assistantships will be given to applications submitted by March 1st, but applications will be accepted up to May 1st for International Students and up to July 1st for US permanent residents. It is highly recommended applications be submitted as soon as possible.
MSREE Program Formats
All options require completion of 54 quarter credit hours over a minimum of two academic years. The following options are available to the Fall 2014 cohort.
- Option A - Traditional Full-Time Residency Program (day courses 3-4 days/week)
- Option B - Full-time Residency Program for Working Professionals (evening courses, 3 days/week)
Option A is designed for full-time students. Competitive Graduate Assistantships are available to support MSREE candidates as Teaching Assistants or Research Assistants. Option B is designed to enable working professionals to earn a Master of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering (MSREE) from Oregon Tech without taking a break from their careers.
Co-terminal "4+1" BSEE/MSREE and BSREE/MSREE Program Formats
Candidates interested in earning a bachelor of science in electrical or renewable energy engineering may apply to the accelerated BS/MS program. Both degrees are awarded simultaneously at the completion of the program.
- Undergraduate students earning a first bachelor's degree - Students enrolled in undergraduate BSEE or BSREE programs can usually complete both degrees within five years.
- Post-baccalaureate students - Students who are interested in the MSREE but do not have undergraduate degrees in engineering may wish to consider this accelerated program. Coursework from a first bachelor's degree can often be used to meet BSREE requirements, allowing students to focus on the upper-division technical courses that will prepare them for master's-level engineering work.
To apply for the 4+1 program, a student must be admitted to the undergraduate BSEE or BSREE program at Oregon Tech.