M.S. in Applied Energy and 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 allows international graduates to apply for OPT extension).

Starting in Fall 2022, updated curriculum:

  • The program will consist of a 6 credit-hour core, a 3 credit-hour Mathematics Requirement, and 21 credit-hours of additional work based on three options:
    • Option A:  Thesis
      • 15 credit-hours of electives, 6 credit-hours of research, successful completion of a thesis and oral defense
    • Option B: Project (non-thesis)
      • 18 credit-hours of electives, 3 credit-hours of individualized project work concluding in a paper and presentation
    • Option C: Comprehensive Exam
      • 21 credit-hours of electives, and passing of a comprehensive exam


Graduate catalog page:

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        *page will rename to Applied Energy and Electromechanical Engineering on 15-Aug-22

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Accepting Applications: 
     Fall 2022 - through July 31
     Spring 2023 - through November 30
       (priorty deadline: September 30)




Program Director

Aidan F. Browne, Ph.D.

Aidan F Browne, Ph.D


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