M.S. in Applied Energy and Electromechanical Engineering

M.S. in Applied Energy & Electromechanical Engineering


The M.S. in Applied Energy and Electromechanical Engineering (AEEE) degree provides an opportunity for discipline-specific and multidisciplinary graduate level education. Advanced coursework and research are used to enhance professional development, improve technical competency, and initiate a lifelong learning experience.

Full-time students typically take three semesters to complete the program. The AEEE degree is a 30-hour Engineering program. (The program is in an approved STEM field that qualifies international graduates for OPT extension).


Accepting Applications:
for Jan 2024 start: through Dec 1, 2023

for Aug 2024 start: rolling admissions until full (latest July 31)
Note: Currently waiving GRE for 2023/24 applicants

The program consists of a 6 credit-hour core, a 3 credit-hour Mathematics Requirement, and 21 credit-hours of additional work based on three options:

  1. Option A: Thesis
    • 15 credit-hours of electives, 6 credit-hours of research, successful completion of a thesis and oral defense
  2. Option B: Project (non-thesis)
    • 18 credit-hours of electives, 3 credit-hours of individualized project work concluding in a paper and presentation
  3. Option C: Comprehensive Exam
    • 21 credit-hours of electives, and passing of a comprehensive exam

Excerpt from the Graduate Catalog:



TAs and RAs are available on a competitive basis; students are not considered for compensation packages until after they are formally accepted to the program.

Program Director

Aidan F Browne, Ph.D

Email: aidanbrowne@charlotte.edu
Phone: 704-687-5033
Office: Smith 339