In an effort to address such Federal Government initiatives as the Materials Genome Initiative for Global Competitiveness and Computational Materials and Chemistry, as well as industry needs and the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges for Engineering, the School of Sustainable Engineered Systems (SSES) is offering a new graduate program. The Master of Engineering with an option in Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship has been approved and is now an available degree through the College of Engineering. The program is geared toward students and industry professionals who are interested in the translation and transfer of technologically-promising research discoveries into sustainable technologies and processes. It offers a combination of business-oriented classes and engineering courses to help engineers bridge the gap between innovative ideas and sustainable economic development strategies.
The College of Engineering was founded when the University of Arizona opened its doors in 1885. Mining was the bedrock of Arizona’s economy at that time, and educating mining engineers was a top priority – indeed, it still is.
As the state’s economy grew and diversified, the College of Engineering continued to play a pivotal role in providing the research and engineering expertise necessary for that growth.
In today’s competitive environment, graduates of the college are the entrepreneurs developing high-tech companies that are creating jobs and improving our quality of life.
An engineering education will provide the research to build new industries and the knowledge for those who run them.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Statement of purpose
3 letters of recommendation
TOEFL: 79 (internet-based); 550 (paper-based)
IELTS: 7 (overall band score)
Required test(s): GRE (international students)
Required GRE Subject tests:
Recommended GRE Subject tests:
Minimum GRE Verbal:
Minimum GRE Quantitative:
Minumum GRE Written:
Minimum TOEFL: 79 (internet-based); 550 (paper-based)
Minimum IELTS: 7
Degree requirements for Materials for Sustainability & Innovation: 30 units of graduate coursework as follows:
Note: a minimum of 3 credits must be taken in ENTR
9 units of suggested topics with consultation of Department such as:
MSE 510 - Thermodynamic Characterization of Materials (F)
MSE 534* - Advanced Topics in Optical and Electronic Materials (S)
MSE 546 - Semiconductor Processing (F)
MSE 570 - Technology of Polymers and Ceramics (F)
* offered online
* soon to be offered online
S = Spring, F = Fall